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The Resource Richard III, London Films-Big Ben ; produced by Laurence Olivier ; directed by Laurence Olivier and Anthony Bushell ; screenplay by Alan Dent, Laurence Olivier, Colley Cibber and David Garrick, (videorecording)

Richard III, London Films-Big Ben ; produced by Laurence Olivier ; directed by Laurence Olivier and Anthony Bushell ; screenplay by Alan Dent, Laurence Olivier, Colley Cibber and David Garrick, (videorecording)

Label
Richard III
Title
Richard III
Statement of responsibility
London Films-Big Ben ; produced by Laurence Olivier ; directed by Laurence Olivier and Anthony Bushell ; screenplay by Alan Dent, Laurence Olivier, Colley Cibber and David Garrick
Title variation
William Shakespeare's Richard III
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
Member of
Cataloging source
EYM
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Claire Bloom, Alec Clunes, Laurence Naismith, Mary Kerridge
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1907-1989
  • 1893-1964
  • 1902-1983
  • 1904-2000
  • 1931-
  • 1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Olivier, Laurence
  • Hardwicke, Cedric
  • Richardson, Ralph
  • Gielgud, John
  • Bloom, Claire
  • Shakespeare, William
Runtime
158
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
213
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Richard
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Richard III, London Films-Big Ben ; produced by Laurence Olivier ; directed by Laurence Olivier and Anthony Bushell ; screenplay by Alan Dent, Laurence Olivier, Colley Cibber and David Garrick, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1955
  • Widescreen (1.66:1) presentation
  • Special features: new high-definition digital transfer, including newly discovered footage from the original theatrical release, with restored image and sound; audio commentary by playwright and stage director Russel Lees, joined by John Wilders, former governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company; "Great acting: Laurence Olivier", a 1966 BBC interview with Olivier hosted by renowned theater critic Kenneth Tynan; gallery of on-set and production stills and posters, featuring excerpts from Olivier's autobiography "On acting"; 12-minute television trailer, including footage of Olivier, producer Alexander Korda, production designer Roger Furse, and other crew members at work in Shepperton Studios; original theatrical trailer; essay by film historian Bruce Eder
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 edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 158 min.)
Isbn
9780780021174
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Set includes: 2 DVDs.
Other control number
037429126721
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
RIC020
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm54806624
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Richard III, London Films-Big Ben ; produced by Laurence Olivier ; directed by Laurence Olivier and Anthony Bushell ; screenplay by Alan Dent, Laurence Olivier, Colley Cibber and David Garrick, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1955
  • Widescreen (1.66:1) presentation
  • Special features: new high-definition digital transfer, including newly discovered footage from the original theatrical release, with restored image and sound; audio commentary by playwright and stage director Russel Lees, joined by John Wilders, former governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company; "Great acting: Laurence Olivier", a 1966 BBC interview with Olivier hosted by renowned theater critic Kenneth Tynan; gallery of on-set and production stills and posters, featuring excerpts from Olivier's autobiography "On acting"; 12-minute television trailer, including footage of Olivier, producer Alexander Korda, production designer Roger Furse, and other crew members at work in Shepperton Studios; original theatrical trailer; essay by film historian Bruce Eder
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 edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 158 min.)
Isbn
9780780021174
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Set includes: 2 DVDs.
Other control number
037429126721
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
RIC020
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm54806624
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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