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Uniform Title Battaglia di Algeri (Motion picture)
Title La bataille d' Alger = the Battle of Algiers / Casbah Film présente ; un film de Gillo Pontecorvo ; scénario de Franco Solinas ; production, Casbah Films, Igor Film ; produit par Yacef Saadi avec la collaboration de Igor Film-Rome.

Publication Info. [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD BATTLE OF ALGIERS DISC 1-3    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Balcony  AV DVD 848 B335B    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Balcony  AV DVD 848 B335B  DISC 1-3 c.2  Check Shelf
Description 3 videodiscs (121 min.) : sound, black&white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (35 p. ; 18 cm.)
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical mono rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Series Criterion collection ; 249
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 249.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) aspect ratio, monoaural.
Language In French and Arabic; with optional English subtitles.
Cast Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader, Omar.
Credits Production designer, Sergio Canevari ; edited by Mario Serandrei and Mario Morra ; director of photography, Marcello Gatti ; music, Ennio Morricone and Gillo Pontecorvo.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1966.
Based on a true story by Saadi Yacef.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary The film is considered one of the most influential political films in history, by Gillo Pontecorvo. Vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, etc. Shot on the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film is a case study in modern warfare, with its terrorist attacks and the brutal techniques used to combat them.
Contents disc 1. The film -- disc 2. Pontecorvo and the film -- disc 3. The film and history.
Note Special features: Disc 1: Production gallery; Theatrical trailers. Disc 2: Gillo Pontecorvo : the dictatorship of truth (documentary of the director presented by literary critic Edward Said); Marxist poetry : the making of The battle of Algiers; Five directors (interviews with filmmakers Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Julian Schnabel, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone on the film's influence, style, and importance). Disc 3: Remembering history (documentary on the Algerian experience of the battle for independence); "États d'armes" (documentary excerpt featuring senior French military officers recalling the use of torture and execution to combat the Algerian rebellion); A case study (program featuring U.S. counterterrorism experts Christopher Isham, Richard A. Clarke, and Michael A. Sheehan); Return to Algiers (documentary in which the filmmaker revisits the country after three decades of independence). Booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Peter Matthews, a reprinted interview with cowriter Franco Solinas, and biographical sketches of key figures in the French-Algerian War by political science scholar Arun Kapil.
Subject Algeria -- History -- Revolution, 1954-1962 -- Drama.
Algiers (Algeria) -- History -- Drama.
Revolution (Algeria : 1954-1962) (OCoLC)fst01354461
Algeria. (OCoLC)fst01205459
Algeria -- Algiers. (OCoLC)fst01205274
Chronological Term 1954 - 1962
Genre/Form War films.
Political films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films -- Italy.
Feature films -- Algeria.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Political films. (OCoLC)fst01710460
War films. (OCoLC)fst01710402
Added Author Pontecorvo, Gillo, 1919-2006, film director, screenwriter, composer (expression)
Solinas, Franco, 1927-1982, screenwriter.
Saadi, Yacef, 1928-2021 film producer, actor.
Haggiag, Brahim, actor.
Martin, Jean, 1922-2009, actor.
Kerbash, Samia, actor.
Paletti, Ugo, actor.
El Kader, Fusia, actor.
Canevari, Sergio, production designer.
Serandrei, Mario, 1907-1966, editor of moving image work.
Morra, Mario, 1935- editor of moving image work.
Gatti, M. (Marcello), director of photography.
Morricone, Ennio, composer (expression)
Said, Edward W., narrator.
Lee, Spike, interviewee (expression)
Nair, Mira, interviewee (expression)
Schnabel, Julian, 1951- interviewee (expression)
Soderbergh, Steven, 1963- interviewee (expression)
Stone, Oliver, interviewee (expression)
Rotman, Patrick, filmmaker.
Isham, Christopher, interviewee (expression)
Clarke, Richard A. (Richard Alan), 1951- interviewee (expression)
Sheehan, Michael A., interviewee (expression)
Matthews, Peter, writer of added commentary.
Kapil, Arun, writer of added commentary.
Casbah Films, production company.
Igor Film, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Battle of Algiers
ISBN 9781604657722
Standard No. 715515109611
Music No. CC2303D The Criterion Collection
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