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The Resource Alexander Korda's Private lives, a London Film Productions Limited ; ITV Global Entertainment Limited ; Janus Films ; directed by Alexander Korda, Paul Czinner

Alexander Korda's Private lives, a London Film Productions Limited ; ITV Global Entertainment Limited ; Janus Films ; directed by Alexander Korda, Paul Czinner

Label
Alexander Korda's Private lives
Title
Alexander Korda's Private lives
Statement of responsibility
a London Film Productions Limited ; ITV Global Entertainment Limited ; Janus Films ; directed by Alexander Korda, Paul Czinner
Title variation
Private lives
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Though born to modest means in Hungary, Alexander Korda would go on to become one of the most important filmmakers in the history of British cinema. A producer, writer, and director who navigated toward subjects of major historical significance and mythical distinction, Korda made a name for his production company, London Films, with the Oscar-winning The Private Life of Henry VIII. He then continued his populist investigation behind the scenes and in the bedrooms of such figures as Catherine the Great, Don Juan, and Rembrandt. Mixing stately period drama with surprising satire, these films are exemplars of grand 1930s moviemaking. The Private Life of Henry VIII: Charles Laughton gulps beer and chomps on mutton, in his first of many iconic screen roles, as King Henry VIII, the ultimate anti-husband. Alexander Korda's first major international success is a raucous, entertaining, even poignant peek into the boudoirs of the infamous king and his six wives. The Rise of Catherine the Great: A quick-witted and compelling dramatization of the troubled marriage of Catherine II (played by German actress Elisabeth Bergner, in her English-language debut) to Peter III (a randy Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and her subsequent ascension to the throne as Empress of Russia. The Private Life of Don Juan: Douglas Fairbanks Sr. makes his big-screen swan song with Korda's deliciously satiric deflation of the Don Juan myth. After having faked his own death and escaped Seville, the aging lothario returns, only to find that he has been forgotten; perhaps Merle Oberon's beauty can coax him back. Rembrandt: Charles Laughton once again teams up with Korda for this moving, elegantly shot biopic about the Dutch painter. Beginning when Rembrandt's reputation was at its height, the film then tracks his quiet descent into loneliness and isolated self-expression
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Member of
Cataloging source
CO2
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Rembrandt (Motion picture : 1936)
  • Private life of Henry VIII (Motion picture)
Credits note
The private life of Henry VIII: story and dialogue by Lajos Biro and Arthur Wimperis ; scenario by Arthur Wimperis ; music, Kurt Schroeder ; cinematography, Georges Perinal ; camera, Osmond Borrodaile ; directed by Alexander Korda. The private life of Don Juan: story & dialogue by Frederick Lonsdale and Lajos Biro ; photography, Georges Perinal ; camera, Osmond Borrodaile ; musical compositions, Ernst Toch, Michael Spolianski ; lyrics, Arthur Wimperis ; directed by Alexander Korda. The private life of Catherine the Great: directed by Paul Czinner, produced by Alexander Korda ; story, dailogue, Lajos Biro, Arthur Wimperis, Melchior Lengyel ; scenario and continuity, Arthur Wimperis, Marjorie Deans ; camera, Robert Lapresle ; musical compositions, Ernst Toch ; cinematography, Georges Périnal ; musical director, Muir Mathieson. Rembrandt: director, Alexander Korda ; screenplay, Carl Zuckmayer ; scenario, June Head ; cinematography, Georges Périnal ; musical director, Muir Mathieson ; musical score by Geoffrey Toye
Dewey number
  • [Fic]
  • 813/.52
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.A44 2009
PerformerNote
Douglas Fairbanks, Merle Oberon, Benita Hume, Charles Laughton, Wendy Barrie, Elsa Lanchester, Robert Donat, Binnie Barnes, Everlely Gregg, Elizabeth Bergner, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester, Edward Chapman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1893-1956
  • 1890-1972
  • 1881-1954
  • 1880-1948
  • 1883-1939
  • 1911-1979
  • 1899-1962
  • 1897-1986
  • 1909-2000
  • 1872-1922
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Korda, Alexander
  • Czinner, Paul
  • Lonsdale, Frederick
  • Biró, Lajos
  • Fairbanks, Douglas
  • Oberon, Merle
  • Laughton, Charles
  • Bergner, Elisabeth
  • Fairbanks, Douglas
  • Bataille, Henry
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
  • London Film Productions
  • ITV Global Entertainment
  • Janus Films
Runtime
358
Series statement
Eclipse series
Series volume
16
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Juan
  • Catherine
  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
  • Catherine
  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
  • Juan
  • Great Britain
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Alexander Korda's Private lives, a London Film Productions Limited ; ITV Global Entertainment Limited ; Janus Films ; directed by Alexander Korda, Paul Czinner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The private life of Don Juan: based on a play L'homme á la rose by Henri Bataille
  • The private life of Don Juan: originally produced as a motion picture in 1934 by London Film Productions; The private life of Henry VIII: originally produced as a motion picture in 1933 by London Film Productions; The private life of Catherine the Great: originally produced as a motion picture in 1934 by London Film Productions. Rembrandt: originally produced as a motion picture in 1936 by London Film Productions
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Private life of Henry VIII
  • Rise of Catherine the Great
  • Private life of Don Juan
  • Rembrandt
Control code
ocn320966223
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Standard format.
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 358 min.)
Isbn
9781604651690
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515047418
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
ECL070
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)320966223
System details
DVD; Dolby digital mono.; region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Alexander Korda's Private lives, a London Film Productions Limited ; ITV Global Entertainment Limited ; Janus Films ; directed by Alexander Korda, Paul Czinner
Publication
Note
  • The private life of Don Juan: based on a play L'homme á la rose by Henri Bataille
  • The private life of Don Juan: originally produced as a motion picture in 1934 by London Film Productions; The private life of Henry VIII: originally produced as a motion picture in 1933 by London Film Productions; The private life of Catherine the Great: originally produced as a motion picture in 1934 by London Film Productions. Rembrandt: originally produced as a motion picture in 1936 by London Film Productions
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Private life of Henry VIII
  • Rise of Catherine the Great
  • Private life of Don Juan
  • Rembrandt
Control code
ocn320966223
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Standard format.
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 358 min.)
Isbn
9781604651690
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515047418
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
ECL070
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)320966223
System details
DVD; Dolby digital mono.; region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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