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Title The death of Klinghoffer [videorecording] / music by John Adams ; libretto by Alice Goodman ; directed by Penny Woolcock ; producer, Madonna Baptiste ; executive producer, Jan Younghusband ; A Blast! Films production for Channel 4 in association with ZDF, ARTE, SBS and SR DRS.

Imprint London, England : Decca ; New York NY : Distributed by Universal Music and Video Distribution, Corp., c2003.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    B ADAM DK A15DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (166 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Opera, based on the hijacking by Palestinian terrorists of the Mediterranean cruise ship Achille Lauro.
Durations: 119 min. (opera); 47 min. (filming "The death of Klinghoffer").
Special features: filming "The death of Klinghoffer"; director's commentary.
"Award-winning British film-maker Penny Woolcock, working with the composer, has ingeniously reworked the original, using techniques afforded by film to imbue the narrative with realism. Whilst the main action is shot on location in the Mediterranean, actual and recreated archive footage tells the broader story of the characters before and after the hijacking"--Container.
Program notes, synopsis, and biographical notes on the composer, director, and performers (18 p.) inserted in container.
Credits Director of photography, Graham Smith ; production designer, John Ellis.
Performer Sanford Sylvan (Leon Klinghoffer) ; Yvonne Howard (Marilyn Klinghoffer) ; Christopher Maltman (Captain) ; Tom Randle (Molqi) ; Kamel Boutros (Mamoud) ; Leigh Melrose (Rambo) ; Emil Marwa (Omar) (sung by Susan Bickley) ; supporting soloists ; London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus ; John Adams, conductor.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital stereo; digital 5.1 surround.
Language Sung in English; subtitles (opera only) in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.
Awards Official selection Sundance Film Festival 2003; winner of the Prix Italia.
Subject Operas -- Film adaptations
Achille Lauro Hijacking Incident, 1985 -- Drama.
Opéras -- Adaptations cinématographiques et télévisées.
Achille Lauro, Détournement de l', 1985 -- Théâtre.
Added Author Goodman, Alice. Librettist.
Woolcock, Penny. Director.
Baptiste, Madonna. Production personnel.
Younghusband, Jan. Production personnel.
Sylvan, Sanford. Performer.
Howard, Yvonne, 1960- Performer.
Maltman, Christopher. Performer.
Randle, Thomas. Performer.
Boutros, Kamel. Performer.
Melrose, Leigh. Performer.
Marwa, Emil. Actor.
Bickley, Susan. voc
Adams, John, 1947- Conductor.
Adams, John, 1947- Death of Klinghoffer (Opera.
London Symphony Orchestra. Performer.
London Symphony Chorus. Performer.
Decca Record Company.
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.
Arte (Firm)
Standard No. 044007418994
Music No. B0001515-09 Decca

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