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Title Indiscretion of an American wife & Terminal station [videorecording] / a David O. Selznick presentation ; screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, Luigi Chiarini, Giorgio Prosperi ; produced and directed by Vittorio de Sica ; dialogue by Truman Capote.

Imprint [S.l.] : Criterion Collection, c2003.

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 PAS Central Library DVD    IND    Available
Description 1 videodisc (72, 89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion Collection ; 202
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 202.
Note Based on the story: Terminal station / Cesare Zavattini.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1954.
Special Features: new digital transfers of both versions of the film: Indiscretion of an American Wife: Selznick's 72-minute cut, including the Patti Page-performed overture "Autumn in Rome" and "Indiscretion"; Terminal Station (Stazione termini): De Sica's original 89-minute version; exclusive audio commentary on Indiscretion by film scholar Leonard Leff (Hitchcock and Selznick: The Rich and Strange Collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick); original theatrical trailer; promotional materials.
Contents Indiscretion of an American wife (72 min.) / Selznick's cut, including the Patti Page-performed overture "Autumn in Rome" and "Indiscretion" -- Terminal Station = Stazione termini (89 min) / De Sica's original version
Credits Photographed by Aldo Graziati ; edited by Eraldo da Roma ; music by Alessandro Cicognini ; conducted by Franco Ferrara.
Cast Jennifer Jones, Montgomery Clift, Richard Beymer.
Summary An American housewife (Jennifer Jones) vacationing in Italy reluctantly decides to put an end to her brief affair with an Italian academic (Montgomery Clift). She flees to Rome's Stazione Termini, where she bids him farewell, but he begs her to stay. The film's plot is simple; its production was not. The troubled collaboration between director Vittorio De Sica and producer David O. Selznick resulted in two cuts of the same film. De Sica's version, Terminal Station, was screened at a length of one-and-a-half hours, but after disappointing previews, Selznick severely re-edited it and changed the title to Indiscretion of an American Wife without De Sica's permission.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital mono.; RSDL dual layer.
Language Closed-captioned.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films -- Italy.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Criterion collection
Added Author Selznick, David O., 1902-1965.
Zavattini, Cesare, 1902-1989. Screenwriter.
Chiarini, Luigi, 1900-1975- Screenwriter.
Prosperi, Giorgio, 1911-1997. Screenwriter.
De Sica, Vittorio, 1901-1974. Producer. Director.
Capote, Truman, 1924-1984.
Jones, Jennifer, 1919-2009.
Clift, Montgomery.
Beymer, Richard, 1939-
Zavattini, Cesare, 1902-1989. Terminal station.
Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Terminal station.
ISBN 1559409401 : $39.95
9781559409407
Standard No. 715515014229
Music No. CC1592D Criterion Collection

 
    
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