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The Resource Overlord, Janus Films ; The Imperial War Museum presents ; produced by James Quinn ; a film by Stuart Cooper ; original screenplay by Christopher Hudson & Stuart Cooper ; directed by Stuart Cooper ; a Joswend Limited Production, (videorecording DVD)

Overlord, Janus Films ; The Imperial War Museum presents ; produced by James Quinn ; a film by Stuart Cooper ; original screenplay by Christopher Hudson & Stuart Cooper ; directed by Stuart Cooper ; a Joswend Limited Production, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Overlord
Title
Overlord
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; The Imperial War Museum presents ; produced by James Quinn ; a film by Stuart Cooper ; original screenplay by Christopher Hudson & Stuart Cooper ; directed by Stuart Cooper ; a Joswend Limited Production
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Drafted into the British army, young Tom Beddows leaves his parents and his beloved cocker spaniel and reports for military duty, arriving late because of a German air raid. In training camp, he makes friends with Jack and Arthur. They all wish the war would go away, so they could return to their parents and girlfriends. Finally ordered into combat, a sense of impending doom prompts Tom to write a consoling letter to be delivered to his parents instead of the official military notice. Stoic and fatalistic, he will be among the first troops to land in Normandy at the launch of Operation Overlord, the Allied offensive to push the Nazis out of France
Related
Member of
Awards note
Winner, 1975 Silver Berlin Bear Special Jury Prize: Stuart Cooper; Interfilm Award-Otto Dibelius Film Award: Stuart Cooper, at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photographed by John Alcott ; edited by Jonathan Gili ; music composed by Paul Glass
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Closed-captioned in English with optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
PerformerNote
Brian Stirner (Tom), Davyd Harries (Jack), Nicholas Ball (Arthur), Julie Neesam (the Girl), Sam Sewell (the Trained Soldier), John Franklyn-Robbins, Stella Tanner
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1942-
  • 1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cooper, Stuart
  • Stirner, Brian
  • Harries, Davyd
  • Ball, Nicholas
Runtime
84
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
382
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Operation Overlord
  • Genovés, Juan
Technique
live action
Label
Overlord, Janus Films ; The Imperial War Museum presents ; produced by James Quinn ; a film by Stuart Cooper ; original screenplay by Christopher Hudson & Stuart Cooper ; directed by Stuart Cooper ; a Joswend Limited Production, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "D-Day, June 6, 1944.""-Container
  • Originally produced as a British motion picture in 1975
  • Supplements: Commentary [optional audio feature with director Stuart Cooper and actor Brian Stirner] -- Theatrical trailer (3 min.) -- Mining the archive [featurette] (24 min.) -- Soldiers' journals [audio feature] -- Capa influences Cooper [photo essay/slide show] (8 min.) -- Germany calling [featurette] (2 min.) / British Ministry of Information, 1941. Allied propaganda short using clips from Leni Reifenstahl's Triumph of the will, comically edited by Charles A. Ridley and set to the British dance tune, "The Lambeth Walk". The legions of marching soldiers, as well as Adolf Hitler giving his Nazi salute, were made to look like wind-up dolls, dancing to the music. Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels is reported to have seen a copy of the short film and was outraged beyond reason, leaving his screening room kicking chairs and screaming profanities -- Cameramen at war [featurette] (15 min.) / produced by the British Ministry of Information, 1943. A tribute to newsreel and service film unit cameramen and features some of the most dramatic footage shot during the war -- A test of violence [featurette] (14 min.) : a short film about the Spanish artist Juan Genovés, whose paintings depict the horror of oppression and brutality
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening credits -- Air raid -- Private Beddows -- "I hate this war" -- Nightmares -- Assault training -- Dance -- "Where are we going?" -- Forms and francs -- Letter home -- "I've got nothing now" -- Initiative test -- Closing -- Color bars -- Commentary -- Supplements
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director approved, special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (84 min.)
Isbn
9781934121337
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515023122
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1689D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm99960017
  • (OCoLC)99960017
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.66:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Overlord, Janus Films ; The Imperial War Museum presents ; produced by James Quinn ; a film by Stuart Cooper ; original screenplay by Christopher Hudson & Stuart Cooper ; directed by Stuart Cooper ; a Joswend Limited Production, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • "D-Day, June 6, 1944.""-Container
  • Originally produced as a British motion picture in 1975
  • Supplements: Commentary [optional audio feature with director Stuart Cooper and actor Brian Stirner] -- Theatrical trailer (3 min.) -- Mining the archive [featurette] (24 min.) -- Soldiers' journals [audio feature] -- Capa influences Cooper [photo essay/slide show] (8 min.) -- Germany calling [featurette] (2 min.) / British Ministry of Information, 1941. Allied propaganda short using clips from Leni Reifenstahl's Triumph of the will, comically edited by Charles A. Ridley and set to the British dance tune, "The Lambeth Walk". The legions of marching soldiers, as well as Adolf Hitler giving his Nazi salute, were made to look like wind-up dolls, dancing to the music. Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels is reported to have seen a copy of the short film and was outraged beyond reason, leaving his screening room kicking chairs and screaming profanities -- Cameramen at war [featurette] (15 min.) / produced by the British Ministry of Information, 1943. A tribute to newsreel and service film unit cameramen and features some of the most dramatic footage shot during the war -- A test of violence [featurette] (14 min.) : a short film about the Spanish artist Juan Genovés, whose paintings depict the horror of oppression and brutality
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening credits -- Air raid -- Private Beddows -- "I hate this war" -- Nightmares -- Assault training -- Dance -- "Where are we going?" -- Forms and francs -- Letter home -- "I've got nothing now" -- Initiative test -- Closing -- Color bars -- Commentary -- Supplements
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director approved, special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (84 min.)
Isbn
9781934121337
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515023122
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1689D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm99960017
  • (OCoLC)99960017
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.66:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD

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