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Notorious /
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. presents ; by arrangement with David O. Selznick ; written by Ben Hecht ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
edition
Blu-ray special edition.
imprint
[New York, New York] : Criterion Collection, [2019]
description
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 17 cm)
ISBN
1681435330, 9781681435336
format(s)
Blu-ray
Holdings
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imprint
[New York, New York] : Criterion Collection, [2019]
isbn
1681435330
9781681435336
standard identifier
715515224512
publisher #
CC2976BD
credits note
Director of photography, Ted Tetzlaff ; editor, Theron Warth ; music, Roy Webb.
general note
Features: New 4K digital restoration with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Audio commentaries from 1990 and 2001 featuring film historian Rudy Behlmer and Alfred Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane; Once Upon a Time ... "Notorious," a 2009 documentary about the film directed by David Thompson and featuring actor Isabella Rossellini, filmmakers Peter Bogdanovich, Claude Chabrol, and Stephen Frears; Powerful patterns, a scene analysis by film scholar David Bordwell; Glamour and tension, a new program about the film's visual style with cinematographer John Bailey; Poisoned romance, a program featuring Hitchcock biographer Donald Spoto discussing the film; Writing with the camera, a program about Hitchcock's storyboarding and previsualization process by filmmaker Daniel Raim; Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of Notorious from 1948, starring Bergman and Joseph Cotten; Newsreel footage from 1948 of actor Ingrid Bergman and Hitchcock; Trailers and teasers; on insert, an essay by critic Angelica Jade Bastién.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1946.
performer
Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern, Madame Konstantin, Reinhold Schunzel, Moroni Olsen, Ivan Triesault, Alex Minotis.
abstract
"With this twisted love story, Alfred Hitchcock summoned darker shades of suspense and passion by casting two of Hollywood's most beloved stars starkly against type. Ingrid Bergman plays Alicia, an alluring woman with a checkered past recruited by Devlin (Cary Grant), a suave, mysterious intelligence agent, to spy for the U.S. Only after she has fallen for Devlin does she learn that her mission is to seduce a Nazi industrialist (Claude Rains) hiding out in South America. Coupling inventive cinematography with brilliantly subtle turns from his mesmerizing leads, Hitchcock orchestrates an anguished romance shot through with deception and moral ambiguity. A thriller of rare perfection, Notorious represents a pinnacle of both its director's legendary career and classic Hollywood cinema"--Container.
language note
English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
catalogue key
12975020
target audience
Rating: Not rated.
technical details
Blu-ray, region A; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; monaural.

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