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The Resource Oliver!, Columbia Pictures presents ; the Romulus Production of Lionel Bart's ; screenplay by Vernon Harris ; produced by John Wolf ; directed by Carol Reed

Oliver!, Columbia Pictures presents ; the Romulus Production of Lionel Bart's ; screenplay by Vernon Harris ; produced by John Wolf ; directed by Carol Reed

Label
Oliver!
Title
Oliver!
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures presents ; the Romulus Production of Lionel Bart's ; screenplay by Vernon Harris ; produced by John Wolf ; directed by Carol Reed
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • A young orphan, Oliver is left to fend for himself until he is befriended by a band of young thieves who quickly train him in their craft. But Oliver is not content to be a thief--for he knows that life holds great joys and true happiness cannot be stolen--but must be earned. Arguably the last great old-fashioned movie musical to receive near-universal critical acclaim, Oliver! first hit screens more than 37 years ago. As transformed into a film, the timeless West End and Broadway show remains incredibly faithful to the classic work of literature by Charles Dickens, dank and dark, an anomaly of song-and-dance cinema. A film of many facets, it is both a warts-and-all view of Victorian London, an adaptation of a classic novel, a salient slice of significant social commentary, and a rip-roaring tune-filled toe tapper to boot
  • A young orphan, Oliver is left to fend for himself until he is befriended by a band of young thieves who quickly train him in their craft. But Oliver is not content to be a thief for he knows that life holds great joys and true happiness cannot be stolen, but must be earned
Awards note
  • Winner, 1968 Academy Awards for Best Sound; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: John Box, Terence Marsh, Vernon Dixon, Ken Muggleston; Best Music, Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation): Johnny Green; Best Director: Carol Reed; Best Picture: John Woolf. Winner, 1969 Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture-Musical/Comedy, Best Motion Picture Actor-Musical/Comedy: Ron Moody.
  • Academy Award winner, 1968: Best Picture (John Woolf, producer) ; Best Director (Carol Reed) ; Best Music, adaptation score (John Green) ; Best Art Direction ; Best Sound ; Honorary Award, to Onna White for her outstanding choreography achievement
Cataloging source
JED
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Oliver! (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Oswald Morris ; film editor, Ralph Kemplen ; music supervised, arranged and conducted by John Green ; choreography and musical sequences staged by Onna White ; production designer, John Box ; art director, Terence Marsh ; costume designer, Phyllis Dalton ; Music and lyrics by Lionel Bart ; Ralph Kemplen
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
  • MPAA Rating: Rated G; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
  • MPAA: Rated G
Language note
Dialogue in English or French; optional subtitles in English and French; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.O424 1998
PerformerNote
Ron Moody (Fagin), Shani Wallis (Nancy), Oliver Reed (Bill Sikes), Harry Secombe (Mr. Bumble), Hugh Griffith (The Magistrate), Mark Lester (Oliver), Jack Wild (The Artful Dodger), Joseph O'Conor (Mr. Brownlow), Peggy Mount (Mrs. Bumble), Hylda Baker (Mrs. Sowerberry), Megs Jenkins (Mrs. Bedwin), Leonard Rossiter (Sowerberry), James Hayter (Mr. Jessop), Sheila White (Bet), Kenneth Cranham (Noah Claypole)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1913-1999
  • 1912-1980
  • 1938-1999
  • 1933-
  • 1958-
  • 1952-2006
  • 1906-1976
  • 1905-1999
  • 1812-1870
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Albery, Donald
  • Woolf, John
  • Griffith, Hugh
  • Moody, Ron
  • Reed, Oliver
  • Secombe, Harry
  • Wallis, Shani
  • Lester, Mark
  • Wild, Jack
  • Reed, Carol
  • Harris, Vernon
  • Bart, Lionel
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Romulus Productions
  • Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
  • Warwick Film Productions, Ltd
Runtime
153
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Bart, Lionel
  • Twist, Oliver
  • Twist, Oliver
  • Orphans
  • Criminals
  • London (England)
  • Criminals
  • Manners and customs
  • Orphans
  • England
  • Orphans
  • Criminals
  • London (England)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Oliver!, Columbia Pictures presents ; the Romulus Production of Lionel Bart's ; screenplay by Vernon Harris ; produced by John Wolf ; directed by Carol Reed
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968; copyright renewed 1996
  • Originally produced as a British motion picture in 1968
  • Special features Side A: Theatrical trailer (4 min.); 1968 featurette (8 min.) Photo gallery [slide show]
  • Based on the stage musical by Lionel Bart, which in turn was based on the book Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • Digitally remastered and fully restored
  • Duration: 153 min. (side A), 145 min. (side B)
  • Special features: Original theatrical trailer (5 min.); featurette (8 min., 1968); photo gallery
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Side A:
  • Start -- "Overture" -- Opening credits -- "Food, Glorious Food" -- "Oliver!" -- "Boy for Sale" -- "Where is Love?" -- "Consider Yourself" -- Fagin -- "Pick a Pocket or Two" -- Bill Sikes -- "It's a Fine Life" -- "I'll Do Anything" -- "Be Back Soon" -- His first job -- Intermission
  • (87 min.) Side B:
  • "Entr'acte" -- "Who Will Buy?" -- "As Long As He Needs Me" -- Kidnapped -- "Reviewing the Situation" -- Locket -- Nancy & Mrs. Brownlow -- On the job -- "Oom-Pah-Pah" -- London Bridge -- Bullseye -- Making their escapes -- On the beam -- "Reviewing the Situation" -- End credits -- "Exit Music"
  • (66 min.)
  • Side B. (66 min.) "Entr'acte" -- "Who Will Buy?" -- "As Long As He Needs Me" -- Kidnapped -- "Reviewing the Situation" -- Locket -- Nancy & Mrs. Brownlow -- On the job -- "Oom-Pah-Pah" -- London Bridge -- Bullseye -- Making their escapes -- On the beam -- "Reviewing the Situation" -- End credits -- "Exit Music."
  • Special features: Original theatrical trailer (5 min.); featurette (8 min., 1968); photo gallery
Control code
ocm40673812
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary tribute ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (153 min.)
Isbn
9780767813266
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396021372
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
02137
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)40673812
System details
DVD (with chapter stops); NTSC, Region 1; dual-layer disc ; widescreen version (2.35:1 aspect ratio); remastered in high definition Dolby Digital 5.1 (English)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Oliver!, Columbia Pictures presents ; the Romulus Production of Lionel Bart's ; screenplay by Vernon Harris ; produced by John Wolf ; directed by Carol Reed
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968; copyright renewed 1996
  • Originally produced as a British motion picture in 1968
  • Special features Side A: Theatrical trailer (4 min.); 1968 featurette (8 min.) Photo gallery [slide show]
  • Based on the stage musical by Lionel Bart, which in turn was based on the book Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • Digitally remastered and fully restored
  • Duration: 153 min. (side A), 145 min. (side B)
  • Special features: Original theatrical trailer (5 min.); featurette (8 min., 1968); photo gallery
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Side A:
  • Start -- "Overture" -- Opening credits -- "Food, Glorious Food" -- "Oliver!" -- "Boy for Sale" -- "Where is Love?" -- "Consider Yourself" -- Fagin -- "Pick a Pocket or Two" -- Bill Sikes -- "It's a Fine Life" -- "I'll Do Anything" -- "Be Back Soon" -- His first job -- Intermission
  • (87 min.) Side B:
  • "Entr'acte" -- "Who Will Buy?" -- "As Long As He Needs Me" -- Kidnapped -- "Reviewing the Situation" -- Locket -- Nancy & Mrs. Brownlow -- On the job -- "Oom-Pah-Pah" -- London Bridge -- Bullseye -- Making their escapes -- On the beam -- "Reviewing the Situation" -- End credits -- "Exit Music"
  • (66 min.)
  • Side B. (66 min.) "Entr'acte" -- "Who Will Buy?" -- "As Long As He Needs Me" -- Kidnapped -- "Reviewing the Situation" -- Locket -- Nancy & Mrs. Brownlow -- On the job -- "Oom-Pah-Pah" -- London Bridge -- Bullseye -- Making their escapes -- On the beam -- "Reviewing the Situation" -- End credits -- "Exit Music."
  • Special features: Original theatrical trailer (5 min.); featurette (8 min., 1968); photo gallery
Control code
ocm40673812
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary tribute ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (153 min.)
Isbn
9780767813266
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396021372
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
02137
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)40673812
System details
DVD (with chapter stops); NTSC, Region 1; dual-layer disc ; widescreen version (2.35:1 aspect ratio); remastered in high definition Dolby Digital 5.1 (English)
Video recording format
DVD

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