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Uniform Title Notti bianche (Motion picture)
Title Le notti bianche [videorecording] / la Rank Film Distributors of Italy presenta ; un film di Luchino Visconti ; sogetto e sceneggiatura, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Luchino Visconti ; un film CI. AS. s.r.l. ; prodotto da Franco Cristaldi, per la Vides ; regia di Luchino Visconti.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    I NOT    Available
Description 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (unp. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 296
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 296.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1957.
Based on the short story: Belye nochi / by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Program notes on container insert include an essay by film scholar Geoffrey Nowell-Smith.
Special features: a collection of interviews, from 2003, with screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico, film critics Laura Delli Colli and Lino Micciche, cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno, and costume designer Piero Tosi ; new audio recording of Dostoyevsky's "White nights" also downlodable as an MP3 ; rare screen test of Mastroianni and Schell ; original theatrical trailer ; an essay by film scholar Geoffrey Nowell-Smith.
Credits Costumes, Piero Tosi ; editor, Mario Serandrei ; director of photography, Giuseppe Rotunno ; music, Nino Rota.
Cast Maria Schell, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Marais, Clara Calamai.
Summary A chance encounter on a canal bridge results in a series of twilight rendezvous between a lonely man and a sheltered woman haunted by a lover's promise.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Italian dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Love -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations
Motion pictures, Italian.
Added Author Visconti, Luchino, 1906-1976
Schell, Maria, 1926-2005.
Mastroianni, Marcello, 1924-1996.
Marais, Jean, 1913-1998
Calamai, Clara, 1909-1998
Cecchi d'Amico, Suso
Delli Colli, Laura.
Miccichè, Lino.
Rotunno, Giuseppe.
Tosi, Piero.
Smith, T. Ryder
Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881. Belye nochi
Rota, Nino, 1911-1979
Cinematografica Associati (Firm)
Vides-Film (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title from English subtitles: White nights
Title on container: Luchino Visconti's Le notti bianche
ISBN 0780030117
Standard No. 037429207826
Music No. NOT020 Criterion Collection

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