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Author: Lee GrantJoyce EliasonAlev Lytle CroutierMindy AffrimeRachel LyonAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David and Eva have grown elderly, their 47 years of togetherness have left them tense, fraught, caught in habit, isolation, and personal indifference. Then Eva is diagnosed with inoperable cancer, with less than a year to live. Hoping to reconnect with their children, David takes his spouse on a trip across country, ending at the San Francisco apartment of their granddaughter, Jeannie. In attempting to show their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Romance films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Tillie Olsen
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Grant; Joyce Eliason; Alev Lytle Croutier; Mindy Affrime; Rachel Lyon; Susan O'Connell; Melvyn Douglas; Lila Kedrova; Brooke Adams; Tillie Olsen; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Godmother Productions.; Saul Zaentz Company.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419824325 9781419824326
OCLC Number: 191220917
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on Tillie Olsen's novella.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1980.
Includes theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Fred Murphy ; film editor, Suzanne Pettit ; music composed by Sheldon Shkolnik ; production designer, Patrizia Von Brandenstein.
Cast: Melvyn Douglas (David), Lila Kedrova (Eva), Brooke Adams (Jeannie).
Target Audience: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital mono.; "matted" widescreen format, preserving the aspect ratio of the theatrical exhibition, 1.85:1, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
Contents: Too old for this --
On and off --
Selling the house --
Eva's illness --
Family picture --
Omaha blues --
Prison memories --
You hide here too? --
Jeannie's territory --
Seeing San Francisco --
Meeting Mrs. Mays --
No room to breathe --
Missing her things --
Coping with the pain --
I want to go home --
Terrible truth --
Birthday party memories --
Touched again --
They will sustain you --
Legacy to pass on --
Farewell party.
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; Godmother Productions and Saul Zaentz present ; a Godmother Production of ; a Lee Grant film ; screenplay by Joyce Eliason and Alev Lytle ; producers, Mindy Affrime, Rachel Lyon, and Susan O'Connell ; directed by Lee Grant.

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David and Eva have grown elderly, their 47 years of togetherness have left them tense, fraught, caught in habit, isolation, and personal indifference. Then Eva is diagnosed with inoperable cancer, with less than a year to live. Hoping to reconnect with their children, David takes his spouse on a trip across country, ending at the San Francisco apartment of their granddaughter, Jeannie. In attempting to show their love, husband and children fail to listen to the Eva's expressed wishes. It is this inability to be heard that has tormented her entire life--and will torment her into her deathbed.

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