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The Resource Die 3groschenoper : The threepenny opera, musik von [Kurt] Weill ; manuskript, [Leo] Lania, [Ladislao] Vajda, [Bela] Balazs ; regie, G.W. Pabst ; gesamtleitung, S. Nebenzahl ; Janus Films ; Criterion Collection, (videorecording)

Die 3groschenoper : The threepenny opera, musik von [Kurt] Weill ; manuskript, [Leo] Lania, [Ladislao] Vajda, [Bela] Balazs ; regie, G.W. Pabst ; gesamtleitung, S. Nebenzahl ; Janus Films ; Criterion Collection, (videorecording)

Label
Die 3groschenoper : The threepenny opera
Title
Die 3groschenoper
Title remainder
The threepenny opera
Statement of responsibility
musik von [Kurt] Weill ; manuskript, [Leo] Lania, [Ladislao] Vajda, [Bela] Balazs ; regie, G.W. Pabst ; gesamtleitung, S. Nebenzahl ; Janus Films ; Criterion Collection
Title variation
  • Dreigroschenoper
  • Threepenny opera
  • 3 penny opera
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Film editor
Photographer
Producer
Vocalist
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • fre
  • ger
  • eng
  • 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"--Container
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
ILO
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, F.A. Wagner ; edited by Hans Oser
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Sung in German ; with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.D74 2007
PerformerNote
Rudolph Forster (Mackie Messer) ; Carola Neher (Polly) ; Reinhold Schünzel (Tiger Brown) ; Fritz Rasp (Peachum) ; Valeska Gert (Frau Peachum) ; Lotte Lenya (Jenny) ; Hermann Thimig (Der Pfarrer) ; Ernst Busch (Der Straßensänger) ; Wladimir Sokoloff (Smith)
Runtime
110
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
405
Technique
live action
Label
Die 3groschenoper : The threepenny opera, musik von [Kurt] Weill ; manuskript, [Leo] Lania, [Ladislao] Vajda, [Bela] Balazs ; regie, G.W. Pabst ; gesamtleitung, S. Nebenzahl ; Janus Films ; Criterion Collection, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from opening frames
  • Based on the play "Threepenny opera" by Bertolt Brecht which was based on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera."
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1931
  • Special features: 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 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Disc One. Feature film ; Audio commentary ; Documentary -- Disc Two. French language version ; Presentation ; Archival view ; Galleries of production photos
Control code
ocn173181950
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (110 min.)
Isbn
9781934121832
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515025720
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1713D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)173181950
System details
DVD ; NTSC ; Region 1 ; full screen (4:3) presentation ; aspect ratio 1.19:1; Dolby Digital Mono sound
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Die 3groschenoper : The threepenny opera, musik von [Kurt] Weill ; manuskript, [Leo] Lania, [Ladislao] Vajda, [Bela] Balazs ; regie, G.W. Pabst ; gesamtleitung, S. Nebenzahl ; Janus Films ; Criterion Collection, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from opening frames
  • Based on the play "Threepenny opera" by Bertolt Brecht which was based on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera."
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1931
  • Special features: 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 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Disc One. Feature film ; Audio commentary ; Documentary -- Disc Two. French language version ; Presentation ; Archival view ; Galleries of production photos
Control code
ocn173181950
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (110 min.)
Isbn
9781934121832
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515025720
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1713D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)173181950
System details
DVD ; NTSC ; Region 1 ; full screen (4:3) presentation ; aspect ratio 1.19:1; Dolby Digital Mono sound
Video recording format
DVD

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