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Title Tom Jones [(Blu-ray) videorecording] / a Woodfall Film ; screenplay by John Osborne ; produced and directed by Tony Richardson.

Edition Two-Blu-ray special edition.
Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2018]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Blu-ray Fiction  F TOM JO    LINKin PAGED +1 HOLD
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Description 2 videodiscs (128 min.; 121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
Description digital rdatr
optical rdarm
theatrical version mono rdacpc
theatrical version LPCM 1.0
director's cut stereo rdacpc
director's cut LPCM 2.0
theatrical version digital optical mono rda
director's cut digital optical stereo rda
HDTV rda
video file rdaft
video file region A rda
region A rdare
Motion pictures lcgft
Series Criterion collection ; 910.
System Details Blu-ray; region A; widescreen (1.66:1 aspect ratio); uncompressed monaural soundtrack (theatrical version) and LPCM 2.0 (director's cut).
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Credits Music, John Addison ; director of photography, Walter Lassally ; editor, Anthony Gibbs.
Performer Actors, Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, Diane Cilento, George Devine, David Tomlinson, David Warner ; narrator, Micheál Mac Liammóir.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
Based on the novel "The history of Tom Jones" by Henry Fielding.
Essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard in container.
New 4K digital restorations of the original theatrical version of the film and the 1989 director's cut.
Features on director's cut [disc 1]: new program on the film's cinematography featuring Lassally; new interview with film scholar Duncan Petrie on the movie's impact on British cinema; new interview with the editor of the director's cut, Robert Lambert. Features on theatrical cut [disc 2]: excerpt from a 1982 episode of The Dick Cavett show featuring actor Albert Finney; new interview with actor Vanessa Redgrave on her former husband, director Tony Richardson; illustrated archival audio interview with composer John Addison on his Oscar-winning score for the film.
Contents [Disc 1]. Director's cut (121 min.) -- [Disc 2]. Theatrical version (128 min.).
Summary "In the early 1960s, at the height of the British New Wave, director Tony Richardson and playwright John Osborne set out for more fanciful territory than the gritty realism of the movement they'd helped establish. Tom Jones brings a theatrical flair to Henry Fielding's canonical eighteenth-century novel, boisterously chronicling the misadventures of the foundling of the title (Albert Finney, in a career-defining performance), whose easy charm seems to lead him astray at every turn from his beloved, the wellborn Sophie Western (Susannah York). This spirited picaresque, evocatively shot in England's rambling countryside and featuring an extraordinary ensemble cast, went on to become a worldwide sensation, winning the Oscar for best picture on the way to securing its status as a classic of irreverent wit and playful cinematic expression"--Container.
Terms Of Use For private home use only.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Subject Jones, Tom (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Social classes -- England -- History -- 18th century -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Arranged marriage -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Chronological Term 1700-1799 -- Videodiscs.
Genre Picaresque films.
Comedy films.
Action and adventure films.
Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Blu-ray discs.
Added Author Richardson, Tony, 1928-1991, film producer, film director.
Osborne, John, 1929-1994, screenwriter.
Finney, Albert, 1936-2019, actor.
York, Susannah, actor.
Griffith, Hugh, 1912-1980, actor.
Evans, Edith, 1888-1976, actor.
Greenwood, Joan, 1921-1987, actor.
Cilento, Diane, actor.
Devine, George, 1910-1966, actor.
Tomlinson, David, 1917-2000, actor.
Warner, David, 1941- actor.
Mac Liammóir, Micheál, 1899-1978, narrator.
Addison, John, 1920-1998, composer (expression)
Lassally, Walter, 1926-2017, director of photography.
Gibbs, Antony, 1925-2016, editor of moving image work.
Sinyard, Neil, writer of essay.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754. History of Tom Jones.
Janus Films, film distributor.
Woodfall Film Productions, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Container of (work): Tom Jones (Motion picture)
ISBN 9781681433998
Standard No. 715515209915
00715515209915 gtin-14
Music No. CC2849BD Criterion Collection (set)
CC2849BD-1 Criterion Collection (director's cut)
CC2849BD-2 Criterion Collection (theatrical version)
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