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The magnificent Ambersons / director, Orson Welles.

Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 (film director.). Cotten, Joseph, 1905-1994 (actor.). Baxter, Anne, (actor.). Moorehead, Agnes, 1906-1974 (actor.). Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946 Motion picture adaptation of (work): Magnificent Ambersons. (Added Author). Criterion Collection (Firm), (publisher.). Joseph Cotten, Anne Baxter, Agnes Moorehead. (Cast).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Bibliomation.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck DVD M (Text to phone) 34027142233058 Adult DVD Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield DVD DRAMA MAG (Text to phone) 36123144372883 Adult DVD Available -
Ridgefield Library MAG (Text to phone) 34010143716420 Adult DVD Available -

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General Note: Title from sell sheet.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942.
Special features: two audio commentaries; new interviews; new video essay on the film's cinematographers by scholar Fran├žois Thomas; new video essay on the films score by scholar Christopher Husted; Welles on The Dick Cavett show in 1970; segment from Pampered youth, a 1925 silent adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons; audio from a 1979 AFI symposium on Welles; two Mercury Theatre radio plays: Seventeen (1938), an adaptation of another Booth Tarkington novel by Welles, and The magnificent Ambersons (1939); trailer; essay by critic Molly Haskell.
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Participant or Performer Note: Joseph Cotten, Anne Baxter, Agnes Moorehead.
Summary, etc.: A brilliant, moving portrayal of an aristocratic American family in what many critics consider a masterpiece equal to Citizen Kane. Based on a novel by Booth Tarkington, the drama begins in the 1870s when the Amberson family is at the height of its wealth and prestige. But the day arrives when all the Ambersons are stunned by the truth of their financial ruin.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
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Language Note:
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Families Indiana Drama
Children of the rich Drama
Inheritance and succession Drama
Mothers and sons Drama
Social change Drama
Genre: Feature films.
Domestic drama.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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