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A taste of honey / Bryanston presents ; a Woodfall film ; screenplay by Shelagh Delaney and Tony Richardson ; produced and directed by Tony Richardson.

Richardson, Tony, 1928-1991 screenwriter, producer, director. (Added Author). Tushingham, Rita, 1942- actor. (Added Author). Melvin, Murray, 1932- actor. (Added Author). Bryan, Dora, actor. Motion picture adaptation of (work): (Added Author). Delaney, Shelagh, 1939-2011 Taste of honey. (Added Author). Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown ADVD TASTE d.1-2 (Text) 79361000099181 Adult Fiction DVDs Checked out 10/25/2016
Rochester Library DVD DRAMA TAS (Text) 33187004099665 Digital Video Disc - R Reshelving -
 : 47005, 47006 [ mh 2016-09-13 @ FCPLR ]

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  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (100 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Two-DVD special edition
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Criterion Collection Inc [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from web page.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Based on the play by Shelagh Delaney.
Essay by film scholar Colin MacCabe in container.
Features: new interviews with actors Rita Tushingham and Murray Melvin; audio interview with director and co-screenwriter Tony Richardson from the 1962 Cannes Film Festival; excerpt from a 1960 television interview with playwright Shelagh Delaney; 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; Momma don't allow (1956), a Free Cinema short film by Richardson, shot by Lassally.
Participant or Performer Note: Rita Tushingham, Murray Melvin, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Paul Danquah.
Summary, etc.: When Jo becomes pregnant by a one-night stand with a black sailor, she moves in with her gay friend Geoffrey who helps her prepare for the baby, until Jo's overbearing mother reappears.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD, mono, widescreen (1.66:1).
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: For private home use only.
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Teenage pregnancy > Drama.
Interracial dating > Drama.
Gay men > Drama.
Mothers and daughters > Drama.
Delaney, Shelagh, 1939-2011 > Film adaptations.
Genre: Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.

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