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Title Becket [(DVD) videorecording] / Paramount Pictures presents a Hal Wallis' production ; screenplay by Edward Anhalt ; directed by Peter Glenville.

Publication Info. [Orland Park, Ill.] : MPI Home Video, 2007.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult DVD Fiction  F BEC    RECENTLY RETURNED
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F BEC    WORKROOM
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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0), French (Dolby 2.0) or Spanish (Dolby 2.0) dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Cast Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud, Donald Wolfit, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown.
Credits Director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth ; editor, Anne V. Coates ; music, Laurence Rosenthal.
Note Based on the play by Jean Anouilh as translated by Lucienne Hill and produced on the New York stage by David Merrick.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964.
"Restored by the Academy Film Archive Restoration Funding provided by The Film Foundation." -- Container.
Special features: Commentary with Peter O'Toole; interviews with editor Anne V. Coates and composer Laurence Rosenthal; archival interviews with Richard Burton; theatrical trailer; still gallery; TV spot.
12 Academy Award nominations including Best picture, Best actor(s), Best supporting actor, Best director and Best cinematography.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for some sexual content and violence.
Summary Henry II surprises England by naming his fellow rogue and trusted confidant Thomas Becket as Chancellor. But when Henry next appoints him Archbishop of Canterbury, Becket shocks the world by openly defying the King with his newfound faith and compassion. Will a desperate ruler now destroy a beloved friend to save his splintering kingdom?
Awards Academy Award for Best Writing, screenplay based on material from another medium, 1964.
Subject Henry II, King of England, 1133-1189 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Thomas, à Becket, Saint, 1118?-1170 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Privy councils -- England -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
England -- Social life and customs -- 1066-1485 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
DVDs.
Local Subject ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS, 1964.
Genre Feature films.
Added Author Wallis, Hal B., 1899-1986.
Anhalt, Edward, 1914-2000.
Glenville, Peter, 1913-1996.
O'Toole, Peter, 1932-2013.
Burton, Richard, 1925-1984.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Wolfit, Donald, 1902-1968.
Hunt, Martita, 1900-1969.
Brown, Pamela, 1917-1975.
Anouilh, Jean, 1910-1987. Becket.
Merrick, David, 1911-2000.
MPI Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Becket (Motion picture)
ISBN 0788604708
9780788604706
Standard No. 030306105390
Music No. DVD1053 MPI Home Video
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