The Resource David Lean directs Noël Coward

David Lean directs Noël Coward

Label
David Lean directs Noël Coward
Title
David Lean directs Noël Coward
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In which we serve (1942): A sensitive and stirring piece of propaganda telling the tale of a group of Royal Navy sailors as they battle the Germans in the Mediterranean and of the lives they left back home
  • This happy breed (1944): The story of a London family from 1919 to 1939, and their struggle to maintain a stable life in the period between the two World Wars
  • Blithe spirit (1945): A sprightly supernatural comedy with winning performances, David Lean's delightful film version of Noel Coward's theater sensation stars Rex Harrison as a novelist who cheekily invites a medium to his house, accidentally summoning the spirit of his dead first wife-- a severe inconvenience for his current one
  • Brief encounter (1945): Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson star as middle-class suburbanites whose casual friendship evolves into a passionate yearning for each other. But as their affections grow stronger, they must face a difficult decision that will affect both of their lives forever
Related
Member of
Awards note
  • In which we serve: New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Film, 1942
  • Brief encounter: Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prize of the Festival, 1946, David Lean
Cataloging source
SINAP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Blithe spirit (Motion picture)
Dewey number
791.43/75
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.D38 2012
PerformerNote
  • In which we serve: Noel Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles
  • This happy breed: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, John Mills, Kay Walsh
  • Blithe spirit: Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond, Margaret Rutherford
  • Brief encounter: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1899-1973
  • 1908-1991
  • 1899-1973
  • 1899-1973
  • 1899-1973
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Coward, Noel
  • Lean, David
  • Neame, Ronald
  • Havelock-Allan, Anthony
  • Coward, Noel
  • Coward, Noel
  • Coward, Noel
  • British Lion Films
  • Two Cities Films
  • Cineguild (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
407
Series statement
  • The Criterion collection
  • The Criterion collection
  • The Criterion collection
  • The Criterion collection
  • The Criterion collection
Series volume
  • 603 (set)
  • 604 (In which we serve)
  • 605 (This happy breed)
  • 606 (Blithe spirit)
  • 76 (Brief encounter)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Seances
  • Housewives
  • Railroad stations
  • Adultery
  • Marriage
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
Technique
live action
Label
David Lean directs Noël Coward
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • This happy breed and Blithe spirit adapted from the plays of the same title by Noel Coward. Brief encounter adapted from the play Still life by Noel Coward
  • Originally released by Great Britain as motion pictures in 1942 (In which we serve), 1944 (This happy breed) and 1945 (Blithe spirit, Brief encounter)
  • Special features include: Audio commentary on Brief Encounter by film historian Bruce Eder; New interviews with Noël Coward scholar Barry Day on all of the films; Interview with cinematographer-screenwriter-producer Ronald Neame from 2010; Short documentaries from 2000 on the making of In Which We Serve and Brief Encounter; David Lean: a self portrait, a 1971 television documentary on Lean's career; Episode of the British television series The Southbank Show from 1992 on the life and career of Coward; Audio recording of a 1969 conversation between actor Richard Attenborough and Coward at London's National Film Theatre; Trailers
Accompanying material
booklet (45 pages : illustrations (1 color) ; 18 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • [Disc 3].
  • Blithe spirit
  • a Two Cities film ; a Noel Coward-Cineguild production ; produced by Noel Coward ; directed by David Lean ; adapted for the screen by David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan
  • (96 min.)
  • [Disc 4].
  • Brief encounter / a Noel Coward-Cineguild production ; produced by Noel Coward ; directed by David Lean
  • (86 min.)
  • [Disc 1].
  • In which we serve
  • British Lion Film Corpn. Ltd. presents a Two Cities film ; produced by Noel Coward ; directed by Noel Coward and David Lean
  • (114 min.)
  • [Disc 2].
  • This happy breed
  • a Two Cities film ; a Noel-Coward-Cineguild production ; produced by Noel Coward ; directed by David Lean ; adapted for the screen by David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock Allan
  • (111 min.)
Control code
1822287
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Blu-ray special edition.
Extent
4 videodiscs (407 min.)
Isbn
9781604655582
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515092814
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
  • CC2119BD
  • CC2120BD
  • CC2121BD
  • CC2122BD
  • CC2123BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o806426053
  • (OCoLC)806426053
System details
Blu-ray, Region A (Produced for Region A (North America, South America, Central America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia); mono
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
David Lean directs Noël Coward
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • This happy breed and Blithe spirit adapted from the plays of the same title by Noel Coward. Brief encounter adapted from the play Still life by Noel Coward
  • Originally released by Great Britain as motion pictures in 1942 (In which we serve), 1944 (This happy breed) and 1945 (Blithe spirit, Brief encounter)
  • Special features include: Audio commentary on Brief Encounter by film historian Bruce Eder; New interviews with Noël Coward scholar Barry Day on all of the films; Interview with cinematographer-screenwriter-producer Ronald Neame from 2010; Short documentaries from 2000 on the making of In Which We Serve and Brief Encounter; David Lean: a self portrait, a 1971 television documentary on Lean's career; Episode of the British television series The Southbank Show from 1992 on the life and career of Coward; Audio recording of a 1969 conversation between actor Richard Attenborough and Coward at London's National Film Theatre; Trailers
Accompanying material
booklet (45 pages : illustrations (1 color) ; 18 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • [Disc 3].
  • Blithe spirit
  • a Two Cities film ; a Noel Coward-Cineguild production ; produced by Noel Coward ; directed by David Lean ; adapted for the screen by David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan
  • (96 min.)
  • [Disc 4].
  • Brief encounter / a Noel Coward-Cineguild production ; produced by Noel Coward ; directed by David Lean
  • (86 min.)
  • [Disc 1].
  • In which we serve
  • British Lion Film Corpn. Ltd. presents a Two Cities film ; produced by Noel Coward ; directed by Noel Coward and David Lean
  • (114 min.)
  • [Disc 2].
  • This happy breed
  • a Two Cities film ; a Noel-Coward-Cineguild production ; produced by Noel Coward ; directed by David Lean ; adapted for the screen by David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock Allan
  • (111 min.)
Control code
1822287
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Blu-ray special edition.
Extent
4 videodiscs (407 min.)
Isbn
9781604655582
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515092814
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
  • CC2119BD
  • CC2120BD
  • CC2121BD
  • CC2122BD
  • CC2123BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o806426053
  • (OCoLC)806426053
System details
Blu-ray, Region A (Produced for Region A (North America, South America, Central America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia); mono
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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