Beckett on Film

2003 NR 1 season

Beckett on Film

2003 NR 1 season
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In this breathtaking summit of theatrical and cinematic talent, 19 film directors transform the lion's share of Samuel Beckett's stage plays into 19 movies, ranging in length from 45 seconds ("Breath") to two hours ("Waiting for Godot," the writer's most famous work). Anthony Minghella, Neil Jordan and Atom Egoyan each direct a movie, and the acting roster includes Julianne Moore, John Gielgud and Kristin Scott Thomas.
Cast
John Foley, David Kelly, John Gielgud, Harold Pinter, Stephen Brennan, Julianne Moore, Rosaleen Linehan, Alan Rickman, Johnny Murphy, Charles Simon, Kristin Scott Thomas
Director
Neil Jordan, Karel Reisz, David Mamet, Anthony Minghella
Genres
Drama
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Summary of Season 1 (2003) - 4 discs

In this breathtaking summit of theatrical and cinematic talent, 19 film directors transform the lion's share of Samuel Beckett's stage plays into 19 movies, ranging in length from 45 seconds ("Breath") to two hours ("Waiting for Godot," the writer's most famous work). Anthony Minghella, Neil Jordan and Atom Egoyan each direct a movie, and the acting roster includes Julianne Moore, John Gielgud and Kristin Scott Thomas.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.

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