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The taking of power by Louis XIV [videorecording] / un film Roberto Rossellini ; produced by Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française
DVDs DVDs | Criterion Collection | 2009 | [Full screen version.]
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 791.4572 TAK TV)
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Imprint
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2009]
Edition
[Full screen version.]
Descript
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 p.)
Series
The Criterion Collection ; 456
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 456.
System Det
DVD; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono.
Note
In French, with optional English subtitles.
Title from container.
Cast
Jean-Marie Patte, Raymond Jourdan, Silvagni, Katharina Renn, Dominique Vincent, Pierre Barrat, Fernand Fabre, Françoise Ponty, Joelle Laugeois.
Credits
Director, Roberto Rossellini ; screenplay, Philippe Erlanger ; adaptation, Jean Gruault ; cinematographers, Georges Leclerc, Jean-Louis Picavet ; editor, Armand Ridel.
Note
Originally broadcast on television in 1966.
Audience
Not rated.
Summary
Cardinal Mazarin dies in 1661. The young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, who wants to be prime minister and is looting the treasury. Fouquet believes Louis will soon tire of exercizing power and overplays his hand. Louis' mistress reports this to the king who arrests Fouquet. Louis and Colbert design a brilliant strategy to keep merchants making money, nobles in debt, the urban poor working and fed, and peasants untaxed. Years later, in a coda, Louis exercises the power of the sun.
Note
Special features: "Taking power:" a multimedia essay by Tag Gallagher; "The last utopia:" a documentary about Rossellini's late career; video interview with artistic advisor Jean Dominique de la Rochefoucauld and script supervisor Michelle Podroznik; video interview with Renzo Rossellini; a new essay by critic Colin MacCabe.
Local Note
MW, 12-09
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Alt Title
Prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV
La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV
Note
Also known as: Rise of Louis XIV
ISBN
9781604651089
1604651083
ISBN/ISSN
715515034623
Music #
CC1787D Criterion Collection
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