Howl [videorecording] / a Werc Werk Works production ; in association with Telling Pictures and Rabbit Bandini productions ; a Rob Epstein/Jeffrey Friedman film ; produced by Elizabeth Redleaf, Christine Kunewa Walker ; written for the screen and directed by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman.
- [Widescreen presentation].
- [United States] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, .
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., col. with b&w seq. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 -- Film adaptations.
Drooker, Eric, 1958- -- Film adaptations.
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 -- Trials, litigation, etc. -- Drama.
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Drama.
Trials (Obscenity) -- Drama.
Beats (Persons) -- Drama.
- Feature films.
- In English; optional subtitles in English or French.
- System Details:
- DVD, NTSC, Region 0; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround and stereo.
- " ... Ginsberg recounts the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to the most timeless, electrifying, and controversial work of his career: Howl. Pushing the limits and challenging the mainstream, the ... [poem] and its publisher find themselves on trial for obscenity, with prosecutor Ralph McIntosh setting out to have the book banned, while defense attorney Jake Ehrlich fervently argues for freedom of speech and creative expression."--Container.
- James Franco, Jon Hamm, Mary Louise Parker, David Strathairn, Jeff Daniels, Bob Balaban, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Williams.
- Director of photography, Ed Lachman; editor, Jake Pushinsky; music, Carter Burwell.
- Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 2010.
"Composed from court records, interviews, and Howl by Allen Ginsberg."--Opening credits.
"Animation inspired by Illuminated poems by Allen Ginsberg and [illustrated by] Eric Drooker."--Opening credits.
Special features: conversation with directors/audio commentary; making of featurette; director's research tapes; Allen Ginsberg reads Howl (1995); James Franco reads Howl (audio feature).
Aspect ratio 1.85:1.
- Epstein, Robert P., 1955- , Adapter, Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Friedman, Jeffrey. , Adapter, Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Redleaf, Elizabeth. , Producer
Walker, Christine Kunewa. , Producer
Franco, James, 1978- , Actor
Hamm, Jon, 1971- , Actor
Parker, Mary-Louise. , Actor
Strathairn, David. , Actor
Daniels, Jeff, 1955- , Actor
Balaban, Bob. , Actor
Nivola, Alessandro. , Actor
Williams, Treat. , Actor
Burwell, Carter. , Composer
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. , Author
Drooker, Eric, 1958- , Illustrator
Werc Werk Works (Firm) , Producer
Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm) , Distributor
Telling Pictures. , Producer
Rabbit Bandini Productions. , Producer
- Publisher Number:
OSC-026 Oscilloscope Laboratories
OSC 26 Oscilloscope Laboratories
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