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Title The ballad of Gregorio Cortez / National Endowment for the Humanities, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Playhouse and National Council of La Raza presents ; a Moctesuma Esparza production ; a Robert M. Young film ; screenplay by Victor Villaseñor ; produced by Moctesuma Esparza and Michael Hausman ; directed by Robert M. Young ; Moctesuma Esparza Productions, Inc.
Publication [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
Edition DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (106 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (1 folded leaf : color illustrations ; 19 cm).
4 3/4 in.
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DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
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mono rdacpc
digital optical mono Dolby Digital rda
widescreen
NTSC rdabs
video file DVD video region 1 rda
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Motion picture lcsh
Call # DVD MOVIE BALLAD
Series The Criterion collection ; 940
Criterion collection ; 940.
System Req DVD; NTSC, region 1; 16:9 widescreen presentation; Dolby digital monaural.
Note English and Spanish dialogue; optional English subtitles for English dialogue and Spanish subtitles for Spanish dialogue.
Cast Edward James Olmos, James Gammon, Tom Bower, Bruce McGill, Brion James, Alan Vint, Timothy Scott, Pepe Serna, Rosana DeSoto.
Credits Executive producers, David Ochoa, H. Frank Dominguez ; photography, Ray Villalobos ; editors, Arthur Coburn, John Bertucci ; production designer, Stuart Wurtzel ; costume designer, Hilary Rosenfeld ; music, W. Michael Lewis, Edward James Olmos.
Note Widescreen.
Title from title frame.
Based on the book "With His Pistol in His Hand" by Américo Paredes.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
This DVD release adheres to how the film was originally released without subtitles for the Spanish spoken by its Mexican American characters, so that English-speaking viewers would experience the Spanish dialogue with the same limited or nonexistent understanding that the film's English-speaking characters do. In keeping with that intention on the part of the filmmakers, the Spanish has not been subtitles in English for this release.
Restored in 2016 by the Academy Film Archive.
Summary Set in 1901. After a heated misunderstanding due to poor translation leads to the death of a lawman, Mexican American farmer Gregorio Cortez sets off in desperate flight from the Texas Rangers, evading a massive manhunt on horseback for days.
Note Special features: New 2K digital restoration; new interview with producer and actor Edward James Olmos; new interview with Chon A. Noriega; cast and crew panel from 2016 with Edward James Olmos, Robert M. Young, Moctesuma Esparza, Reynaldo Villalobos, Bruce McGill, Tom Bower, Rosanna DeSoto and Pepe Serna; plus, in accompanying booklet, an essay by film scholar Charles Ramirez Berg.
Subject Cortez, Gregorio, 1875-1916 -- Drama.
Texas Rangers -- Drama.
Cortez, Gregorio, 1875-1916. (OCoLC)fst00225175
Mexican Americans -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01019150
Fugitives from justice. (OCoLC)fst00935947
Fugitives from justice -- Texas -- Drama.
Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Trials (Murder) -- Texas -- Drama.
Texas -- Ethnic relations -- Drama.
Texas -- History -- 1846-1950 -- Drama.
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Trials (Murder) (OCoLC)fst01156368
Texas. (OCoLC)fst01210336
Texas Rangers. (OCoLC)fst00511348
1846-1950
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Film adaptations. (OCoLC)fst01710491
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Western films. (OCoLC)fst01710347
Western films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Addl. Author Young, Robert M., 1924- film director.
Esparza, Moctesuma, film producer.
Hausman, Michael, film producer.
Villaseñor, Victor, screenwriter.
Villalobos, Reynaldo, director of photography.
Lewis, W. Michael, composer (expression)
Coburn, Arthur, film editor.
Bertucci, John, film editor.
Wurtzel, Stuart, production designer.
Rosenfeld, Hilary, costume designer.
Olmos, Edward James, actor, composer (expression)
Bower, Tom, 1938- actor.
Gammon, James, actor.
McGill, Bruce, 1950- actor.
Serna, Pepe, 1944- actor.
De Soto, Rosana, 1947- actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Paredes, Américo, 1915-1999. With his pistol in his hand.
Moctesuma Esparza Productions, production company.
National Endowment for the Humanities, presenter.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, presenter.
National Council of La Raza, presenter.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Addl. Title Contained in work: American playhouse (Television program)
ISBN 9781681434865
1681434865
Standard # 715515219013

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