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The Resource Othello, [Westchester Films, Inc. and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present] ; a Mercury production [adapted, produced and directed] by Orson Welles

Othello, [Westchester Films, Inc. and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present] ; a Mercury production [adapted, produced and directed] by Orson Welles

Label
Othello
Title
Othello
Statement of responsibility
[Westchester Films, Inc. and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present] ; a Mercury production [adapted, produced and directed] by Orson Welles
Title variation
  • Tragedy of Othello
  • Otello
  • Orson Welles's Othello
  • William Shakespeare's Othello
Title variation remainder
the Moor of Venice
Contributor
Actor
Commentator
Conductor
Contributor
Director of photography
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play in which the evil Iago plants the seeds of doubt in Othello's mind about Desdemona's fidelity
Related
Member of
Awards note
Winner of best picture, Cannes Film Festival, 1952
Cataloging source
IKG
Characteristic
videorecording
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Othello (Motion picture : 1951)
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Credits note
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
Date time place
Filmed on location in Europe and North America
Dewey number
791.43/75
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Language note
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH)
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PR2829
LC item number
  • .O84 2017
  • .A23 2017
PerformerNote
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)
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  • Welles, Orson
  • Welles-Smith, Beatrice
  • Mac Liammóir, Micheál
  • Cloutier, Suzanne
  • Coote, Robert
  • Compton, Fay
  • Edwards, Hilton
  • Bruce, Nicholas
  • Laurence, Michael
  • Dowling, Doris
  • Brizzi, Anchise
  • Graziati, Aldo
  • Fanto, George
  • Lavagnino, Francesco
  • Barberis, Alberto
  • Ferrero, Willy
  • O'Brien, Geoffrey
  • Bogdanovich, Peter
  • Meisel, Myron
  • Callow, Simon
  • Girard, François
  • Thomas, François
  • Thompson, Ayanna
  • McBride, Joseph
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Westchester Films Inc
  • World Entertainment Corporation
  • Mercury Productions, Inc
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
93
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
870
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  • Othello
  • Desdemona (Fictitious character)
  • Iago (Fictitious character)
  • Muslims
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Jealousy
  • Deception
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Shakespeare, William
Technique
live action
Label
Othello, [Westchester Films, Inc. and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present] ; a Mercury production [adapted, produced and directed] by Orson Welles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 1952 version lacks title screen and credits; title and statement of responsibility partially from container and from 1955 version
  • 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)
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
  • Accompanying insert comprises film credits, information about the transfers, and an essay by film critic Geoffrey O'Brien
  • Full screen (1.37:1)
  • Special features: Disc 1. Simon Callow [In this interview, filmed by the Criterion Collection in 2017, Simon Callow, actor and author of the multivolume biography Orson Welles, discusses the production of Othello, especially Welles's relationship with actors Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards] ; Ayanna Thompson [The question of race is central to Othello. In this interview, filmed by the Criterion Collection in 2017, George Washington University professor Ayanna Thompson, author of Passing strange : Shakespeare, race and contemporary America, discusses the complicated history of white actors portraying Othello the Moor.] ; Joseph McBride [This 2014 interview features Joseph McBride, author of What ever happened to Orson Welles?] ; François Thomas [In this interview, recorded by the Criterion Collection in 2017, film scholar François Thomas, coauthor of Orson Welles at work, discusses the different versions of Welles's Othello.] -- Disc 2. Commentary [Recorded for the Criterion Collection in 1994, this commentary features filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and scholar Myron Meisel.] ; Return to Glennascaul [This 1951 short film featuring Orson Welles was made by actors Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards while on a brief hiatus from the production of Othello] ; Souvenirs d'Othello [This 1995 Canadian documentary features an extensive interview, in English and French, with Suzanne Cloutier (Desdemona) about the making of Othello.] -- Disc 3. Filming Othello [The last completed feature of any kind by Orson Welles, this 1979 documentary dives into the production of Othello and includes an extended conversation between Welles and actors Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards]
Accompanying material
1 folded insert (10 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • by Orson Welles
  • (1979) (83 min.)
  • [disc 1]
  • Othello : 1952 version
  • (93 min.)
  • [disc 2]
  • Tragedy of Othello : 1955 version
  • (91 min.)
  • [disc 3.]
  • Filming "Othello"
Control code
on1005355632
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
DVD special edition.
Extent
3 videodiscs (93, 91 min.)
Isbn
9781681433035
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515197915
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • CC2767D
  • CC2767D-1
  • CC2767D-2
  • CC2767D-3
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1005355632
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, Dolby Digital monoaural; 1.37:1 aspect ratio (full screen)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Othello, [Westchester Films, Inc. and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present] ; a Mercury production [adapted, produced and directed] by Orson Welles
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 1952 version lacks title screen and credits; title and statement of responsibility partially from container and from 1955 version
  • 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)
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
  • Accompanying insert comprises film credits, information about the transfers, and an essay by film critic Geoffrey O'Brien
  • Full screen (1.37:1)
  • Special features: Disc 1. Simon Callow [In this interview, filmed by the Criterion Collection in 2017, Simon Callow, actor and author of the multivolume biography Orson Welles, discusses the production of Othello, especially Welles's relationship with actors Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards] ; Ayanna Thompson [The question of race is central to Othello. In this interview, filmed by the Criterion Collection in 2017, George Washington University professor Ayanna Thompson, author of Passing strange : Shakespeare, race and contemporary America, discusses the complicated history of white actors portraying Othello the Moor.] ; Joseph McBride [This 2014 interview features Joseph McBride, author of What ever happened to Orson Welles?] ; François Thomas [In this interview, recorded by the Criterion Collection in 2017, film scholar François Thomas, coauthor of Orson Welles at work, discusses the different versions of Welles's Othello.] -- Disc 2. Commentary [Recorded for the Criterion Collection in 1994, this commentary features filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and scholar Myron Meisel.] ; Return to Glennascaul [This 1951 short film featuring Orson Welles was made by actors Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards while on a brief hiatus from the production of Othello] ; Souvenirs d'Othello [This 1995 Canadian documentary features an extensive interview, in English and French, with Suzanne Cloutier (Desdemona) about the making of Othello.] -- Disc 3. Filming Othello [The last completed feature of any kind by Orson Welles, this 1979 documentary dives into the production of Othello and includes an extended conversation between Welles and actors Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards]
Accompanying material
1 folded insert (10 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • by Orson Welles
  • (1979) (83 min.)
  • [disc 1]
  • Othello : 1952 version
  • (93 min.)
  • [disc 2]
  • Tragedy of Othello : 1955 version
  • (91 min.)
  • [disc 3.]
  • Filming "Othello"
Control code
on1005355632
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
DVD special edition.
Extent
3 videodiscs (93, 91 min.)
Isbn
9781681433035
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515197915
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • CC2767D
  • CC2767D-1
  • CC2767D-2
  • CC2767D-3
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1005355632
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, Dolby Digital monoaural; 1.37:1 aspect ratio (full screen)
Video recording format
DVD

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