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The Resource The fall of the Roman Empire, Samuel Bronston Productions, Inc. ; [presented by] Samuel Bronston ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; original screenplay by Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Philip Yordan ; directed by Anthony Mann, (videorecording)

The fall of the Roman Empire, Samuel Bronston Productions, Inc. ; [presented by] Samuel Bronston ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; original screenplay by Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Philip Yordan ; directed by Anthony Mann, (videorecording)

Label
The fall of the Roman Empire
Title
The fall of the Roman Empire
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Bronston Productions, Inc. ; [presented by] Samuel Bronston ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; original screenplay by Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Philip Yordan ; directed by Anthony Mann
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Marcus Aurelius Antonius is philosopher-emperor of Rome who summons his empire's governors and princes to his German war headquarters for a Pax Romanus. He confides to his daughter, Lucilla, that his adopted son, Livius, will succeed him instead of his more unstable heir, Commodus. Overhearing this, Cleander, a blind prophet loyal to Commodus, presents Marcus with a poisoned apple. After the funeral, Livius, who does not share Lucilla's ambition for himself or Rome, allows Commodus to proclaim himself emperor. While pestilence ravages Rome, Commodus continues his vain, licentious behavior. He ultimately neglects to deal with all symptoms of unrest and banishing anyone reminding him of his responsibilities
Member of
Awards note
Golden Globes, USA, 1965: Golden Globe - Best Original Score (Dimitri Tiomkin)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, Dimitri Tiomkin ; production designers, Colasanti, Moore
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Can be viewed subtitled in Spanish or English
LC call number
PN1995.9.E79
LC item number
F355 2008
PerformerNote
Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, John Ireland, Mel Ferrer, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1914-2003
  • 1906-1967
  • 1934-
  • 1931-1977
  • 1914-2000
  • 1909-1984
  • 1914-1992
  • 1932-2015
  • 1913-1989
  • 1894-1979
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bronston, Samuel
  • Barzman, Ben
  • Franchina, Basilio
  • Yordan, Philip
  • Mann, Anthony
  • Loren, Sophia
  • Boyd, Stephen
  • Guinness, Alec
  • Mason, James
  • Plummer, Christopher
  • Ireland, John
  • Ferrer, Mel
  • Sharif, Omar
  • Quayle, Anthony
  • Tiomkin, Dimitri
  • Samuel Bronston Productions, Inc
  • Weinstein Company
  • Genius Products, Inc
Runtime
185
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commodus
  • Marcus Aurelius
  • Lucilla, Annia Aurelia Galeria
  • Commodus
  • Marcus Aurelius
  • Lucilla, Annia Aurelia Galeria
  • Emperors
  • Emperors
  • Reyes y soberanos antiguos
  • Reyes y soberanos antiguos
  • Emperors
  • Emperors
  • Rome
  • Rome
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The fall of the Roman Empire, Samuel Bronston Productions, Inc. ; [presented by] Samuel Bronston ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; original screenplay by Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Philip Yordan ; directed by Anthony Mann, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1964
  • Special features: Disc 1: Feature commentary with Bill Bronston (son of producer Samuel Bronston) and Mel Martin (biographer of Samuel Bronston); Rome in Madrid: 1964 promotional film; original theatrical trailer; filmographies; still gallery ; Disc 2: "The rise and fall of an epic production:" the making of the film; "The rise and fall of an empire:" an historical look at the real Roman Empire; Hollywood vs. History: an historical analysis; Dimitri Tiomkin: scoring the Roman Empire
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc deluxe ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (185 min.)
Isbn
9781594447365
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019803977
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
80397
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn224550891
  • (OCoLC)224550891
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital, digitally remastered
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The fall of the Roman Empire, Samuel Bronston Productions, Inc. ; [presented by] Samuel Bronston ; produced by Samuel Bronston ; original screenplay by Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Philip Yordan ; directed by Anthony Mann, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1964
  • Special features: Disc 1: Feature commentary with Bill Bronston (son of producer Samuel Bronston) and Mel Martin (biographer of Samuel Bronston); Rome in Madrid: 1964 promotional film; original theatrical trailer; filmographies; still gallery ; Disc 2: "The rise and fall of an epic production:" the making of the film; "The rise and fall of an empire:" an historical look at the real Roman Empire; Hollywood vs. History: an historical analysis; Dimitri Tiomkin: scoring the Roman Empire
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc deluxe ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (185 min.)
Isbn
9781594447365
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019803977
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
80397
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn224550891
  • (OCoLC)224550891
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital, digitally remastered
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Video recording format
DVD

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