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Uniform Title Mister Johnson (Motion picture)
Title Mister Johnson / Michael and Kathy Fitzgerald present an Ithaca-Ogunde production ; executive producer, Bill Benenson ; screenplay by William Boyd ; produced by Michael Fitzgerald ; directed by Bruce Beresford.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Audio Visual  DVD MISTER    Check Shelf
Edition Director-approved DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert.
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical stereo Dolby Digital 2.0 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Series Criterion collection ; 774
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 774.
System Details DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby digital stereo.
Cast Pierce Brosnan, Edward Woodward, Beatie Edney, Denis Quilley, Bella Enahoro, Kwabena Manso, Nick Reding, Femi Fatoba, Hubert Ogunde, Sola Adeyemi, Maynard Eziashi.
Credits Production designer, Herbert Pinter ; costume designer, Rosemary Burrows ; music by George Delerue ; edited by Humphrey Dixon ; director of photography, Peter James.
Note Based on a 1939 novel by Joyce Cary.
DVD release of the 1990 motion picture.
Widescreen (1.85:1).
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13.
Summary A Nigerian villager is eager to work as a civil servant for the British authorities, including a sympathetic district officer, in the hopes that it will benefit him in the future. Instead, his ambition leads to his tragic downfall. Mister Johnson, based on a 1939 novel by Joyce Cary, is a graceful, heartfelt drama about the limits of idealism, affectingly acted and handsomely shot.
Note Special features: Bruce Beresford (the director recounts his experiences making the film); Michael Fitzgerald (the producer looks back on his journey making the film); Maynard Eziashi (the actor describes the experience of his first starring role); Pierce Brosnan (the actor recalls making the film); Trailer. Insert includes an essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard.
Language In English with optional English captions.
Subject Male friendship -- Drama.
Civil service -- Drama.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Africa -- Drama.
Nigeria -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Cary, Joyce, 1888-1957 -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Feature films -- United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Beresford, Bruce, film director.
Fitzgerald, Michael (Film producer), film producer.
Fitzgerald, Kathy, film producer.
Benenson, Bill, film producer.
Boyd, William, 1952- screenwriter.
Brosnan, Pierce, actor.
Woodward, Edward, 1930-2009, actor.
Edney, Beatie, 1962- actor.
Quilley, Denis, actor.
Enahoro, Bella, actor.
Manso, Kwabena, actor.
Reding, Nick, 1962- actor.
Fatọba, Fẹmi, 1939- actor.
Ogunde, Hubert, 1916-1990 actor.
Adeyemi, Sola, actor.
Eziashi, Maynard, actor.
Pinter, Herbert, production designer.
Burrows, Rosemary, costume designer.
Delerue, Georges, 1925-1992, compsoer (expression)
Dixon, Humphrey, film editor.
James, Peter, 1947 March 7- director of photography.
Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Cary, Joyce, 1888-1957. Mister Johnson.
Sinyard, Neil, writer of supplementary textual content.
Janus Films, production company.
Ithaca-Ogunde, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Mr. Johnson
ISBN 1681430525
Standard No. 715515157018
Music No. CC2534D The Criterion Collection
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