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The Resource The magnificent Ambersons, an RKO Radio picture ; a Mercury Production by Orson Welles ; [screenplay, production & direction by Orson Welles]

The magnificent Ambersons, an RKO Radio picture ; a Mercury Production by Orson Welles ; [screenplay, production & direction by Orson Welles]

Label
The magnificent Ambersons
Title
The magnificent Ambersons
Statement of responsibility
an RKO Radio picture ; a Mercury Production by Orson Welles ; [screenplay, production & direction by Orson Welles]
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Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
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Production company
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Orson Welles's beautiful, nostalgia-suffused second feature--the subject of one of cinema's greatest missing-footage tragedies--harks back to turn-of-the-twentieth-century Indianapolis, chronicling the inexorable decline in the fortunes of an affluent family. Adapted from an acclaimed Booth Tarkington novel and featuring restlessly inventive camera work and powerful performances from a cast including Joseph Cotten, Tim Holt, and Agnes Moorehead, the film traces the rifts deepening within the Amberson clan--at the same time as the forces of progress begin to transform the city they once ruled. Though RKO excised over forty minutes of footage, now lost to history, and added an incongruously upbeat ending, The Magnificent Ambersons is an emotionally rich family saga and a masterful elegy for a bygone chapter of American life"--Container
Member of
Awards note
  • National Board of Review, USA, 1942: NBR Award in Best Acting (Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead).
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards, 1942: NYFCC Award in Best Actress (Agnes Moorehead).
  • National Film Preservation Board, USA 1991: National Film Registry.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Magnificent Ambersons (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Director of photography, Stanley Cortez ; editor, Robert Wise ; original score, Bernard Herrmann
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.M25433 2018
PerformerNote
Narrator, Orson Welles ; cast, Joseph Cotten, Anne Baxter, Agnes Moorehead, Dolores Costello, Tim Holt, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Richard Bennett
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1915-1985
  • 1905-1994
  • 1906-1974
  • 1905-1979
  • 1918-1973
  • 1889-1965
  • 1885-1969
  • 1873-1944
  • 1914-2005
  • 1911-1975
  • 1869-1946
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  • Welles, Orson
  • Cotten, Joseph
  • Baxter, Anne
  • Moorehead, Agnes
  • Costello, Dolores
  • Holt, Tim
  • Collins, Ray
  • Sanford, Erskine
  • Bennett, Richard
  • Cortez, Stanley
  • Wise, Robert
  • Herrmann, Bernard
  • Tarkington, Booth
  • Mercury Productions, Inc
  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
88
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
952
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  • Families
  • Children of the rich
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Mothers and sons
  • Social change
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Children of the rich
  • Families
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Mothers and sons
  • Social change
  • Indiana
Technique
live action
Label
The magnificent Ambersons, an RKO Radio picture ; a Mercury Production by Orson Welles ; [screenplay, production & direction by Orson Welles]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • Credits from booklet; most film credits are spoken aloud
  • Based on the novel by Booth Tarkington
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942
  • Features: New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Two audio commentaries, featuring scholars Robert L. Carringer, and James Naremore and critic Jonathan Rosenbaum; New interviews with film historians Simon Callow and Joseph McBride; video essay "The cinematographers" by Orson Welles scholar François Thomas; video essay "The score" by Bernard Herrmann scholar Christopher Husted; Director Orson Welles on The Dick Cavett Show in 1970; Segment from a 1925 silent film adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons; Audio from a 1978 AFI symposium on Welles, and audio interviews with Welles conducted by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich; Two Mercury Theatre radio plays: Seventeen (1938), an adaptation of another Booth Tarkington novel by Welles, and The Magnificent Ambersons (1939); Trailer; and a booklet with an essays by authors and critics Molly Haskell, Luc Sante, Geoffrey O'Brien, Farran Smith Nehme, and Jonathan Lethem, and excerpts from an unfinished 1982 memoir by Welles
Accompanying material
1 booklet (57 pages ; 18 cm)
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
Control code
on1056157976
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
  • Blu-ray special edition.
  • Blu-ray edition
Extent
1 videodisc (88 min.)
Isbn
9781681435244
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515223515
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2967BD
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1056157976
System details
Blu-ray; region A; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; LPCM monaural
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
The magnificent Ambersons, an RKO Radio picture ; a Mercury Production by Orson Welles ; [screenplay, production & direction by Orson Welles]
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • Credits from booklet; most film credits are spoken aloud
  • Based on the novel by Booth Tarkington
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942
  • Features: New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Two audio commentaries, featuring scholars Robert L. Carringer, and James Naremore and critic Jonathan Rosenbaum; New interviews with film historians Simon Callow and Joseph McBride; video essay "The cinematographers" by Orson Welles scholar François Thomas; video essay "The score" by Bernard Herrmann scholar Christopher Husted; Director Orson Welles on The Dick Cavett Show in 1970; Segment from a 1925 silent film adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons; Audio from a 1978 AFI symposium on Welles, and audio interviews with Welles conducted by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich; Two Mercury Theatre radio plays: Seventeen (1938), an adaptation of another Booth Tarkington novel by Welles, and The Magnificent Ambersons (1939); Trailer; and a booklet with an essays by authors and critics Molly Haskell, Luc Sante, Geoffrey O'Brien, Farran Smith Nehme, and Jonathan Lethem, and excerpts from an unfinished 1982 memoir by Welles
Accompanying material
1 booklet (57 pages ; 18 cm)
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
Control code
on1056157976
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
  • Blu-ray special edition.
  • Blu-ray edition
Extent
1 videodisc (88 min.)
Isbn
9781681435244
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515223515
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2967BD
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1056157976
System details
Blu-ray; region A; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; LPCM monaural
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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