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Title Anton Chekhov's Three sisters [videorecording] / an Alan Clone production, a film by Laurence Olivier ; the American Film Theatre ; British Lion ; Alan Clore Films ; producer, Jack Goldstone ; translator, Moura Budberg ; director, Laurence Olivier.

Imprint New York, NY : Kino on Video, [2003], c1970.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 FSCC DVD Collection  DVD 791.43 THR 2003    ---  Available
Edition Letterboxed ed. (1.85:1).
Description 1 videodisc (162 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series American Film Theatre series.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1970.
Based on the play by Anton Chekhov.
Special features: an interview with Alan Bates; theatrical trailer; "Anton Chekhov and Three sisters," an essay by Michael Feingold, Chief Theatre Critic, The Village Voice; The AFT cinebill for Three sisters; stills gallery; The American Film Theatre scrapbook.
Contents A spring afternoon -- An extravagant present -- Our lives -- Superfluous knowledge -- Irina's birthday -- "How deceptive life can be" -- "I love ..." -- "Let's philosophize" -- "Let's make peace" -- "Moscow, Moscow" -- A cruel Natasha -- "Maybe I'm not a man at all" -- "You are a remarkable woman" -- Confessions -- A dream -- Happiness --A duel -- Wives -- "Everything comes to an end" -- "Let us live."
Credits Director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth.
Cast Alan Bates, Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, Louise Purnell, Laurence Olivier, Derek Jacobi, National Theatre Company of England.
Summary Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attempts to support her family and home that is the sole legacy from their late father. Masha finds relief from an empty marriage by being involved with a passionate young colonel. Irina wills herself to return the affections of an ardent suitor in the hope that he will whisk her off to the city. Sift through the debris of their shattered dreams on the eve of the social and political upheaval that will transform Russia forever.
Audience Cataloguer's rating: PG
System Details DVD, Region 1 encoding.
Language Includes audio tracks in English.
Local Note DVD
Subject Sisters -- Russia -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Feature films -- Great Britain.
Feature films
Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions -- 1801-1917 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Film adaptations.
Adaptation -- Feature.
Romance -- Feature.
Added Author Goldstone, John, 1943-
Budberg, Moura.
Olivier, Laurence Kerr, Sir, 1907-1989.
Bates, Alan, 1934-2003.
Watts, Jeanne, 1925-2002.
Plowright, Joan.
Purnell, Louise, 1942-
Jacobi, Derek.
Unsworth, Geoffrey, 1914-1978.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Tri sestry. English.
National Theatre (Great Britain)
American Film Theatre.
British Lion Films.
Alan Clore Films.
Kino International Corporation.
Added Title Three sisters
3 sisters
Standard No. 738329028923
Music No. K289 DVD Kino on Video

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