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The magnificent Ambersons / an RKO Radio picture ; a Mercury Production by Orson Welles ; [screenplay, production & direction by Orson Welles].

Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 (film producer,, film director,, screenwriter,, narrator.). Cotten, Joseph, 1905-1994 (actor.). Baxter, Anne, (actor.). Moorehead, Agnes, 1900-1974 (actor.). Costello, Dolores, 1905-1979 (actor.). Holt, Tim, 1918-1973 (actor.). Collins, Ray, 1889-1965 (actor.). Sanford, Erskine, 1885-1969 (actor.). Bennett, Richard, 1873-1944 (actor.). Cortez, Stanley, (director of photography.). Wise, Robert, 1914-2005 (editor of moving image work.). Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975 (composer (expression)). Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946 Motion picture adaptation of (work): Magnificent Ambersons. (Added Author). Mercury Productions, Inc., (production company.). RKO Radio Pictures, (film distributor.). Criterion Collection (Firm), (publisher.).

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General Note: National Film Preservation Board, USA 1991: National Film Registry.
New York Film Critics Circle Awards, 1942: NYFCC Award in Best Actress (Agnes Moorehead).
National Board of Review, USA, 1942: NBR Award in Best Acting (Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead).
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Features: New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Two audio commentaries, featuring scholars Robert L. Carringer, and James Naremore and critic Jonathan Rosenbaum; New interviews with film historians Simon Callow and Joseph McBride; video essay "The cinematographers" by Orson Welles scholar Fran├žois Thomas; video essay "The score" by Bernard Herrmann scholar Christopher Husted; Director Orson Welles on The Dick Cavett Show in 1970; Segment from a 1925 silent film adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons; Audio from a 1978 AFI symposium on Welles, and audio interviews with Welles conducted by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich; Two Mercury Theatre radio plays: Seventeen (1938), an adaptation of another Booth Tarkington novel by Welles, and The Magnificent Ambersons (1939); Trailer; and a booklet with an essays by authors and critics Molly Haskell, Luc Sante, Geoffrey O'Brien, Farran Smith Nehme, and Jonathan Lethem, and excerpts from an unfinished 1982 memoir by Welles.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942.
Based on the novel by Booth Tarkington.
Credits from booklet; most film credits are spoken aloud.
Title from title frame.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Stanley Cortez ; editor, Robert Wise ; original score, Bernard Herrmann.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator, Orson Welles ; cast, Joseph Cotten, Anne Baxter, Agnes Moorehead, Dolores Costello, Tim Holt, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Richard Bennett.
Summary, etc.: "Traces the rifts deepening within the Amberson clan--at the same time as the forces of progress begin to transform the city they once ruled. Though RKO excised over forty minutes of footage, now lost to history, and added an incongruously upbeat ending, The Magnificent Ambersons is an emotionally rich family saga and a masterful elegy for a bygone chapter of American life"--Container.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
Blu-ray; region A; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; LPCM monaural.
Language Note:
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Awards Note:
National Board of Review, USA, 1942: NBR Award in Best Acting (Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead).
New York Film Critics Circle Awards, 1942: NYFCC Award in Best Actress (Agnes Moorehead).
National Film Preservation Board, USA 1991: National Film Registry.
Subject: Loss (Psychology) Drama
Social change Drama
Mothers and sons Drama
Inheritance and succession Drama
Children of the rich Drama
Families Indiana Drama
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Domestic drama (Motion pictures)

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