The Resource A private function, HandMade Films ; written by Alan Bennett ; original story by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray ; produced by Mark Shivas ; directed by Malcolm Mowbray

A private function, HandMade Films ; written by Alan Bennett ; original story by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray ; produced by Mark Shivas ; directed by Malcolm Mowbray

Label
A private function
Title
A private function
Statement of responsibility
HandMade Films ; written by Alan Bennett ; original story by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray ; produced by Mark Shivas ; directed by Malcolm Mowbray
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
An ambitious couple and a V.I.P (Very Important Pig) collide in this outrageous comedy of manners! During a time of extreme food rationing in England following World War II, one town's upper class bends the rules by illegally fattening a prize pig for a feast to celebrate the upcoming royal wedding. When a timid foot doctor and his bossy wife get wind of the plan, they seize the chance to climb the social ladder by kidnapping the pig, which has a few unpleasant surprises of its own in store.--Container
Cataloging source
JTD
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Executive producers, George Harrison and Denis O'Brien ; music, John Du Prez
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
English dialogue, English subtitles for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.P75 2011
PerformerNote
Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliot, Richard Griffiths, Tony Haygarth, John Normington, Bill Paterson, Liz Smith, Alison Steadman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1934-
  • 1934-
  • 1947-2013
  • 1945-
  • 1937-2007
  • 1945-
  • 1921-2016
  • 1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bennett, Alan
  • Mowbray, Malcolm
  • Shivas, Mark
  • Palin, Michael
  • Smith, Maggie
  • Elliott, Denholm
  • Griffiths, Richard
  • Haygarth, Tony
  • Normington, John
  • Paterson, Bill
  • Smith, Liz
  • Steadman, Alison
  • Du Prez, John
  • Handmade Films
  • Image Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
92
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rationing
  • Swine
  • England
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
A private function, HandMade Films ; written by Alan Bennett ; original story by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray ; produced by Mark Shivas ; directed by Malcolm Mowbray
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Videodisc release of the 1984 motion picture by HandMade Films
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn701065800
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 92 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
014381658026
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
ID6580HHDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen 1.78:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A private function, HandMade Films ; written by Alan Bennett ; original story by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray ; produced by Mark Shivas ; directed by Malcolm Mowbray
Publication
Note
Videodisc release of the 1984 motion picture by HandMade Films
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn701065800
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 92 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
014381658026
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
ID6580HHDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen 1.78:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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