Topsy-turvy
(DVD) 

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Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, 2011.
Format
DVD
Edition
DVD ed. ; director-approved two-DVD special ed.
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (160 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (18 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm). 
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Published
Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, 2011.
Edition
DVD ed. ; director-approved two-DVD special ed.
Language
English
UPC
715515069014

Notes

General Note
Originally produced in 1999.
General Note
Special features: Disc 1. Commentary by Mike Leigh recorded in 1999. Disc 2. "Mike Leigh and Gary Yershon" conversation between Leigh and musical director Gary Yershon; "A sense of history" short film written by Jim Broadbent and directed by Mike Leigh (22 min., 1992); "Featurette" interviews with Mike Leigh, Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner and other cast members (1999); Deleted scenes; Trailer and TV spots. Booklet. "Great performances" essay by Amy Taubin.
Creation/Production Credits
Cinematography, Dick Pope ; editor, Robin Sales ; music, Carl Davis ; songs, Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert ; musical director, Gary Yershon ; sound recordist, Tim Fraser ; production designer, Eve Stewart ; costume designer, Lindy Hemming ; choreographer, Francesca Jaynes ; research, Rosie Chambers.
Participants/Performers
Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ron Cook, Wendy Nottingham, Kevin McKidd, Shirley Henderson, Dorothy Atkinson, Martin Savage, Eleanor David, Sam Kelly, Andy Serkis, Charles Simon, Vincent Franklin, Cathy Sara, Nicholas Woodeson, Jonathan Aris, Stefan Bednarczyk, Mark Benton, Eve Pearce, Lavinia Bertram, Theresa Watson, Kenneth Hadley, Dexter Fletcher, Kate Doherty, Michael Simkins, Louise Gold, Sukie Smith, Mia Soteriou, Togo Igawa, Naoko Mori, Akemi Otani, Kanako Morishita, Eiji Kusuhara, Alison Steadman.
Description
Brings the world of Gilbert and Sullivan to life as a dramatization of the staging of the duo's legendary 1885 comic opera, The Mikado. The world-famous Victorian librettist and composer, along with their troupe of temperamental actors, must battle personal and professional demons while mounting this major production becomes an epic about the harsh realities of creative expression.
System Details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language
In English with optional English SDH subtitles.
Awards
Academy Awards, 2000: Best costume design; Best make-up.

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