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The Resource A Canterbury tale

A Canterbury tale

Label
A Canterbury tale
Title
A Canterbury tale
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reworking of Chaucer's epic 14th century tale, largely set in 1940s wartime Kent. It centers on three modern-day incarnations of Chaucer's pilgrims: a plainspoken American Army sergeant (Sweet), a resourceful British sergeant (Price), and a melancholy landgirl (Sim). While enroute to Canterbury, they are waylaid and forced to solve a bizarre village crime: the mystery of a man who pours glue over the hair of village girls at night
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
LAS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Producers/writers/directors, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger ; photography, Erwin Hillier ; editor, John Seabourne ; original music, Allan Gray
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, Sergeant John Sweet
Runtime
124
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
341
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
A Canterbury tale
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 1944 British motion picture by the Archers
  • Special features: (disc 1) audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie; excerpts from the American version with Kim Hunter; (disc 2) new interview with Sheila Sim; "A pilgrim's return, " a documentary about John Sweet; "A Canterbury trail, " a documentary vistit to film locations; "Listen to Britain, " a 2001 video-installation piece by Victor Burgin inspired by the film; "Listen to Britain, " a 1942 documentary by Humphrey Jennings
Accompanying material
1 booklet (20 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Extent
2 videodisc (124 min.)
Isbn
9781559409872
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Previous call number: DVD 2783
Other control number
715515018920
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1639D
System control number
  • (IMDb)tt0036695
  • (OCoLC)ocn369932880
System details
DVD; full screen (1.33:1) aspect ratio, monoaural
Label
A Canterbury tale
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 1944 British motion picture by the Archers
  • Special features: (disc 1) audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie; excerpts from the American version with Kim Hunter; (disc 2) new interview with Sheila Sim; "A pilgrim's return, " a documentary about John Sweet; "A Canterbury trail, " a documentary vistit to film locations; "Listen to Britain, " a 2001 video-installation piece by Victor Burgin inspired by the film; "Listen to Britain, " a 1942 documentary by Humphrey Jennings
Accompanying material
1 booklet (20 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Extent
2 videodisc (124 min.)
Isbn
9781559409872
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Previous call number: DVD 2783
Other control number
715515018920
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1639D
System control number
  • (IMDb)tt0036695
  • (OCoLC)ocn369932880
System details
DVD; full screen (1.33:1) aspect ratio, monoaural

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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