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The Resource Quartet, Merchant-Ivory Productions ; Lyric International ; producers, Jean-Pierre Mahot de la Querantonnais, Ismail Merchant ; screenplay, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; director, James Ivory, (DVD videorecording)

Quartet, Merchant-Ivory Productions ; Lyric International ; producers, Jean-Pierre Mahot de la Querantonnais, Ismail Merchant ; screenplay, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; director, James Ivory, (DVD videorecording)

Label
Quartet
Title
Quartet
Statement of responsibility
Merchant-Ivory Productions ; Lyric International ; producers, Jean-Pierre Mahot de la Querantonnais, Ismail Merchant ; screenplay, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; director, James Ivory
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The quartet consists of novelist Marya Zelli, her Polish husband, Stephen, wealthy philanderer/artist H.J. Heidler and his wife, Lois. Though she has been indulgent of H.J.'s past indiscretions, Lois isn't keen on her husband carrying on an affair with Marya under their own roof. Meanwhile, Stephen sits in prison, jailed for his various petty thefts. Once Stephen is released, he learns about the triangle. When the dust settles, it is Marya who suffers the most
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Quartet (Motion picture : 1981)
Credits note
Director of photography, Pierre Lhomme ; editor, Humphrey Dixon ; original music, Richard Robbins ; costume designer, Judy Moorcroft ; production designer, Jean-Jacques Caziot
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
English and French dialogue, English subtitles; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Alan Bates, Maggie Smith, Isabelle Adjani, Anthony Higgins, Pierre Clémenti, Suzanne Flon, Daniel Mesguich, Sheila Gish, Armelia McQueen
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1927-
  • 1934-
  • 1934-
  • 1955-
  • 1947-
  • 1942-1999
  • 1918-
  • 1952-
  • 1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mahot de la Querantonnais, Jean-Pierre
  • Merchant, Ismail
  • Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer
  • Ivory, James
  • Bates, Alan
  • Smith, Maggie
  • Adjani, Isabelle
  • Higgins, Anthony
  • Clémenti, Pierre
  • Flon, Suzanne
  • Mesguich, Daniel
  • Gish, Sheila
  • McQueen, Armelia
  • L'Homme, Pierre
  • Dixon, Humphrey
  • Robbins, Richard
  • Moorcroft, Judy
  • Caziot, Jean-Jacques
  • Rhys, Jean
  • Merchant Ivory Productions
  • Lyric International (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
  • Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
101
Series statement
Merchant Ivory collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Novelists
  • Philanthropists
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Quartet, Merchant-Ivory Productions ; Lyric International ; producers, Jean-Pierre Mahot de la Querantonnais, Ismail Merchant ; screenplay, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; director, James Ivory, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1981
  • Based on the novel by Jean Rhys
  • Special features: new digital transfer; "Conversation with the filmmakers", part of a new series of interviews with Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Richard Robbins; theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm53997061
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.)
Isbn
9780780026797
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429179321
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 2315 QUA020
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, Region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Quartet, Merchant-Ivory Productions ; Lyric International ; producers, Jean-Pierre Mahot de la Querantonnais, Ismail Merchant ; screenplay, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; director, James Ivory, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1981
  • Based on the novel by Jean Rhys
  • Special features: new digital transfer; "Conversation with the filmmakers", part of a new series of interviews with Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Richard Robbins; theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm53997061
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.)
Isbn
9780780026797
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429179321
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 2315 QUA020
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, Region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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