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The Resource The fall of the Roman Empire, Samuel Bronston presents ; screenplay by Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Philip Yordan ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; directed by Anthony Mann, (videorecording)

The fall of the Roman Empire, Samuel Bronston presents ; screenplay by Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Philip Yordan ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; directed by Anthony Mann, (videorecording)

Label
The fall of the Roman Empire
Title
The fall of the Roman Empire
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Bronston presents ; screenplay by Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Philip Yordan ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; directed by Anthony Mann
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Marcus Aurelius Antonius, the philosopher-emperor of Rome, summons his empire's governors and princes to his German war headquarters for a Pax Romanus. He confides to his daughter, Lucilla, that his adopted son, Livius, will succeed him instead of his more unstable heir, Commodus. Overhearing this, Cleander, a blind prophet loyal to Commodus, presents Marcus with a poisoned apple. After the funeral, Livius, who does not share Lucilla's ambition for himself or Rome, allows Commodus to proclaim himself emperor. While pestilence ravages Rome, Commodus continues his vain, licentious behavior. He ultimately neglects to deal with all symptoms of unrest and banishing anyone reminding him of his responsibilities
  • A fictionalized account of the ascension of Roman Emperor Commodus, in which Commodus assassinates his father (Emperor Marcus Aurelius) when he learns that Aurelius had planned to name Aurelius' adopted son Livius (a fictional character) as Aurelius' successor
Member of
Awards note
Golden Globes, USA, 1965: Golden Globe - Best Original Score (Dimitri Tiomkin)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Fall of the Roman Empire (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Robert Krasker ; film editor, Robert Lawrence ; music composed and conducted by Dimitri Tiomkin
Date time place
Filmed at Bronston Studios in Madrid, Spain
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated by the MPAA
Language note
  • In English, with optional Spanish subtitles
  • Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.F3246 2008
PerformerNote
Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Quayle, John Ireland, Omar Sharif, Mel Ferrer
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1914-2003
  • 1906-1967
  • 1934-
  • 1928-1977
  • 1914-2000
  • 1909-1984
  • 1913-1989
  • 1914-1992
  • 1932-2015
  • 1894-1979
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bronston, Samuel
  • Barzman, Ben
  • Franchina, Basilio
  • Yordan, Philip
  • Mann, Anthony
  • Loren, Sophia
  • Boyd, Stephen
  • Guinness, Alec
  • Mason, James
  • Plummer, Christopher
  • Quayle, Anthony
  • Ireland, John
  • Sharif, Omar
  • Ferrer, Mel
  • Krasker, Robert
  • Tiomkin, Dimitri
  • Samuel Bronston Productions, Inc
  • Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Genius Products, Inc
Runtime
185
Series statement
The Miriam collection
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commodus
  • Marcus Aurelius
  • Lucilla, Annia Aurelia Galeria
  • Emperors
  • Emperors
  • Rome
Technique
live action
Label
The fall of the Roman Empire, Samuel Bronston presents ; screenplay by Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Philip Yordan ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; directed by Anthony Mann, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964
  • Special features (disc 1, 26 min.): optional audio commentary by Bill Bronston (son of producer Samuel Bronston) and Mel Martin (biographer of Samuel Bronston); "Rome in Madrid" promotional film (c1964, 22 min.); theatrical trailer (4 min.); behind-the-scenes stills gallery; promotional material stills gallery; filmographies (Bronston, Mann, Tiomkin, Barzman, Franchina, Boyd, Loren, Guinness, Mason, Plummer, Sharif, Quayle, Ferrer, Ireland)
  • Special features (disc 2, 70 min.): "The rise and fall of an epic production" making-of featurette (29 min.); "The rise and fall of an Empire" historical featurette (11 min.); "Hollywood vs. History" historical featurette (10 min.); "Dimitri Tiomkin : scoring the Roman Empire" biographical featurette (20 min.)
  • "Enhanced for widescreen TVs" -- Container
Bar code
  • 31223111446481
  • 31223111446515
  • 31223111446507
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 (89 min.) -- disc 2 (96 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc deluxe ed.; widescreen format 2.20:1.
Extent
2 videodiscs (185 min.)
Isbn
9781594447365
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019803977
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
80397
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)224550891
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The fall of the Roman Empire, Samuel Bronston presents ; screenplay by Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Philip Yordan ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; directed by Anthony Mann, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964
  • Special features (disc 1, 26 min.): optional audio commentary by Bill Bronston (son of producer Samuel Bronston) and Mel Martin (biographer of Samuel Bronston); "Rome in Madrid" promotional film (c1964, 22 min.); theatrical trailer (4 min.); behind-the-scenes stills gallery; promotional material stills gallery; filmographies (Bronston, Mann, Tiomkin, Barzman, Franchina, Boyd, Loren, Guinness, Mason, Plummer, Sharif, Quayle, Ferrer, Ireland)
  • Special features (disc 2, 70 min.): "The rise and fall of an epic production" making-of featurette (29 min.); "The rise and fall of an Empire" historical featurette (11 min.); "Hollywood vs. History" historical featurette (10 min.); "Dimitri Tiomkin : scoring the Roman Empire" biographical featurette (20 min.)
  • "Enhanced for widescreen TVs" -- Container
Bar code
  • 31223111446481
  • 31223111446515
  • 31223111446507
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 (89 min.) -- disc 2 (96 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc deluxe ed.; widescreen format 2.20:1.
Extent
2 videodiscs (185 min.)
Isbn
9781594447365
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019803977
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
80397
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)224550891
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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