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Media Center Reserve DVD 5901-5902 Disc 1 37684001079892 Learning Center Reserve Closet Not holdable Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604651416
  • ISBN: 1604651415
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (97 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
  • Edition: [Special ed.].
  • Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2009]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Faculty reserve.
Material for LENG-321 (Coroniti).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1957.
Special features: Disc one: Introduction by Ingmar Bergman, recorded in 2003; audio commentary by Bergman expert Peter Cowie, with a new afterword; archival audio interview with Max von Sydow; a 1989 tribute to Bergman by filmmaker Woody Allen; theatrical trailer. Disc two: "Bergman Island:" (2006), an 83-minute documentary on Bergman by journalist Marie Nyreröd, featuring in-depth and revealing interviews with the director; "Bergman 101:" a selection video filmography tracing Bergman's career, narrated by Cowie. Booklet features an essay by critic Gary Giddins.
Formatted Contents Note:
On the beach -- Jof's vision -- At the church -- The deserted village -- The seduction of Skat -- The progression of Flagellants -- Torture at the tavern -- Strawberries and mild at dusk -- "Love is the blackest of all plagues" -- "The deadest actor I've ever seen" -- The burning of the witch -- "Mate at the next move" -- The last supper -- The dance of death.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photography, Gunnar Fischer ; editor, Lennart Wallén ; music, Erik Nordgren.
Participant or Performer Note:
Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Max Von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Inga Gill, Maud Hansson, Inga Landgré, Gunnel Lindblom, Bertil Anderberg, Anders Ek, Åke Fridell, Gunnar Olsson, Erik Standmark.
Summary, etc.:
Antonius Block is a knight, who along with his squire, are returning home from the crusades. Black Death is sweeping their country. As they approach home, Death appears to the knight and tells him it is his time. Antonius challenges Death to a chess game for his life. Antonius and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval that the plague has caused.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital mono., new, restored High-Definition digital transfer, NTSC.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
These DVD discs are copy protected.
Language Note:
Swedish dialogue, English subtitles.
Subject: Knights and knighthood > Drama.
Civilization, Medieval > Drama.
Crusades > Drama.
Death > Drama.
Chess > End games > Drama.
Black Death > Drama.
Genre: Fantasy films.
Action and adventure films.
Feature films.

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