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Title:
Anatomy of a murder
Author:
Preminger, Otto, producer, director.
Publication Information:
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (161 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 bonus disc.
Summary:
A small-town Michigan lawyer takes on a difficult case: that of a young Army lieutenant accused of murdering the local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife. A gripping, envelope-pushing courtroom drama, Anatomy of a murder was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex. More than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. With its outstanding supporting cast and influential jazz score by Duke Ellington, it is an American movie landmark.
General Note:
Series numbering from container spine.

Special features: trailer featuring on-set footage; interview with Otto Preminger's biographer Foster Hirsch; critic Gary Giddins explores Duke Ellington's score in a new interview; a look at the relationship between graphic designer Saul Bass and Preminger with Bass biographer Pat Kirkham; newsreel footage from the set; excerpts from a 1967 episode of Firing line, featuring Preminger in discussion with William F. Buckley Jr.; excerpts from the work in progress Anatomy of "Anatomy"; behind-the-scenes photographs by Life magazine's Gjon Mili; a booklet featuring an essay by critic Nick Pinkerton and a 1959 Life magazine article on real-life lawyer Joseph N. Welch, who plays Judge Weaver in the film.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1959.

Based on the novel by Robert Traver.

Booklet (28 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Language:
English
Contents:
Disc one: Anatomy of a murder (161 min.) -- trailer featuring on-set footage. Disc two: interview with Otto Preminger's biographer Foster Hirsch -- critic Gary Giddins explores Duke Ellington's score in a new interview -- a look at the relationship between graphic designer Saul Bass and Preminger with Bass biographer Pat Kirkham -- newsreel footage from the set -- excerpts from a 1967 episode of Firing Line, featuring Preminger in discussion with William F. Buckley Jr. -- excerpts from the work in progress Anatomy of "Anatomy" -- behind-the-scenes photographs by Life magazine's Gjon Mili. Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by critic Nick Pinkerton and a 1959 Life magazine article on real-life lawyer Joseph N. Welch, who plays Judge Weaver in the film.
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ISBN:
9781604655407
UPC:
715515091510
Format :
DVD

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