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John Huston's wise blood

Author: John HustonMichael FitzgeraldKathy FitzgeraldBenedict FitzgeraldBrad DourifAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2009].
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 470.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Book : English : Special ed. ; widescreenView all editions and formats
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U.S. Army war veteran Hazel Motes may not be a believing Christian, but he somehow makes observations about the state of a run-down country church and understands that there are ridiculous frauds on the streets. When a cab driver insists he looks like a preacher in his new hat, Hazel takes on the part. He starts his own new Church of Truth, without the crucified Jesus. His first disciple is an 18-year old simpleton  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Flannery O'Connor
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Huston; Michael Fitzgerald; Kathy Fitzgerald; Benedict Fitzgerald; Brad Dourif; Harry Dean Stanton; Ned Beatty; Amy Wright; Dan Shor; Mary Nell Santacroce; William Hickey; Alex North; Gerry Fisher; Roberto Silvi; Francine Prose; Flannery O'Connor; Anthea Associates Film (Firm); Janus Films.; Ithaca Productions, Inc.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604651515 1604651512
OCLC Number: 318547613
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on the novel by Flannery O'Connor.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979 by Janus Films.
John Huston's name is intentionally misspelled in the title and credits.
Special features: New interviews with actor Brad Dourif, writer Benedict Fitzgerald, and writer-producer Michael Fitzgerald; rare archival audio recording of author Flannery O'Connor reading her short story "A good man is hard to find;" a 26-min. episode of the television program "Creativity with Bill Moyers" from 1982, featuring director John Huston discussing his life and work; theatrical trailer; a booklet featuring an essay by author Francine Prose.
Credits: Director of photography, Gerry Fisher ; editor, Roberto Silvi ; music composed and adapted by Alex North ; camera operator, Bernie Ford ; casting, Stratton Leopold.
Cast: Brad Dourif, Ned Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton, Dan Shor, Amy Wright, Mary Nell Santacroce, William Hickey, John Huston.
Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (12 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.).
Details: DVD NTSC, region 1; widescreen; Dolby Digital mono.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 470.
Other Titles: Wise blood
Wiseblood
Jhon Huston's Wise Blood
Responsibility: Michael and Kathy Fitzgerald present an Ithaca-Anthea coproduction ; screenplay, Benedict and Michael Fitzgerald ; produced by Michael and Kathy Fitzgerald ; directed by John Huston.

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U.S. Army war veteran Hazel Motes may not be a believing Christian, but he somehow makes observations about the state of a run-down country church and understands that there are ridiculous frauds on the streets. When a cab driver insists he looks like a preacher in his new hat, Hazel takes on the part. He starts his own new Church of Truth, without the crucified Jesus. His first disciple is an 18-year old simpleton with a 'prophetic gift.'

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