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The Resource Tess, screenplay, Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn ; produced by Claude Berri ; directed by Roman Polanski ; a Franco-British co-production, Renn Productions [and] Burrill Productions with the participation of the Société française de production, (DVD videorecording)

Tess, screenplay, Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn ; produced by Claude Berri ; directed by Roman Polanski ; a Franco-British co-production, Renn Productions [and] Burrill Productions with the participation of the Société française de production, (DVD videorecording)

Label
Tess
Title
Tess
Statement of responsibility
screenplay, Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn ; produced by Claude Berri ; directed by Roman Polanski ; a Franco-British co-production, Renn Productions [and] Burrill Productions with the participation of the Société française de production
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In this adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic romance, Tess Darbeyville, a beautiful young peasant in late 19th century England, seeks her fortune with the wealthy D'Urbervilles, whom her family believes to be distant relatives. Although Tess rejects the advances of the D'Urberville's son Alex, he forcibly seduces her, leaving her pregnant and alone. After her sickly baby dies, Tess falls in love with Angel, a parson's son, who abandons her on their wedding night after she confesses her past "sin." This forces Tess to return to Alex, a fateful decision with tragic consequences
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, Geoffrey Unsworth, Ghislain Cloquet ; editors, Alastair McIntyre, Tom Priestley ; music, Philippe Sarde
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
Closed-captioned; in English with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
Nastassia Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1953-
  • 1945-
  • 1840-1928
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Polanski, Roman
  • Brach, Gérard
  • Brownjohn, John
  • Berri, Claude
  • Kinski, Nastassja
  • Firth, Peter
  • Lawson, Leigh
  • Sarde, Philippe
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Renn Productions
  • Burrill Productions
  • Société française de production
  • Columbia Pictures
Runtime
172
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Social classes
  • Wessex (England)
  • Jóvenes (Mujeres)
  • Clases sociales
  • Wessex (Inglaterra)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Tess, screenplay, Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn ; produced by Claude Berri ; directed by Roman Polanski ; a Franco-British co-production, Renn Productions [and] Burrill Productions with the participation of the Société française de production, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • DVD release of the 1979 motion picture
  • Based on the novel: Tess of the D'Urbervilles / by Thomas Hardy
  • Region 1; anamorphic widescreen format (2.35:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital surround
  • Special features include: Tess : from novel to screen (featurette); Filming Tess (featurette); Tess: the experience (featurette); bonus previews
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm56497640
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 172 min.)
Isbn
9781404940116
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396017078
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 13922 01707
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)56497640
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Tess, screenplay, Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn ; produced by Claude Berri ; directed by Roman Polanski ; a Franco-British co-production, Renn Productions [and] Burrill Productions with the participation of the Société française de production, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • DVD release of the 1979 motion picture
  • Based on the novel: Tess of the D'Urbervilles / by Thomas Hardy
  • Region 1; anamorphic widescreen format (2.35:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital surround
  • Special features include: Tess : from novel to screen (featurette); Filming Tess (featurette); Tess: the experience (featurette); bonus previews
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm56497640
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 172 min.)
Isbn
9781404940116
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396017078
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 13922 01707
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)56497640
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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