Othello
(DVD)

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[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017].
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Format
DVD
Edition
Special edition.
Physical Desc
3 videodiscs (93 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (10 pages, folded : illustrations ; 18 cm).
Language
English
ISBN
9781681433035, 1681433036
UPC
715515197915

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Title from container.
General Note
Originally screened with a dubbed-Italian soundtrack in Rome, Italy, in 1951, and later released with its original English-language soundtrack in Europe (1952), and in the U.S. and U.K. (1955).
General Note
Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
General Note
Accompanying insert comprises film credits, information about the transfers, and an essay by film critic Geoffrey O'Brien.
General Note
Special features: Audio commentary from 1995 featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and Orson Welles scholar Myron Meisel (only available with 1955 version); "Return to Glennascaul", a 1953 short film made by actors Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards during a hiatus from shooting "Othello"; new interview with Welles biographer Simon Callow; "Souvenirs d'"Othello," a 1995 documentary about actor Suzanne Cloutier by François Girard; new interview with scholar François Thomas on the two versions; new interview with Ayanna Thompson, author of "Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America"; interview from 2014 with scholar Joseph McBride.
Creation/Production Credits
Editors, John Shepridge, Jean Sacha, Renzo Lucidi, William Morton ; photographers, Anchisi Brizzi, G.R. Aldo [that is, Aldo Graziati], George Fanto, Alberto Fusi, Oberdan Troiani.. ; music, Francesco Lavagnino, Alberto Barberis ; conductor, Willy Ferrero ; costume design, Maria De Matteis ; production design, Alexander Trauner, Luigi Scaccianoce.
Participants/Performers
Orson Welles (Othello), Micheál MacLiammóir (Iago), Suzanne Cloutier (Desdemona), Robert Coote (Roderigo), Fay Compton (Emilia), Hilton Edwards (Brabantio), Nicholas Bruce (Lodovico), Michael Laurence (Cassio), Doris Dowling (Bianca).
Date/Time and Place of Event
Filmed on location in Europe and North America.
Description
Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play in which the evil Iago plants the seeds of doubt in Othello's mind about Desdemona's fidelity.
System Details
DVD, Dolby Digital monoaural; 1.37:1 aspect ratio (full screen); region 1, NTSC.
Language
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH) (only available with1955 version).
Awards
Winner of best picture, Cannes Film Festival, 1952
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Welles-Smith, B., Welles, O., Mac Liammóir, M., Cloutier, S., Coote, R., Compton, F., Edwards, H., Bruce, N., Laurence, M., Dowling, D., Brizzi, A., Graziati, A., Fanto, G., Lavagnino, F., Barberis, A., Ferrero, W., O'Brien, G., Bogdanovich, P., Meisel, M., Callow, S., Girard, F., Thomas, F., Thompson, A., McBride, J., & Shakespeare, W. (2017). Othello. Special edition. [New York, New York]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Beatrice, Welles-Smith et al.. 2017. Othello. [New York, New York]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Beatrice, Welles-Smith et al., Othello. [New York, New York]: The Criterion Collection, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Welles-Smith, Beatrice,, et al. Othello. Special edition. [New York, New York]: The Criterion Collection, 2017. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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