The Resource William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream, Fox Searchlight Pictures andRegency Enterprises present a Michael Hoffman film ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Michael Hoffman ; screenplay by Michael Hoffman ; directed by Michael Hoffman

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream, Fox Searchlight Pictures andRegency Enterprises present a Michael Hoffman film ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Michael Hoffman ; screenplay by Michael Hoffman ; directed by Michael Hoffman

Label
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream
Title
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Pictures andRegency Enterprises present a Michael Hoffman film ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Michael Hoffman ; screenplay by Michael Hoffman ; directed by Michael Hoffman
Title variation
Midsummer night's dream
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
In the village of Monte Athena in Italy at the turn of the 19th century, necklines are high, parents are rigid, and marriage is seldom a matter of love. Thus, Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander, while her father wants only Demetrius for his son-in-law. Poor Helena burns hot for Demetrius, who avoids her like the plague. Meanwhile, fairy king Oberon is engaged in a battle of wits with his queen, Titania, and has commanded a trick of Puck, which naturally goes horribly wrong. They are all in the enchanted wood on a midsummer's eve, coming out in the end charged with a gift from the fairies--an enchanted eroticism--that sweeps them away to bed chambers and weddings. The film celebrates love's ability to alter reality while quietly acknowledging that any attempt to portray the feeling of love ultimately falls short
Cataloging source
MDK
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Oliver Stapleton ; editor, Garth Craven ; production designer, Luciana Arrighi ; music, Simon Boswell ; costume designer, Gabriella Pescucci
Dewey number
822.33
Intended audience
  • Rated PG-13
  • MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some sexual content
Language note
Soundtrack in English with optional subtitles in English and Spanish. Subtitled in English for the deaf and hard of hearing [SDH]
LC call number
PR2827.A23
LC item number
W55 1999
PerformerNote
Christian Bale (Demetrius), Rupert Everett (Oberon), Calista Flockhart (Helena), Anna Friel (Hermia), Bernard Hill (Egeus), Bill Irwin (Tom Snout), Gregory Jbara (Snug), Kevin Kline (Nick Bottom), Sophie Marceau (Hippolyta), Michelle Pfeiffer (Titania), Roger Rees (Peter Quince), Sam Rockwell (Francis Flute), John Sessions (Philostrate), David Strathairn (Theseus), Stanley Tucci (Puck), Dominic West (Lysander), Max Wright (Robin Starveling)
Runtime
120
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream, Fox Searchlight Pictures andRegency Enterprises present a Michael Hoffman film ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Michael Hoffman ; screenplay by Michael Hoffman ; directed by Michael Hoffman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
  • Special feature: Original theatrical trailer (2 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Main titles -- Wedding preparations -- The course of true love -- Casting a play -- Fairies -- Puck's errand -- Helena and Demetrius -- The flower -- Titania's bower -- Lysander and Hermia -- Helena enters -- The rehearsal place -- Puck's trick -- Puck's mistake -- A donkey and a queen -- Helena's lovers -- The cure -- The wood nymphs -- Bottom's dream -- A wedding celebration -- Pyramus and Thisbe -- Fairy time -- Puck's speech -- End titles
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
086162123085
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
4112308
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm42916863
System details
DVD ; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream, Fox Searchlight Pictures andRegency Enterprises present a Michael Hoffman film ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Michael Hoffman ; screenplay by Michael Hoffman ; directed by Michael Hoffman
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
  • Special feature: Original theatrical trailer (2 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Main titles -- Wedding preparations -- The course of true love -- Casting a play -- Fairies -- Puck's errand -- Helena and Demetrius -- The flower -- Titania's bower -- Lysander and Hermia -- Helena enters -- The rehearsal place -- Puck's trick -- Puck's mistake -- A donkey and a queen -- Helena's lovers -- The cure -- The wood nymphs -- Bottom's dream -- A wedding celebration -- Pyramus and Thisbe -- Fairy time -- Puck's speech -- End titles
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
086162123085
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
4112308
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm42916863
System details
DVD ; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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