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Becket / Paramount Pictures presents ; a Paramount and Keep Films co-production ; screenplay by Edward Anhalt ; produced by Hal Wallis ; directed by Peter Glenville.

DVD DVD (c2007.)
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures : [Orland Park, IL] : Distributed by MPI Home Video, c2007.
5 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester.
0 current holds with 5 total copies.
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  • ISBN: 9780788604706
  • ISBN: 0788604708
General Note: Winner, 1964 Academy Awards for Best Writing: Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium--Edward Anhalt; Winner, 1965 Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture, Drama--Hal B. Wallis; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama--Peter O'Toole; Winner, 1965 BAFTA Film Awards for Best British Costume, Colour--Margaret Furse; Best British Art Direction, Colour--John Bryan; Best British Cinematography, Colour--Geoffrey Unsworth.
In English, dubbed Spanish or French with optional subtitles in English; SDH subtitles.
Special features: Stills gallery [slide show]; Trailer (5 min.); Interview with composer Laurence Rosenthal [featurette] (13 min.); Interview with editor Anne Coates [featurette] (8 min.); TV spot (30 sec.); Richard Burton interviewed by Ludovic Kennedy (1977) [featurette] (13 min.); Richard Burton interviewed by Kenneth Tynan (1967) [b&w featurette] (14 min.); Commentary with Peter O'Toole [audio feature].
Based upon the play "Becket" by Jean Anouilh, as translated by Lucienne Hill and produced on the New York stage by David Merrick.
Contents: Opening credits -- "In the year 1066" -- Noble Thomas Becket -- Thrill of the hunt -- Gwendolen's sweet voice -- Business before pleasure -- Inevitable conflict of interest -- New Archbishop of Canterbury -- Higher loyalty -- Friendship torn -- Excommunication leads to accusations -- Trial of Thomas Becket -- Exile -- Meeting of old friends -- King's heavy heart -- Return from exile -- Posthumous declaration.
Creation/Production Credits: Director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth ; editor, Anne V. Coates ; music, Laurence Rosenthal ; production designer, John Bryan ; art director, Maurice Carter ; costume designer, Margaret Furse.
Participant or Performer: Richard Burton (Becket), Peter O'Toole (the King), John Gielgud (King Louis of France), Gino Cervi (the Cardinal), Paolo Stoppa (the Pope), Donald Wolfit (Bishop Folliot), David Weston, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown, Percy Herbert, Sian Phillips, Inigo Jackson, Felix Aylmer, Niall MacGinnis, Christopher Rhodes, John Phillips, Frank Pettingell, Veronique Vendell, Jennifer Hilary, David Davenport, Hamilton Dyce, Peter Jeffrey, Michael Miller, Peter Prowse, Jack Taylor.
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Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964.
Summary: Henry II surprises England by naming his fellow rogue and trusted confidant Thomas Becket as Chancellor. But when Henry next appoints him Archbishop of Canterbury, Becket shocks the world by openly defying the King with his newfound faith and compassion. Will a desperate ruler now destroy a beloved friend to save his splintering kingdom?
Target Audience:
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and violence.
System Details:
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1.
Language:
In English, dubbed Spanish or French with optional subtitles in English; SDH subtitles.
Awards:
Winner, 1964 Academy Awards for Best Writing: Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium--Edward Anhalt; Winner, 1965 Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture, Drama--Hal B. Wallis; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama--Peter O'Toole; Winner, 1965 BAFTA Film Awards for Best British Costume, Colour--Margaret Furse; Best British Art Direction, Colour--John Bryan; Best British Cinematography, Colour--Geoffrey Unsworth.
Citation: Wallis, Hal B. "Becket." Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures : 2007.
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