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Chimes At Midnight (2016, original release: 1965)


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Published: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
Series: Criterion collection.
Description:  1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert
ISBN/ISSN: 0715515184311, 9781681431901, 1681431904, 9781681431901, 1681431904 :,
Language:  English

Title from title screen

Adapted from plays by William Shakespeare

Originally released as a motion picture in 1965

Wide screen (1.66:1)

Special features: audio commentary featuring film scholar James Naremore; new interview with actor Keith Baxter; new interview with director Orson Welle's daughter Beatrice Welles; new interview with actor and Welles biographer Simon Callow; new interview with film historian Joseph McBride; interview with Welles while at work editing the film, from a 1965 episode of The Merv Griffin show; trailer; essay by film scholar Michael Anderegg

Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, Sir John Gielgud, Marina Vlady, Walter Chiary, Fernando Rey ; narration based on Holinshed's Chronicles spoken by Ralph Richardson

The crowning achievement of Orson Welles's extraordinary film career that was the culmination of the filmmaker's lifelong obsession with Shakespeare's ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff. Usually a comic supporting figure, Falstaff; the loyal, often soused friend of King Henry IV's wayward son Prince Hal, here becomes the focus: a robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen antihero played by Welles with looming, lumbering grace

Blu-ray, region A, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; requires Blu-ray player

Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing

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Additional Credits:
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985, film director, actor
Piedra, Emiliano, film producer
Escolano, Ángel, film producer
Saltzman, Harry, 1915-1994, presenter
Moreau, Jeanne, 1928- actor
Rutherford, Margaret, 1892-1972, actor
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000, actor
Vlady, Marina, 1938- actor
Chiary, Walter, actor
Rey, Fernando, 1917-1994, actor
Richardson, Ralph, Sir, 1902-1983, narrator
Richard, Edmond, director of photography
Lavagnino, Alberto, composer
Muller, Frederick, film editor
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Internacional Films Española,
Alpine Productions,
Criterion Collection (Firm),

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