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Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
9781604659610, 1604659610


General Note
Based on the novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
General Note
Special features: Ciné regards (Forty-five minute documentary shot on location for French television during the making of the film); Once upon a time ... "Tess" (a 2006 documentary about the film); On the making of Tess: From novel to screen, Filming Tess, Tess: the experience; The south bank show (host Melvyn Bragg interveiws the director about Tess and his career in this 1979 episode); Trailer. Booklet features an essay by critic Colin MacCabe.
Creation/Production Credits
Music, Philippe Sarde ; production designer, Pierre Guffroy ; costume designer, Anthony Powell ; photography, Geoffrey Unsworth, Ghislain Cloquet ; editors, Alastair McIntyre, Tom Priestley ; art director, Jack Stephens ; choreography, Sue Lefton.
Nastassia Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin, Rosemary Martin, Carolyn Pickles, Richard Pearson, David Markham, Pascale de Boysson, Suzanna Hamilton, Caroline Embling, Tony Church, Lesley Dunlop, Sylvia Coleridge, Fred Bryant, Dicken Ashworth, Patsy Rowlands, John Barrett, Patsy Smart.
An exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful visit commences an epic narrative of sex, class, betrayal, and revenge. With its earthy visual textures it is a work of great pastoral beauty as well as vivid storytelling.
Target Audience
CHV rating: PG ;,OFRB rating: PG.
System Details
DVD: widescreen presentation: region 1; 5.1 surround.
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Academy Award winner for Best cinematography, Best art direction-set decoration and Best costume design.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Polanski, R., Brach, G., Brownjohn, J., Grunstein, P., Berri, C., Kinski, N., Firth, P., Lawson, L., Collin, J., Martin, R., Pickles, C., Pearson, R., Markham, D., Boysson, P. d., Hamilton, S., Church, T., Dunlop, L., Coleridge, S., Rowlands, P., Smart, P., Sarde, P., Guffroy, P., Powell, A., Unsworth, G., Cloquet, G., McIntyre, A., Priestley, T., Stephens, J. (. d., Lefton, S., Hardy, T., Bragg, M., & MacCabe, C. (2014). Tess (Director-approved two-DVD special edition.). Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roman. Polanski et al.. 2014. Tess. Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roman. Polanski et al.. Tess Criterion Collection, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Polanski, Roman., et al. Tess Director-approved two-DVD special edition., Criterion Collection, 2014.

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