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Title Wise blood [videorecording] / Janus Films ; Michael and Kathy Fitzgerald present an Ithaca-Anthea coproduction ; produced by Michael and Kathy Fitzgerald ; screenplay by Benedict and Michael Fitzgerald ; directed by John Huston.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    WIS    DUE 11-20-20
 PAS Hastings Branch DVD    WIS    Available
Edition [Special ed.].
Description 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion collection ; 470
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 470.
Note Based on the novel by Flannery O'Connor.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
Special features: New interviews with actor Brad Dourif, writer Benedict Fitzgerald, and writer-producer Michael Fitzgerald; rare archival audio recording of author Flannery O'Connor reading her short story "A good man is hard to find;" a 26-min. episode of the television program "Creativity with Bill Moyers" from 1982, featuring director John Huston discussing his life and work; theatrical trailer; a booklet featuring an essay by author Francine Prose.
Credits Director of photography, Gerry Fisher ; editor, Roberto Silvi ; music composer, Alex North.
Cast Brad Dourif, Ned Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton, Dan Shor, Amy Wright, Mary Nell Santacroce, William Hickey, John Huston.
Summary U.S. Army war veteran Hazel Motes may not be a believing Christian, but he somehow makes observations about the state of a run-down country church and understands that there are ridiculous frauds on the streets. Memories inspire him to take up, after initially refusing, to take on the part of a traveling preacher when a cab driver insists he looks like one in his new hat. He starts his own new Church of Truth, without the crucified Jesus. His first disciple is an 18-year old simpleton with a 'prophetic gift.'
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen; Dolby Digital mono., NTC.
Language Optional subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Subject Veterans -- United States -- Drama.
Rural churches -- Southern States -- Drama.
Irreligion -- Southern States -- Drama.
Prophecy -- Drama.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Criterion collection
Added Author Fitzgerald, Michael.
Fitzgerald, Kathy
Fitzgerald, Benedict, 1949-
Huston, John, 1906-1987
Dourif, Brad, 1950-
Beatty, Ned
Stanton, Harry Dean, 1926-
Shor, Dan
Wright, Amy, 1950-
Santacroce, Mary Nell, 1918-1999.
Hickey, William, 1928-1997
North, Alex
O'Connor, Flannery. Wise blood.
Janus Films
Ithaca-Anthea (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title John Huston's Wise blood
ISBN 9781604651515
Standard No. 715515045612
Music No. CC1809D Criterion Collection

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