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The magnificent Ambersons / an RKO Radio picture ; a Mercury Production by Orson Welles ; [screenplay and direction by Orson Welles].

Publication:
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
Format/Description:
Video
2 videodiscs (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (1 folded leaf : illustrations ; 18 cm.)
4 3/4 in.
Edition:
Two-DVD special edition.
Series:
Criterion collection ; 952.
Criterion collection ; 952
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Subjects:
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946 -- Film adaptations.
Families -- Indiana -- Drama.
Children of the rich -- Drama.
Inheritance and succession -- Drama.
Mothers and sons -- Drama.
Social change -- Drama.
Children of the rich.
Families.
Inheritance and succession.
Mothers and sons.
Social change.
Indiana.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Domestic drama.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Domestic drama.
Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
Open-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; full screen (1.37:1 aspect ratio) presentation; monaural Dolby audio.
digital
optical
monaural
full screen (1.37:1)
NTSC
video file
DVD video region 1
Summary:
A brilliant, moving portrayal of an aristocratic American family in what many critics consider a masterpiece equal to Citizen Kane. Based on a novel by Booth Tarkington, the drama begins in the 1870s when the Amberson family is at the height of its wealth and prestige. But the day arrives when all the Ambersons are stunned by the truth of their financial ruin.
Participant:
Joseph Cotten, Anne Baxter, Agnes Moorehead, Tim Holt.
Narrator, Orson Welles.
Credits:
Director of photography, Stanley Cortez; editor, Robert Wise; music, Bernard Herrmann.
Notes:
Title from title frames.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1942.
Special features: two audio commentaries; new interviews; new video essay on the film's cinematographers by scholar Franc╠žois Thomas; new video essay on the films score by scholar Christopher Husted; Welles on The Dick Cavett show in 1970; segment from Pampered youth, a 1925 silent adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons; audio from a 1979 AFI symposium on Welles; two Mercury Theatre radio plays: Seventeen (1938), an adaptation of another Booth Tarkington novel by Welles, and The magnificent Ambersons (1939); trailer; essay by critic Molly Haskell (on insert).
Contributor:
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985, film director, film producer, screenwriter, narrator.
Cotten, Joseph, 1905-1994, actor.
Baxter, Anne, actor.
Moorehead, Agnes, 1900-1974, actor.
Holt, Tim, 1918-1973, actor.
Herrmann. Bernard, 1911-1973, composer (expression).
RKO Radio Pictures, film production company.
Mercury Productions, Inc., film production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
ISBN:
9781681435251
168143525X
OCLC:
1056157966
Publisher Number:
715515223614
CC2968DDVD The Criterion Collection