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Protagonist

Author: Jessica YuElise PearlsteinSusan WestHans-Joachim KleinMark PierpointAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Lorber HT Digital : [Distributed by] Alive Mind Media, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A riveting and provocative documentary that explores the psychological transformation of the modern character. Inspired by Greek drama, Academy Award-winning director Jessica Yu weaves together the stories of four men consumed by personal odysseys - a notorious former German terrorist, an evangelical minister who comes out of the closet, a bank robber turned journalist, and a kung-fu fanatic who becomes a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Documentary
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Yu; Elise Pearlstein; Susan West; Hans-Joachim Klein; Mark Pierpoint; Joe Loya; Mark Salzman; Jeff Beal; Marina Sirtis; Chris Diamantopoulos; John Kapelos; Diorama Films.; Lorber HT Digital.; Alive Mind Media.
OCLC Number: 213487483
Language Note: Predominantly in English. Portions in German & Ancient Greek, with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary film in 2006.
Special features (24 min.): interview with Yu (17 min.); title animations (4 min.); puppet shoot photo gallery (1 min.); original trailer (2 min.).
Credits: Cinematography, Russell Harper, Karl Hahn ; music by Jeff Beal ; title animation design, Robert Conner ; puppet design, Janie Geiser.
Performer(s): Subjects: Hans-Joachim Klein, Mark Pierpoint, Joe Loya, Mark Salzman ; narrators: Marina Sirtis, Chris Diamantopoulos, John Kapelos.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 0, widescreen (16x9) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 or Dolby digital stereo., NTSC.
Contents: Character --
Provocation --
Opportunity --
Turning point --
Fever --
Certainty --
Threshold --
Doubt --
Catharsis --
Reversal --
Cost --
Reflection --
Resolution.
Responsibility: Diorama Films, LLC. ; director, writer, and editor, Jessica Yu ; producers, Jessica Yu, Elise Pearlstein, Susan West.
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"A riveting and provocative documentary that explores the psychological transformation of the modern character. Inspired by Greek drama, Academy Award-winning director Jessica Yu weaves together the stories of four men consumed by personal odysseys - a notorious former German terrorist, an evangelical minister who comes out of the closet, a bank robber turned journalist, and a kung-fu fanatic who becomes a stay-at-home dad and author"--Container.

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(EMRO user published 2008-12-05 ) Very Good Permalink
This entertaining and delightful film is a very unique and powerful adaptation of Euripides' famous Greek tragedy, The Bacchae. It examines the psychological transformation of modern society through the eyes of four men of disparate backgrounds, all played by puppets in Greek chorus tradition:...
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