Great Adaptations

Great Adaptations

Director: David Lean, Irving Pichel, Peter Brook, Ernest B. Schoedsack

Cast: David Lean, Irving Pichel, Peter Brook, Ernest B. Schoedsack

     
 
With this box set, The Criterion Collection has packaged together four films based on some of the most respected novels of all time. David Lean's Great Expectations and his Oliver Twist, Lord of the Flies, and The Most Dangerous Game are each presented in the original theatrical aspect ratio. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby

Overview

With this box set, The Criterion Collection has packaged together four films based on some of the most respected novels of all time. David Lean's Great Expectations and his Oliver Twist, Lord of the Flies, and The Most Dangerous Game are each presented in the original theatrical aspect ratio. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. A wealth of extra materials are scattered across all four discs, including commentaries and readings from the original novels. This is a superb set from Criterion.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/2004
UPC:
0037429200223
Rating:
NR
Source:
Criterion
Time:
6:27:00
Sales rank:
8,545

Special Features

Great Expectations: ; Original theatrical trailer ; ; Lord of the Flies: ; New digital transfer with fully restored image and sound ; Audio commentary by director Peter Brook, producer Lewis Allen, director of photography Tom Hollyman, and cameraman/editor Gerald Feil ; Excerpts from the novel, read by author William Golding ; Deleted scene, with a reading by Golding and commentary ; Original theatrical trailer with commentary ; Production scrapbook, home movies, and outtakes ; Excerpts from Gerald Feil's 1972 documentary "The Empty Space," showing Brook's methods for creating theater ; ; The Most Dangerous Game: ; Audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder ; ; Oliver Twist: ; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Aubrey Ralph
John Mills Pip
Robert Newton Bill Sikes
Alec Guinness Fagin,Herbert Pocket
Joel McCrea Bob Rainsford
Tom Chapin Jack
Valerie Hobson Estella/Her Mother
Fay Wray Eve Trowbridge
Finlay Currie Abel Magwitch
Hugh Edwards Piggy
Kay Walsh Nancy Sikes
Francis L. Sullivan Jaggers,Mr. Bumble
Leslie Banks Count Zaroff
Roger Elwin Roger
John Howard Davies Oliver Twist
Donald Smith Martin Trowbridge
Tom Gaman Simon
Jean Simmons Estella as a girl
Steve Clemente Tartar Servant

Technical Credits
David Lean Director
Irving Pichel Director
Peter Brook Director
Ernest B. Schoedsack Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Great Expectations
1. Logos [:14]
2. Opening Credits [1:19]
3. A Fearful Man, All in Coarse Grey [3:54]
4. Mrs. Joe on a Rampage [2:46]
5. Somebody Else's Pork Pie [5:03]
6. A Gift From Mr. Pumblechook [2:07]
7. "Convicts Escaping!" [3:46]
8. "She Wants Him to Come and Play" [3:11]
9. The Strangest Lady I Ever Met [5:19]
10. "A Great Bride-Cake. Mine!" [3:41]
11. "You May Kiss Me if You Like" [2:27]
12. A Blessing to the Household [1:43]
13. My Boyhood Had Ended [3:28]
14. "Pip Has Great Expectations" [3:21]
15. "You Will Always Keep the Name of Pip" [3:25]
16. The Immensity of London [1:45]
17. Mr. Jaggers [1:47]
18. Mr. Pip, Mr. Pocket [2:51]
19. Concerning Miss Havisham [3:14]
20. "Congratulations, Mr. Pip" [3:09]
21. A gentleman and a Snob [1:10]
22. A Self-Swindler [3:59]
23. More Bright and Beautiful Than Ever [3:04]
24. Concerning Moths [4:59]
25. A Mysterious Visitor [7:08]
26. "Nothing on Looks, Everything on Evidence" [2:18]
27. A Confession [5:19]
28. A Whirl of Fire [2:10]
29. An Urgent Message [5:53]
30. "A Dark Time in My Life" [3:07]
31. "You Have an Escaped Convict Here" [4:12]
32. Prisoners at the Bar [4:31]
33. "Dear Boy" [3:25]
34. "You're Home, Dear Old Pip" [2:26]
35. Away From the World [3:40]
36. Out of the Ruined Place [2:09]
Side #2 -- Lord of the Flies
1. Opening Credits [:14]
2. Piggy and Ralph [4:04]
3. The Power of the Conch [3:43]
4. "Kyrie Eleison" [1:33]
5. "You Can't Come" [5:15]
6. "Who Knows We're Here?" [2:43]
7. Building the Fire [4:57]
8. Huts and Coconuts [1:44]
9. Lizards and Pigs [1:37]
10. "You'll Let the Bloody Fire Out!" [1:39]
11. "We Need Meat!" [1:42]
12. "Things Are Beginning to Break Up" [4:38]
13. The Beast [7:56]
14. The True Story of Camberley [5:41]
15. Faces in the Dark [1:12]
16. "Talk! Talk! Talk!" [3:38]
17. "Sharpen a Stick at Both Ends" [2:45]
18. "We'll Die" [4:31]
19. Lord of the Flies [1:05]
20. "Who'll Join My Tribe?" [1:01]
21. The Dead Pilot [3:43]
22. "Kill the Beast! Slash Her Throat! Bash Her In!" [2:39]
23. "It Wasn't What You Said" [1:45]
24. Spare the Rod [2:37]
25. "We're Going to Get You, Piggy..." [1:43]
26. The Last Attempt at Reason [1:53]
27. The End of Piggy [3:51]
28. "They're Going to Hurt You, Ralph" [1:57]
29. The Hunters and the Hunted [1:41]
30. The End of Innocence [3:36]
31. End Credits/Paradise Lost [2:29]
Side #3 -- Oliver Twist
1. Logos [:19]
2. Opening Credits [1:21]
3. The Parish Workhouse [3:19]
4. Birth and Death [3:29]
5. Oliver's Presentation to the Board [3:45]
6. "Please Sir, I Want Some More" [3:19]
7. Apprentice to Mr. Sowerberry, The Undertaker [4:23]
8. Old Sally's Bit of News [6:22]
9. Oliver Defends His Mother's Name [6:26]
10. Lessons in Trade From Fagin and the Artful Dodger [6:44]
11. Oliver's First Shilling [3:17]
12. The Great Chase [3:08]
13. Mr. Sykes and Nancy [3:16]
14. Courtroom Drama [3:23]
15. Oliver Awakens in Heaven [3:46]
16. Mr. and Mrs. Bumble [2:32]
17. A Deal With Monks [1:25]
18. Oliver's Capture [8:04]
19. Nancy Attacks Fagin [6:36]
20. A Spy Among Spies [7:02]
21. Special Work for the Artful Dodger [5:46]
22. A Killing [5:29]
23. Sykes' Demons Pay a Visit [3:38]
24. Brownlow Takes Charge [4:46]
25. Dog Chase [2:53]
26. Honor Among Thieves [3:19]
27. Oliver's Safe Return [6:51]
28. End Credits [:54]
Side #4 -- The Most Dangerous Game
1. Logos/Opening Credits [1:36]
2. "The Lights Are a Bit Off" [3:03]
3. The Tiger's Place [1:45]
4. Shipwreck and Sharks [2:20]
5. The Island [1:23]
6. Zaroff's Fortress [4:20]
7. Victims of Circumstance [2:47]
8. New Sensation [3:44]
9. The Most Dangerous Game [2:23]
10. ."..and Then the Woman" [6:01]
11. Zaroff's Trophy Room [4:07]
12. "I Always Bring Them Here..." [6:02]
13. Scouting the Island [2:14]
14. Setting Traps [3:31]
15. A Man Trap [3:00]
16. The Chase/The Log Bridge [4:35]
17. Understanding the Game [1:47]
18. Rainsford at the Waterfall [2:08]
19. The Hunt Ends [5:34]
20. End Credits [:23]

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