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The Resource The taking of power by Louis XIV, Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française ; written and adapted by Philippe Erlanger, Jean Gruault ; directed by Roberto Rossellini, (videorecording)

The taking of power by Louis XIV, Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française ; written and adapted by Philippe Erlanger, Jean Gruault ; directed by Roberto Rossellini, (videorecording)

Label
The taking of power by Louis XIV
Title
The taking of power by Louis XIV
Statement of responsibility
Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française ; written and adapted by Philippe Erlanger, Jean Gruault ; directed by Roberto Rossellini
Title variation
  • Prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV
  • Rise of Louis XIV
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
Summary
Cardinal Mazarin dies in 1661. The young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, who wants to be prime minister and is looting the treasury. Fouquet believes Louis will soon tire of exercizing power and overplays his hand. Louis' mistress reports this to the king who arrests Fouquet. Louis and Colbert design a brilliant strategy to keep merchants making money, nobles in debt, the urban poor working and fed, and peasants untaxed. Years later, in a coda, Louis exercises the power of the sun
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographers, Georges Leclerc, Jean-Louis Picavet ; editor, Armand Ridel ; costume designer, Christiane Coste
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
French dialogue; English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.T35 2009
PerformerNote
Jean-Marie Patte, Raymond Jourdan, Silvagni, Katharina Renn, Dominique Vincent, Pierre Barrat, Fernand Fabre, Françoise Ponty, Joelle Laugeois
Runtime
100
Series statement
The Criterion Collection
Series volume
456
Technique
live action
Label
The taking of power by Louis XIV, Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française ; written and adapted by Philippe Erlanger, Jean Gruault ; directed by Roberto Rossellini, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1966
  • Special features: New, restored digital transfer; "Taking power:" a multimedia essay by Tag Gallagher; "The last utopia:" a documentary about Rossellini's late career; video interview with artistic advisor Jean Dominique de la Rochefoucauld and script supervisor Michelle Podroznik; video interview with Renzo Rossellini; a new essay by critic Colin MacCabe
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn270770167
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Isbn
9781604651089
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515034623
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1787D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)270770167
System details
DVD, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The taking of power by Louis XIV, Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française ; written and adapted by Philippe Erlanger, Jean Gruault ; directed by Roberto Rossellini, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1966
  • Special features: New, restored digital transfer; "Taking power:" a multimedia essay by Tag Gallagher; "The last utopia:" a documentary about Rossellini's late career; video interview with artistic advisor Jean Dominique de la Rochefoucauld and script supervisor Michelle Podroznik; video interview with Renzo Rossellini; a new essay by critic Colin MacCabe
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn270770167
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Isbn
9781604651089
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515034623
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1787D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)270770167
System details
DVD, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD

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