A taste of honey

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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016].
DVD edition., Two-DVD special edition.
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (100 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
1 copy. Additional copies on order.
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9781681431956, 1681431955


General Note
Adapted from the play by Shelagh Delaney.
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Title from title frame.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
General Note
Special features on disc one: new, restored, 4K digital transfer; audio interview with director and coscreenwriter Tony Richardson from the 1962 Cannes Film Festival; "Momma don't allow" (1956), a Free Cinema short film by Richardson and shot by Lassally; Disc two: The actors (interviews with actors Rita Tushingham and Murray Melvin, recorded by Criterion in 2016); excerpt from a 1960 television interview with playwright Shelagh Delaney on the series Close-Up; interview from 1998 with cinematographer Walter Lassally; Remaking British theater: Joan Littlewood and "A Taste of Honey," a new piece about the film's stage origins, featuring an interview with theater scholar Kate Dorney; booklet essay by film scholar Colin MacCabe.
Restrictions on Access
Classroom use may be subject to licensing restrictions.
Creation/Production Credits
Music, John Addison ; art director, Ralph Brinton ; director of photography, Walter Lasally ; editor, Antony Gibbs ; wardrobe, Sophie Devine, Barbara Gillett.
Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Rita Tushingham, Murray Melvin, Paul Danquah.
Based on one of the most controversial plays of its time, shows how a disaffected teenager finds her way amid the economic desperation of industrial Manchester, and despite an absent, self-absorbed mother. With its unapologetic identification with social outcasts and its sensitive, modern approach to matters of sexuality and race, a classic that is still a startling benchmark work of realism.
System Details
DVD format; region 1, NTSC, region 1; widescreen 1.66:1 presentation; Dolby digital 1.0.
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
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APA Citation (style guide)

Richardson, T., Delaney, S., Lassally, W., Brinton, R., Devine, S., Gillett, B., Bryan, D., Stephens, R., Addison, J., Tushingham, R., Gibbs, A., Melvin, M., Danquah, P., Delaney, S., & Richardson, T. (2016). A taste of honey. DVD edition. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tony Richardson et al.. 2016. A Taste of Honey. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tony Richardson et al., A Taste of Honey. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Richardson, Tony, et al. A Taste of Honey. DVD edition. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2016. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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