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The Resource Die 3groschenoper : The Threepenny opera, Janus Films ; [Warner Bros. Pictures ; in association with Tobis Filmkunst] ; [presented by] Thomas J. Brandon ; Frei nach Brecht ; manuskript, Lania, Vajda, Balázs ; regie, G.W. Pabst

Die 3groschenoper : The Threepenny opera, Janus Films ; [Warner Bros. Pictures ; in association with Tobis Filmkunst] ; [presented by] Thomas J. Brandon ; Frei nach Brecht ; manuskript, Lania, Vajda, Balázs ; regie, G.W. Pabst

Label
Die 3groschenoper : The Threepenny opera
Title
Die 3groschenoper
Title remainder
The Threepenny opera
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; [Warner Bros. Pictures ; in association with Tobis Filmkunst] ; [presented by] Thomas J. Brandon ; Frei nach Brecht ; manuskript, Lania, Vajda, Balázs ; regie, G.W. Pabst
Title variation
  • 3 Groschen opera
  • 3 penny opera
  • Dreigroschenoper
  • Threepenny opera
  • Drei Groschen Oper
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • eng
  • ger
  • ger
Summary
"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With a palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The threepenny opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema." -- container
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
ILO
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Producer, Seymour Nebenzal ; photography, F.A. Wagner ; edited by Hans Oser ; music by Kurt Weill
Language note
In German ; with optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
Lotte Lenya, Rudolph Forster, Carola Neher, Reinhold Schünzel, Fritz Rasp, Valeska Gert, Hermann Thimig, Ernst Busch, Vladimir Sokoloff
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1885-1967
  • 1884-1968
  • 1900-1942
  • 1888-1954
  • 1891-1976
  • 1890-1982
  • 1900-1980
  • 1889-1962
  • 1898-1956
  • 1900-1950
  • 1685-1732
  • 1898-1974
  • 1887-1970
  • 1899-1989
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pabst, G. W.
  • Nebenzal, Seymour
  • Brandon, Thomas
  • Lenya, Lotte
  • Forster, Rudolf
  • Neher, Carola
  • Schünzel, Reinhold
  • Rasp, Fritz
  • Gert, Valeska
  • Thimig, Hermann
  • Busch, Ernst
  • Sokoloff, Vladimir
  • Brecht, Bertolt
  • Weill, Kurt
  • Gay, John
  • Térac, Solange
  • Mauprey, André
  • Préjean, Albert
  • Florelle
  • Modot, Gaston
  • Lion, Margo
  • O'Brien, Charles
  • Janus Films
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Tobis Filmkunst GmbH
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
110
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
405
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Criminals
  • Poor
  • Social conflict
  • Operas
  • Foreign films
  • Soho (London, England)
Technique
live action
Label
Die 3groschenoper : The Threepenny opera, Janus Films ; [Warner Bros. Pictures ; in association with Tobis Filmkunst] ; [presented by] Thomas J. Brandon ; Frei nach Brecht ; manuskript, Lania, Vajda, Balázs ; regie, G.W. Pabst
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1931
  • Based on the play "Threepenny opera" by Bertolt Brecht which was based on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera."
  • Special features include: restored high-definition digital transfer ; audio commentary by scholars David Bathrick and Eric Rentschler ; archival introduction by stars Fritz Rasp and Ernst Busch ; documentary tracing The threepenny opera's journey from stage to screen ; Pabst's French language version of the film, L'opéra de quat'sous, adapted by Solange Térac with dialogue by André Mauprey, starring Albert Préjean, Florelle, Gaston Modot and Margo Lion ; a multimedia presentation by film scholar Charles O'Brien on the differences between the versions ; archival interview with Fritz Rasp ; galleries of production photos by Hans Casparius and production sketches by art director Andrej Andrejew ; a new essay by film critic Tony Rayns
Accompanying material
1 booklet (24 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
Control code
173181950
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (110 min.)
Isbn
9781934121832
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
  • Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use only.
Other control number
715515025720
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC1713D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format, NTSC ; region 1 ; full scree presentation (aspect ratio 1.19:1) ; Dolby digital mono
Terms governing use
Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Die 3groschenoper : The Threepenny opera, Janus Films ; [Warner Bros. Pictures ; in association with Tobis Filmkunst] ; [presented by] Thomas J. Brandon ; Frei nach Brecht ; manuskript, Lania, Vajda, Balázs ; regie, G.W. Pabst
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1931
  • Based on the play "Threepenny opera" by Bertolt Brecht which was based on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera."
  • Special features include: restored high-definition digital transfer ; audio commentary by scholars David Bathrick and Eric Rentschler ; archival introduction by stars Fritz Rasp and Ernst Busch ; documentary tracing The threepenny opera's journey from stage to screen ; Pabst's French language version of the film, L'opéra de quat'sous, adapted by Solange Térac with dialogue by André Mauprey, starring Albert Préjean, Florelle, Gaston Modot and Margo Lion ; a multimedia presentation by film scholar Charles O'Brien on the differences between the versions ; archival interview with Fritz Rasp ; galleries of production photos by Hans Casparius and production sketches by art director Andrej Andrejew ; a new essay by film critic Tony Rayns
Accompanying material
1 booklet (24 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
Control code
173181950
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (110 min.)
Isbn
9781934121832
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
  • Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use only.
Other control number
715515025720
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC1713D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format, NTSC ; region 1 ; full scree presentation (aspect ratio 1.19:1) ; Dolby digital mono
Terms governing use
Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD

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