As I Lay Dying

Overview

Writer/director/star James Franco dabbles in experimental filmmaking with this ambitious adaptation of William Faulkner's famed stream-of-consciousness novel. Told from the multiple perspectives of a poverty-stricken, rural Mississippi family determined to honor their late matriarch Addie's Beth Grant dying wish to be buried in Jefferson, the film follows the grieving clan on their arduous journey through difficult terrain. Headed by newly widowed father Anse Tim Blake Nelson the family includes a son named Darl ...
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Overview

Writer/director/star James Franco dabbles in experimental filmmaking with this ambitious adaptation of William Faulkner's famed stream-of-consciousness novel. Told from the multiple perspectives of a poverty-stricken, rural Mississippi family determined to honor their late matriarch Addie's Beth Grant dying wish to be buried in Jefferson, the film follows the grieving clan on their arduous journey through difficult terrain. Headed by newly widowed father Anse Tim Blake Nelson the family includes a son named Darl Franco, his siblings Jewel Logan Marshall-Green, Cash Jim Parrack, and Vernon Danny McBride, as well as their sister Dewey Ahna O'Reilly. As the family make their way to Addie's final resting place, the narrative of the film continually shifts through their unique perspectives.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2013
  • UPC: 687797143495
  • Original Release: 2013
  • Rating:

  • Source: Millennium
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Color / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 761

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Franco Darl
Tim Blake Nelson Anse Bundren
Danny McBride Vernon Tull
Logan Marshall-Green Jewel
Ahna O'Reilly Dewey Dell
Jim Parrack Cash
Beth Grant Addie
Brady Permenter Vardaman
Technical Credits
James Franco Director, Screenwriter
Kristen Adams Production Designer
Caroline Aragon Asst. Director, Producer
Lee Caplin Producer
Boaz Davidson Executive Producer
Caroline Eselin-Schaefer Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Gill Executive Producer
Vince Jolivette Producer
Avi Lerner Executive Producer
Miles Levy Producer
Heidi Jo Markel Executive Producer
Matthew Morgan Casting
Tim O'Keefe Score Composer
Matt O'Toole Producer
Ian Olds Editor
Matt Rager Screenwriter
Trevor Short Executive Producer
John Thompson Executive Producer
Rob Van Norden Producer
Christina Alexandra Voros Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- As I Lay Dying
1. As I Lay Dying [8:49]
2. The Lord Giveth [9:23]
3. Thirteen Reasons Why [8:24]
4. Going To Town [7:26]
5. The Bridge [10:57]
6. Dressed In Sin [7:13]
7. Jewel's Horse [7:52]
8. Wind [11:29]
9. The Buzzards [8:14]
10. Flesh And Blood [7:32]
11. The Doctor [17:22]
12. End Credits [5:01]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- As I Lay Dying
   Play Feature
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio
         Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         Dolby Stereo 2.0
      Subtitles
         English SDH Subtitles: On
         Spanish Subtitles: On
         Subtitles: Off
   Special Features
      Behind The Scenes
      Cast & Crew Interviews
         James Franco - "Darl," Director, Writer
         Tim Blake Nelson - "Anse"
         Danny McBride - "Vernon Tull"
         Logan Marshall-Green - "Jewel"
         Ahna O'Reilly - "Dewey Dell"
         Jim Parrak - "Cash"
         Vince Jolivette - "Producer"
         Matt Rager - "Co-Writer"
         Rob Van Norden - "Producer"
      Previews
         As I Lay Dying
         Parkland
         The Iceman
         1
         Killing Season
         Plush
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