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Title Swing time [videorecording] / RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. presents ; a Pandro S. Berman production ; screenplay by Howard Lindsay and Allan Scott ; directed by George Stevens.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]


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 GDL Brand Library DVD    L SWIN ST A14DVD    DUE 11-15-22 OFF CAMPUS
 GDL Central Library DVD    SWI    DUE 10-04-22
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1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Edition DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm)
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Series The Criterion collection ; 979
Criterion collection ; 979.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.37:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
Language English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore, Betty Furness, Georges Metaxa.
Credits Director of photography, David Abel ; editor, Henry Berman ; art director, Van Nest Polglase ; gowns by Bernard Newman.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1936.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary "In this irresistible musical, the legendary dancing duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are at the pinnacle of their art as a feckless gambler and the shrewd dancing instructor in whom he more than meets his match. Director George Stevens laces their romance with humor and clears the floor for the movie's showstopping dance scenes, in which Astaire and Rogers take seemingly effortless flight in a virtuosic fusion of ballroom and tap styles. Buoyed by beloved songs by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern--including the Oscar-winning classic 'The Way You Look Tonight'--Swing Time is an exuberant celebration of its stars' chemistry, grace, and sheer joy in the act of performance"--Container.
Note Features: New 2K digital restoration; Audio commentary from 1986 featuring John Mueller, author of Astaire Dancing: the Musical Films; Archival interviews with performers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and choreographer Hermes Pan; New interview with George Stevens Jr.; In Full Swing, a new program on the film's choreography and soundtrack featuring jazz and film critic Gary Giddins, dance critic Brian Seibert, and Dorothy Fields biographer Deborah Grace Winer; New interview with film scholar Mia Mask on the "Bojangles of Harlem" number; An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Gamblers -- Drama.
Dance teachers -- Drama.
Genre/Form Romance films.
Musical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Stevens, George, 1904-1975, film director.
Berman, Pandro S., 1905-1996, film producer.
Lindsay, Howard, 1889-1968, screenwriter.
Scott, Allan, 1906-1995, screenwriter.
Gelsey, Erwin, 1900-1988, screenwriter.
Abel, David, 1883-1973, director of photography.
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945, composer (expression)
Berman, Henry, 1914-1979, editor of moving image work.
Polglase, Van Nest, 1898-1968, art director.
Newman, Bernard, 1903-1966, costume designer.
Fields, Dorothy, 1905-1974, lyricist.
Astaire, Fred, actor.
Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995, actor.
Moore, Victor, 1876-1962, actor.
Broderick, Helen, 1891-1959, actor.
Blore, Eric, 1887-1959, actor.
Furness, Betty, 1916-1994, actor.
Metaxa, Georges, 1899-1950, actor.
RKO Radio Pictures, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Container of (work): Swing time (Motion picture)
ISBN 9781681435954
Standard No. 715515231114
Music No. CC3035DDVD The Criterion Collection

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