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Title Desert hearts [videorecording] / The Samuel Goldwyn Company ; a Donna Deitch film ; screenplay by Natalie Cooper ; produced and directed by Donna Deitch.

Publication Info. [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    DES    DUE 07-01-20
Edition Director-approved DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
stamping rdapm
Description digital rdatr
optical rdarm
mono rdacpc
Dolby Digital
widescreen (1.85.1) rda
NTSC rdabs
video file rdaft
DVD video
region 1 rdare
Motion pictures lcgft
Series The Criterion collection ; 902
Criterion collection ; 902.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; 16:9 widescreen presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Cast Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers, Gwenn Welles, Dean Butler, James Staley, Katie Labourdette.
Credits Director of photography, Robert Elswit ; editor, Robert Estrin.
Note Based on the novel, Desert of the heart' by Jane Rule.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Summary It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She's unsatisfied with her marriage, and feels out of place at the ranch she stays on, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Cay Rivers, an open and self-assured lesbian, and the ranch owner's daughter.
Note Special features: new, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Robert Elswit; audio commentary from 2007 featuring director Donna Deitch; a new conversation between Deitch and actor Jane Lynch; Remembering Reno: a new program featuring Deitch, Elswit, and production designer Jeannine Oppewall about the film's visual style; Women in love: new interviews with actors Helen Shaver and Patricia Charbonneau; excerpt from Fiction and truths: a film about Jane Rule, a 1994 documentary about the author of Desert of the heart, the 1964 novel on which the film is based; trailer; an essay by critic B. Ruby Rich on insert.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Language Open-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Lesbians -- Nevada -- Reno -- Drama.
Female friendship -- Nevada -- Reno -- Drama.
Reno (Nev.) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Romance films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Deitch, Donna, 1945- film producer, film director.
Cooper, Natalie, screenwriter.
Charbonneau, Patricia, actor.
Shaver, Helen (Helen Jane), 1951- actor.
Lindley, Audra, actor.
Akers, Andra, actor.
Welles, Gwen, 1951-1993, actor.
Butler, Dean, 1956- actor.
Staley, James, 1948- actor.
Labourdette, Katie, actor.
Estrin, Robert, 1942- director of photography, editor of moving image work.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Rule, Jane. Desert of the heart.
Samuel Goldwyn Co., production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
ISBN 9781681433752
Standard No. 715515206013
Music No. CC2825D The Criterion Collection

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