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CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT DVD Criterion Collection ORSON WELLES 2 DVDs Like New! 1966

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Item details

Condition
Like New
Format
DVD
Region
DVD: 1 (US, CA)
Rating
PG
Genre
Classics
Edition
Criterion Edition
UPC
715515184410
Release Date
2016
Director
Orson Welles
Leading Role
Falstaff
Sub-Genre
Drama Adaptation
Region Code
DVD: 1 (US, Canada...)
Former Rental
No
Country/Region of Manufacture
United States
Special Features
Widescreen
Studio
Janus
MPN
715515184410

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Chimes at Midnight

Criterion Collection DVD Edition

2 DVD Set

Includes all original artwork/booklet in Like New condition.

The first DVD was played once. Excellent picture quality.

Disc

looks brand new. The second DVD was never removed from the box. The booklet was never opened. Everything looks brand new.


     The legendary Shakespearean character Sir John Falstaff, the notoriously drunken, obese, and yet charming companion of the young Henry V, steps up from supporting character in several plays to the central focus of Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight, considered by many critics the best of the director's acclaimed Shakespeare films. The script borrows scenes from several plays, but draws most heavily on the two parts of Henry IV, focusing on the shifting relationship between Falstaff and Prince Hal. Beginning as the prince's companion in debauchery and idleness, the corpulent jokester finds himself falling out of favor as the prince comes to terms with the importance of his destiny as England's future leader. While Falstaff's ample wit is still much in evidence, the film places greater emphasis on the tragic character beneath all the joviality, with Welles perfectly embodying this mixture

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 spiritually youthful prankster and sad adult. While his towering performance naturally takes center stage, the other cast members are also superb. The film's visual elements are also strong, with Welles' attention to composition matching his sensitivity to character.