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The Resource The threepenny opera, musik von [Kurt] Weill ; manuskript, [Leo] Lania, [Ladislao] Vajda, [Bela] Balazs ; regie, G.W. Pabst ; gesamtleitung, S. Nebenzahl ; Janus Films ; Criterion Collection, (videorecording)

The threepenny opera, musik von [Kurt] Weill ; manuskript, [Leo] Lania, [Ladislao] Vajda, [Bela] Balazs ; regie, G.W. Pabst ; gesamtleitung, S. Nebenzahl ; Janus Films ; Criterion Collection, (videorecording)

Label
The threepenny opera
Title
The threepenny opera
Statement of responsibility
musik von [Kurt] Weill ; manuskript, [Leo] Lania, [Ladislao] Vajda, [Bela] Balazs ; regie, G.W. Pabst ; gesamtleitung, S. Nebenzahl ; Janus Films ; Criterion Collection
Title variation
  • Dreigroschenoper
  • 3 Groschenoper
  • Three penny opera
Contributor
Actor
Art director
Cinematographer
Commentator
Distributor
Film director
Film editor
Film producer
Photographer
Production company
Screenwriter
Singer
Writer of added commentary
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • fre
  • ger
  • eng
  • ger
Summary
"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities"--Container
Member of
Cataloging source
ILO
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Dreigroschenoper (Motion picture : 1931)
  • Opéra de quat'sous (Motion picture : 1931)
Credits note
Photography, F.A. Wagner ; edited by Hans Oser
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Sung in German; with optional English subtitles
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PN1995.9.F67
LC item number
  • .D74 2007
  • D74 2007
PerformerNote
Rudolph Forster (Mackie Messer) ; Carola Neher (Polly) ; Reinhold Schünzel (Tiger Brown) ; Fritz Rasp (Peachum) ; Valeska Gert (Frau Peachum) ; Lotte Lenya (Jenny) ; Hermann Thimig (Der Pfarrer) ; Ernst Busch (Der Straßensänger) ; Wladimir Sokolow (Smith)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1896-1961
  • 1877-1933
  • 1884-1949
  • 1885-1967
  • 1884-1968
  • 1900-1942
  • 1888-1954
  • 1891-1976
  • 1890-1982
  • 1900-1980
  • 1889-1962
  • 1894-1958
  • 1908-2002
  • 1899-1966
  • 1898-1974
  • 1887-1970
  • 1899-1989
  • 1955-
  • 1900-1950
  • 1898-1956
  • 1685-1732
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lania, Leo
  • Vajda, Ladislaus
  • Balázs, Béla
  • Pabst, G. W.
  • Nebenzal, Seymour
  • Forster, Rudolf
  • Neher, Carola
  • Schünzel, Reinhold
  • Rasp, Fritz
  • Gert, Valeska
  • Lenya, Lotte
  • Thimig, Hermann
  • Busch, Ernst
  • Sokoloff, Vladimir
  • Wagner, Fritz Arno
  • Oser, Jean
  • Andrejew, André
  • Casparius, Hans
  • Térac, Solange
  • Mauprey, André
  • Préjean, Albert
  • Florelle
  • Modot, Gaston
  • Lion, Margo
  • Bathrick, David
  • Rentschler, Eric
  • O'Brien, Charles
  • Rayns, Tony
  • Weill, Kurt
  • Brecht, Bertolt
  • Gay, John
  • Janus Films
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
110
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
405
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay, John
  • Weill, Kurt
  • Brecht, Bertolt
  • Criminals
  • Poor
  • Social conflict
  • Operas
  • Soho (London, England)
Technique
live action
Label
The threepenny opera, musik von [Kurt] Weill ; manuskript, [Leo] Lania, [Ladislao] Vajda, [Bela] Balazs ; regie, G.W. Pabst ; gesamtleitung, S. Nebenzahl ; Janus Films ; Criterion Collection, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from opening frames
  • Based on the play "Threepenny opera" by Bertolt Brecht which was based on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera."
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1931
  • Special features: restored high-definition digital transfer ; audio commentary by scholars David Bathrick and Eric Rentschler ; archival introduction by stars Fritz Rasp and Ernst Busch ; documentary tracing The threepenny opera's journey from stage to screen ; Pabst's French language version of the film, L'opéra de quat'sous, adapted by Solange Bussy with dialogue by André Mauprey, starring Albert Préjean, Florelle, Gaston Modot and Margo Lion, Wladimir Sokoloff ; a multimedia presentation by film scholar Charles O'Brien on the differences between the versions ; archival interview with Fritz Rasp ; galleries of production photos by Hans Casparius and production sketches by art director Andrej Andrejew ; a new essay by film critic Tony Rayns
Bar code
  • 31223143245109
  • 31223143219088
  • 31223143219070
  • 31223143245117
  • 31223143244094
  • 31223124075293
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 one. Feature film ; audio commentary ; documentary, [Brecht vs. Pabst] (49 min.) -- Disc two. French language version "L'opéra de quat'sous" (102 min.) ; Presentation ; Archival view ; Galleries of production photos
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (110 min.)
Isbn
9781934121832
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515025720
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
CC1713D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)173181950
System details
DVD ; NTSC ; region 1 ; full screen (4:3) presentation ; aspect ratio 1.19:1; Dolby Digital Mono sound
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The threepenny opera, musik von [Kurt] Weill ; manuskript, [Leo] Lania, [Ladislao] Vajda, [Bela] Balazs ; regie, G.W. Pabst ; gesamtleitung, S. Nebenzahl ; Janus Films ; Criterion Collection, (videorecording)
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from opening frames
  • Based on the play "Threepenny opera" by Bertolt Brecht which was based on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera."
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1931
  • Special features: restored high-definition digital transfer ; audio commentary by scholars David Bathrick and Eric Rentschler ; archival introduction by stars Fritz Rasp and Ernst Busch ; documentary tracing The threepenny opera's journey from stage to screen ; Pabst's French language version of the film, L'opéra de quat'sous, adapted by Solange Bussy with dialogue by André Mauprey, starring Albert Préjean, Florelle, Gaston Modot and Margo Lion, Wladimir Sokoloff ; a multimedia presentation by film scholar Charles O'Brien on the differences between the versions ; archival interview with Fritz Rasp ; galleries of production photos by Hans Casparius and production sketches by art director Andrej Andrejew ; a new essay by film critic Tony Rayns
Bar code
  • 31223143245109
  • 31223143219088
  • 31223143219070
  • 31223143245117
  • 31223143244094
  • 31223124075293
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 one. Feature film ; audio commentary ; documentary, [Brecht vs. Pabst] (49 min.) -- Disc two. French language version "L'opéra de quat'sous" (102 min.) ; Presentation ; Archival view ; Galleries of production photos
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (110 min.)
Isbn
9781934121832
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515025720
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
CC1713D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)173181950
System details
DVD ; NTSC ; region 1 ; full screen (4:3) presentation ; aspect ratio 1.19:1; Dolby Digital Mono sound
Video recording format
DVD

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