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Author: John CassavetesBo HarwoodMichael LallyAl RubanGena RowlandsAll authors
Publisher: Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection ; Chicago, IL : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, [2004], ©1977.
Series: John Cassavetes: five films.; Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 255.
Edition/Format:   DVD video   Computer File : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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A Broadway actress who is unable to admit that she is aging must confront her personal and professional turmoils in order to make a part her own.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Independent films
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Cassavetes; Bo Harwood; Michael Lally; Al Ruban; Gena Rowlands; Ben Gazzara; Joan Blondell; Paul Stewart; Zohra Lampert; Laura Johnson; Faces Distribution Corporation.; Criterion Collection (Firm); Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0780029216 9780780029217
OCLC Number: 56557339
Language Note: Optional English SDH (Subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired).
Notes: Title from credits.
Videodisc release of the 1977 motion picture.
Running time does not include special features.
Special features: New high-definition digital transsfer, with restored image and sound; new video conversation between actors Gena Rowlands and Ben Gazzara; new video interview with director of photography and producer Al Ruban; audio interview with Cassavetes and film historian Michel Ciment conducted after the film's release; trailers.
Credits: Director of photography, Al Ruban ; music, Bo Harwood ; editor, Tom Cornwell.
Cast: Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, John Cassavetes, Joan Blondell, Paul Stewart, Zohra Lampert, Laura Johnson.
Awards: Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, 1978: Silver Bear- Best Actress (Rowlands) ; Interfilm Award: Otto Dibelius Film Award - Competition.
Target Audience: Rated PG-13.
Description: 1 videodisc (144 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Dolby digital, mono. ; 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
Contents: Older people --
To be loved --
"All we can think about is dinner" --
A boring man --
Lost reality --
Changes --
The news --
A sense of humor --
"What you dream about" --
Only a play --
"How old are you?" --
What it's all about --
A smooth beginning --
Hu-mil-i-a-ting --
The problem --
The spiritualist --
Unnerving occurence --
The next morning --
"Get me someone else" --
"There you are" --
Old flame --
Waiting --
I'm late --
Scene one --
Stress backstage --
"I am not me" --
Celebration --
Color bars --
Special features: Wide screen presentation (1.85:1) --
New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound, and enhnaced for widescreen televisions --
New video conversation between actors Gena Rowlands and Ben Gazarra --
New video interview with director of photography and producer Al Ruban --
Audio interview with Cassavetes by film historians Michel Ciment and Michael Wilson conducted after the film's release --
Trailers --
Language: English monaural --
Subtitles: English.
Series Title: John Cassavetes: five films.; Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 255.
Responsibility: Faces Distribution Corporation presents a John Cassavetes film ; producer, Al Ruban ; writer/director, John Cassavetes ; associate producer, Michael Lally.
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A Broadway actress who is unable to admit that she is aging must confront her personal and professional turmoils in order to make a part her own.

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