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Title Surviving desire [videorecording] / True Fiction Pictures in association with American Playhouse ; producer, Ted Hope ; written & directed by Hal Hartley.

Imprint [New York, NY] : Possible Films ; San Francisco, CA : Distributed exclusively by Microcinema International, [2010]


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Description 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Surviving desire originally released as a 1991 motion picture.
Special features: two short films, Theory of achievement and Ambition; Upon reflection: Surviving desire (2005 ; 11 min.)--a collection of interview films with Hartley and his collaborators.
Contents Surviving desire (1991 ; 53 min.) -- Theory of achievement / Yo Productions Limited #2 ; a film by Hal Hartley ; produced by Ted Hope, Larry Meistrich ([1991] ; 17 min.) -- Ambition / Good Machine ; a film by Hal Hartley ; produced by Ted Hope, James Schamus (1991 ; 9 min.)
Credits Music, The Great Outdoors, Ned Rifle [Hal Hartley] ; director of photography, Mike Spiller ; editor, Hal Hartley.
Cast Martin Donovan, Mary Ward, Matt Malloy, Rebecca Nelson.
Theory of achievement: Bob Gosse, William Sage, Elina Lowensohn.
Ambition: George Feaster, Hannah Sullivan.
Summary A look at the relationship between a misanthropic college professor and a student in one of his English literature classes. The two shorts are Theory of achievement which follows the lives of a group of Brooklynites who would love to make something of their lives, and Ambition, about a day in the life of a young artist who longs for professional success and the attention of beautiful women.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (4:3) presentation ; mono.
Subject Teacher-student relationships -- Drama.
Generation X -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Comedy films.
Independent films.
Short films.
Added Author Hartley, Hal, 1959- Screenwriter. Director. Producer.
Hope, Ted. Producer.
Schamus, James, 1959- Producer.
Donovan, Martin. Actor. 1950-
Ward, Mary B. Actor.
Gosse, Bob, 1963- Actor.
Sage, William, 1962- Actor.
Löwensohn, Elina. Actor.
Feaster, George. Actor.
True Fiction Pictures.
Good Machine (Firm)
Yo Productions Limited #2.
American Playhouse Theatrical Films.
Possible Films.
Note Title on container and disc: Hal Hartley's Surviving desire
Added Title Theory of achievement.
ISBN 0976062410
Standard No. 880198108692
Music No. MC-1086 Microcinema International
PFDVD0002 Possible Films

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