Director: Joseph Losey Cast: Topol, Colin Blakely, Georgia Brown

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Filmed in England, Galileo is based on Charles Laughton's 1947 adaptation of the play by Bertolt Brecht, which, like this 1975 film, was directed by Joseph Losey. Israeli film-star Topol plays the 17th century Italian astronomer, whose theories run contrary to the edicts of the Catholic Church. Forced to renounce his ideas about planetary movement, Galileo nonetheless holds fast to those beliefs to the end of his days, certain that time will vindicate him. Brecht's trademarked "alienation" technique, wherein the audience is constantly reminded that it is watching a play, is muted by Losey's cerebral direction. Galileo was one of producer Ely Landau's American Film Theatre presentations.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2019
UPC: 0738329238377
Original Release: 1975
Rating: PG
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 2:25:00
Sales rank: 20,774

Special Features

Interview with Topol Interview with Edie Landau "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera," a promotional film for the American Film Theatre Gallery of trailers for the American Film Theatre

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Topol Galileo Galilei
Colin Blakely Priuli
Georgia Brown Ballad Singer's Wife
Clive Revill Ballad Singer
Margaret Leighton Court Lady
John Gielgud Old Cardinal
Michael Gough Sagredo
Tim Woodward Ludovico
Judy Parfitt Angelica Sarti
Mary Larkin Virginia
Tom Conti Andrea Sarti
Edward Fox Cardinal Inquisitor
Michel Lonsdale Cardinal Barberini
Patrick Magee Cardinal Bellarrnin
John McEnery Federzoni
Richard O'Callaghan Fulganzio
Madeline Smith Lady
James Aubrey Actor

Technical Credits
Joseph Losey Director,Screenwriter
Reginald Beck Editor
Barbara Bray Screenwriter
Richard Hartley Score Composer
Ely Landau Producer
Richard MacDonald Production Designer
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Otto Plaschkes Producer
Michael Reed Cinematographer
Henry T. Weinstein Producer

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