The Resource Othello, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Castle Rock Entertainment presents ; a Dakota Films/Imminent Films production ; directed by Oliver Parker ; adapted for the screen by Oliver Parker, from the play by William Shakespeare ; produced by Luc Roeg and David Barron ; released by Columbia Pictures, (videorecording)

Othello, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Castle Rock Entertainment presents ; a Dakota Films/Imminent Films production ; directed by Oliver Parker ; adapted for the screen by Oliver Parker, from the play by William Shakespeare ; produced by Luc Roeg and David Barron ; released by Columbia Pictures, (videorecording)

Label
Othello
Title
Othello
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures ; Castle Rock Entertainment presents ; a Dakota Films/Imminent Films production ; directed by Oliver Parker ; adapted for the screen by Oliver Parker, from the play by William Shakespeare ; produced by Luc Roeg and David Barron ; released by Columbia Pictures
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In Venice during 1570, Desdemona, daughter of a powerful nobleman, elopes with Othello, a proud Moor celebrated as the city's most awesome warrior. Iago, who has served alongside Othello for a decade, is angered when the general chooses another lieutenant, Cassio, as his second in command. In retribution, Iago sabotages Cassio's promotion and convinces Othello that the handsome officer is cuckolding him. Othello writhes under the tortures Iago has created, and in a fit of jealousy smothers Desdemona, who caresses her beloved husband as she dies. Unfortunately, as adapted by director Parker, this is Shakespeare Lite, a primer for those who refuse to wrap themselves in his poetry, but do want to know what happened. The result is a movie that will not give viewers much of an idea of Shakespeare's play, and may inadvertently lead to ideas about interracial love that were not much on Shakespeare's mind. The audience must think, "There, but for the grace of God, go we," or the production has not worked
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Cataloging source
GZD
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, David Johnson ; production designer, Tim Harvey ; film editor, Tony Lawson ; music composed by Charlie Mole ; costumes designed by Caroline Harris ;
Date time place
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1995
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Rated R for some sexuality; Canadian Home Video Rating: Rated PG
Language note
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English or French; closed-captioned
LC call number
PR2829.A23
LC item number
O84 2000
PerformerNote
Laurence Fishburne (Othello), Irene Jacob (Desdemona), Kenneth Branagh (Iago), Nathaniel Parker (Cassio), Michael Maloney (Roderigo), Anna Patrick (Emilia), Nicholas Farrell (Montano), Indra Ove (Bianca), Michael Sheen (Lodovico), Andre Oumansky (Gratiano), Philip Locke (1st senator), John Savident (2nd senator), Gabriele Ferzetti (Duke of Venice), Pierre Vaneck (Brabantio)
Runtime
123
Technique
live action
Othello, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Castle Rock Entertainment presents ; a Dakota Films/Imminent Films production ; directed by Oliver Parker ; adapted for the screen by Oliver Parker, from the play by William Shakespeare ; produced by Luc Roeg and David Barron ; released by Columbia Pictures, (videorecording)
Label
Othello, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Castle Rock Entertainment presents ; a Dakota Films/Imminent Films production ; directed by Oliver Parker ; adapted for the screen by Oliver Parker, from the play by William Shakespeare ; produced by Luc Roeg and David Barron ; released by Columbia Pictures, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Double-sided disc includes standard full screen format on side A, (side one) and widescreen format on side B (side two)
  • Special features: Theatrical trailer (2 min.)
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Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Secret nuptials -- Father's anger -- Witchcraft used -- Here's my husband -- More fair than black -- "I hate the Moor" -- Well tuned now -- Night of revels -- Cassio demoted -- Virtue into pitch -- "Look to your wife" -- Handkerchief -- "Villain, be sure" -- Not at hand -- Into a trance -- Cassio and Bianca -- Blood to the boil -- Fire and brimstone -- Whore of Venice -- This is the night -- "Willow"/of men and women -- Murder in the street -- Put out the light -- Desdemona's deathbed -- Foul murder done -- Treachery exposed -- "I never will speak word" -- "Not wisely but too well" -- Iago's work -- End credits
Control code
ocm44012130
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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Extent
1 videodisc (double-sided) (123 min.)
Isbn
9780780629363
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
053939253023
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
C2530
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)44012130
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital surround stereo; widescreen or full screen presentation; double-sided disc
Video recording format
laserdisc

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