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The Resource The English patient, Miramax Films presents a Saul Zaentz production ; an Anthony Minghella film ; screenplay by Anthony Minghella ; produced by Saul Zaentz ; directed by Anthony Minghella, (videorecording)

The English patient, Miramax Films presents a Saul Zaentz production ; an Anthony Minghella film ; screenplay by Anthony Minghella ; produced by Saul Zaentz ; directed by Anthony Minghella, (videorecording)

Label
The English patient
Title
The English patient
Statement of responsibility
Miramax Films presents a Saul Zaentz production ; an Anthony Minghella film ; screenplay by Anthony Minghella ; produced by Saul Zaentz ; directed by Anthony Minghella
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • A complicated WWII saga told in flashback sequences
  • At the end of World War II, a mysterious, horribly burned man who claims not to remember his name, known only as the "English patient, " lies near death in an Italian villa. He is cared for by a quietly desperate young nurse, Hana, herself a victim of the war. With her at the villa are Kip, a young Sikh bomb-disposal expert, and a shadowy thief with bandaged hands named Caravaggio. The key to the burned man's past may lie in his commonplace book, a volume of Herodotus, and its intimations of the sacred whirlwind of a great, mysterious, passionate, and tragically doomed love, which trapped two unsuspecting people, forever
Member of
Awards note
Winner, 1997 Academy Awards for Best Picture (Saul Zaentz); Best Director (Anthony Minghella); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Juliette Binoche); Best Cinematography (John Seale); Best Film Editing (Walter Murch); Best Music, Original Dramatic Score (Gabriel Yared); Best Sound (Walter Murch, Mark Berger, David Parker, Christopher Newman); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Stuart Craig, Stephanie McMillan); Best Costume Design (Ann Roth).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, John Seale ; film editor, Walter Murch ; original music composed by Gabriel Yared ; costume designer, Ann Roth ; production designer, Stuart Craig
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: rated R, for sexuality, some violence and language
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in Spanish and French; closed-captioned
LC call number
PR9199.3.O5
LC item number
E54 2004
PerformerNote
Ralph Fiennes (Almásy), Juliette Binoche (Hana), Willem Dafoe (Caravaggio), Kristin Scott Thomas (Katharine Clifton), Naveen Andrews (Kip), Colin Firth (Geoffrey Clifton), Julian Wadham (Madox), Jürgen Prochnow (Major Muller), Kevin Whately (Hardy), Clive Merrison (Fenelon-Barnes), Nino Castelnuovo (D'Agostino), Hichem Rostom (Fouad), Peter Rühring (Bermann)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1964-
  • 1960-
  • 1969-
  • 1960-
  • 1958-
  • 1936 or 1937-
  • 1942-
  • 1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zaentz, Saul
  • Minghella, Anthony
  • Fiennes, Ralph
  • Binoche, Juliette
  • Dafoe, Willem
  • Scott-Thomas, Kristin
  • Andrews, Naveen
  • Firth, Colin
  • Wadham, Julian
  • Prochnow, Jürgen
  • Whately, Kevin
  • Merrison, Clive
  • Castelnuovo, Nino
  • Yared, Gabriel
  • Seale, John
  • Ondaatje, Michael
  • Miramax Films
  • Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
162
Series statement
Miramax collector's series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ondaatje, Michael
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Ordnance disposal units
  • Geographers
  • Thieves
  • Spies
  • Nurses
  • Love
  • Jilf al Kabir Plateau (Egypt)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945
  • Enfermeras
  • Amor
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The English patient, Miramax Films presents a Saul Zaentz production ; an Anthony Minghella film ; screenplay by Anthony Minghella ; produced by Saul Zaentz ; directed by Anthony Minghella, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1996
  • Disc one: Special features: feature commentary with director Anthony Minghella; feature commentary with director and screenwriter Anthony Minghella, producer Saul Zaentz, and English Patient author Michael Ondaatje
  • Disc two: Bonus material: About Michael Ondaatje (22 min.); From novel to screenplay: interviews with cast and crew (8 min.); The formidable Saul Zaentz (2 min.); A historical look at the real Count Almasy (9 min.); Filmmaker conversations (79 min.); The work of Stuart Craig: production designer (4 min.); The eyes of Phil Bray: still photographer (3 min.); Master class with Anthony Minghella: deleted scenes (20 min.); Black and white to colour: the making of The English Patient (53 min.); Reviews of The English Patient [text feature]; sneak peeks [previews] (9 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm55881775
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (162 min.)
Isbn
9780788853395
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 786936239065
  • 031398138136
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 35002
  • 30519
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 342961
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; DTS 5.1 Digital surround sound, Dolby Digital surround sound; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The English patient, Miramax Films presents a Saul Zaentz production ; an Anthony Minghella film ; screenplay by Anthony Minghella ; produced by Saul Zaentz ; directed by Anthony Minghella, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1996
  • Disc one: Special features: feature commentary with director Anthony Minghella; feature commentary with director and screenwriter Anthony Minghella, producer Saul Zaentz, and English Patient author Michael Ondaatje
  • Disc two: Bonus material: About Michael Ondaatje (22 min.); From novel to screenplay: interviews with cast and crew (8 min.); The formidable Saul Zaentz (2 min.); A historical look at the real Count Almasy (9 min.); Filmmaker conversations (79 min.); The work of Stuart Craig: production designer (4 min.); The eyes of Phil Bray: still photographer (3 min.); Master class with Anthony Minghella: deleted scenes (20 min.); Black and white to colour: the making of The English Patient (53 min.); Reviews of The English Patient [text feature]; sneak peeks [previews] (9 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm55881775
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (162 min.)
Isbn
9780788853395
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 786936239065
  • 031398138136
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 35002
  • 30519
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 342961
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; DTS 5.1 Digital surround sound, Dolby Digital surround sound; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD

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