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The Maysles Brothers' Salesman

Author: David MayslesAlbert MayslesCharlotte ZwerinPaul BrennanCharles McDevittAll authors
Publisher: [Chicago] : Home Vision Entertainment, : Criterion Collection, [2001]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 122.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A landmark documentary ... Captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door salesman. While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Holy Word, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses, then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. Following Brennan on his daily rounds, the Maysles discover a real-life Willy Loman, walking the line from hype to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Named Person: Paul Brennan; Charles McDevitt; James Baker; Raymond Martos
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Maysles; Albert Maysles; Charlotte Zwerin; Paul Brennan; Charles McDevitt; James Baker; Raymond Martos; Maysles Films.; Home Vision Entertainment (Firm); Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 0780024281 9780780024281
OCLC Number: 47180690
Language Note: SDH subtitles for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968.
Special features: New transfer with restored image; audio commentary by directors Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin; 1968 Jack Kroll television interview with David and Albert Maysles about Salesman; "The rabbit" on NPR's Weekend edition (2000); behind-the-scenes photographs; theatrical trailer; filmographies.
Credits: Director of photography, Albert Maysles ; editors, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin.
Cast: Paul Brennan, Charles McDevitt, James Baker, Raymond Martos.
Awards: National Film Registry selection, 1992.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 122.
Other Titles: Salesman (Motion picture : 1968)
Salesman
Responsibility: a Maysles Films Inc. production ; a film by David Maysles, Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin.

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"A landmark documentary ... Captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door salesman. While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Holy Word, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses, then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. Following Brennan on his daily rounds, the Maysles discover a real-life Willy Loman, walking the line from hype to despair"--Promotional materials.

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