The Resource Ludwig, Mega Film ; co-produced by Cinétel, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion, and Divina-Film ; director, Luchino Visconti ; written by Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Enrico Medioli, and Luchino Visconti ; executive producer, Robert Gordon Edwards ; producers, Dieter Geissler and Ugo Santalucia, (videorecording)

Ludwig, Mega Film ; co-produced by Cinétel, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion, and Divina-Film ; director, Luchino Visconti ; written by Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Enrico Medioli, and Luchino Visconti ; executive producer, Robert Gordon Edwards ; producers, Dieter Geissler and Ugo Santalucia, (videorecording)

Label
Ludwig
Title
Ludwig
Statement of responsibility
Mega Film ; co-produced by Cinétel, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion, and Divina-Film ; director, Luchino Visconti ; written by Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Enrico Medioli, and Luchino Visconti ; executive producer, Robert Gordon Edwards ; producers, Dieter Geissler and Ugo Santalucia
Title variation
Luchino Visconti's Ludwig
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Director
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ita
  • eng
  • eng
  • ita
  • ita
Summary
Visconti's lavish portrait of Ludwig II, the 'Mad King' of Bavaria. From his glittering coronation to his mysterious suicide, Ludwig II (Helmut Berger) epitomised the doomed nineteenth-century Romantic hero. A loner by nature, he was tormented by his unrequited love for his cousin, Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Romy Schneider), who sensed his true sexual nature and fragile grip on reality. But as war raged around him, Ludwig's sole obsession remained the visionary music of Richard Wagner (Trevor Howard), and he retreated more and more into a fantasy world, alarming his ministers through his irrational behaviour, neglect of state affairs and lavish expenditure on several fairytale castles. Judged unfit to rule, Ludwig was eventually declared insane
Cataloging source
MLN
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi; film editing by Ruggero Mastroianni; production design by Mario Chiari and Mario Scisci; costume design by Piero Tosi; makeup artist, Alberto De Rossi; hair stylist, Grazia De Rossi; music by Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner, Jacques Offenbach
Language note
Italian or English dialogue; English subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
PerformerNote
Helmut Berger (Ludwig); Trevor Howard (Richard Wagner); Silvana Mangano (Cosima Von Buelow); Romy Schneider (Elisabeth of Austria); Gert Fröbe (Father Hoffmann); Helmut Griem (Count Duerckheim); Izabella Telezynska (queen mother); Umberto Orsini (Count von Holstein); John Moulder-Brown (Prince Otto); Sonia Petrovna (Sophie); Folker Bohnet (Joseph Kainz); Heinz Moog (Professor Gudden); Adriana Asti (Lila Von Buliowski); Marc Porel (Richard Hornig); Nora Ricci (Countess Ida Ferenczy); Mark Burns (Hans Von Buelow); Maurizio Bonuglia (mayor)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1906-1976
  • 1944-
  • 1938-1982
  • 1930-1989
  • 1916-1988
  • 1913-1988
  • 1925-2001
  • 1819-1880
  • 1810-1856
  • 1813-1883
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Visconti, Luchino
  • Berger, Helmut
  • Schneider, Romy
  • Mangano, Silvana
  • Howard, Trevor
  • Fröbe, Gert
  • Cecchi d'Amico, Suso
  • Medioli, Enrico
  • Nannuzzi, Armando
  • Offenbach, Jacques
  • Schumann, Robert
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Arrow Academy (Firm)
  • Mega Films (Firm)
  • Cinetel (Firm : Paris, France)
  • Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion (Firm)
  • Divina Film
Runtime
497
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ludwig
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Homosexuality
  • Gay men
  • Mentally ill
  • Composers
  • Feature films
  • Motion pictures, Italian
  • Foreign films
  • Bavaria (Germany)
Technique
live action
Label
Ludwig, Mega Film ; co-produced by Cinétel, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion, and Divina-Film ; director, Luchino Visconti ; written by Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Enrico Medioli, and Luchino Visconti ; executive producer, Robert Gordon Edwards ; producers, Dieter Geissler and Ugo Santalucia, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1973
  • Ludwig is presented here in its complete form in accordance with the director's wishes includes Theatrical (238 min) and Television versions (259 min)
  • Special features: Blu-ray Disc 1. Helmut Berger : the mad king [brand-new interview] ; Luchino Visconti [an hour-long documentary portrait of the director by Carlo Lizzani containing interviews with Burt Lancaster, Vittorio Gassman, Francesco Rosi, Claudia Cardinale and others] ; English soundtrack extracts ; Theatrical trailer -- Blu-ray Disc 2. Producing Ludwig [brand-new interview with producer Dieter Geissler] ; Speaking with Suso Cecchi d'Amico [an interview with the screenwriter] ; Silvana Mangano : the scent of a primrose [a half-hour portrait of the actress]
Accompanying material
booklet (57 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm)
Bar code
  • 31223128093813
  • 31223128093797
  • 31223128093789
  • 31223128093805
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Theatrical version: Part one (126 minutes) ; Television version: Part one (48 minutes), part two (56 minutes), part three (53 minutes) -- Disc 2. Theatrical version: Part two (112 minutes); Television version: Part four (48 minutes, part five (54 minutes)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special edtion.
Extent
2 videodiscs (497 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
760137977384
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • AA002
  • AA002-1/A
  • AA002-2/A
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1024082319
System details
Blu-ray; region A; 1080p high definition widescreen (2.39:1) presentation, mono
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Ludwig, Mega Film ; co-produced by Cinétel, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion, and Divina-Film ; director, Luchino Visconti ; written by Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Enrico Medioli, and Luchino Visconti ; executive producer, Robert Gordon Edwards ; producers, Dieter Geissler and Ugo Santalucia, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1973
  • Ludwig is presented here in its complete form in accordance with the director's wishes includes Theatrical (238 min) and Television versions (259 min)
  • Special features: Blu-ray Disc 1. Helmut Berger : the mad king [brand-new interview] ; Luchino Visconti [an hour-long documentary portrait of the director by Carlo Lizzani containing interviews with Burt Lancaster, Vittorio Gassman, Francesco Rosi, Claudia Cardinale and others] ; English soundtrack extracts ; Theatrical trailer -- Blu-ray Disc 2. Producing Ludwig [brand-new interview with producer Dieter Geissler] ; Speaking with Suso Cecchi d'Amico [an interview with the screenwriter] ; Silvana Mangano : the scent of a primrose [a half-hour portrait of the actress]
Accompanying material
booklet (57 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm)
Bar code
  • 31223128093813
  • 31223128093797
  • 31223128093789
  • 31223128093805
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Theatrical version: Part one (126 minutes) ; Television version: Part one (48 minutes), part two (56 minutes), part three (53 minutes) -- Disc 2. Theatrical version: Part two (112 minutes); Television version: Part four (48 minutes, part five (54 minutes)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special edtion.
Extent
2 videodiscs (497 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
760137977384
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • AA002
  • AA002-1/A
  • AA002-2/A
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1024082319
System details
Blu-ray; region A; 1080p high definition widescreen (2.39:1) presentation, mono
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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