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The Resource Becket, Paramount Pictures presents ; a Paramount and Keep Films co-production ; screenplay by Edward Anhalt ; produced by Hal Wallis ; directed by Peter Glenville, (videorecording)

Becket, Paramount Pictures presents ; a Paramount and Keep Films co-production ; screenplay by Edward Anhalt ; produced by Hal Wallis ; directed by Peter Glenville, (videorecording)

Label
Becket
Title
Becket
Statement of responsibility
Paramount Pictures presents ; a Paramount and Keep Films co-production ; screenplay by Edward Anhalt ; produced by Hal Wallis ; directed by Peter Glenville
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction
Awards note
Winner, 1964 Academy Awards for Best Writing: Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium--Edward Anhalt; Winner, 1965 Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture, Drama--Hal B. Wallis; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama--Peter O'Toole; Winner, 1965 BAFTA Film Awards for Best British Costume, Colour--Margaret Furse; Best British Art Direction, Colour--John Bryan; Best British Cinematography, Colour--Geoffrey Unsworth.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Becket (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth ; editor, Anne V. Coates ; music, Laurence Rosenthal ; production designer, John Bryan ; art director, Maurice Carter ; costume designer, Margaret Furse
Date time place
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and violence
Language note
In English, dubbed Spanish or French with optional subtitles in English; SDH subtitles
LC call number
PN1995.9.H5
LC item number
B43548 2007
PerformerNote
Richard Burton (Becket), Peter O'Toole (the King), John Gielgud (King Louis of France), Gino Cervi (the Cardinal), Paolo Stoppa (the Pope), Donald Wolfit (Bishop Folliot), David Weston, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown, Percy Herbert, Sian Phillips, Inigo Jackson, Felix Aylmer, Niall MacGinnis, Christopher Rhodes, John Phillips, Frank Pettingell, Veronique Vendell, Jennifer Hilary, David Davenport, Hamilton Dyce, Peter Jeffrey, Michael Miller, Peter Prowse, Jack Taylor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1899-1986
  • 1914-2000
  • 1913-1996
  • 1925-1984
  • 1932-
  • 1904-2000
  • 1901-1974
  • 1902-1968
  • 1900-1969
  • 1917-1975
  • 1925-1992
  • 1934-
  • 1889-1979
  • 1913-1977
  • 1914-1964
  • 1914-1995
  • 1942-
  • 1942-2008
  • 1912-1972
  • 1929-1999
  • 1931-1983
  • 1914-1978
  • 1926-
  • 1911-2000
  • 1910-1987
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wallis, Hal B.
  • Anhalt, Edward
  • Glenville, Peter
  • Burton, Richard
  • O'Toole, Peter
  • Gielgud, John
  • Cervi, Gino
  • Stoppa, Paolo
  • Wolfit, Donald
  • Hunt, Martita
  • Brown, Pamela
  • Herbert, Percy
  • Phillips, Siân
  • Aylmer, Felix
  • MacGinnis, Niall
  • Rhodes, Christopher
  • Phillips, John
  • Pettingell, Frank
  • Vendell, Véronique
  • Hilary, Jennifer
  • Dyce, Hamilton
  • Jeffrey, Peter
  • Miller, Michael
  • Unsworth, Geoffrey
  • Coates, Anne V
  • Rosenthal, Laurence
  • Merrick, David
  • Anouilh, Jean
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Keep Films (Firm)
  • MPI Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
150
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henry
  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Thomas
  • Christian saints
  • Kings and rulers
  • Loyalty
  • Gran Bretaña
  • Inglaterra
  • Inglaterra
  • Privy councils
  • Friendship
  • Inglaterra
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • England
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • England
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Becket, Paramount Pictures presents ; a Paramount and Keep Films co-production ; screenplay by Edward Anhalt ; produced by Hal Wallis ; directed by Peter Glenville, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/lookup?becket
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based upon the play "Becket" by Jean Anouilh, as translated by Lucienne Hill and produced on the New York stage by David Merrick
  • Special features: Stills gallery [slide show]; Trailer (5 min.); Interview with composer Laurence Rosenthal [featurette] (13 min.); Interview with editor Anne Coates [featurette] (8 min.); TV spot (30 sec.); Richard Burton interviewed by Ludovic Kennedy (1977) [featurette] (13 min.); Richard Burton interviewed by Kenneth Tynan (1967) [b&w featurette] (14 min.); Commentary with Peter O'Toole [audio feature]
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Opening credits -- "In the year 1066" -- Noble Thomas Becket -- Thrill of the hunt -- Gwendolen's sweet voice -- Business before pleasure -- Inevitable conflict of interest -- New Archbishop of Canterbury -- Higher loyalty -- Friendship torn -- Excommunication leads to accusations -- Trial of Thomas Becket -- Exile -- Meeting of old friends -- King's heavy heart -- Return from exile -- Posthumous declaration
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 150 min.)
Isbn
9780788604706
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
030306105390
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD1053
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm79834416
  • (OCoLC)79834416
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Becket, Paramount Pictures presents ; a Paramount and Keep Films co-production ; screenplay by Edward Anhalt ; produced by Hal Wallis ; directed by Peter Glenville, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/lookup?becket
Publication
Note
  • Based upon the play "Becket" by Jean Anouilh, as translated by Lucienne Hill and produced on the New York stage by David Merrick
  • Special features: Stills gallery [slide show]; Trailer (5 min.); Interview with composer Laurence Rosenthal [featurette] (13 min.); Interview with editor Anne Coates [featurette] (8 min.); TV spot (30 sec.); Richard Burton interviewed by Ludovic Kennedy (1977) [featurette] (13 min.); Richard Burton interviewed by Kenneth Tynan (1967) [b&w featurette] (14 min.); Commentary with Peter O'Toole [audio feature]
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Opening credits -- "In the year 1066" -- Noble Thomas Becket -- Thrill of the hunt -- Gwendolen's sweet voice -- Business before pleasure -- Inevitable conflict of interest -- New Archbishop of Canterbury -- Higher loyalty -- Friendship torn -- Excommunication leads to accusations -- Trial of Thomas Becket -- Exile -- Meeting of old friends -- King's heavy heart -- Return from exile -- Posthumous declaration
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 150 min.)
Isbn
9780788604706
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
030306105390
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD1053
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm79834416
  • (OCoLC)79834416
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1
Video recording format
DVD
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