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The Resource A midsummer night's dream, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises present a Michael Hoffman film ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Michael Hoffman ; screenplay by Michael Hoffman ; directed by Michael Hoffman, (videorecording)

A midsummer night's dream, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises present a Michael Hoffman film ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Michael Hoffman ; screenplay by Michael Hoffman ; directed by Michael Hoffman, (videorecording)

Label
A midsummer night's dream
Title
A midsummer night's dream
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises present a Michael Hoffman film ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Michael Hoffman ; screenplay by Michael Hoffman ; directed by Michael Hoffman
Title variation
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • Two pairs of star-crossed lovers, a troop of inept amateur actors, a feuding pair of supernatural sprites and a love potion gone awry all come together in an enchanted moonlit forest
  • In the village of Monte Athena in Italy at the turn of the 19th century, necklines are high, parents are rigid, and marriage is seldom a matter of love. Thus, Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander, while her father wants only Demetrius for his son-in-law. Poor Helena burns hot for Demetrius, who avoids her like the plague. Meanwhile, fairy king Oberon is engaged in a battle of wits with his queen, Titania, and has commanded a trick of Puck, which naturally goes horribly wrong. They are all in the enchanted wood on a midsummer's eve, coming out in the end charged with a gift from the fairies--an enchanted eroticism--that sweeps them away to bed chambers and weddings. The film celebrates love's ability to alter reality while quietly acknowledging that any attempt to portray the feeling of love ultimately falls short
Cataloging source
MDK
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Oliver Stapleton ; editor, Garth Craven ; production designer, Luciana Arrighi ; music, Simon Boswell ; costume designer, Gabriella Pescucci
Dewey number
822.33
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some sexual content
Language note
  • Closed captioned
  • Soundtrack in English with optional subtitles in English and Spanish
LC call number
PR2827.A2
LC item number
E94 1999
PerformerNote
Christian Bale (Demetrius), Rupert Everett (Oberon), Calista Flockhart (Helena), Anna Friel (Hermia), Bernard Hill (Egeus), Bill Irwin (Tom Snout), Gregory Jbara (Snug), Kevin Kline (Nick Bottom), Sophie Marceau (Hippolyta), Michelle Pfeiffer (Titania), Roger Rees (Peter Quince), Sam Rockwell (Francis Flute), John Sessions (Philostrate), David Strathairn (Theseus), Stanley Tucci (Puck), Dominic West (Lysander), Max Wright (Robin Starveling)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1956-
  • 1974-
  • 1964-
  • 1976-
  • 1944-
  • 1950-
  • 1966-
  • 1957-
  • 1944-2015
  • 1953-
  • 1969-
  • 1943-
  • 1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hoffman, Michael
  • Urdang, Leslie
  • Bale, Christian
  • Everett, Rupert
  • Flockhart, Calista
  • Friel, Anna
  • Hill, Bernard
  • Irwin, Bill
  • Jbara, Gregory
  • Kline, Kevin
  • Marceau, Sophie
  • Pfeiffer, Michelle
  • Rees, Roger
  • Rockwell, Sam
  • Sessions, John
  • Strathairn, David
  • Tucci, Stanley
  • West, Dominic
  • Wright, Max
  • Boswell, Simon
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Regency Enterprises
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
120
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theseus
  • Hippolyta (Greek mythology)
  • Love
  • Courtship
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Young adults
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Relaciones hombre-mujer
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
A midsummer night's dream, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises present a Michael Hoffman film ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Michael Hoffman ; screenplay by Michael Hoffman ; directed by Michael Hoffman, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
  • Special feature: Original theatrical trailer (2 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm42916863
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
086162123085
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
4112308
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1317230
  • (OCoLC)42916863
System details
DVD ; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A midsummer night's dream, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises present a Michael Hoffman film ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Michael Hoffman ; screenplay by Michael Hoffman ; directed by Michael Hoffman, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
  • Special feature: Original theatrical trailer (2 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm42916863
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
086162123085
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
4112308
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1317230
  • (OCoLC)42916863
System details
DVD ; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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