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The Resource This sporting life, Janus Films ; Granada International ; Rank Organisation presents Independent Artists ; a Julian Wintle and Leslie Parkyn production ; produced by Karel Reisz ; screenplay by David Storey ; directed by Lindsay Anderson, (videorecording)

This sporting life, Janus Films ; Granada International ; Rank Organisation presents Independent Artists ; a Julian Wintle and Leslie Parkyn production ; produced by Karel Reisz ; screenplay by David Storey ; directed by Lindsay Anderson, (videorecording)

Label
This sporting life
Title
This sporting life
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Granada International ; Rank Organisation presents Independent Artists ; a Julian Wintle and Leslie Parkyn production ; produced by Karel Reisz ; screenplay by David Storey ; directed by Lindsay Anderson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Northern England, the early 1960's. Frank Machin is a coal miner who is mean, tough and ambitious enough to rise up and become an immediate professional rugby star. The rugby league team is run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation. His situation is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver
Related
Member of
Awards note
Cannes Film Festival, 1963: Best Actor (Richard Harris)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photographer, Denys Coop ; editor, Peter Taylor ; music composer, Roberto Gerhard ; conductor, Jacques-Louis Monod ; art director, Alan Withy ; camera operator, John Harris
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Closed captioned in English for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997.A2
LC item number
C75 v.417
PerformerNote
Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell, Colin Blakely, Vanda Godsell, Anne Cunningham, Jack Watson, Arthur Lowe, Harry Markham
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1913-1980
  • 1918-1983
  • 1923-1994
  • 1930-2002
  • 1927-1980
  • 1908-1975
  • 1915-1999
  • 1897-1977
  • 1933 Sept. 28-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wintle, Julian
  • Parkyn, Leslie
  • Reisz, Karel
  • Anderson, Lindsay
  • Ryan, Paul
  • Harris, Richard
  • Roberts, Rachel
  • Badel, Alan
  • Hartnell, William
  • Blakely, Colin
  • Godsell, Vanda
  • Cunningham, Anne
  • Watson, Jack
  • Loew, Arthur M.
  • Markham, Harry
  • Sinyard, Neil
  • Storey, David
  • Janus Films
  • Granada International (Firm)
  • Rank Organisation
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
134
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
417
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rugby League football players
  • Working class men
  • Widows
  • Coal miners
  • Social classes
  • Ambition
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Motion pictures
  • Sports films
  • Film adaptations
  • Feature films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
This sporting life, Janus Films ; Granada International ; Rank Organisation presents Independent Artists ; a Julian Wintle and Leslie Parkyn production ; produced by Karel Reisz ; screenplay by David Storey ; directed by Lindsay Anderson, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by David Storey
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1963
  • Special features include: Disc one: Audio commentary featuring Paul Ryan and screenwriter David Storey; theatrical trailer. Disc two: "Lindsay Anderson: lucky man?" (2004) documentary; new video interview with Anderson's first producer and close friend Lois Sutcliffe Smith; "Meet the pioneers" (1948), Anderson's first film; "Wakefield express" (1952), an early documentary; "Is that all there is?" (1993), Anderson's autobiographical final film ; plus, a booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard and an article by Anderson from 1963
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Disc one: The film -- Disc two: The supplements
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed. ; widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (134 min.)
Isbn
9781604650112
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515027526
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1737D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)177239822
  • (OCoLC)ocn177239822
  • 269558
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., restored High-Definition digital transfer, NTSC
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
This sporting life, Janus Films ; Granada International ; Rank Organisation presents Independent Artists ; a Julian Wintle and Leslie Parkyn production ; produced by Karel Reisz ; screenplay by David Storey ; directed by Lindsay Anderson, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by David Storey
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1963
  • Special features include: Disc one: Audio commentary featuring Paul Ryan and screenwriter David Storey; theatrical trailer. Disc two: "Lindsay Anderson: lucky man?" (2004) documentary; new video interview with Anderson's first producer and close friend Lois Sutcliffe Smith; "Meet the pioneers" (1948), Anderson's first film; "Wakefield express" (1952), an early documentary; "Is that all there is?" (1993), Anderson's autobiographical final film ; plus, a booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard and an article by Anderson from 1963
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Disc one: The film -- Disc two: The supplements
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed. ; widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (134 min.)
Isbn
9781604650112
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515027526
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1737D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)177239822
  • (OCoLC)ocn177239822
  • 269558
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., restored High-Definition digital transfer, NTSC
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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