The Resource Much ado about nothing, by William Shakespeare ; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; The Samuel Goldwyn Company presents ; a Renaissance Films production ; produced in association with American Playhouse Theatrical Films, BBC Films ; a Kenneth Branagh film ; adapted for the screen by Kenneth Branagh ; produced by Stephen Evans, David Parfitt, Kenneth Branagh ; directed by Kenneth Branagh, (videorecording)

Much ado about nothing, by William Shakespeare ; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; The Samuel Goldwyn Company presents ; a Renaissance Films production ; produced in association with American Playhouse Theatrical Films, BBC Films ; a Kenneth Branagh film ; adapted for the screen by Kenneth Branagh ; produced by Stephen Evans, David Parfitt, Kenneth Branagh ; directed by Kenneth Branagh, (videorecording)

Label
Much ado about nothing
Title
Much ado about nothing
Statement of responsibility
by William Shakespeare ; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; The Samuel Goldwyn Company presents ; a Renaissance Films production ; produced in association with American Playhouse Theatrical Films, BBC Films ; a Kenneth Branagh film ; adapted for the screen by Kenneth Branagh ; produced by Stephen Evans, David Parfitt, Kenneth Branagh ; directed by Kenneth Branagh
Creator
Contributor
Composer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
With his wedding a week away, Claudio can't wait to marry the beautiful young Hero. To distract him, his best friend Don Pedro devises a mischief: a romantic trap for arrogant confirmed bachelor Benedick, and the sharp-tongued Beatrice, his favorite verbal jousting partner. For Beatrice, the man she loves to hate may well be the perfect foil for her in their "merry war" of the sexes. The amusement is almost spoiled by the jealous scheming of Don John, but love and laughter prevail when the local constable unwittingly exposes the plot--and all the trouble proves to be "much ado about nothing."
Cataloging source
CKK
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Much ado about nothing (Motion picture).
Credits note
Director of photography, Roger Lanser ; editor, Andrew Marcus ; music by Patrick Doyle ; production designer, Tim Harvey ; costume designer, Phyllis Dalton
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13
Language note
  • In English, dubbed in French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed captioned
  • English dialogue with optional SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PR2828.A23
LC item number
B73 2003
PerformerNote
Kenneth Branagh (Benedick), Richard Briers (Leonato), Michael Keaton (Dogberry), Robert Sean Leonard (Claudio), Keanu Reeves (Don John), Emma Thompson (Beatrice), Denzel Washington (Don Pedro), Kate Beckinsale (Hero), Brian Blessed (Antonio), Richard Clifford (Conrade), Ben Elton (Verges), Gerard Horan (Borachio), Phyllida Law (Ursula), Imelda Staunton (Margaret), Jimmy Yuill (Friar Francis)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1953-
  • 1951-
  • 1969-
  • 1954-
  • 1932-
  • 1956-
  • 1959-
  • 1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Branagh, Kenneth
  • Evans, Stephen
  • Parfitt, David
  • Doyle, Patrick
  • Briers, Richard
  • Keaton, Michael
  • Leonard, Robert Sean
  • Reeves, Keanu
  • Thompson, Emma
  • Washington, Denzel
  • Beckinsale, Kate
  • Blessed, Brian
  • Clifford, Richard
  • Elton, Ben
  • Horan, Gerard
  • Law, Phyllida
  • Staunton, Imelda
  • Yuill, Jimmy
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Samuel Goldwyn Co
  • Renaissance Films (Firm)
  • American Playhouse Theatrical Films
  • BBC Films
  • MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Runtime
111
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Love
  • Courtship
  • Conspiracies
  • Rejection (Psychology)
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Messina (Italy)
Technique
live action
Label
Much ado about nothing, by William Shakespeare ; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; The Samuel Goldwyn Company presents ; a Renaissance Films production ; produced in association with American Playhouse Theatrical Films, BBC Films ; a Kenneth Branagh film ; adapted for the screen by Kenneth Branagh ; produced by Stephen Evans, David Parfitt, Kenneth Branagh ; directed by Kenneth Branagh, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a British motion picture in 1993
  • Special features: "Making Much Ado" [featurette] (6 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Other great MGM releases [previews, text feature] (3 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Main titles/Heroes' welcome -- Jewel -- Fair disguise -- "A plain villain" -- Masquerade -- Merry for love -- Benedick bemused -- "Taming my wild heart" -- Night watchmen -- Nothing is as it seems -- Dying to live -- What he will do for love -- Gentlemen -- Challenge -- Father's plan -- Mourning after -- Good news -- Taking thy hand -- "A miracle" -- Many happy returns/End credits
Control code
ocn974732229
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (111 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616869548
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1002756
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)974732229
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo surround, Dolby Digital mono; widescreen presentation preserving the original theatrical 1.85:1 aspect ratio; enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Much ado about nothing, by William Shakespeare ; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; The Samuel Goldwyn Company presents ; a Renaissance Films production ; produced in association with American Playhouse Theatrical Films, BBC Films ; a Kenneth Branagh film ; adapted for the screen by Kenneth Branagh ; produced by Stephen Evans, David Parfitt, Kenneth Branagh ; directed by Kenneth Branagh, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a British motion picture in 1993
  • Special features: "Making Much Ado" [featurette] (6 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Other great MGM releases [previews, text feature] (3 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Main titles/Heroes' welcome -- Jewel -- Fair disguise -- "A plain villain" -- Masquerade -- Merry for love -- Benedick bemused -- "Taming my wild heart" -- Night watchmen -- Nothing is as it seems -- Dying to live -- What he will do for love -- Gentlemen -- Challenge -- Father's plan -- Mourning after -- Good news -- Taking thy hand -- "A miracle" -- Many happy returns/End credits
Control code
ocn974732229
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (111 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616869548
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1002756
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)974732229
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo surround, Dolby Digital mono; widescreen presentation preserving the original theatrical 1.85:1 aspect ratio; enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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