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The English patient [videorecording] /

by Zaentz, Saul; Minghella, Anthony; Fiennes, Ralph; Binoche, Juliette; Dafoe, Willem; Scott-Thomas, Kristin; Andrews, Naveen; Firth, Colin; Wadham, Julian; Prochnow, Jürgen; Whately, Kevin; Merrison, Clive; Castelnuovo, Nino; Yared, Gabriel; Seale, John; Murch, Walter; Roth, Ann; Ondaatje, Michael; Miramax Films; Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialSeries: Miramax collector's series: Publisher: Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : [2004?]Description: 2 videodiscs (162 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0788853392; 9780788853395.Language note: In English with optional subtitles in Spanish and French; closed-captioned.Uniform titles: English patient (Motion picture).Subject(s): Ondaatje, Michael, 1943- -- Film adaptations | World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Ordnance disposal units -- Great Britain -- Drama | Geographers -- Great Britain -- Drama | Thieves -- Drama | Spies -- Drama | Nurses -- Drama | Love -- Drama | Jilf al Kabir Plateau (Egypt) -- Drama | Florence (Italy) -- History -- Drama | Love -- Drama | Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945 -- Italia -- Teatro | Enfermeras -- Teatro | Amor -- Teatro | DVD-Video discs | Feature films -- Great Britain | Romance films | Drama | Feature films | Fiction films | Film adaptations | Historical films | History | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | War films | Feature films | Fiction films | Feature films | Film adaptations | Romance films | War films | Historical films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | War -- Feature | Romance -- Feature | Adaptation -- Feature
Contents:
Opening credits -- Last requests -- Questions and answers -- Minefield -- Hana stays behind -- Story of Candaules -- New houseguest -- Dangerous Bach -- Writings on the wall -- Newfound feelings -- Katherine remains -- Sandstorm -- Reading lessons -- Unexpected visitor -- Illicit liaisons -- Plan of surprise -- Gift for Kip -- Clearing out -- Torture room -- Drunken spectacle -- Volume of light -- Defusing the bomb -- It's raining -- Disastrous celebration -- Caravaggio's departure -- Death flight -- In need of help -- Train trip -- Reflections -- Fatal injection -- End credits.
Awards: Winner, 1997 Academy Awards for Best Picture (Saul Zaentz); Best Director (Anthony Minghella); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Juliette Binoche); Best Cinematography (John Seale); Best Film Editing (Walter Murch); Best Music, Original Dramatic Score (Gabriel Yared); Best Sound (Walter Murch, Mark Berger, David Parker, Christopher Newman); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Stuart Craig, Stephanie McMillan); Best Costume Design (Ann Roth).Ralph Fiennes (Almásy), Juliette Binoche (Hana), Willem Dafoe (Caravaggio), Kristin Scott Thomas (Katharine Clifton), Naveen Andrews (Kip), Colin Firth (Geoffrey Clifton), Julian Wadham (Madox), Jürgen Prochnow (Major Muller), Kevin Whately (Hardy), Clive Merrison (Fenelon-Barnes), Nino Castelnuovo (D'Agostino), Hichem Rostom (Fouad), Peter Rühring (Bermann).Summary: At the end of World War II, a mysterious, horribly burned man who claims not to remember his name, known only as the "English patient," lies near death in an Italian villa. He is cared for by a quietly desperate young nurse, Hana, herself a victim of the war. With her at the villa are Kip, a young Sikh bomb-disposal expert, and a shadowy thief with bandaged hands named Caravaggio. The key to the burned man's past may lie in his commonplace book, a volume of Herodotus, and its intimations of the sacred whirlwind of a great, mysterious, passionate, and tragically doomed love, which trapped two unsuspecting people, forever.
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Anthony Minghella wrote and directed this award-winning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's novel about a doomed and tragic romance set against the backdrop of World War II. In a field hospital in Italy, Hana (Juliette Binoche), a nurse from Canada, is caring for a pilot who was horribly burned in a plane wreck; he has no identification and cannot remember his name, so he's known simply as "the English Patient," thanks to his accent. When the hospital is forced to evacuate, Hana determines en route that the patient shouldn't be moved far due to his fragile condition, so the two are left in a monastery to be picked up later. In time, Hana begins to piece together the patient's story from the shards of his memories; he's actually Count Laszlo Almasy (Ralph Fiennes), of Hungarian nobility and an explorer working with a group mapping uncharted territory in North Africa. An Englishman, Geoffrey Clifton (Colin Firth), soon joins Almasy's team; travelling with him is his lovely and spirited wife, Katherine (Kristin Scott Thomas). Katherine and Laszlo soon fall in love, which leads Laszlo to betray his friend, his country and all that is dear to him. Meanwhile, Hana and the Patient are joined by Kip (Naveen Andrews), a Sikh with a gift for defusing mines, and Caravaggio (Willem Dafoe), an intelligence agent who knows some of Laszlo's most shameful secrets. The English Patient won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Juliette Binoche). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

DVD; Region 1, NTSC; DTS 5.1 Digital surround sound, Dolby Digital surround sound; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1.

In English with optional subtitles in Spanish and French; closed-captioned.

Based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje.

Ralph Fiennes (Almásy), Juliette Binoche (Hana), Willem Dafoe (Caravaggio), Kristin Scott Thomas (Katharine Clifton), Naveen Andrews (Kip), Colin Firth (Geoffrey Clifton), Julian Wadham (Madox), Jürgen Prochnow (Major Muller), Kevin Whately (Hardy), Clive Merrison (Fenelon-Barnes), Nino Castelnuovo (D'Agostino), Hichem Rostom (Fouad), Peter Rühring (Bermann).

Director of photography, John Seale ; film editor, Walter Murch ; original music composed by Gabriel Yared ; costume designer, Ann Roth ; production designer, Stuart Craig.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1996.

At the end of World War II, a mysterious, horribly burned man who claims not to remember his name, known only as the "English patient," lies near death in an Italian villa. He is cared for by a quietly desperate young nurse, Hana, herself a victim of the war. With her at the villa are Kip, a young Sikh bomb-disposal expert, and a shadowy thief with bandaged hands named Caravaggio. The key to the burned man's past may lie in his commonplace book, a volume of Herodotus, and its intimations of the sacred whirlwind of a great, mysterious, passionate, and tragically doomed love, which trapped two unsuspecting people, forever.

MPAA rating: rated R, for sexuality, some violence and language.

Opening credits -- Last requests -- Questions and answers -- Minefield -- Hana stays behind -- Story of Candaules -- New houseguest -- Dangerous Bach -- Writings on the wall -- Newfound feelings -- Katherine remains -- Sandstorm -- Reading lessons -- Unexpected visitor -- Illicit liaisons -- Plan of surprise -- Gift for Kip -- Clearing out -- Torture room -- Drunken spectacle -- Volume of light -- Defusing the bomb -- It's raining -- Disastrous celebration -- Caravaggio's departure -- Death flight -- In need of help -- Train trip -- Reflections -- Fatal injection -- End credits.

Disc one: Special features: feature commentary with director Anthony Minghella; feature commentary with director and screenwriter Anthony Minghella, producer Saul Zaentz, and English Patient author Michael Ondaatje.

Disc two: Bonus material: About Michael Ondaatje (22 min.); From novel to screenplay: interviews with cast and crew (8 min.); The formidable Saul Zaentz (2 min.); A historical look at the real Count Almasy (9 min.); Filmmaker conversations (79 min.); The work of Stuart Craig: production designer (4 min.); The eyes of Phil Bray: still photographer (3 min.); Master class with Anthony Minghella: deleted scenes (20 min.); Black and white to colour: the making of The English Patient (53 min.); Reviews of The English Patient [text feature]; sneak peeks [previews] (9 min.).

Winner, 1997 Academy Awards for Best Picture (Saul Zaentz); Best Director (Anthony Minghella); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Juliette Binoche); Best Cinematography (John Seale); Best Film Editing (Walter Murch); Best Music, Original Dramatic Score (Gabriel Yared); Best Sound (Walter Murch, Mark Berger, David Parker, Christopher Newman); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Stuart Craig, Stephanie McMillan); Best Costume Design (Ann Roth).

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