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Uniform Title Othello (Motion picture : 1951)
Title Othello [(DVD) videorecording] / 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.

Edition Special edition.
Publication Info. [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
©2017
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Description 3 videodiscs (267 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
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Description digital rdatr
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5.1 Dolby Digital
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NTSC rdabs
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DVD video
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Motion pictures lcgft
Series Criterion collection ; 870.
Note 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).
Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Accompanying insert comprises film credits, information about the transfers, and an essay by film critic Geoffrey O'Brien.
Special features: Audio commentary from 1995 featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and Orson Welles scholar Myron Meisel (only available with 1955 version); "Return to Glennascaul", a 1953 short film made by actors Micheál MacLiammóir 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 François Girard; new interview with scholar François 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.
Contents [disc 1] Othello : 1952 version (93 min.) -- [disc 2] Othello : 1955 version (91 min.) -- [disc 3. Bonus documentary film] Filming "Othello" / by Orson Welles (1979) (83 min.).
Credits 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.
Cast 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).
Event Filmed on location in Europe and North America.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1, Dolby Digital monoaural; 1.37:1 aspect ratio (full screen).
Language In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH) (only available with1955 version).
Awards Winner of best picture, Cannes Film Festival, 1952
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations.
Othello (Fictitious character from Shakespeare) -- Drama.
Desdemona (Fictitious character) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Muslims -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Jealousy -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Deception -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Venice (Italy) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Romance films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Welles-Smith, Beatrice, presenter.
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985, screenwriter, film producer, film director, actor.
Mac Liammóir, Micheál, 1899-1978, actor.
Cloutier, Suzanne, 1927- actor.
Coote, Robert, 1909-1982, actor.
Compton, Fay, 1894-1978, actor.
Edwards, Hilton, 1903-1982, actor.
Bruce, Nicholas, 1919- actor.
Laurence, Michael, 1919-1988, actor.
Dowling, Doris, 1921-2004, actor.
Brizzi, Anchise, 1887-1964, director of photography.
Graziati, Aldo, 1902-1953, director of photography.
Fanto, George, director of photography.
Lavagnino, Francesco, 1909-1987, composer (expression)
Barberis, Alberto, composer (expression)
Ferrero, Willy, conductor.
O'Brien, Geoffrey, 1948- contributor.
Bogdanovich, Peter, 1939- commentator.
Meisel, Myron, commentator.
Callow, Simon, 1949- interviewee (expression)
Girard, François, 1963- film director.
Thomas, François, 1959- interviewee (expression)
Thompson, Ayanna, 1972- interviewee (expression)
McBride, Joseph, 1947- interviewee (expression)
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello.
Westchester Films Inc., presenter.
World Entertainment Corporation, presenter.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Container of (work): Otello (Motion picture : 1955)
Note Also known as: Tragedy of Othello : the Moor of Venice
Also known as: Otello
Added Title Othello a film by Orson Welles
Return to Glennascaul.
Souvenirs D'"Othello."
ISBN 9781681433035
1681433036
Standard No. 715515197915
Music No. CC276D The Criterion Collection (container)
CC276D-1 The Criterion Collection (1952 version disc label)
CC276D-2 The Criterion Collection (1955 version disc label)
CC276D-3 The Criterion Collection (Filming "Othello" disc label)
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