Breaker Morant

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[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, 2015.
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[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, 2015.
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Wide screen (1.85:1).
General Note
Adapted from the play 'Breaker' Morant by Kenneth Ross.
General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1980.
General Note
Special features: Disc 1: Commentary (features director and co-screenwriter Bruce Beresford); Bruce Beresford (interview with Beresford recalls the production of the film); Donald McAlpine (McAlpine recalls his work on the film); Bryan Brown (Brown talks about his performance as Lieutenant Peter Handcock in the film); Edward Woodward (2004 interview with Woodward about playing Lieutenant Harry "Breaker" Morant in the film); The South African War (new piece about the Boer War with historian Stephen Miller); Trailer. Disc 2: The breaker (1973 documentary by Frank Shields looks at the life of the Anglo-Australian army captain Harry "Breaker" Morant); The myth exploded (2011, Frank Shields discusses his film and its omission of a key detail about Harry "Breaker" Morant). Insert includes an essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard.
Creation/Production Credits
Cinematography, Donald McAlpine ; film editor, William Anderson ; production designer, David Copping ; wardrobe designer, Anna Senior ; musical arranger, Phil Cuneen.
Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown, Charles Tingwell, Terence Donovan, Chris Haywood, Vincent Ball, Ray Meagher, Alan Cassell, Russell Kiefel, Rob Steele, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Rod Mullinar.
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. Based on a play and true story.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Beresford, B., Carroll, M., Hardy, J., Stevens, D., Woodward, E., Thompson, J., Waters, J., Brown, B., Tingwell, C., Donovan, T., Haywood, C., Ball, V., Meagher, R., Cassell, A., Fitz-Gerald, L., Mullinar, R., McAlpine, D. M., Anderson, W., Copping, D., Senior, A., Cuneen, P., Ross, K., Miller, S. M., Shields, F., & Sinyard, N. (2015). Breaker Morant (Director-approved two-DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bruce, Beresford et al.. 2015. Breaker Morant. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bruce, Beresford et al.. Breaker Morant The Criterion Collection, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Beresford, Bruce,, et al. Breaker Morant Director-approved two-DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2015.

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