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George Bernard Shaw on Film

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This 30th edition of the Criterion Collection's monthly Eclipse series - a no-frills, pared-down issue of themed volumes featuring world cinema classics - features three key works adapted from the writings of George Bernard Shaw. The 1941 Major Barbara (co-directed by David Lean, Harold French and Gabriel Pascal) stars Wendy Hiller of Pygmalion and Rex Harrison of My Fair Lady, in a movie version of the Shaw play excoriating the hypocrisy of some Christian charity organizations; the megabudgeted 1946 Caesar and ...
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Overview

This 30th edition of the Criterion Collection's monthly Eclipse series - a no-frills, pared-down issue of themed volumes featuring world cinema classics - features three key works adapted from the writings of George Bernard Shaw. The 1941 Major Barbara (co-directed by David Lean, Harold French and Gabriel Pascal) stars Wendy Hiller of Pygmalion and Rex Harrison of My Fair Lady, in a movie version of the Shaw play excoriating the hypocrisy of some Christian charity organizations; the megabudgeted 1946 Caesar and Cleopatra stars Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains, in its period tale of the exotic romance between the two famous rulers; and the 1952 Androcles and the Lion features Shaw in parable mode, with a wryly comic fable about the triumph of benevolence, as a slightly befuddled Christian slave (Alan Young) gets thrown into a pit with a lion, and survives the experience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/2010
  • UPC: 715515055215
  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 5:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,831

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- George Bernard Shaw on Film
1. A New Happiness [12:05]
2. Family Affairs [17:00]
3. The Shelter [5:35]
4. Bill Walker [9:31]
5. Papa's Visit [6:29]
6. Romance [4:35]
7. Sergeant Todger Fairmile [4:58]
8. "What Price Salvation Now, Eh?" [18:48]
9. Anonymous Donor [6:03]
10. Money and Gumpowder [5:51]
11. Father and Son [12:54]
12. Undershaft Factory Tour [4:29]
13. Foundling [4:41]
14. "Glory, Hallelujah!" [7:48]
Disc #2 -- George Bernard Shaw on Film
1. Evil Tidings [4:53]
2. "What a Magnificent Dream" [10:09]
3. Cleopatra, The Queen [7:45]
4. "Egypt for the Egyptians!" [21:09]
5. A God [4:36]
6. Into Battle [12:15]
7. To the Lighthouse [7:50]
8. Escape From the Pharos [2:29]
9. New Woman [11:00]
10. Protestations and Contradictions [10:21]
11. "What Have You Done?" [8:54]
12. The Art of War [5:52]
13. Farewell [10:55]
Disc #3 -- George Bernard Shaw on Film
1. On the Run [7:02]
2. Wild Beast [7:22]
3. Christian Prisoners [6:45]
4. The March [10:36]
5. Turn the Other Cheek [8:29]
6. Dinner [4:48]
7. A Christian at the Court? [3:34]
8. Martyrdom [6:33]
9. Sacrifice [6:42]
10. Poor Spintho [10:45]
11. Ferrovius's Fight [9:24]
12. Old Friend [8:24]
13. In Peace [7:30]
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  • Posted November 22, 2012

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    The description here doesn't list the movies, so, from the Crite

    The description here doesn't list the movies, so, from the Criterion description of this DVD:
    "... thanks to the persistence of Hungarian producer Gabriel Pascal, Shaw finally agreed to collaborate on a series of screen versions of his witty, socially minded plays.... The three other films that resulted from this famed alliance, Major Barbara, Caesar and Cleopatra, and Androcles and the Lion, long overshadowed by the sensation of Pygmalion, are gathered here for the first time on DVD. These clever, handsomely mounted entertainments star such luminaries of the big screen as Vivien Leigh, Claude Rains, Wendy Hiller, and Rex Harrison."
    Includes:
    Major Barbara - Dir: Gabriel Pascal 1941
    Caesar and Cleopatra - Dir: Gabriel Pascal 1945
    Androcles and the Lion - Dir: Chester Erskine 1952

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