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Surviving desire

Author: Hal HartleyTed HopeJames SchamusMartin DonovanMary B WardAll authors
Publisher: New York : Wellspring Media, 2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
A look at the relationship between a misanthropic college professor and a student in one of his English literature classes. The two shorts are Theory of achievement which follows the lives of a group of Brooklynites who would love to make something of their lives, and Ambition, about a day in the life of a young artist who longs for professional success and the attention of beautiful women.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Independent films
Short films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hal Hartley; Ted Hope; James Schamus; Martin Donovan; Mary B Ward; Bob Gosse; William Sage; Elina Löwensohn; George Feaster; True Fiction Pictures.; Good Machine (Firm); Yo Productions Limited #2.; Wellspring Media.
ISBN: 0794201814 9780794201814
OCLC Number: 50257401
Notes: Originally released as a 1991 motion picture.
Includes the short films Theory of achievement and Ambition, filmographies and DVD-ROM access to weblinks.
Credits: Music, The Great Outdoors, Ned Rifle [Hal Hartley] ; director of photography, Mike Spiller ; editor, Hal Hartley.
Cast: Martin Donovan, Mary Ward, Matt Malloy, Rebecca Nelson, Julie Sukman, Thomas J. Edwards, George Feaster, Lisa Gorlitsky. Theory of achievement: Bob Gosse, William Sage, Elina Lowensohn. Ambition: George Feaster, Hannah Sullivan.
Description: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Contents: Surviving desire (1991 ; 60 min.) --
Theory of achievement / Yo Productions Limited #2 ; a film by Hal Hartley ; produced by Ted Hope, Larry Meistrich ([1991] ; 18 min.) --
Ambition / Good Machine ; a film by Hal Hartley ; produced by Ted Hope, James Schamus (1991 ; 9 min.).
Other Titles: Theory of achievement.
Ambition.
Responsibility: a film by Hal Hartley ; True Fiction Pictures ; producer, Ted Hope.
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A look at the relationship between a misanthropic college professor and a student in one of his English literature classes. The two shorts are Theory of achievement which follows the lives of a group of Brooklynites who would love to make something of their lives, and Ambition, about a day in the life of a young artist who longs for professional success and the attention of beautiful women.

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