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The Resource El norte : The north, Janus Films ; [presented by] Independent Productions in association with American Playhouse, (videorecording)

El norte : The north, Janus Films ; [presented by] Independent Productions in association with American Playhouse, (videorecording)

Label
El norte : The north
Title
El norte
Title remainder
The north
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; [presented by] Independent Productions in association with American Playhouse
Contributor
Actor
Commentator
Director
Interviewee
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • myn
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
Summary
  • El norte: Enrique and Rosa are brother and sister Mayan Indian peasants, living in the mountains of Guatemala. When the village attempts to organize for better treatment, Enrique and Rosa are forced to flee as the Guatemalan army is sent in to punish the townspeople. Receiving clandestine help from friends and humorous advice from a veteran immigrant, they make their way to Los Angeles, hoping to make a new life as young, uneducated, and illegal immigrants
  • The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva: depicts the life of a fictional poet caught in a civil war and jailed, but then set free on the condition he leaves his country and never returns
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Screenplay by Gregory Nava and Anna Thomas ; original story by Gregory Nava ; directed by Gregory Nava ; produced by Anna Thomas ; cinematography, James Glennon ; editor, Betsy Blankett ; music, Los Folkloristas and Melecio Martinez
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In Spanish, Kiché and English with optional English and English SDH subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.N67 2008
PerformerNote
Ernesto Gómez Cruz, David Villalpando, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, Alicia del Lago, Enrique Castillo
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1963-
  • 1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thomas, Anna
  • Nava, Gregory
  • Gutiérrez, Zaide Silvia
  • Villalpando, David
  • Gómez Cruz, Ernesto
  • Lago, Alicia del
  • Tobar, Héctor
  • Ebert, Roger
  • Glennon, James
  • Martinez, Melecio
  • Wasco, David
  • Independent Productions, Ltd
  • American Playhouse Theatrical Films
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
  • Janus Films
  • Folkloristas
Runtime
140
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
458
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Teenagers
  • Illegal aliens
  • Extranjeros ilegales
  • Hermanos
  • Adolescentes
  • Películas cinematográficas populares
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • United States
  • Guatemala
  • United States
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
El norte : The north, Janus Films ; [presented by] Independent Productions in association with American Playhouse, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Features: audio commentary, trailer, In the service of the shadows : the making of "El norte," "The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva" (1972), gallery of Chiapas location-scouting photographs, booklet with essay by novelist Héctor Tobar and Roger Ebert's 1983 review of the films
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983
  • "Enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs"--Container
  • Container insert features an essay : Promised land / by novelist Héctor Tobar and Roger Ebert's 1983 review of the film
  • "1.78:1 aspect ratio"--Container
  • Special features (disc 1): optional director's audio commentary; theatrical trailer (2 min.)
  • Booklet inserted in container
  • Special features (disc 2): "In the service of the shadows : the making of 'El norte'" interview featurette with Nava, producer and co-writer Anna Thomas, actors Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez and David Villalpando, and set designer David Wasco (60 min.); "Scouting in Chiapas" gallery of Chiapas location-scouting photographs; "The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva" Nava's award-winning student film with optional director introduction (1972, 31 min.)
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([12] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm)
Bar code
  • 31223112737052
  • 31223112737524
  • 31223112737060
  • 31223112737078
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. The film -- Disc 2. The supplements
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director-approved special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (140 min.)
Isbn
9781604651096
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515034722
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1788D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)270775494
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital mono ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
El norte : The north, Janus Films ; [presented by] Independent Productions in association with American Playhouse, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Features: audio commentary, trailer, In the service of the shadows : the making of "El norte," "The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva" (1972), gallery of Chiapas location-scouting photographs, booklet with essay by novelist Héctor Tobar and Roger Ebert's 1983 review of the films
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983
  • "Enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs"--Container
  • Container insert features an essay : Promised land / by novelist Héctor Tobar and Roger Ebert's 1983 review of the film
  • "1.78:1 aspect ratio"--Container
  • Special features (disc 1): optional director's audio commentary; theatrical trailer (2 min.)
  • Booklet inserted in container
  • Special features (disc 2): "In the service of the shadows : the making of 'El norte'" interview featurette with Nava, producer and co-writer Anna Thomas, actors Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez and David Villalpando, and set designer David Wasco (60 min.); "Scouting in Chiapas" gallery of Chiapas location-scouting photographs; "The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva" Nava's award-winning student film with optional director introduction (1972, 31 min.)
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([12] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm)
Bar code
  • 31223112737052
  • 31223112737524
  • 31223112737060
  • 31223112737078
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. The film -- Disc 2. The supplements
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director-approved special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (140 min.)
Isbn
9781604651096
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515034722
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1788D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)270775494
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital mono ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen
Video recording format
DVD

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