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The Resource A Canterbury tale, a production of the Archers ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)

A Canterbury tale, a production of the Archers ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)

Label
A Canterbury tale
Title
A Canterbury tale
Statement of responsibility
a production of the Archers ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by Powell's childhood in Kent, and by Chaucer's epic 14th century tale. Set in 1940s wartime Kent, with three modern-day incarnations of Chaucer's pilgrims: a plainspoken American Army sergeant, a resourceful British sergeant, and a melancholy girl. While enroute to Canterbury they are waylaid and forced to solve a local crime, the mystery of a man who pours glue over the hair of village girls at night
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
LAS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, Erwin Hillier ; editor, John Seabourne ; original music, Allan Gray
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English with optional English SDH subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.C274 2006dvd
PerformerNote
Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet, Esmond Knight, Charles Hawtrey, Hay Petrie
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1905-1990
  • 1902-1988
  • 1901-1969
  • 1922-2016
  • 1915-1973
  • 1916-
  • 1956-
  • 1943-2014
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Powell, Michael
  • Pressburger, Emeric
  • Portman, Eric
  • Sim, Sheila
  • Price, Dennis
  • Sweet, John
  • Fuller, Graham
  • Bagh, Peter von
  • Burgin, Victor
  • Jennings, Humphrey
  • Janus Films
  • Archers (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
124
Series statement
Criterion Collection
Series volume
341
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Travelers
  • Country life
  • England
  • Pilgrims and pilgrimages
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
A Canterbury tale, a production of the Archers ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Program notes on container insert include an essay "A Canterbury Tale: 'Glorious, isn't it?'" by film writer Graham Fuller, an essay "A tribute" by film historian Peter von Bagh, and an excerpt from "The Making of A Canterbury tale" from an essay by actor Sweet, originally featured on the Powell and Pressburger Appreciation Society's website
  • Theatrical distribution held by Janus Films
  • Special features (disc 1): Optional audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie; "American version excerpts" featuring the prologue and ending sequence of the American version with Kim Hunter (12 min)
  • Special features (disc 2): "Sheila Sim interview" featuring Sim's recollections of the production (20 min.); "John Sweet: a pilgrim's return," a documentary on Sweet's 2000 return to Canterbury to speak at the Kent International Film Festival (23 min.); "A Canterbury trail," a tour-guide documentary of the actual film locations (24 min.); "Listen to Britain," a 2001 video-installation piece by English artist Victor Burgin inspired by the film of the same name with an introduction by Burgin (7 min.); "Listen to Britain," a 1942 documentary by Humphrey Jennings (19 min.)
Accompanying material
1 booklet (20 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm70785037
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodisc (124 min.)
Isbn
9781559409872
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1639D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)70785037
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A Canterbury tale, a production of the Archers ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Program notes on container insert include an essay "A Canterbury Tale: 'Glorious, isn't it?'" by film writer Graham Fuller, an essay "A tribute" by film historian Peter von Bagh, and an excerpt from "The Making of A Canterbury tale" from an essay by actor Sweet, originally featured on the Powell and Pressburger Appreciation Society's website
  • Theatrical distribution held by Janus Films
  • Special features (disc 1): Optional audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie; "American version excerpts" featuring the prologue and ending sequence of the American version with Kim Hunter (12 min)
  • Special features (disc 2): "Sheila Sim interview" featuring Sim's recollections of the production (20 min.); "John Sweet: a pilgrim's return," a documentary on Sweet's 2000 return to Canterbury to speak at the Kent International Film Festival (23 min.); "A Canterbury trail," a tour-guide documentary of the actual film locations (24 min.); "Listen to Britain," a 2001 video-installation piece by English artist Victor Burgin inspired by the film of the same name with an introduction by Burgin (7 min.); "Listen to Britain," a 1942 documentary by Humphrey Jennings (19 min.)
Accompanying material
1 booklet (20 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm70785037
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodisc (124 min.)
Isbn
9781559409872
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1639D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)70785037
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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