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The 3 penny opera [videorecording] = Die 3groschenoper / [Warner Bros. Pictures ; in association with Tobis Filmkunst] ; Thomas J. Brandon presents ; produced by S. Nebenzahl ; screenplay by Léo Lania, Ladislaus Vajda and Béla Balázs ; directed by G.W. Pabst.

Publication:
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2007.
Format/Description:
Video
2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Series:
The Criterion collection ; 405
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Other Title:
3groschenoper
Dreigroschenoper
Three penny opera
Subjects:
Gay, John, 1685-1732 -- Film adaptations.
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950 -- Film adaptations.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 -- Film adaptations.
Criminals -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century -- Drama.
Poor -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century -- Drama.
Social conflict -- Drama.
Soho (London, England) -- Moral conditions -- Drama.
Operas -- Film adaptations.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.
Gay, John, 1685-1732.
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950.
Criminals.
Moral conditions.
Operas.
Poor.
Social conflict.
England -- London.
England -- London -- Soho.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Opera films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
History.
Opera films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
In German ; with optional English subtitles.
System Details:
DVD ; region 1 ; full scree presentation (aspect ratio 1.19:1) ; Dolby digital mono.
Summary:
"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With a palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The threepenny opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema."--Container.
Contents:
Additional features : Audio commentary David Bathrick & Eric Rentschler ; archival introduction by actors Fritz Rasp & Ernst Busch ; documentary tracing The threepenny opera's journey from stage to screen ; Pabst's French language version of the film, L'opéra de quat'sous, adapted by Solange Térac with dialogue by André Mauprey, starring Albert Préjean, Florelle, Gaston Modot and Margo Lion ; a multimedia presentation by Charles O'Brien on the differences between the versions ; archival interviews with Fritz Rasp & (rom radio) Lotte Lenya ; production photos by Hans Casparius & production sketches by art director Andrej Andrejew.
Participant:
Lotte Lenya, Rudolph Forster, Carola Neher, Reinhold Schünzel, Fritz Rasp, Valeska Gert, Hermann Thimig, Ernst Busch, Vladimir Sokoloff.
Credits:
Photography, F.A. Wagner ; edited by Hans Oser ; music by Kurt Weill.
Notes:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1931.
Based on the play "Threepenny opera" by Bertolt Brecht which was based on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera."
Special features: restored high-definition digital transfer ; audio commentary by scholars David Bathrick and Eric Rentschler ; archival introduction by stars Fritz Rasp and Ernst Busch ; documentary tracing The threepenny opera's journey from stage to screen ; Pabst's French language version of the film, L'opéra de quat'sous, adapted by Solange Térac with dialogue by André Mauprey, starring Albert Préjean, Florelle, Gaston Modot and Margo Lion ; a multimedia presentation by film scholar Charles O'Brien on the differences between the versions ; archival interview with Fritz Rasp ; galleries of production photos by Hans Casparius and production sketches by art director Andrej Andrejew ; a new essay by film critic Tony Rayns.
Contributor:
Pabst, G. W. (Georg Wilhelm), 1885-1967.
Lania, Leo, 1896-1961.
Vajda, Ladislao, 1906-1965.
Balázs, Béla, 1884-1949.
Nebenzal, Seymour.
Brandon, Thomas J.
Lenya, Lotte.
Forster, Rudolf, 1884-1968.
Neher, Carola, 1900-1942.
Schünzel, Reinhold, 1888-1954.
Rasp, Fritz, 1891-1976.
Gert, Valeska.
Thimig, Hermann, 1890-1982.
Busch, Ernst, 1900-1980.
Sokoloff, Vladimir, 1889-1962.
Wagner, Fritz Arno, 1894-1958.
Oser, Jean, 1908-2002.
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950.
Andrejew, André, 1899-1966.
Casparius, Hans.
Térac, Solange.
Mauprey, André.
Préjean, Albert.
Florelle, 1898-1974.
Modot, Gaston, 1887-1970.
Lion, Margo, 1899-1989.
Bathrick, David.
Rentschler, Eric.
O'Brien, Charles, 1955-
Rayns, Tony.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950.
Gay, John, 1685-1732.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Contains:
Opéra de quat'sous.
ISBN:
1934121835
9781934121832
OCLC:
645702386
Publisher Number:
715515025720
CC1713D Criterion Collection