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A Canterbury tale, a film written & directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Label
A Canterbury tale
Title
A Canterbury tale
Statement of responsibility
a film written & directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Reworking of Chaucer's epic 14th century tale, largely set in 1940s wartime Kent. It centers on three modern-day incarnations of Chaucer's pilgrims: a plainspoken American Army sergeant (Sweet), a resourceful British sergeant (Price), and a melancholy landgirl (Sim). While enroute to Canterbury, they are waylaid and forced to solve a bizarre village crime: the mystery of a man who pours glue over the hair of village girls at night
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
LAS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, Erwin Hillier ; editor, John Seabourne ; original music, Allan Gray
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, Sergeant John Sweet
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1905-1990
  • 1902-1988
  • 1901-1969
  • 1922-2016
  • 1915-1973
  • 1916-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Powell, Michael
  • Pressburger, Emeric
  • Portman, Eric
  • Sim, Sheila
  • Price, Dennis
  • Sweet, John
  • Archers (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
124
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
341
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Travelers
  • Villages
  • Country life
  • Kent (England)
  • England
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
A Canterbury tale, a film written & directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 1944 British motion picture by the Archers
  • Special features: (disc 1) audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie; excerpts from the American version with Kim Hunter; (disc 2) new interview with Sheila Sim; "A pilgrim's return, " a documentary about John Sweet; "A Canterbury trail, " a documentary vistit to film locations; "Listen to Britain, " a 2001 video-installation piece by Victor Burgin inspired by the film; "Listen to Britain, " a 1942 documentary by Humphrey Jennings
Accompanying material
1 booklet (20 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Double disc special edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9781559409872
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 715515018920
  • 715515018920
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • CC1639D
  • 10137953
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm70785037
  • (Sirsi) o70785037
  • 1589603
  • 490596
  • 490596
System details
DVD; full screen (1.33:1) aspect ratio, monaural
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A Canterbury tale, a film written & directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 1944 British motion picture by the Archers
  • Special features: (disc 1) audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie; excerpts from the American version with Kim Hunter; (disc 2) new interview with Sheila Sim; "A pilgrim's return, " a documentary about John Sweet; "A Canterbury trail, " a documentary vistit to film locations; "Listen to Britain, " a 2001 video-installation piece by Victor Burgin inspired by the film; "Listen to Britain, " a 1942 documentary by Humphrey Jennings
Accompanying material
1 booklet (20 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Double disc special edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9781559409872
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 715515018920
  • 715515018920
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • CC1639D
  • 10137953
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm70785037
  • (Sirsi) o70785037
  • 1589603
  • 490596
  • 490596
System details
DVD; full screen (1.33:1) aspect ratio, monaural
Video recording format
DVD

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