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The Resource The magnificent Ambersons, an RKO Radio Picture ; a Mercury production by Orson Welles ; written & directed by Orson Welles, (videorecording)

The magnificent Ambersons, an RKO Radio Picture ; a Mercury production by Orson Welles ; written & directed by Orson Welles, (videorecording)

Label
The magnificent Ambersons
Title
The magnificent Ambersons
Statement of responsibility
an RKO Radio Picture ; a Mercury production by Orson Welles ; written & directed by Orson Welles
Title variation
Orson Welles' The magnificent Ambersons
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Costume designer
Director
Film editor
Narrator
Screenwriter
Set designer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A brilliant, moving portrayal of an aristocratic American family in what many critics consider a masterpiece equal to Citizen Kane. Based on a novel by Booth Tarkington, the drama begins in the 1870s when the Amberson family is at the height of its wealth and prestige. But the day arrives when all the Ambersons are stunned by the truth of their financial ruin
Awards note
  • Named to the National Film Registry in 1991 by the Library of Congress.
  • Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Agnes Moorhead), Best Cinematography, Black-and-white (Stanley Cortez), Best Picture (Mercury), Best Art Direction - Interior Decoration, Black-and-white (Albert S. D'Agostino, A. Roland Fields, Darrell Silvera), 1943 Academy Awards (U.S.).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, Stanley Cortez ; set designer, Mark-Lee Kirk, Al Fields ; film editor, Robert Wise ; costumes, Edward Stevenson
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
Language note
In English and Spanish, with optional English, French, and Spanish subtitles ; SDH captions for the deaf and hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1992.77
LC item number
.M34 2012
PerformerNote
Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Richard Bennett
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1915-1985
  • 1914-2005
  • 1905-1994
  • 1905-1979
  • 1918-1973
  • 1906-1974
  • 1889-1965
  • 1885-1969
  • 1873-1944
  • 1869-1946
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Welles, Orson
  • Cortez, Stanley
  • Kirk, Mark-Lee
  • Fields, A. Roland
  • Wise, Robert
  • Stevenson, Edward
  • Cotten, Joseph
  • Costello, Dolores
  • Baxter, Anne
  • Holt, Tim
  • Moorehead, Agnes
  • Collins, Ray
  • Sanford, Erskine
  • Bennett, Richard
  • Tarkington, Booth
  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • Mercury Productions
  • Warner Bros
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
88
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tarkington, Booth
  • Families
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Mothers and sons
  • Social change
Technique
live action
Label
The magnificent Ambersons, an RKO Radio Picture ; a Mercury production by Orson Welles ; written & directed by Orson Welles, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Credits spoken by narrator (Orson Welles)
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1942
  • From the novel by Booth Tarkington
Bar code
  • 31223111118957
  • 31223111118940
  • 31223111119039
  • 31223111119047
  • 31223111118981
  • 31223111119062
  • 31223111119013
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (88 min.)
Isbn
9780780676480
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929189106
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
1000202178
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)776238840
System details
DVD; NTSC region 1; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The magnificent Ambersons, an RKO Radio Picture ; a Mercury production by Orson Welles ; written & directed by Orson Welles, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Credits spoken by narrator (Orson Welles)
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1942
  • From the novel by Booth Tarkington
Bar code
  • 31223111118957
  • 31223111118940
  • 31223111119039
  • 31223111119047
  • 31223111118981
  • 31223111119062
  • 31223111119013
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (88 min.)
Isbn
9780780676480
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929189106
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
1000202178
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)776238840
System details
DVD; NTSC region 1; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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