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The Resource The tales of Hoffmann : a fantastic opera, London Films ; [music] by Jacques Offenbach ; English libretto by Dennis Arundell from the French text by Julies Barbier ; produced, directed and written by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

The tales of Hoffmann : a fantastic opera, London Films ; [music] by Jacques Offenbach ; English libretto by Dennis Arundell from the French text by Julies Barbier ; produced, directed and written by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Label
The tales of Hoffmann : a fantastic opera
Title
The tales of Hoffmann
Title remainder
a fantastic opera
Statement of responsibility
London Films ; [music] by Jacques Offenbach ; English libretto by Dennis Arundell from the French text by Julies Barbier ; produced, directed and written by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Title variation
  • Fantastic opera
  • Powell and Pressberger's Tales of Hoffmann
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Film version of the opera uses a combination of dramatization and stage performances to tell the story of a poet who dreams up three women who each break his heart
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Sorcerer's apprentice (Motion picture)
Credits note
Photography, Christopher Challis ; production design, Hein Heckroth
Dewey number
792.5/42
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
M1500
LC item number
.T35 2005
PerformerNote
Moira Shearer, Ludmilla Tcherina, Ann Ayers, Pamela Brown, Leonide Massine, Robert Helpman, Frederick Ashton, Mogens Wieth, Robert Rounseville, Monica Sinclair ; Sadler's Wells Chorus ; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart., conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1988
  • 1825-1901
  • 1819-1880
  • 1926-2006
  • 1909-1986
  • 1879-1961
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Powell, Michael
  • Pressburger, Emeric
  • Barbier, Jules
  • Offenbach, Jacques
  • Arundell, Dennis Drew
  • Rounseville, Robert
  • Shearer, Moira
  • Helpmann, Robert
  • Beecham, Thomas
  • Sadler's Wells Opera Chorus
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London Films
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
127
Series statement
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs)
Series volume
317
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hoffmann, E. T. A.
  • Offenbach, Jacques
  • Operas
  • Love
  • DVD-Video discs
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Musical films
  • Film adaptations
  • Films for the hearing impaired
  • Feature films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The tales of Hoffmann : a fantastic opera, London Films ; [music] by Jacques Offenbach ; English libretto by Dennis Arundell from the French text by Julies Barbier ; produced, directed and written by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1951
  • Features: commentary with Martin Scorsese and Bruce Eder, interview with George A. Romero, The sorcerer's apprentice, a short musical film directed by Michael Powell based on the Goethe story, production designer Hein Heckroth's sketches and paintings, gallery of archival production and publicity photographs, original theatrical trailer, a new essay by film historian Ian Christie
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (127 min.)
Isbn
9780780021129
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
00037429126226
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
TAL100
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn123093383
  • (OCoLC)123093383
System details
DVD, Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The tales of Hoffmann : a fantastic opera, London Films ; [music] by Jacques Offenbach ; English libretto by Dennis Arundell from the French text by Julies Barbier ; produced, directed and written by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1951
  • Features: commentary with Martin Scorsese and Bruce Eder, interview with George A. Romero, The sorcerer's apprentice, a short musical film directed by Michael Powell based on the Goethe story, production designer Hein Heckroth's sketches and paintings, gallery of archival production and publicity photographs, original theatrical trailer, a new essay by film historian Ian Christie
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (127 min.)
Isbn
9780780021129
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
00037429126226
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
TAL100
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn123093383
  • (OCoLC)123093383
System details
DVD, Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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