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The Resource Othello [Criterion collection], Westchester Films, Inc and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present Orson Welles's ; a film by Orson Welles ; produced and directed by Orson Welles, (dvd)

Othello [Criterion collection], Westchester Films, Inc and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present Orson Welles's ; a film by Orson Welles ; produced and directed by Orson Welles, (dvd)

Label
Othello [Criterion collection]
Title
Othello [Criterion collection]
Statement of responsibility
Westchester Films, Inc and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present Orson Welles's ; a film by Orson Welles ; produced and directed by Orson Welles
Title variation
  • Tragedy of Othello [Criterion collection]
  • Otello [Criterion collection]
  • Orson Welles's Othello [Criterion collection]
  • William Shakespeare's Othello [Criterion collection]
Title variation remainder
the Moor of Venice
Contributor
Actor
Commentator
Conductor
Contributor
Director of photography
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play in which the evil Iago plants the seeds of doubt in Othello's mind about Desdemona's fidelity
Related
Member of
Awards note
Winner of best picture, Cannes Film Festival, 1952
Cataloging source
MLSOD
Characteristic
videorecording
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Othello (Motion picture : 1951)
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Credits note
Editors, John Shepridge, Jean Sacha, Renzo Lucidi, William Morton ; photographers, Anchisi Brizzi, G.R. Aldo [that is, Aldo Graziati], George Fanto, Alberto Fusi, Oberdan Troiani.. ; music, Francesco Lavagnino, Alberto Barberis ; conductor, Willy Ferrero ; costume design, Maria De Matteis ; production design, Alexander Trauner, Luigi Scaccianoce
Date time place
Filmed on location in Europe and North America
Intended audience
OFRB Rating: PG (1952 version) ; OFRB Rating: PG (1955 version) ; OFRB Rating: Not rated (Extras)
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Language note
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH)
LC call number
PR2829
LC item number
.A23 2017
PerformerNote
Orson Welles (Othello), Micheál MacLiammóir (Iago), Suzanne Cloutier (Desdemona), Robert Coote (Roderigo), Fay Compton (Emilia), Hilton Edwards (Brabantio), Nicholas Bruce (Lodovico), Michael Laurence (Cassio), Doris Dowling (Bianca)
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  • 1927-
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  • 1903-1982
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  • 1919-1988
  • 1921-2004
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  • Welles-Smith, Beatrice
  • Welles, Orson
  • Mac Liammóir, Micheál
  • Cloutier, Suzanne
  • Coote, Robert
  • Compton, Fay
  • Edwards, Hilton
  • Bruce, Nicholas
  • Laurence, Michael
  • Dowling, Doris
  • Brizzi, Anchise
  • Graziati, Aldo
  • Fanto, George
  • Lavagnino, Francesco
  • Barberis, Alberto
  • Ferrero, Willy
  • O'Brien, Geoffrey
  • Bogdanovich, Peter
  • Meisel, Myron
  • Callow, Simon
  • Girard, François
  • Thomas, François
  • Thompson, Ayanna
  • McBride, Joseph
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Westchester Films Inc
  • World Entertainment Corporation
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
93
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
870
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Othello
  • Desdemona (Fictitious character)
  • Muslims
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Jealousy
  • Deception
  • Venice (Italy)
Technique
live action
Label
Othello [Criterion collection], Westchester Films, Inc and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present Orson Welles's ; a film by Orson Welles ; produced and directed by Orson Welles, (dvd)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
  • Title from container
  • Originally screened with a dubbed-Italian soundtrack in Rome, Italy, in 1951, and later released with its original English-language soundtrack in Europe (1952), and in the U.S. and U.K. (1955)
  • Special features: Disc 1. Simon Callow [In this interview, filmed by the Criterion Collection in 2017, Simon Callow, actor and author of the multivolume biography Orson Welles, discusses the production of Othello, especially Welles's relationship with actors Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards] ; Ayanna Thompson [The question of race is central to Othello. In this interview, filmed by the Criterion Collection in 2017, George Washington University professor Ayanna Thompson, author of Passing strange : Shakespeare, race and contemporary America, discusses the complicated history of white actors portraying Othello the Moor.] ; Joseph McBride [This 2014 interview features Joseph McBride, author of What ever happened to Orson Welles?] ; François Thomas [In this interview, recorded by the Criterion Collection in 2017, film scholar François Thomas, coauthor of Orson Welles at work, discusses the different versions of Welles's Othello.] -- Disc 2. Commentary [Recorded for the Criterion Collection in 1994, this commentary features filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and scholar Myron Meisel.] ; Return to Glennascaul [This 1951 short film featuring Orson Welles was made by actors Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards while on a brief hiatus from the production of Othello] ; Souvenirs d'Othello [This 1995 Canadian documentary features an extensive interview, in English and French, with Suzanne Cloutier (Desdemona) about the making of Othello.] -- Disc 3. Filming Othello [The last completed feature of any kind by Orson Welles, this 1979 documentary dives into the production of Othello and includes an extended conversation between Welles and actors Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards]
Bar code
  • 31223128190247
  • 31223128190320
  • 31223128190338
  • 31223128190270
  • 31223128190403
  • 31223128190262
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • by Orson Welles
  • (1979) (83 min.)
  • [Disc 1]
  • Othello : 1952 version
  • (93 min.)
  • [disc 2]
  • Othello : 1955 version
  • (91 min.)
  • [disc 3.]
  • Filming "Othello"
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
DVD special edition.
Extent
3 videodiscs (93 min + 91 min)
Isbn
9781681433035
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515197915
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Recording technique
stamping.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1060809777
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, Dolby Digital monoaural; 1.37:1 aspect ratio (full screen)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Othello [Criterion collection], Westchester Films, Inc and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present Orson Welles's ; a film by Orson Welles ; produced and directed by Orson Welles, (dvd)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
  • Title from container
  • Originally screened with a dubbed-Italian soundtrack in Rome, Italy, in 1951, and later released with its original English-language soundtrack in Europe (1952), and in the U.S. and U.K. (1955)
  • Special features: Disc 1. Simon Callow [In this interview, filmed by the Criterion Collection in 2017, Simon Callow, actor and author of the multivolume biography Orson Welles, discusses the production of Othello, especially Welles's relationship with actors Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards] ; Ayanna Thompson [The question of race is central to Othello. In this interview, filmed by the Criterion Collection in 2017, George Washington University professor Ayanna Thompson, author of Passing strange : Shakespeare, race and contemporary America, discusses the complicated history of white actors portraying Othello the Moor.] ; Joseph McBride [This 2014 interview features Joseph McBride, author of What ever happened to Orson Welles?] ; François Thomas [In this interview, recorded by the Criterion Collection in 2017, film scholar François Thomas, coauthor of Orson Welles at work, discusses the different versions of Welles's Othello.] -- Disc 2. Commentary [Recorded for the Criterion Collection in 1994, this commentary features filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and scholar Myron Meisel.] ; Return to Glennascaul [This 1951 short film featuring Orson Welles was made by actors Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards while on a brief hiatus from the production of Othello] ; Souvenirs d'Othello [This 1995 Canadian documentary features an extensive interview, in English and French, with Suzanne Cloutier (Desdemona) about the making of Othello.] -- Disc 3. Filming Othello [The last completed feature of any kind by Orson Welles, this 1979 documentary dives into the production of Othello and includes an extended conversation between Welles and actors Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards]
Bar code
  • 31223128190247
  • 31223128190320
  • 31223128190338
  • 31223128190270
  • 31223128190403
  • 31223128190262
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • by Orson Welles
  • (1979) (83 min.)
  • [Disc 1]
  • Othello : 1952 version
  • (93 min.)
  • [disc 2]
  • Othello : 1955 version
  • (91 min.)
  • [disc 3.]
  • Filming "Othello"
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
DVD special edition.
Extent
3 videodiscs (93 min + 91 min)
Isbn
9781681433035
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515197915
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Recording technique
stamping.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1060809777
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, Dolby Digital monoaural; 1.37:1 aspect ratio (full screen)
Video recording format
DVD

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