The Resource Othello, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Castle Rock Entertainment presents ; a Dakota Films/Imminent Films production ; directed by Oliver Parker ; adapted for the screen by Oliver Parker, from the play by William Shakespeare ; produced by Luc Roeg and David Barron ; released by Columbia Pictures

Othello, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Castle Rock Entertainment presents ; a Dakota Films/Imminent Films production ; directed by Oliver Parker ; adapted for the screen by Oliver Parker, from the play by William Shakespeare ; produced by Luc Roeg and David Barron ; released by Columbia Pictures

Label
Othello
Title
Othello
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures ; Castle Rock Entertainment presents ; a Dakota Films/Imminent Films production ; directed by Oliver Parker ; adapted for the screen by Oliver Parker, from the play by William Shakespeare ; produced by Luc Roeg and David Barron ; released by Columbia Pictures
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Adapter
Distributor
Director
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In Venice during 1570, Desdemona, daughter of a powerful nobleman, elopes with Othello, a proud Moor celebrated as the city's most awesome warrior. Iago, who has served alongside Othello for a decade, is angered when the general chooses another lieutenant, Cassio, as his second in command. In retribution, Iago sabotages Cassio's promotion and convinces Othello that the handsome officer is cuckolding him. Othello writhes under the tortures Iago has created, and in a fit of jealousy smothers Desdemona, who caresses her beloved husband as she dies. Unfortunately, as adapted by director Parker, this is Shakespeare Lite, a primer for those who refuse to wrap themselves in his poetry, but do want to know what happened. The result is a movie that will not give viewers much of an idea of Shakespeare's play, and may inadvertently lead to ideas about interracial love that were not much on Shakespeare's mind. The audience must think, "There, but for the grace of God, go we," or the production has not worked
Additional physical form
French language version also available.
Cataloging source
AzPhLCL
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Othello (Motion picture : 1995)
Credits note
Director of photography, David Johnson ; production designer, Tim Harvey ; film editor, Tony Lawson ; music composed by Charlie Mole ; costumes designed by Caroline Harris
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: Rated R for some sexuality; Canadian Home Video Rating: Rated PG
  • CHV rating: R
LC call number
PR2829.A23
LC item number
O84 2013
PerformerNote
Laurence Fishburne (Othello), Irene Jacob (Desdemona), Kenneth Branagh (Iago), Nathaniel Parker (Cassio), Michael Maloney (Roderigo), Anna Patrick (Emilia), Nicholas Farrell (Montano), Indra Ove (Bianca), Michael Sheen (Lodovico), Andre Oumansky (Gratiano), Philip Locke (1st senator), John Savident (2nd senator), Gabriele Ferzetti (Duke of Venice), Pierre Vaneck (Brabantio)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1957-
  • 1962-
  • 1928-
  • 1938-
  • 1925-
  • 1931-2010
  • 1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Parker, Oliver
  • Roeg, Luc
  • Barron, David
  • Fishburne, Laurence
  • Branagh, Kenneth
  • Parker, Nathaniel
  • Maloney, Michael
  • Patrick, Anna
  • Farrell, Nicholas
  • Sheen, Michael
  • Oumansky, Andre
  • Locke, Philip
  • Savident, John
  • Ferzetti, Gabriele
  • Vaneck, Pierre
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Castle Rock Entertainment (Firm)
  • Dakota Films (Firm)
  • Imminent Films (Firm)
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Criterion-on-Demand (Firm)
Runtime
123
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Othello (Fictitious character)
  • Desdemona (Fictitious character)
  • Jealousy
  • Betrayal
  • Man-woman relationships
  • English drama (Tragedy)
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Shakespeare, William
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Othello, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Castle Rock Entertainment presents ; a Dakota Films/Imminent Films production ; directed by Oliver Parker ; adapted for the screen by Oliver Parker, from the play by William Shakespeare ; produced by Luc Roeg and David Barron ; released by Columbia Pictures
Link
http://media2.criterionpic.com/display/006?t=C96551
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
Originally released as a motion picture by Warner Bros., 1996
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
  • online resource
  • other
Carrier category code
  • cr
  • vz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (123 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribers
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, sound, color
Publisher number
C96551
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MFM)mfcC96551
System details
Content available as downloadable file or streaming video
Video recording format
other
Label
Othello, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Castle Rock Entertainment presents ; a Dakota Films/Imminent Films production ; directed by Oliver Parker ; adapted for the screen by Oliver Parker, from the play by William Shakespeare ; produced by Luc Roeg and David Barron ; released by Columbia Pictures
Link
http://media2.criterionpic.com/display/006?t=C96551
Publication
Distribution
Note
Originally released as a motion picture by Warner Bros., 1996
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
  • online resource
  • other
Carrier category code
  • cr
  • vz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (123 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribers
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, sound, color
Publisher number
C96551
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MFM)mfcC96551
System details
Content available as downloadable file or streaming video
Video recording format
other

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