Taming of the Shrew
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Taming of the Shrew

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Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Cast: Franco Zeffirelli, Richard Burton, Alfred Lynch, Elizabeth Taylor

     
 

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William Shakespeare's comic tale of 16th century male chauvinism gets the royal treatment as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor star in this delightful adaptation of one of the Bard's most comically delightful works. Presented in the original aspect ratio of 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen (enhanced for widescreen TVs) and featuring a closed-captioned English Dolby… See more details below

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Overview

William Shakespeare's comic tale of 16th century male chauvinism gets the royal treatment as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor star in this delightful adaptation of one of the Bard's most comically delightful works. Presented in the original aspect ratio of 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen (enhanced for widescreen TVs) and featuring a closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Mono soundtrack, this release also offers alternate Spanish and Portuguese Dolby Digital Mono tracks in addition to English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles. Extra features include production notes, theatrical trailers, a bonus trailer, and talent files.

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Sometimes art and real life combine in fortuitous ways, as when the rocky marriage of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor gave fire and brimstone to their performances as the feuding couple in this 1967 film version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. In 1963, the couple's romantic spark had added sizzle to Cleopatra, but, by 1966, their alcoholic rages in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf had seemed almost painfully authentic. Their marital problems were public knowledge by the time they were cast in The Taming of the Shrew by Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, and their celebrity brought the film millions of curious viewers. They saw a phantasmagorically lit and vibrant staging, featuring violent physical confrontations between the two stars. The big-budget Hollywood production was the first major filming of the story since the 1929 version, which starred Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. Soon after the film was released, Taylor and Burton were divorced.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/1999
UPC:
0043396011090
Original Release:
1967
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
2:02:00
Sales rank:
2,698

Special Features

Digitally remastered audio & anamorphic video; Production notes; Interactive menus; Audio [mono]: English, Spanish, Portuguese; Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; Theatrical trailer; Bonus trailers; Talent files; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Burton Petruchio
Alfred Lynch Tranio
Elizabeth Taylor Katherine
Vernon Dobtcheff Pedant
Michael York Lucentio
Michael Hordern Baptista
Natasha Pyne Bianca
Victor Spinetti Hortensio
Cyril Cusack Grumio
Alan Webb Gremio
Roy Holder Biondello
Giancarlo Cobelli The Priest
Gianni Magni Curtis
Alberto Bonucci Nathaniel
Lino Capolicchio Gregory
Roberto Antonelli Philip
Ken Parry Tailor
Mark Dignam Vincentio
Bice Valori The Widow
Alfredo Bianchini Actor
Anthony Gardner Haberdasher
Milena Vukotic Actor

Technical Credits
Franco Zeffirelli Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Ron Berkeley Makeup
Richard Burton Producer
Suso Cecchi D'Amico Screenwriter
John De Cuir Production Designer
Giannetto De Rossi Makeup
Alberto de Rossi Makeup
Paul Dehn Screenwriter
Danilo Donati Costumes/Costume Designer
Luigi Gervasi Art Director
Frank LaRue Makeup
Augie Lohman Special Effects
Giuseppe Mariani Production Designer
Lorenzo Mongiardino Production Designer
Oswald Morris Cinematographer
Nino Rota Score Composer
Carlo Savina Musical Direction/Supervision
Irene Sharaff Costumes/Costume Designer
Dario Simoni Set Decoration/Design
Elizabeth Taylor Producer
Peter Taylor Editor
Luciano Trasatti Cinematographer
Elven Webb Production Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. scene selections
1. Start [6:35]
2. The good Bianca [3:46]
3. Stark mad [2:49]
4. Lucentio's scheme [2:56]
5. Petruchio [8:19]
6. Suitors & Wooer [3:02]
7. The lion's roar [2:17]
8. Schoolmasters [1:34]
9. A gentleman of Verona [6:05]
10. Super-dainty Kate [2:58]
11. Baiting the trap [4:48]
12. Kate on a hot tin roof [3:31]
13. Engaged [4:41]
14. Here comes the bride [4:25]
15. Drunk & late [3:55]
16. The Ceremony [5:07]
17. Business fulfilled [6:33]
18. "Where Is The Life That Late I Led" [1:37]
19. "Kate, be merry" [6:33]
20. Bridal chamber [6:18]
21. Ancient angel [4:03]
22. Unfashionable fashions [4:25]
23. Two or seven [3:31]
24. "Fair, lovely maiden" [2:52]
25. Lucentio's father [6:17]
26. Wedding reception [1:48]
27. 4000 crown wager [8:22]
28. "Kiss me, Kate" [2:14]

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