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Title A taste of honey [videorecording] / Bryanston presents ; a Woodfall film ; screenplay by Shelagh Delaney and Tony Richardson ; produced and directed by Tony Richardson.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]


Volume Number of Copies Request
DISC 1-2 1 Request this Volume
Edition DVD edition.
Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (100 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Playing Time 014000
Description two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical mono Dolby Digital 1.0 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture lcsh
Series The Criterion collection ; 829
Criterion collection. 829.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC, region 1; widescreen 1.66:1 presentation; Dolby digital 1.0.
Cast Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Rita Tushingham, Murray Melvin, Paul Danquah.
Credits Music, John Addison ; art director, Ralph Brinton ; director of photography, Walter Lasally ; editor, Antony Gibbs ; wardrobe, Sophie Devine, Barbara Gillett.
Note Title from title frame.
Adapted from the play by Shelagh Delaney.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Summary Based on one of the most controversial plays of its time, shows how a disaffected teenager finds her way amid the economic desperation of industrial Manchester, and despite an absent, self-absorbed mother. With its unapologetic identification with social outcasts and its sensitive, modern approach to matters of sexuality and race, a classic that is still a startling benchmark work of realism.
Note Special features on disc one: new, restored, 4K digital transfer; audio interview with director and coscreenwriter Tony Richardson from the 1962 Cannes Film Festival; "Momma don't allow" (1956), a Free Cinema short film by Richardson and shot by Lassally; Disc two: The actors (interviews with actors Rita Tushingham and Murray Melvin, recorded by Criterion in 2016); excerpt from a 1960 television interview with playwright Shelagh Delaney on the series Close-Up; interview from 1998 with cinematographer Walter Lassally; Remaking British theater: Joan Littlewood and "A Taste of Honey," a new piece about the film's stage origins, featuring an interview with theater scholar Kate Dorney; booklet essay by film scholar Colin MacCabe.
Contents Disc 1. Main feature. -- Disc 2. Special features.
Access Classroom use may be subject to licensing restrictions Videorecordings.
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject Delaney, Shelagh, 1939-2011 -- Film adaptations -- Video recordings.
Teenage girls -- England -- Manchester -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Dysfunctional families -- England -- Manchester -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Mothers and daughters -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Interracial dating -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Manchester (England) -- Social conditions -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Genre/Form Social problem films.
Video recordings.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Richardson, Tony, 1928-1991, screenwriter, film producer, film director.
Delaney, Shelagh, 1939-2011, screenwriter.
Lassally, Walter, 1926-2017, director of photography.
Addison, John, 1920-1998, composer (expression)
Gibbs, Antony, 1925-2016, editor of moving image work.
Brinton, Ralph, art director.
Devine, Sophie, 1901- costume designer.
Gillett, Barbara, costume designer.
Bryan, Dora, actor.
Stephens, Robert, 1931-1995, actor.
Tushingham, Rita, 1942- actor.
Melvin, Murray, 1932- actor.
Danquah, Paul, 1925-2015, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Delaney, Shelagh, 1939-2011. Taste of honey.
Container of (work) Richardson, Tony, 1928-1991. Momma don't allow.
Bryanston Pictures, presenter.
Woodfall Film Productions, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Taste of honey (Motion picture : 1961)
Momma don't allow.
Remaking British theater.
Standard No. 715515184816
ISBN 9781681431956
Music No. CC2668D The Criterion Collection
CC2668D-1 The Criterion Collection
CC2668D-2 The Criterion Collection
CC2668DDVD The Criterion Collection

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