Franklin

The ballad of the sad café / Merchant Ivory Productions presents ; directed by Simon Callow ; produced by Ismail Merchant ; screenplay by Michael Hirst ; Merchant Ivory Productions in association with Film Four International.

Publication:
[United States] : Criterion Collection : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, [2005]
Series:
Merchant Ivory collection.
The Merchant Ivory collection
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + insert (1 folded leaf : color illustrations ; 19 cm.)
4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967 -- Film adaptations.
Albee, Edward, 1928-2016 -- Film adaptations.
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Restaurateurs -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Southern States -- Drama.
Eccentrics and eccentricities.
Man-woman relationships.
Restaurateurs.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Southern States.
Form/Genre:
Comedy films.
Comedy -- Feature.
Adaptations -- Feature.
Melodrama.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Comedy films.
Drama.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital 3.0 surround.
digital optical surround Dolby Digital
widescreen (1.78:1)
NTSC
video file DVD video region 1
Summary:
Miss Amelia runs the town's only cafe and controls the locals through the careful distribution of her secretly brewed hooch. Her eccentric existence is threatened with the arrival of a dwarf who claims kinship and the reappearance of her rejected husband.
Participant:
Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine, Rod Steiger, Cork Hubbert, Austin Pendleton, Beth Dixon.
Credits:
Director of photography, Walter Lassally; editor, Andrew Marcus; music, Richard Robbins.
Notes:
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1991.
Based on the novella by Carson McCullers and the play by Edward Albee.
Special features: new high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary soundtrack by Simon Callow and a 17 min. featurette with Simon Callow talking about the film.
Contributor:
Lassally, Walter, cinematographer.
Marcus, Andrew, editor of moving image work.
Callow, Simon, 1949- film director.
Merchant, Ismail, film producer.
Hirst, Michael, 1952- screenwriter.
Redgrave, Vanessa, 1937- actor.
Carradine, Keith, 1949- actor.
Steiger, Rod, 1925-2002, actor.
Hubbert, Cork, 1952-2003, actor.
Robbins, Richard, 1940-2012, composer (expression).
Merchant Ivory Productions, film production company.
Film Four International, film production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Home Vision Entertainment (Firm), film distribution company.
ISBN:
0780029178
9780780029170
OCLC:
57457074
Publisher Number:
037429198629
BAL220 Criterion Collection
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