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

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2007]


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Edition Special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.).
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video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series The Criterion collection ; 405
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 405.
System Details DVD ; NTSC ; Region 1 ; full screen (4:3) presentation ; aspect ratio 1.19:1; Dolby Digital Mono sound.
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."
Cast 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).
Credits Photography, F.A. Wagner ; edited by Hans Oser.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1931.
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.
Note 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.
Contents Disc One. Feature film ; Audio commentary ; Documentary -- Disc Two. French language version ; Presentation ; Archival view ; Galleries of production photos.
Language Sung in German ; with optional English subtitles.
Subject Gay, John, 1685-1732 -- Film adaptations.
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950 -- Film adaptations.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 -- Film adaptations.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. (OCoLC)fst00031391
Gay, John, 1685-1732. (OCoLC)fst00053455
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. (OCoLC)fst00007430
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Subject Criminals -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century -- Drama.
Poor -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century -- Drama.
Social conflict -- Drama.
Operas -- Film adaptations.
Criminals. (OCoLC)fst00883516
Moral conditions. (OCoLC)fst01026043
Operas. (OCoLC)fst01046191
Poor. (OCoLC)fst01071040
Social conflict. (OCoLC)fst01122378
Soho (London, England) -- Moral conditions -- Drama.
England -- London. (OCoLC)fst01204271
England -- London -- Soho. (OCoLC)fst01323444
Genre/Form Fantasy films.
Opera films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Fantasy -- Feature.
Adaptation -- Feature.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Film adaptations. (OCoLC)fst01710491
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Lania, Leo, 1896-1961, author of screenplay.
Vajda, Ladislaus, 1877-1933, author of screenplay.
Balázs, Béla, 1884-1949, author of screenplay.
Pabst, G. W. (Georg Wilhelm), 1885-1967, director.
Nebenzal, Seymour, producer.
Forster, Rudolf, 1884-1968, singer, actor.
Neher, Carola, 1900-1942, singer, actor.
Schünzel, Reinhold, 1888-1954, singer, actor.
Rasp, Fritz, 1891-1976, singer, actor.
Gert, Valeska, singer, actor.
Lenya, Lotte, singer, actor.
Thimig, Hermann, 1890-1982, singer, actor.
Busch, Ernst, 1900-1980, singer, actor.
Sokoloff, Vladimir, 1889-1962, singer, actor.
Wagner, Fritz Arno, 1894-1958, photographer.
Oser, Jean, 1908-2002, film editor.
Andrejew, André, 1899-1966.
Casparius, Hans.
Térac, Solange.
Mauprey, André.
Préjean, Albert.
Florelle, 1898-1974.
Modot, Gaston, 1887-1970.
Lion, Margo, 1899-1989.
Bathrick, David.
Rentschler, Eric.
O'Brien, Charles, 1955-
Rayns, Tony.
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. Dreigroschenoper.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Dreigroschenoper.
Gay, John, 1685-1732. Beggar's opera.
Janus Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note 3groschenoper
Added Title Dreigroschenoper
Threepenny opera
Note Threepenny opera
Three penny opera
Added Title Opéra de quat'sous (Motion picture : 1931)
Opéra de quat'sous.
ISBN 1934121835
Standard No. 715515025720
Music No. CC1713D Criterion Collection

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