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Title Nathaniel Hawthorne's Rappaccini's daughter / Monterey Video ; a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities ; a production of Learning in Focus ; Learning in Focus presents ; produced by Calvin Skaggs ; teleplay by Herbert Hartig ; directed by Dezsö Magyar.

Publication Info. Thousand Oaks, CA : Monterey Video : Distributed by Monterey Media, inc., [1980]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Department  DVD RAPPACCINIS    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in..
Series American short story collection
American short story collection.
System Details DVD.
Note Based on the short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Cast Host, Henry Fonda ; starring Kristoffer Tabori (Giovanni), Kathleen Beller (Beatrice), Michael Egan (Baglioni), Leonardo Cimino (Rappaccini).
Credits Photography, Mike Fash ; editor, Jay Freund ; music composed and conducted by Elizabeth Swados.
Note Broadcast as part of the PBS television series The American short story in 1980.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Set in 18th Century Italy, this is the tale of a young scholar named Giovanni who falls in love with a beautiful, yet forbidden, girl. Beatrice 's strange and unearthly beauty masks a terrifying curse which Giovanni tragically discovers. Her father, the mysterious Dr. Rappaccini, has made her the subject of a diabolical experiment. In Giovanni's attempt to free Beatrice from the control of her father and to escape the effect she has on him, he unwittingly destroys her.
Contents Poison garden -- Forbidden daughter -- Meeting -- Fever or poison? -- Confrontation -- Kiss.
Note Special features: Author bio [text feature]; Actor bios [text feature]; Printable study guide [requires a DVD-ROM drive]; About the ASSC [text feature]; Transcript interview [with Robert Geller]; Henry Fonda intro (2 min.); Watch for these DVD's [text feature]; Trailer[s] (5 min.).
GMD: videorecording.
Subject Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 -- Film adaptations.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Intellectuals -- Drama.
Short stories, American.
Italy -- Drama.
Genre/Form Film adaptations.
Short films.
Added Author Skaggs, Calvin.
Hartig, Herbert.
Magyar, Dezső.
Tabori, Kristoffer.
Beller, Kathleen, 1955-
Egan, Michael, 1926-
Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Rappaccini's daughter.
National Endowment for the Humanities.
Learning in Focus, inc.
Monterey Video (Firm)
Monterey Media.
Added Title Rappaccini's daughter
ISBN 156994430X
Standard No. 012233363623
Music No. 336362 Monterey Video
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