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This sporting life

Summary: Northern England, the early 1960's. Frank Machin is a coal miner who is mean, tough and ambitious enough to rise up and become an immediate professional rugby star. The rugby league team is run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation. His situation is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781604650112
  • ISBN: 1604650117
  • Physical Description: videorecording
    videodisc
    2 videodiscs (134 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
  • Edition: [Special ed.].
  • Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2008]

Contents / Notes

General Note: Title from container.
Based on the novel by David Storey.
Booklet features a new essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard and an article by Anderson from 1963.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
Special features include: Disc one: Audio commentary featuring Paul Ryan and screenwriter David Storey; theatrical trailer. Disc two: "Lindsay Anderson: lucky man?" (2004) documentary; new video interview with Anderson's first producer and close friend Lois Sutcliffe Smith; "Meet the pioneers" (1948), Anderson's first film; "Wakefield express" (1952), an early documentary; "Is that all there is?" (1993), Anderson's autobiographical final film.
English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Cannes Film Festival, 1963: Best Actor (Richard Harris)
Formatted Contents Note: Disc one: The film -- Disc two: The supplements.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Photographer, Denys Coop ; editor, Peter Taylor ; music composer, Roberto Gerhard ; conductor, Jacques-Louis Monod ; art director, Alan Withy.
Participant or Performer Note: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell, Colin Blakely, Vanda Godsell, Anne Cunningham, Jack Watson, Arthur Lowe, Harry Markham.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., restored High-Definition digital transfer, NTSC.
Language Note:
English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Awards Note:
Cannes Film Festival, 1963: Best Actor (Richard Harris)
Subject: Rugby League football players England Yorkshire Drama
Widows England Yorkshire Drama
Ambition Drama
Man-woman relationships Drama
Rugby League football players England Yorkshire Drama
Widows England Yorkshire Drama
Ambition Drama
Man-woman relationship Drama
Genre: Melodrama.
Sports -- Feature.
Adaptation -- Feature.
Romance -- Feature.
Feature films.
Sports films.
Motion pictures, British.
Foreign films -- Great Britain.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.

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