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Title:
The magnificent Ambersons
Author:
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985, film director.
Edition:
Special edition.
Publication Information:
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
General Note:
Title from sell sheet.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942.

Special features: two audio commentaries; new interviews; new video essay on the film's cinematographers by scholar François Thomas; new video essay on the films score by scholar Christopher Husted; Welles on The Dick Cavett show in 1970; segment from Pampered youth, a 1925 silent adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons; audio from a 1979 AFI symposium on Welles; two Mercury Theatre radio plays: Seventeen (1938), an adaptation of another Booth Tarkington novel by Welles, and The magnificent Ambersons (1939); trailer; essay by critic Molly Haskell and essays by authors and critics Luc Sante, Geoffrey O'Brien, Farran Smith Nehme, and Jonathan Lethem, and excerpts from an unfinished 1982 memoir by Welles.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Geographic Term:
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ISBN:
9781681435244
UPC:
715515223515
Format :
Blu-Ray

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