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The Resource Othello, [Westchester Films, Inc. and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present] ; a Mercury production [adapted, produced and directed] by Orson Welles, (videorecording)

Othello, [Westchester Films, Inc. and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present] ; a Mercury production [adapted, produced and directed] by Orson Welles, (videorecording)

Label
Othello
Title
Othello
Statement of responsibility
[Westchester Films, Inc. and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present] ; a Mercury production [adapted, produced and directed] by Orson Welles
Title variation
  • Tragedy of Othello
  • Otello
  • Orson Welles's Othello
  • William Shakespeare's Othello
Title variation remainder
the Moor of Venice
Contributor
Actor
Commentator
Conductor
Contributor
Director of photography
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Shakespeare's Iago tells the jealous Moor of Venice that his wife, Desdemona, has been unfaithful
Related
Member of
Awards note
Winner of best picture, Cannes Film Festival, 1952.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Othello (Motion picture : 1951)
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Credits note
Photography, Anchise Brizzi, G. R. Aldo, George Fanto ; editors, John Shepridge, Jean Sacha, Renzo Lucidi, William Morton ; production design, Alexandre Trauner ; costumes, Maria de Matteis ; music, Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, Alberto Barberis ; conductor, Willy Ferrero
Dewey number
791.43/75
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Language note
In English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.O84 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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  • 1899-1978
  • 1927-
  • 1909-1982
  • 1894-1978
  • 1903-1982
  • 1919-
  • 1919-1988
  • 1921-2004
  • 1887-1964
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http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Welles, Orson
  • Welles-Smith, Beatrice
  • 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
  • Mercury Productions, Inc
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
184
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
870
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  • Othello
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Desdemona (Fictitious character)
  • Iago (Fictitious character)
  • Muslims
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Jealousy
  • Deception
  • Venice (Italy)
Technique
live action
Label
Othello, [Westchester Films, Inc. and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present] ; a Mercury production [adapted, produced and directed] by Orson Welles, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/movies/m100039713
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 1952 version lacks title screen and credits; title and statement of responsibility partially from container and from 1955 version
  • Originally screened with a dubbed-Italian soundtrack in Rome, Italy, in 1951; English-language European version originally released as a motion picture in 1952; U.S. and U.K. version originally released as a motion picture in 1955
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
  • Full screen (1.37:1)
  • Special features: new, restored 4K digital transfers of two versions of the film, the 1952 European one and the 1955 U.S. and UK one, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks; audio commentary from 1995 featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and Orson Welles scholar Myron Meisel; Filming "Othello," Welles's last completed film, a 1979 essay-documentary; Return to Glennascaul, a 1953 short film made by actors Micheal MacLiammoir and Hilton Edwards during a hiatus from shooting Othello; new interview with Welles biographer Simon Callow; Souvenirs d'"Othello," a 1995 documentary about actor Suzanne Cloutier by Francois Girard; new interview with scholar Francois Thomas on the two versions; new interview with Ayanna Thompson, author of Passing strange: Shakespeare, race, and contemporary America; interview from 2014 with scholar Joseph McBride; an essay by film critic Geoffrey O'Brien
Accompanying material
1 folded insert (10 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 17 cm).
Bar code
  • 31223135517788
  • 31223135517796
  • 31223135517820
  • 31223135517804
  • 31223135517812
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
  • Disc 1.
  • Othello : 1952 version
  • (93 min.)
  • Tragedy of Othello : 1955 version
  • (91 min.)
  • Disc 2. Special features
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Blu-ray special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (93, 91 min.)
Isbn
9781681433028
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515197816
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • CC2766BD
  • CC2766BD-1
  • CC2766BD-2
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1005143418
System details
Blu-ray; region A; fullscreen (1.37:1); LPCM 1.0 monaural; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Othello, [Westchester Films, Inc. and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present] ; a Mercury production [adapted, produced and directed] by Orson Welles, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/movies/m100039713
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 1952 version lacks title screen and credits; title and statement of responsibility partially from container and from 1955 version
  • Originally screened with a dubbed-Italian soundtrack in Rome, Italy, in 1951; English-language European version originally released as a motion picture in 1952; U.S. and U.K. version originally released as a motion picture in 1955
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
  • Full screen (1.37:1)
  • Special features: new, restored 4K digital transfers of two versions of the film, the 1952 European one and the 1955 U.S. and UK one, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks; audio commentary from 1995 featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and Orson Welles scholar Myron Meisel; Filming "Othello," Welles's last completed film, a 1979 essay-documentary; Return to Glennascaul, a 1953 short film made by actors Micheal MacLiammoir and Hilton Edwards during a hiatus from shooting Othello; new interview with Welles biographer Simon Callow; Souvenirs d'"Othello," a 1995 documentary about actor Suzanne Cloutier by Francois Girard; new interview with scholar Francois Thomas on the two versions; new interview with Ayanna Thompson, author of Passing strange: Shakespeare, race, and contemporary America; interview from 2014 with scholar Joseph McBride; an essay by film critic Geoffrey O'Brien
Accompanying material
1 folded insert (10 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 17 cm).
Bar code
  • 31223135517788
  • 31223135517796
  • 31223135517820
  • 31223135517804
  • 31223135517812
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
  • Disc 1.
  • Othello : 1952 version
  • (93 min.)
  • Tragedy of Othello : 1955 version
  • (91 min.)
  • Disc 2. Special features
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Blu-ray special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (93, 91 min.)
Isbn
9781681433028
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515197816
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • CC2766BD
  • CC2766BD-1
  • CC2766BD-2
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1005143418
System details
Blu-ray; region A; fullscreen (1.37:1); LPCM 1.0 monaural; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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