Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day

Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day

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Director: Christopher Munch

Cast: Christopher Munch, Peter Alexander, Michael Stipe, Master Henry Gibson

     
 

Superb black-and-white photography highlights this independent drama. John Lee (Peter Alexander) is the son of a Chinese-American father and a French mother, living in California shortly after World War II. John's grandfather was a Chinese laborer brought to America to help lay tracks for the Continental railroad, and John has inherited an obsessive love of trains.… See more details below

Overview

Superb black-and-white photography highlights this independent drama. John Lee (Peter Alexander) is the son of a Chinese-American father and a French mother, living in California shortly after World War II. John's grandfather was a Chinese laborer brought to America to help lay tracks for the Continental railroad, and John has inherited an obsessive love of trains. When John discovers that the short-line railroad that runs from Merced, California, to the Yosemite Valley is soon to be shut down, he persuades his father to back him as he takes over the line and attempts to restore it. John hires two experienced railroad men to help him run his new railway: conductor Robinson (Henry Gibson and traffic manager Skeeter (Michael Stipe). As he tries to put the Yosemite Valley Railroad back on its feet, he becomes romantically involved with a beautiful park ranger (Jeri Arredondo) and exchanges subtle flirtations with both Skeeter and his sister Wendy (Diana Larkin). However, his all-consuming interest in the railroad prevents these relationships from going anywhere, and his family begins to lose patience with him as he digs himself deeper into a business that seems doomed.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/30/2004
UPC:
0767685957837
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Video Group
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
1:25:00
Sales rank:
77,126

Special Features

New 16:9 transfer from 35mm original negative; Short film: "Yosemite Valley Railroad Revisited"; Scenic outtakes; Original theatrical trailer; Filmmaker biography; Interactive menus; Scene selection

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Alexander John Lee
Michael Stipe Skeeter
Master Henry Gibson Robinson
Jeri Arredondo Nancy
Diana Larkin Wendy
Bok Yun Chon Angela
David Chung Mr. Lee
John Diehl Pinchot
Corinne Lorain Mrs. Lee
Joan Newmark Mrs. Hopper

Technical Credits
Christopher Munch Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Kristen Anacker Costumes/Costume Designer
Ruth Charny Producer
Kevin Deel Sound/Sound Designer
Julia Eisenman Associate Producer
Jennifer Gentile Art Director
Jim Stark Co-producer
Anne Macdonald Associate Producer
Joseph Middleton Casting
Eric Rosenberg Production Designer
Donald Rosenfeld Producer
Andrea Sperling Producer
Robert Sweeney Casting
Rob Sweeney Cinematographer
Christien Tuttle Asst. Director
Peter Wentworth Associate Producer
Caveh Zahedi Consultant/advisor,Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. End of the War [7:32]
2. Forgotton Men [6:50]
3. A Long Time [5:57]
4. Youthful America [5:51]
5. Good Combination [6:18]
6. Change in the Industry [7:21]
7. No Easy Task [8:03]
8. Every Waking Moment [8:11]
9. Hidden Interests [9:37]
10. Out With the Old [7:41]
11. I Told You So [8:04]
12. A Story to Tell [3:31]

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