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Anatomy of a murder

Author: Otto PremingerWendell MayesSamuel LeavittJames StewartBen GazzaraAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2012] ©2012
Series: Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs), 600.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Videodisc : Blu-ray disc : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A small-town Michigan lawyer takes on a difficult case: that of a young Army lieutenant accused of murdering the local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife. A gripping, envelope-pushing courtroom potboiler, Anatomy of a Murder was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex. More than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. With its outstanding supporting cast and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Otto Preminger; Wendell Mayes; Samuel Leavitt; James Stewart; Ben Gazzara; Lee Remick; Arthur O'Connell; Eve Arden; George C Scott; Kathryn Crosby; Murray Hamilton; Orson Bean; Joseph N Welch; Robert Traver; Duke Ellington; Carlyle Productions.; Columbia Pictures Corporation.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604655391 1604655399
OCLC Number: 769472166
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes: Based on the novel of the same title by Robert Traver.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1959.
Special features: new interview with Foster Hirsch; critic Gary Giddins explores Duke Ellington's score in a new interview; a look at the relationship between graphic designer Saul Bass and Preminger with Pat Kirkham; newsreel footage from the set; excerpts from 1967 episode of Firing line featuring Preminger in discussion with William F. Buckley Jr.; excerpts from the work in progress Anatomy of "Anatomy"; behind-the-scenes photographs by Life magazine's Gjon Mili; trailer; a booklet featuring an essay by critic Nick Pinkerton and a 1959 Life magazine article on real-life lawyer Joseph N. Welch.
Credits: Director of photography, Sam Leavitt ; editor, Louis R. Loeffler ; music, Duke Ellington.
Cast: James Stewart, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden, George C. Scott, Kathryn Grant, Murray Hamilton, Orson Bean, Joseph N. Welch.
Target Audience: Rating: Unrated.
Description: 1 videodisc (161 min.) sound, color; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm.)
Details: Blu-ray; region A; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); dts-HD master audio 5.1; mono.; Requires Blu-ray player.
Series Title: Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs), 600.
Other Titles: Anatomy of a murder (Motion picture)
Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a murder
Responsibility: Columbia ; Otto Preminger presents ; Carlyle Productions ; screenplay, Wendell Mayes ; produced and directed by Otto Preminger.

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A small-town Michigan lawyer takes on a difficult case: that of a young Army lieutenant accused of murdering the local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife. A gripping, envelope-pushing courtroom potboiler, Anatomy of a Murder was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex. More than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. With its outstanding supporting cast and influential jazz score by Duke Ellington, it's a Hollywood landmark.

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