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Topsy-turvy [videorecording] / Universal ; Focus Features ; Thin Man Films, The Greenlight Fund, Newmarket Capital Group present a Simon Channing-Williams production ; a film by Mike Leigh ; produced by Simon Channing-Williams ; written & directed by Mike Leigh.

Leigh, Mike, 1943- (Screenwriter, Director). Channing-Williams, Simon. (Producer). Pope, Dick, B.S.C. (Cinematographer). Sales, Robin. (Film editor). Davis, Carl, 1936- (Composer). Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900 (Composer). Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911 (Lyricist). Yershon, Gary. (Musical director). Fraser, Tim. (Sound designer). Stewart, Eve, 1961- (Designer). Hemming, Lindy. (Costume designer). Jaynes, Francesca. (Choreographer). Broadbent, Jim. (Actor). Corduner, Allan. (Actor). Spall, Timothy, 1957- (Actor). Manville, Lesley. (Actor). Cook, Ron, 1948- (Actor). Nottingham, Wendy. (Actor). McKidd, Kevin. (Actor). Henderson, Shirley, 1965- (Actor). Atkinson, Dorothy (Actress) (Actor). Savage, Martin (Actor) (Added Author). David, Eleanor, 1956- (Actor). Kelly, Sam, 1943-2014 (Actor). Serkis, Andy. (Actor). Simon, Charles, 1909-2002 (Actor). Franklin, Vincent. (Actor). Sara, Cathy. (Actor). Woodeson, Nicholas. (Actor). Aris, Jonathan, 1971- (Actor). Bednarczyk, Stefan. (Actor). Benton, Mark, 1965- (Actor). Pearce, Eve. (Actor). Bertram, Lavinia. (Actor). Watson, Theresa (Actress) (Actor). Hadley, Kenneth. (Actor). Fletcher, Dexter, 1966- (Actor). Doherty, Kate (Actress) (Actor). Simkins, Michael, 1956- (Actor). Gold, Louise, 1956- (Actor). Smith, Sukie. (Actor). Igawa, Togo, 1946- (Actor). Mori, Naoko, 1975- (Actor). Steadman, Alison, 1946- (Actor). Universal Pictures (Firm) (Added Author). Focus Features. (Added Author). Thin Man Films (Firm) (Added Author). Greenlight Fund (Firm) (Added Author). Newmarket Capital Group LP. (Added Author). Criterion Collection (Firm) (Added Author). Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ron Cook, Wendy Nottingham, Kevin McKidd, Shirley Henderson, Dorothy Atkinson, Martin Savage, Eleanor David, Sam Kelly, Andy Serkis, Charles Simon, Vincent Franklin, Cathy Sara, Nicholas Woodeson, Jonathan Aris, Stefan Bednarczyk, Mark Benton, Eve Pearce, Lavinia Bertram, Theresa Watson, Kenneth Hadley, Dexter Fletcher, Kate Doherty, Michael Simkins, Louise Gold, Sukie Smith, Mia Soteriou, Togo Igawa, Naoko Mori, Akemi Otani, Kanako Morishita, Eiji Kusuhara, Alison Steadman. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
CTC Reserve Desk DVD 6989-6990 disc 1 37684001095782 Learning Center Reserve Closet Not holdable Available -
CTC Reserve Desk DVD 6989-6990 disc 2 37684001095783 Learning Center Reserve Closet Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604653977
  • ISBN: 1604653973
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (160 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (18 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
  • Edition: DVD ed. ; director-approved two-DVD special ed.
  • Publisher: Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Faculty reserve.
Material for MHIS-P325 (Brown).
Originally produced in 1999.
Special features: Disc 1. Commentary by Mike Leigh recorded in 1999. Disc 2. "Mike Leigh and Gary Yershon" conversation between Leigh and musical director Gary Yershon; "A sense of history" short film written by Jim Broadbent and directed by Mike Leigh (22 min., 1992); "Featurette" interviews with Mike Leigh, Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner and other cast members (1999); Deleted scenes; Trailer and TV spots. Booklet. "Great performances" essay by Amy Taubin.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. The film -- Disc 2. The supplements.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Dick Pope ; editor, Robin Sales ; music, Carl Davis ; songs, Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert ; musical director, Gary Yershon ; sound recordist, Tim Fraser ; production designer, Eve Stewart ; costume designer, Lindy Hemming ; choreographer, Francesca Jaynes ; research, Rosie Chambers.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ron Cook, Wendy Nottingham, Kevin McKidd, Shirley Henderson, Dorothy Atkinson, Martin Savage, Eleanor David, Sam Kelly, Andy Serkis, Charles Simon, Vincent Franklin, Cathy Sara, Nicholas Woodeson, Jonathan Aris, Stefan Bednarczyk, Mark Benton, Eve Pearce, Lavinia Bertram, Theresa Watson, Kenneth Hadley, Dexter Fletcher, Kate Doherty, Michael Simkins, Louise Gold, Sukie Smith, Mia Soteriou, Togo Igawa, Naoko Mori, Akemi Otani, Kanako Morishita, Eiji Kusuhara, Alison Steadman.
Summary, etc.:
Brings the world of Gilbert and Sullivan to life as a dramatization of the staging of the duo's legendary 1885 comic opera, The Mikado. The world-famous Victorian librettist and composer, along with their troupe of temperamental actors, must battle personal and professional demons while mounting this major production becomes an epic about the harsh realities of creative expression.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
In English with optional English SDH subtitles.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, 2000: Best costume design; Best make-up.
Subject: Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911 > Drama.
Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900 > Drama.
Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900. Mikado > Drama.
Musical theater > England > Drama.
Composers > Great Britain > Biography > Drama.
Librettists > Great Britain > Biography > Drama.
Genre: Comedy films.
Musical films.
Biographical films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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