Beckett on Film

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Filmed performances of all 19 plays by Samuel Beckett, one of the great iconoclasts of theater and literature, come to DVD in the four-disc gift set Beckett on Film. Touching not only the greats -- Waiting for Godot and Endgame -- but also the more abstract and less often produced, such as Not I and the 45-second Breath, this completist's dream encompasses all of the playwright's touchstone themes and offers a documentary about the Beckett Film Project. The talent roster is ...
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Special Features

Documentary; Stills gallery; Special souvenir book; Interviews with John Crowley, John Hurt, Richard Eyre, Charles Garrad, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Enda Hughes, Neil Jordan, Anthony Minghella, Patricia Rozema, Charles Sturridge, Kieron J. Walsh
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Filmed performances of all 19 plays by Samuel Beckett, one of the great iconoclasts of theater and literature, come to DVD in the four-disc gift set Beckett on Film. Touching not only the greats -- Waiting for Godot and Endgame -- but also the more abstract and less often produced, such as Not I and the 45-second Breath, this completist's dream encompasses all of the playwright's touchstone themes and offers a documentary about the Beckett Film Project. The talent roster is impressive as well: Actors include Sir John Gielgud, John Hurt, Jeremy Irons, Michael Gambon, Julianne Moore, Harold Pinter, Alan Rickman, and Kristen Scott-Thomas, while notable directors consist of Atom Egoyan, Damien Hirst, Neil Jordan, Conor McPherson, Damien O'Donnell, David Mamet, Anthony Minghella, Karel Reisz, and Patricia Rozema. In these reverent productions, Beckett's work is as challenging as ever -- and its effect just as powerful. The plays included are as follows:
  • Waiting for Godot 2 hours
  • Not I 14 minutes
  • Rough for Theatre I 20 minutes
  • Ohio Impromptu 12 minutes
  • Krapp's Last Tape 58 minutes
  • What Where 12 minutes
  • Footfalls 28 minutes
  • Come and Go 8 minutes
  • Act Without Words I 16 minutes
  • Happy Days 1 hour 19 minutes
  • Catastrophe 7 minutes
  • Rough for Theatre II 30 minutes
  • Breath 45 seconds
  • That Time 20 minutes
  • Endgame 1 hour 24 minutes
  • Act Without Words II 11 minutes
  • A Piece of Monologue 20 minutes
  • Play 16 minutes
  • Rockaby 14 minutes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2002
  • UPC: 739815002502
  • Rating:

  • Source: Ambrose Video
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 10:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 18,072

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Side #1 -- Disc 1
   Waiting for Godot
   Not I
   Rough for Theatre I
   Ohio Impromtu
   Documentary
   Addenda
      Waiting for Godot
      Not I
      Rough for Theatre I
      Ohio Impromtu
Side #2 -- Disc 2
   Krapp's Last Tape
   What Where
   Footfalls
   Come and Go
   Act Without Words - 1
   Addenda
      Krapp's Last Tape
      What Where
      Footfalls
      Come and Go
      Act Without Words - 1
Side #3 -- Disc 3
   Happy Days
   Catastrophe
   Rough for Theatre - II
   Breath
   That Time
   Addenda
      Happy Days
      Catastrophe
      Rough for Theatre - II
      Breath
      That Time
Side #4 -- Disc 4
   Endgame
   Act Without Words - II
   A Piece of Monologue
   Play
   Rockaby
   Addenda
      Endgame
      Act Without Words - II
      A Piece of Monologue
      Play
      Rockaby
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