Item Details

The Scarlet Letter [videorecording]

a WGBH/Boston production ; produced and directed by Rick Hauser ; adapted for television by Allan Knee and Alvin Sapinsley
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel brings to life the attitudes and passions of 17th century New England. Condemned by her Puritan fellows for having a child out of wedlock, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet letter.
Director
Rick Hauser
Performers
Meg Foster, John Heard, Kevin Conway.
Release Date
1979
Run Time
240 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
Not rated
Notes
Originally broadcast by PBS in 1979.
Contents
  • Special features: Full screen version (4:3)
  • On the set of The Scarlet Letter and other behind-the-scenes extras
  • Hawthorne biography
  • Cast filmographies
  • Discussion questions for educators
  • Scene selection
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English.
ISBN
1578079748, 9781578079742
Credits
Director of photography, Bob Collins ; music composed by John Morris.
Published
Boston : WGBH, [2003]
Publisher no.
WG36679 WGBH
Description
2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital.
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