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The Resource The 3 penny opera : Die 3groschenoper, [Warner Bros. Pictures ; in association with Tobis Filmkunst] ; Thomas J. Brandon presents ; produced by S. Nebenzahl ; screenplay by Léo Lania, Ladislaus Vajda and Béla Balázs ; directed by G. W. Pabst, (videorecording)

The 3 penny opera : Die 3groschenoper, [Warner Bros. Pictures ; in association with Tobis Filmkunst] ; Thomas J. Brandon presents ; produced by S. Nebenzahl ; screenplay by Léo Lania, Ladislaus Vajda and Béla Balázs ; directed by G. W. Pabst, (videorecording)

Label
The 3 penny opera : Die 3groschenoper
Title
The 3 penny opera
Title remainder
Die 3groschenoper
Statement of responsibility
[Warner Bros. Pictures ; in association with Tobis Filmkunst] ; Thomas J. Brandon presents ; produced by S. Nebenzahl ; screenplay by Léo Lania, Ladislaus Vajda and Béla Balázs ; directed by G. W. Pabst
Title variation
  • Three penny opera
  • Dreigroschenoper
  • Threepenny opera
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • eng
  • ger
  • ger
Summary
"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With a palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The threepenny opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema." -- container
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
ILO
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, F.A. Wagner ; edited by Hans Oser ; music by Kurt Weill
Date time place
Originally released as a motion picture in 1931
Language note
In German ; with optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
Lotte Lenya, Rudolph Forster, Carola Neher, Reinhold Schünzel, Fritz Rasp, Valeska Gert, Hermann Thimig, Ernst Busch, Vladimir Sokoloff
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1885-1967
  • 1896-1961
  • 1906-1965
  • 1884-1949
  • 1884-1968
  • 1900-1942
  • 1888-1954
  • 1891-1976
  • 1890-1982
  • 1900-1980
  • 1889-1962
  • 1900-1950
  • 1899-1966
  • 1898-1956
  • 1900-1950
  • 1685-1732
  • 1898-1974
  • 1887-1970
  • 1899-1989
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pabst, G. W.
  • Lania, Leo
  • Vajda, Ladislao
  • Balázs, Béla
  • Nebenzal, Seymour
  • Brandon, Thomas
  • Lenya, Lotte
  • Forster, Rudolf
  • Neher, Carola
  • Schünzel, Reinhold
  • Rasp, Fritz
  • Gert, Valeska
  • Thimig, Hermann
  • Busch, Ernst
  • Sokoloff, Vladimir
  • Weill, Kurt
  • Andrejew, André
  • Brecht, Bertolt
  • Weill, Kurt
  • Gay, John
  • Casparius, Hans
  • Térac, Solange
  • Mauprey, André
  • Préjean, Albert
  • Florelle
  • Modot, Gaston
  • Lion, Margo
  • Bathrick, David
  • Rentschler, Eric
  • O'Brien, Charles
  • Rayns, Tony
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Tobis Filmkunst GmbH
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
110
Series statement
Criterion collection DVD videodiscs
Series volume
405
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay, John
  • Weill, Kurt
  • Brecht, Bertolt
  • Criminals
  • Poor
  • Social conflict
  • Soho (London, England)
  • Operas
  • Operas
  • Motion pictures, German
Technique
live action
Label
The 3 penny opera : Die 3groschenoper, [Warner Bros. Pictures ; in association with Tobis Filmkunst] ; Thomas J. Brandon presents ; produced by S. Nebenzahl ; screenplay by Léo Lania, Ladislaus Vajda and Béla Balázs ; directed by G. W. Pabst, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the play "Threepenny opera" by Bertolt Brecht which was based on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera."
  • Special features: restored high-definition digital transfer ; audio commentary by scholars David Bathrick and Eric Rentschler ; archival introduction by stars Fritz Rasp and Ernst Busch ; documentary tracing The threepenny opera's journey from stage to screen ; Pabst's French language version of the film, L'opéra de quat'sous, adapted by Solange Térac with dialogue by André Mauprey, starring Albert Préjean, Florelle, Gaston Modot and Margo Lion ; a multimedia presentation by film scholar Charles O'Brien on the differences between the versions ; archival interview with Fritz Rasp ; galleries of production photos by Hans Casparius and production sketches by art director Andrej Andrejew ; a new essay by film critic Tony Rayns
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
Control code
ocn173181950
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD edition ; full screen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (110 min.)
Isbn
9781934121832
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
DRAMA 791.4362 [FOREIGN] 3 PENNY ; XX-D ; 2 DVDs/1 AW ; SA ; B&W ; Full screen ; Dolby digital mono ; In German w/English subtitles ; D02 ; YVN0712MW88.
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
CC1713D
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 173181950
  • (Sirsi) 173181950
  • (OCoLC)173181950
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; full screen presentation (aspect ratio 1.19:1) ; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The 3 penny opera : Die 3groschenoper, [Warner Bros. Pictures ; in association with Tobis Filmkunst] ; Thomas J. Brandon presents ; produced by S. Nebenzahl ; screenplay by Léo Lania, Ladislaus Vajda and Béla Balázs ; directed by G. W. Pabst, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the play "Threepenny opera" by Bertolt Brecht which was based on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera."
  • Special features: restored high-definition digital transfer ; audio commentary by scholars David Bathrick and Eric Rentschler ; archival introduction by stars Fritz Rasp and Ernst Busch ; documentary tracing The threepenny opera's journey from stage to screen ; Pabst's French language version of the film, L'opéra de quat'sous, adapted by Solange Térac with dialogue by André Mauprey, starring Albert Préjean, Florelle, Gaston Modot and Margo Lion ; a multimedia presentation by film scholar Charles O'Brien on the differences between the versions ; archival interview with Fritz Rasp ; galleries of production photos by Hans Casparius and production sketches by art director Andrej Andrejew ; a new essay by film critic Tony Rayns
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
Control code
ocn173181950
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD edition ; full screen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (110 min.)
Isbn
9781934121832
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
DRAMA 791.4362 [FOREIGN] 3 PENNY ; XX-D ; 2 DVDs/1 AW ; SA ; B&W ; Full screen ; Dolby digital mono ; In German w/English subtitles ; D02 ; YVN0712MW88.
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
CC1713D
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 173181950
  • (Sirsi) 173181950
  • (OCoLC)173181950
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; full screen presentation (aspect ratio 1.19:1) ; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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