American Film Theatre Complete 14 Film Collection

American Film Theatre Complete 14 Film Collection

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Director: Arthur Hiller, Christopher Miles, Daniel Mann, Denis Heroux

Cast: Arthur Hiller, Christopher Miles, Daniel Mann, Denis Heroux

     
 

The American Film Theatre has made movies of a number of significant theatrical performances, including Laurence Olivier's Othello. Another of these filmed theatricals is Simon Gray's Butley, which was brought to the screen by playwright Harold Pinter, and which features an astonishing performance by Alan Bates. The story focuses on one very bad day in…  See more details below

Overview

The American Film Theatre has made movies of a number of significant theatrical performances, including Laurence Olivier's Othello. Another of these filmed theatricals is Simon Gray's Butley, which was brought to the screen by playwright Harold Pinter, and which features an astonishing performance by Alan Bates. The story focuses on one very bad day in the life of Butley (Bates), a feisty, sharp-tongued, lazy and pathetic professor of English. His professional ascendancy is challenged by a slick, accomplished woman many years his junior; his ex-wife gives him conniptions when she announces her remarriage to someone he cannot bear; and his male lover of several years chooses this time to announce that he is leaving him for a sweeter-tempered but very ordinary man of the sort Butley despises. Bleak though this sounds, Butley's unconquerable wit and biting repartee transform this otherwise tragic tale into something of a celebration of survival.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2008
UPC:
0738329061821
Source:
Kino Video
Sales rank:
60,592

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Bates Andrew Shaw,Ben Butley
Bruce Carstairs Duke of Saxony
Cyril Cusack Sam
Don Calfa Waiter
Eamon Kelly Actor
Glenda Jackson Solange
Ivor Barry Carmichael
Jacques Brel Actor
Lee Marvin Hickey
Maximilian Schell Arthur Goldman
Sam Waterston Actor
Topol Galileo Galilei
Colin Blakely Priuli
Donal McCann Actor
Ian Holm Lenny
James Bolam Colin Shaw
Jeanne Watts Olga
Jessica Tandy Edna Shaft
Joe Masiell Marine
John Gielgud Actor
Katharine Hepburn Agnes
Lois Nettleton Miriam Rosen
Marilyn Chris Mrs. Bingham
Robert Ryan Larry Slade
Susannah York Claire
William Glover Eland
Brian Cox Steven Shaw
Fredric March Harry Pope
Georgia Brown Ballad Singer's Wife
Joan Plowright Masha
John Hawker Paulus
Lou Cutell Cashier
Luther Adler Presiding Judge
Malcolm Stoddard Emperor Charles V
Michael Jayston Teddy
Mort Shuman Taxi Driver
Paul Scofield Tobias
Richard O'Callaghan Joey Keyston
Siobhan McKenna Actor
Vivien Merchant Madame,Ruth
Alan Badel Cardinal Thomas de Vio
Clive Revill Ballad Singer
Constance Chapman Mrs. Shaw
Elly Stone Lady with Shopping Bag
Fidelma Murphy Actor
Jeff Bridges Don Parritt
John Holland Van Jarsdale
Lawrence Pressman Charlie Cohn
Lee Remick Julia
Louise Pumell Irina Prosorov
Mark Burns Monsieur
Robert Fields Logician
Susan Engel Anne Butley
Derek Jacobi Andrei Prosorov
Gabrielle Daye Mrs. Burnett
Harvey Jason Arthur Jarvis
Henry Brown Jack Arnold
Kate Reid Claire
Liam Redmond Actor
Martyn Green The Capt.
Michael Byrne Reg Nuttall
Percy Rodrigues Mr. Nicholson
Stacy Keach Martin Luther
Terence Rigby Joey
Brock Peters Stephen Kumalo
Joseph Cotten Harry
Paul Rogers Max
Zero Mostel John
Betsy Blair Edna
Gene Wilder Stanley

Technical Credits
Arthur Hiller Director
Christopher Miles Director
Daniel Mann Director
Denis Heroux Director
Guy Green Director
Harold Pinter Director
John Frankenheimer Director
John Quested Director
Joseph Losey Director
Laurence Olivier Director
Lindsay Anderson Director
Peter Hall Director
Tom O'Horgan Director
Tony Richardson Director
John Sichel Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh
   1. Opening Titles (00:09:46)
   2. Waking the Dead (00:06:19)
   3. A Round on the Kid (00:13:15)
   4. Rogue's Gallery (00:13:02)
   5. "I Was White" (00:12:14)
   6. A Couple of Tarts (00:09:38)
   7. Man of the Hour (00:11:45)
   8. Party Politics (00:12:15)
   9. Hickney's Brand of Pity (00:10:10)
   10. The Traitor (00:09:46)
   11. The Guest of Honor (00:09:58)
   12. "The Touch of Death" (00:04:36)
Disc #2 -- Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh
   1. The Middle of the Morning (00:09:25)
   2. The Newlywed (00:04:03)
   3. "I'm a Gamblin' Man" (00:11:28)
   4. "Deny Everything" (00:06:52)
   5. Killing the Pipe Dreams (00:04:53)
   6. Harry's Long Walk (00:08:16)
   7. Larry's Admission (00:03:47)
   8. Cause of Death (00:05:11)
   9. 1:30 A.M. (00:10:13)
   10. "This Rotten Half-Dead Act" (00:09:00)
   11. Hickey's Confession (00:06:05)
   12. Life With Evelyn (00:13:50)
   13. Defending a Pal (00:02:49)
   14. "Peace at Last" (00:08:40)
   15. A Toast to Old Friends (00:04:58)
   16. A Eulogy (00:06:14)
Disc #3 -- Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros
   1. Opening Titles (00:05:06)
   2. A Sunday Morning (00:08:41)
   3. "I'm Indifferent to Life!" (00:07:07)
   4. Office Politics (00:06:07)
   5. "Are You All Right, Mrs. Bingham?" (00:05:57)
   6. This Frightening Rhinoceros Business (00:04:55)
   7. Hidden Faces (00:08:47)
   8. "You Look a Little Gray" (00:06:51)
   9. The Transformation of John (00:08:09)
   10. "We've Got to Steel Ourselves!" (00:05:50)
   11. Advice From Norman (00:04:16)
   12. Daisy, a Good Friend (00:09:44)
   13. "Happiness Is Such an Egotistical Thing" (00:09:57)
   14. Only Stanley (00:07:39)
   15. "I'll Never Give In!" (00:04:30)
Disc #4 -- Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance
   1. "What I Find Most Astonishing..." (00:10:31)
   2. Claire, the Sister-in-Law (00:08:34)
   3. "I Am a Alcoholic" (00:10:43)
   4. The Ground Rules (00:05:59)
   5. "The Cat That I Had!" (00:06:55)
   6. Harry & Edna (00:06:42)
   7. "Your Daughter Is in Need..." (00:07:06)
   8. Julia, the Quadruple Amputee (00:10:27)
   9. "The Great Balancing Act" (00:09:14)
   10. "What Do You Want?" (00:06:11)
   11. "Get Them Out of Here!" (00:08:29)
   12. Early the Next Morning (00:08:45)
   13. ."..Silent, Sad, Disgusted Love" (00:07:13)
   14. Tobias & His Women (00:07:40)
   15. "Stay!" (00:10:22)
   16. Philosophy From Agnes (00:08:25)
Disc #5 -- Simon Gray's Butley
   1. Opening Titles (00:04:30)
   2. Office Mates (00:07:55)
   3. "Straight Abuse" (00:07:47)
   4. "You're Looking Furtive" (00:12:47)
   5. A Chat With Edna (00:07:41)
   6. "This Hash My Life" (00:09:37)
   7. "Do You Want Us Back" (00:10:47)
   8. "A Frozen Soul" (00:07:04)
   9. Joey's Secret (00:07:45)
   10. "What About Edna?" (00:07:03)
   11. A Drink With Reg (00:20:07)
   12. A Fraction of a Faker" (00:08:34)
   13. A Rehearsed Goodbye (00:08:47)
   14. "Breaking New Ground" (00:06:55)
   15. End Credits (00:01:52)
Disc #6 -- Luther
   1. Act I; Opening Titles (00:03:48)
   2. A New Life (00:08:22)
   3. "I Confess..." (00:11:03)
   4. The Sacrament (00:03:48)
   5. An Unruly Guest (00:07:05)
   6. Father & Son (00:08:12)
   7. "The Blasphemy Began..." (00:06:07)
   8. The Vicar's Advice (00:07:44)
   9. Act II; The Sermon (00:07:22)
   10. The Pope's Ambassador (00:15:16)
   11. "Breathe Into Me!" (00:02:43)
   12. A Royal Inquisition (00:08:56)
   13. "The Great Fire Is Spreading" (00:03:09)
   14. "God Is the Butcher" (00:07:20)
   15. "The Love of a Woman" (00:10:12)
Disc #7 -- In Celebration
   1. "Hello Dad!" (00:10:00)
   2. "Hello Mom!" (00:06:09)
   3. "How Does It Feel to Be Home?" (00:06:43)
   4. Human Hygiene (00:12:12)
   5. "Not My Cup of Tea" (00:08:53)
   6. Memories (00:10:41)
   7. The Truth (00:12:21)
   8. A Toast (00:08:46)
   9. Family Analysis (00:09:39)
   10. "What's Going On?" (00:06:27)
   11. Andrew's Vengeance (00:06:18)
   12. "We All Have Our Problems" (00:06:30)
   13. Choices (00:11:23)
Disc #8 -- The Man in the Glass Booth
   1. "Why Do I Live?" (00:09:24)
   2. Conspiratorial Glances (00:10:20)
   3. Paranoia (00:09:38)
   4. "It's Now a Rainy Day" (00:04:39)
   5. The Last Supper (00:07:10)
   6. Memories in the Attic (00:07:15)
   7. The Abduction (00:08:16)
   8. "See You in Court, Colonel" (00:12:10)
   9. Prosecutor's Statement (00:05:43)
   10. First Witnesses (00:10:34)
   11. "The Man... Is a Jew" (00:07:14)
   12. No Heroes (00:05:45)
   13. "It Happened Out of Love" (00:05:28)
   14. The Doctors (00:06:20)
   15. "Why Did You Do It?" (00:06:14)
Disc #9 -- Three Sisters
   1. A Spring Afternoon (00:07:29)
   2. An Extravagant Present (00:07:14)
   3. Our Lives (00:07:08)
   4. Superfluous Knowledge (00:10:32)
   5. Irina's Birthday (00:05:45)
   6. "How Deceptive Life Can Be" (00:08:35)
   7. "I Love..." (00:08:19)
   8. "Let's Philosophize" (00:08:33)
   9. "Let's Make Peace" (00:08:00)
   10. "Moscow, Moscow" (00:08:52)
   11. A Cruel Natasha (00:07:24)
   12. "Maybe I'm Not a Man at All" (00:09:46)
   13. "You Are a Remarkable Woman" (00:07:59)
   14. Confessions (00:07:48)
   15. A Dream (00:04:50)
   16. Happiness (00:04:11)
   17. A Duel (00:08:08)
   18. Wives (00:05:55)
   19. "Everything Comes to an End" (00:10:12)
   20. "Let Us Live" (00:07:45)
Disc #10 -- Galileo
   1. "I Predict..." (00:00:00)
   2. A "New" Invention (00:10:02)
   3. "I Believe in Reason" (00:09:25)
   4. A Confirmation (00:11:54)
   5. "Foolish, Absurd and Heretical" (00:11:15)
   6. "Should I Lie to Your People?" (00:08:51)
   7. Galileo & Apprentices (00:13:08)
   8. "I Have to Know" (00:08:48)
   9. All Fools' Day (00:11:34)
   10. The Duke & the Pope (00:08:53)
   11. Galileo Recants (00:00:48)
   12. A Pupil or an Enemy (00:11:00)
   13. "I Betrayed My Calling" (00:08:28)
Disc #11 -- The Maids
   1. Under Arrest (00:04:41)
   2. "Look at Yourself in My Shoes" (00:06:38)
   3. "The Revolution of the Maids" (00:07:28)
   4. "What a Serving Wench Is Made Of..." (00:08:34)
   5. "We Are Saints, Solange!" (00:09:28)
   6. Madame Returns (00:08:11)
   7. "Of What Use Are Gowns to Me?" (00:07:54)
   8. "Madame Must Have Her Tea!" (00:08:45)
   9. "Naturally, Maids Are Guilty..." (00:09:37)
   10. The Final Ceremony (00:06:39)
   11. "Call Me Mademoiselle" (00:09:00)
   12. "We Are Beautiful!" (00:06:50)
Disc #12 -- The Homecoming
   1. A House in London (00:07:34)
   2. "Hello, Uncle Sam!" (00:06:44)
   3. A Late Arrival (00:13:15)
   4. A Sleepless Night (00:07:19)
   5. Proposals & Questions (00:11:19)
   6. Good Morning? (00:09:11)
   7. "The Whole Family Together" (00:09:00)
   8. "Being and Not Being" (00:12:38)
   9. Intellectual Equilibrium (00:10:07)
   10. "She's a Tease" (00:08:58)
   11. Sharing Ruth (00:06:52)
   12. A Workable Arrangement (00:10:43)
Disc #13 -- Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
   1. "Madeleine" (00:03:38)
   2. "Marathon" (00:07:17)
   3. "My Childhood" (00:04:20)
   4. "The Statue" (00:03:56)
   5. "Brussels" (00:03:18)
   6. "Jackie" (00:03:20)
   7. "Timid Frieda" (00:03:56)
   8. The Taxi Cab Driver (00:02:45)
   9. "The Old Folks" (00:04:53)
   10. "Alone" (00:03:34)
   11. "I Loved" (00:02:36)
   12. "Funeral Tango" (00:03:17)
   13. "Bachelor's Dance" (00:02:28)
   14. "Amsterdam" (00:03:44)
   15. "Ne Me Quitte Pas" (00:03:50)
   16. "The Desperate Ones" (00:03:32)
   17. "Sons Of" (00:03:02)
   18. "The Bulls" (00:02:37)
   19. "Marieke" (00:03:21)
   20. "The Last Supper" (00:04:11)
   21. "Mathilde" (00:02:29)
   22. "The Middle Class" (00:03:38)
   23. "Song of the Old Lovers" (00:04:11)
   24. "Next" (00:02:54)
   25. "Carousel" (00:03:44)
   26. "If We Only Have Love" (00:06:25)
Disc #14 -- Philadelphia, Here I Come!
   1. "Will You Miss Me?" (00:00:00)
   2. Love at the Beach (00:11:16)
   3. A Deep Scar (00:09:33)
   4. The Master's Advice (00:11:37)
   5. "One of Those Autumn Days..." (00:07:40)
   6. At the Pub With the Boys (00:09:42)
   7. "I Hate the Place!" (00:11:55)
   8. "The Music Says..." (00:09:06)
   9. "Say It... Say Something!" (00:07:35)
   10. "I Walk Away" (00:00:29)
Disc #15 -- Lost in the Stars
   1. "The Hills of Ixopo" (00:00:00)
   2. "Train to Johannesburg" (00:04:19)
   3. "Thousands of Miles" (00:09:06)
   4. "The Little Gray House" (00:05:25)
   5. "Big Mole" (00:04:35)
   6. "Trouble Man" (00:07:38)
   7. "Murder in Parkwold" (00:08:52)
   8. "Fear!" (00:02:03)
   9. "Lost in the Stars" (00:09:17)
   10. "Stay Well" (00:04:04)
   11. "O Tixo, Tixo, Help Me!" (00:03:54)
   12. "Cry the Beloved Country" (00:10:20)
   13. The Sermon (00:01:05)
   14. "Cry the Beloved Country" (Reprise) (00:08:25)

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