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This sporting life [videorecording] / Janus Films ; Granada International ; Rank Organisation ; a Julian Wintle and Leslie Parkyn production
DVDs DVDs | Criterion Collection | 2008 | [Special ed. ; widescreen version.]
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD T pt.1-2 DRAMA)
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Imprint
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2008]
Edition
[Special ed. ; widescreen version.]
Descript
2 videodiscs (134 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series
The Criterion collection ; 417
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 417.
System Det
DVD; Dolby Digital mono., restored High-Definition digital transfer.
Note
In English, with optional English (SDH) subtitles.
Title from container.
Cast
Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell, Colin Blakely, Vanda Godsell, Anne Cunningham, Jack Watson, Arthur Lowe, Harry Markham.
Credits
Producer, Karel Reisz ; screenplay, David Storey ; director, Lindsay Anderson ; photographer, Denys Coop ; editor, Peter Taylor ; music composer, Roberto Gerhard ; conductor, Jacques-Louis Monod ; art director, Alan Withy.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
Based on the novel by David Storey.
Awards
Cannes Film Festival, 1963: Best Actor (Richard Harris)
Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Note
Booklet features a new essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard and an article by Anderson from 1963.
Summary
Northern England, the early 1960's. Frank Machin is a coal miner who is mean, tough and ambitious enough to rise up and become an immediate professional rugby star. The rugby league team is run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation. His situation is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver.
Contents
Disc one: The film -- Disc two: The supplements.
Note
Special features: Disc one: audio commentary featuring Paul Ryan and screenwriter David Storey; theatrical trailer. Disc two: "Lindsay Anderson: lucky man?" (2004) documentary; new video interview with Anderson's first producer and close friend Lois Sutcliffe Smith; "Meet the pioneers" (1948), Anderson's first film; "Wakefield express" (1952), an early documentary; "Is that all there is?" (1993), Anderson's autobiographical final film.
Local Note
MW, 10-08
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This sporting life (Motion picture : 1963)
ISBN
9781604650112
1604650117
ISBN/ISSN
715515027526
00715515027526
Music #
CC1737D Criterion Collection
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