Tom Jones

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[New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2018].
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[New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2018].
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2 videodiscs (128 min.; 121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 pages : color illustrations, 18 cm)


General Note
Based on the novel "The history of Tom Jones" by Henry Fielding.
General Note
Essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard in container.
General Note
Includes Theatrical version (1963; 128 min.); Director's cut (1989; 121 min.)
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
General Note
Features on director's cut [disc 1]: new program on the film's cinematography featuring Lassally; new interview with film scholar Duncan Petrie on the movie's impact on British cinema; new interview with the editor of the director's cut, Robert Lambert. -- features on theatrical cut [disc 2]: excerpt from a 1982 episode of The Dick Cavett show featuring actor Albert Finney; new interview with actor Vanessa Redgrave on her former husband, director Tony Richardson; illustrated archival audio interview with composer John Addison on his Oscar-winning score for the film.
Creation/Production Credits
Music, John Addison ; director of photography, Walter Lassally ; editor, Antony Gibbs.
Actors, Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, Diane Cilento, George Devine, David Tomlinson ; narrator, Micheál Mac Liammóir.
"In the early 1960s, at the height of the British New Wave, director Tony Richardson and playwright John Osborne set out for more fanciful territory than the gritty realism of the movement they'd helped establish. Tom Jones brings a theatrical flair to Henry Fielding's canonical eighteenth-century novel, boisterously chronicling the misadventures of the foundling of the title (Albert Finney, in a career-defining performance), whose easy charm seems to lead him astray at every turn from his beloved, the wellborn Sophie Western (Susannah York). This spirited picaresque, evocatively shot in England's rambling countryside and featuring an extraordinary ensemble cast, went on to become a worldwide sensation, winning the Oscar for best picture on the way to securing its status as a classic of irreverent wit and playful cinematic expression"--Container.
System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.66:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital mono (theatrical version), stereo (director's cut).
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired (SDH).

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Richardson, T., Osborne, J., Finney, A., York, S., Griffith, H., Evans, E., Greenwood, J., Cilento, D., Devine, G., Tomlinson, D., Mac Liammóir, M., Addison, J., Lassally, W., Gibbs, A., & Fielding, H. (2018). Tom Jones (Widescreen ed.). Criterion Collection.

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

Tony Richardson et al.. 2018. Tom Jones. [New York, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection.

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

Tony Richardson et al.. Tom Jones [New York, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Richardson, Tony, et al. Tom Jones Widescreen ed., Criterion Collection, 2018.

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