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The Resource George Balanchine's The nutcracker, Elektra Entertainment and Regency Enterprises present a Krasnow/Milchan/Hurwitz production of an Emile Ardonlio film ; music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky ; choreography by George Balanchine ; adapted from the stage production by Peter Martins ; executive producer, Arnon Milchan ; narration written by Susan Cooper ; produced by Robert A. Krasnow and Robert Hurwitz ; directed by Emile Ardolino, (videorecording)

George Balanchine's The nutcracker, Elektra Entertainment and Regency Enterprises present a Krasnow/Milchan/Hurwitz production of an Emile Ardonlio film ; music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky ; choreography by George Balanchine ; adapted from the stage production by Peter Martins ; executive producer, Arnon Milchan ; narration written by Susan Cooper ; produced by Robert A. Krasnow and Robert Hurwitz ; directed by Emile Ardolino, (videorecording)

Label
George Balanchine's The nutcracker
Title
George Balanchine's The nutcracker
Statement of responsibility
Elektra Entertainment and Regency Enterprises present a Krasnow/Milchan/Hurwitz production of an Emile Ardonlio film ; music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky ; choreography by George Balanchine ; adapted from the stage production by Peter Martins ; executive producer, Arnon Milchan ; narration written by Susan Cooper ; produced by Robert A. Krasnow and Robert Hurwitz ; directed by Emile Ardolino
Title variation
Nutcracker
Creator
Contributor
Adapter
Author
Choreographer
Dancer
Director
Narrator
Performer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Despite its elegant gorgeous stage set, and costumes of awesome beauty and richness of detail, some of the fairy-tale magic of "George Balanchine's 'The Nutcracker' " has been lost in its translation from a staged ballet into a film. However, the dancing is breathtaking, the narration keeps the story moving, and it is as well acted as it is danced. This is a full corps de ballet version, sumptuous with classic ballet sequences in their full glory. The story is simple: Herr Drosselmeier presents Marie with the Nutcracker, who battles and defeats the Mouse King, and as the Nutcracker Prince he escorts Marie to the land of the Sugarplum Fairy. With its parents, guests, and children sharing a 19th-century Christmas Eve of games and folk dances, the film has all the right storybook inflections
Member of
sxJrnMt-YSA
Cataloging source
ZPP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • George Balanchine's The nutcracker (Motion picture)
  • Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Balanchine, after Ivanov)
Credits note
Production design and scenery by Rouben Ter-Arutunian ; music performed by New York City Ballet Orchestra ; conducted by David Zinman ; editor, Girish Bhargava ; director of photography, Ralf Bode ; costumes, Karinska
Dewey number
792.8/4
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: G
Language note
In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
GV1790.N8
LC item number
B35 1997
PerformerNote
New York City Ballet; Darci Kistler (the Sugarplum Fairy), Damian Woetzel (Cavalier), Kyra Nichols (Dewdrop), Bart Robinson Cook (Drosselmeier), Heather Watts (Frau Stahlbaum), Robert LaFosse (Dr. Stahlbaum), Jessica Lynn Cohen (Marie), Macaulay Culkin (Drosselmeier's nephew/the Nutcracker), Wendy Whelan (Coffee), Margaret Tracey (Marzipan), Gen Horiuchi (Tea), Tom Gold (Candy Cane), Lourdes Lopez and Nilas Martins (Hot Chocolate), William Otto (Mother Ginger), Peter Reznick (Fritz), Edward Bigelow and Karin von Aroldingen (Grandparents); narrated by Kevin Kline
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1840-1893
  • 1946-
  • 1935-
  • 1964-
  • 1980-
  • 1776-1822
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich
  • Balanchine, George
  • Martins, Peter
  • Milchan, Arnon
  • Cooper, Susan
  • Krasnow, Robert A
  • Hurwitz, Robert
  • Ardolino, Emile
  • Kistler, Darci
  • Woetzel, Damian
  • Nichols, Kyra
  • Cook, Bart
  • Watts, Heather
  • La Fosse, Robert
  • Cohen, Jessica Lynn
  • Culkin, Macaulay
  • Kline, Kevin
  • Hoffmann, E. T. A.
  • New York City Ballet
  • New York City Ballet
  • Elektra Entertainment (Firm)
  • Regency Enterprises
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
93
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ballets
  • Nutcrackers (Implements)
  • Children's dreams
  • Ballets
Technique
live action
Label
George Balanchine's The nutcracker, Elektra Entertainment and Regency Enterprises present a Krasnow/Milchan/Hurwitz production of an Emile Ardonlio film ; music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky ; choreography by George Balanchine ; adapted from the stage production by Peter Martins ; executive producer, Arnon Milchan ; narration written by Susan Cooper ; produced by Robert A. Krasnow and Robert Hurwitz ; directed by Emile Ardolino, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the story by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1993
  • Double-sided disc includes widescreen feature presentation (Side A) and screen feature presentation (Side B)
  • Special features: Text features: Cast and crew; A history of the story; The dream team; Choreographing the camera; Special effects; Recommendations; Theatrical trailer (
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocn263036845
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (93 min.)
Isbn
9781419871658
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929030828
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 1000040757
  • 3000018200
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)263036845
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital stereo, Dolby digital mono.; standard presentation formatted to fit standard televisions, and widescreen presentation preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition; enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
George Balanchine's The nutcracker, Elektra Entertainment and Regency Enterprises present a Krasnow/Milchan/Hurwitz production of an Emile Ardonlio film ; music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky ; choreography by George Balanchine ; adapted from the stage production by Peter Martins ; executive producer, Arnon Milchan ; narration written by Susan Cooper ; produced by Robert A. Krasnow and Robert Hurwitz ; directed by Emile Ardolino, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the story by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1993
  • Double-sided disc includes widescreen feature presentation (Side A) and screen feature presentation (Side B)
  • Special features: Text features: Cast and crew; A history of the story; The dream team; Choreographing the camera; Special effects; Recommendations; Theatrical trailer (
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocn263036845
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (93 min.)
Isbn
9781419871658
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929030828
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 1000040757
  • 3000018200
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)263036845
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital stereo, Dolby digital mono.; standard presentation formatted to fit standard televisions, and widescreen presentation preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition; enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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