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The Resource Kes, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Woodfall Films presents a Kestrel Films production ; adapted by Barry Hines, Kenneth Loach, Tony Garnett ; produced by Tony Garnett ; directed by Kenneth Loach, (videorecording)

Kes, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Woodfall Films presents a Kestrel Films production ; adapted by Barry Hines, Kenneth Loach, Tony Garnett ; produced by Tony Garnett ; directed by Kenneth Loach, (videorecording)

Label
Kes
Title
Kes
Statement of responsibility
Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Woodfall Films presents a Kestrel Films production ; adapted by Barry Hines, Kenneth Loach, Tony Garnett ; produced by Tony Garnett ; directed by Kenneth Loach
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Language
eng
Summary
Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working class Yorkshire boy, is a scrappy loner who delivers papers before and after school, shares a bed with his bullying brother, Jud, and mostly ignores his self-absorbed mother. His routine is derailed when he spots a small falcon, a kestrel, in the countryside. He's raised birds in the past and is inspired to capture a young kestrel and try his hand at falconry. When not enduring the scorn of his peers and "betters," Billy wanders the countryside, pokes about the town, and secretively trains his kestrel, where his intelligence and imagination are as free as the bird. Because ever present in Billy's mind is fear and hatred of the pit--the local mine where he is destined to spend his adult life digging coal
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Awards note
Winner, 1971 BAFTA Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor--Colin Welland; Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles--David Bradley.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, Chris Menges ; editor, Roy Watts ; art director, William McCrow ; music composed and conducted by John Cameron ; wardrobe, Daphne Dare
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for language, nudity and some teen smoking
Language note
In English with optional English SDH, (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing)
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.K47 2011
PerformerNote
David Bradley (Billy), Colin Welland (Mr. Farthing), Lynne Perrie (Mrs. Casper), Freddie Fletcher (Jud), Brian Glover (Mr. Sugden), Bob Bowes (Mr. Gryce), and the staff and pupils of St. Helen's County Secondary School, Barnsley
Runtime
111
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
561
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Kes, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Woodfall Films presents a Kestrel Films production ; adapted by Barry Hines, Kenneth Loach, Tony Garnett ; produced by Tony Garnett ; directed by Kenneth Loach, (videorecording)
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Kes, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Woodfall Films presents a Kestrel Films production ; adapted by Barry Hines, Kenneth Loach, Tony Garnett ; produced by Tony Garnett ; directed by Kenneth Loach, (videorecording)
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  • From the book "A kestrel for a knave" by Barry Hines
  • Originally produced as a British motion picture in 1969
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Accompanying material
1 booklet ([22] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • Disc one. The film.
  • Time to get up -- Off to work -- Paper route -- "German Bight" -- Kestrel nest -- Research -- Friday night -- Drunk -- Kes -- Training -- Manchester United vs. Spurs -- Shower -- The mine -- School assembly -- Smoker's union -- Fact or fiction? -- Fight -- Flying time -- Unfavorable odds -- A brother's wrath -- Employment office -- Jud's revenge -- Color bars ;
  • ( min.) ( ); Special features: Optional audio: Filmmaker's original soundtrack with production dialogue; Internationally released soundtrack with postsync dialogue; Trailer (3 min.)
  • a story by Jeremy Sandford ; producer, Tony Garnett ; directed by Kenneth Loach ; BBC-TV
  • (77 min.) (1966); Afterword by Graham Fuller (12 min.); Booklet includes the essay "Winged Hope" by Graham Fuller
  • Disc two. Special features.
  • Making "Kes"
  • interviews with Ken Loach, David Bradley, Tony Garnett, and Chris Menges ; producer, Kim Hendrickson ; The Criterion Collection
  • (45 min.) (2011)
  • The South Bank show: Ken Loach
  • produced and directed by David Thomas ; edited and presented by Melvyn Bragg ; London Weekend Television Productions
  • (1993) (50 min.)
  • Cathy come home
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
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Edition
Director-approved special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (111 min.)
Isbn
9781604654127
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515070614
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC2001D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)710849095
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation, preserving the 1.66 :1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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