Die 3groschenoper The threepenny opera


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Special ed.
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Title from opening frames.
General Note
Based on the play "Threepenny opera" by Bertolt Brecht which was based on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera."
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1931.
General 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.
Creation/Production Credits
Photography, F.A. Wagner ; edited by Hans Oser.
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).
"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.
System Details
DVD ; NTSC ; Region 1 ; full screen (4:3) presentation ; aspect ratio 1.19:1; Dolby Digital Mono sound.
Sung in German ; with optional English subtitles.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lion, M., Térac, S., Mauprey, A., Florelle., Modot, G., Rentschler, E., Bathrick, D., Andrejew, A., O'Brien, C., Rayns, T., Weill, K., Brecht, B., Gay, J., Casparius, H., Préjean, A., Oser, J., Neher, C., Lania, L., Wagner, F. A., Balázs, B., Pabst, G. W. 1., Nebenzal, S., Forster, R., Vajda, L., Schünzel, R., Rasp, F., Gert, V., Lenya, L., Thimig, H., Busch, E., & Sokoloff, V. (2007). Die 3groschenoper: The threepenny opera (Special ed.). Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Margo Lion et al.. 2007. Die 3groschenoper: The Threepenny Opera. [Irvington, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Margo Lion et al.. Die 3groschenoper: The Threepenny Opera [Irvington, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Lion, Margo, et al. Die 3groschenoper: The Threepenny Opera Special ed., Criterion Collection, 2007.

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