The Resource The caretaker, screenplay by Harold Pinter ; produced by Michael Birkett ; directed by Clive Donner ; made by Caretaker Films Ltd. in association with Taylor Productions Inc

The caretaker, screenplay by Harold Pinter ; produced by Michael Birkett ; directed by Clive Donner ; made by Caretaker Films Ltd. in association with Taylor Productions Inc

Label
The caretaker
Title
The caretaker
Statement of responsibility
screenplay by Harold Pinter ; produced by Michael Birkett ; directed by Clive Donner ; made by Caretaker Films Ltd. in association with Taylor Productions Inc
Title variation
  • Guest
  • Harold Pinter's The caretaker
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Mick and Aston are brothers. Mick is a builder, drives a van, and is often away. Aston is a quiet, reserved man, who lives alone in a cluttered room on the top-floor of a small house Mick owns in a poor London district. Aston rescues an old derelict named Mac Davies from a possible beating, and invites him to the flat. In the course of the mind games and power struggles that play out between two brothers, all three men reveal how they have been damaged by life, which helps to explain the constant verbal damage they do to each other. But it becomes very clear that while they all have dreams--which they are unlikely to fulfill--they are merely going through the motions of life, deceiving themselves. NOTE: THIS IS A PAL-FORMAT, REGION 2 DVD AND WILL ONLY PLAY IN A PAL/REGION 2 COMPATIBLE PLAYER
Awards note
Winner, Silver Bear award-Clive Donner, Berlin International Film Festival 1963.
Cataloging source
AU@
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/composerexpression
S-lbC4e8Y30
Credits note
Edited by Fergus McDonell ; photographed by Nicolas Roeg ; effects scored by Ron Grainer ; sound recordist, Robert Allen ; production designer, Reece Pemberton ; financial backers, Peter Bridge, Richard Burton, Peter Cadbury, Leslie Caron, Noel Coward, Peter Hall, Charles Kasher, Harry Saltzman, Peter Sellers, Elizabeth Taylor
Intended audience
Censorship rating: PG, parental guidance recommended
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English
PerformerNote
Alan Bates (Mick), Donald Pleasence (Davies), Robert Shaw (Aston)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1930-2008
  • 1926-2010
  • 1929-
  • 1930-2008
  • 1934-2003
  • 1927-1978
  • 1928-2018
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pinter, Harold
  • Donner, Clive
  • Birkett, Michael
  • Pinter, Harold
  • Bates, Alan
  • Pleasence, Donald.
  • Shaw, Robert
  • Roeg, Nicolas
  • Grainer, Ron.
  • Caretaker Films Ltd
  • Taylor Productions Inc
  • British Film Institute
Runtime
100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pinter, Harold
  • Pinter, Harold
  • Brothers
  • Families
  • Mentally ill
  • Landlords
  • Homeless persons
  • Interpersonal relations
  • London (England)
  • Brothers
  • Families
  • Homeless persons
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Landlords
  • Mentally ill
  • England
Technique
live action
Label
The caretaker, screenplay by Harold Pinter ; produced by Michael Birkett ; directed by Clive Donner ; made by Caretaker Films Ltd. in association with Taylor Productions Inc
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: Commentary (Alan Bates, Clive Donner, Michael Birkett) [optional audio feature]; On location with the Caretaker [b&w featurette] (1962) (4 min.); Introduction by Michael Billington [featurette] (6 min.); "The Caretaker" : From play into film [featurette] (16 min.); Harold Pinter biography [text feature]; Clive Donner biography [text feature]; Weblink [requires a DVD-ROM drive and Internet access]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Good sit down -- Invitation -- Identity papers -- "What's the game?" -- "You remind me of a bloke . . ." -- Power-play -- Proposition -- In the dark -- Hospital treatment -- Mick's dream -- Not hitting it off -- Wrong man -- End
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sound, black and white;
Publisher number
BFIVD537
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (OCoLC)225062686
  • (OCoLC)ocn225062686
System details
DVD; PAL, Region 2, ; aspect ratio 1.33:1
Video recording format
EIAJ (1/2 in., reel)
Label
The caretaker, screenplay by Harold Pinter ; produced by Michael Birkett ; directed by Clive Donner ; made by Caretaker Films Ltd. in association with Taylor Productions Inc
Publication
Note
Special features: Commentary (Alan Bates, Clive Donner, Michael Birkett) [optional audio feature]; On location with the Caretaker [b&w featurette] (1962) (4 min.); Introduction by Michael Billington [featurette] (6 min.); "The Caretaker" : From play into film [featurette] (16 min.); Harold Pinter biography [text feature]; Clive Donner biography [text feature]; Weblink [requires a DVD-ROM drive and Internet access]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Good sit down -- Invitation -- Identity papers -- "What's the game?" -- "You remind me of a bloke . . ." -- Power-play -- Proposition -- In the dark -- Hospital treatment -- Mick's dream -- Not hitting it off -- Wrong man -- End
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sound, black and white;
Publisher number
BFIVD537
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (OCoLC)225062686
  • (OCoLC)ocn225062686
System details
DVD; PAL, Region 2, ; aspect ratio 1.33:1
Video recording format
EIAJ (1/2 in., reel)

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