Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

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Director: Volker Schlöndorff, Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich, Kate Reid

Cast: Volker Schlöndorff, Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich, Kate Reid

     
 

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Dustin Hoffman stars as Willy Loman in the 1985 made-for-TV production of Arthur Miller's classic play Death of a Salesman. Presented with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio. The Dolby Digital Mono soundtrack is presented in English. Includes Private Conversations, a feature-length documentary by Christian

Overview

Dustin Hoffman stars as Willy Loman in the 1985 made-for-TV production of Arthur Miller's classic play Death of a Salesman. Presented with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio. The Dolby Digital Mono soundtrack is presented in English. Includes Private Conversations, a feature-length documentary by Christian Blackwood filmed on the set with director Schlöndorff, author Miller, and leading man Hoffman. Also contains two galleries of still photographs. Recommended for fans of legendary American theater productions.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/28/2003
UPC:
0014381140620
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
2:16:00

Special Features

Private Conversations, a feature-length documentary by Christian Blackwood on the intensive process of bringing a classic stage work to the screen with a close-up look at the collaboration of Arthur Miller, Dustin Hoffman, and director Volker Schlöndorff; Still gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dustin Hoffman Willy Loman
John Malkovich Biff
Kate Reid Linda Loman
Stephen Lang Happy
Charles Durning Charley
Louis Zorich Ben
David Chandler Bernard
Jon Polito Howard
Linda Kozlowski Miss Forsythe
Karen Needle Letta
Tom Signorelli Stanley

Technical Credits
Volker Schlöndorff Director
Arthur Miller Source Author
Michael Nozik Associate Producer,Production Manager
Michael Levine Camera Operator
Michael Ballhaus Cinematographer
Ruth Morley Costumes/Costume Designer
David Ray Editor
Rita Ogden Makeup
Robert F. Colesberry Producer
John Kasarda Production Designer
Tony Walton Production Designer
Alex North Score Composer
Robert Franco Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title; Such Strange Thoughts [5:01]
2. Happy and Biff [11:56]
3. Between the Elms [11:40]
4. Brother Ben [10:09]
5. "Attention Must Be Paid" [9:09]
6. A One Million Dollar Idea [6:55]
7. All Kind of Greatness [5:09]
8. Rise and Shine [4:15]
9. Business Is Business [9:55]
10. "Next Stop, Ebbets Field!" [4:53]
11. A Well-Liked Man [10:51]
12. Phony Little Fake [21:23]
13. Planting a Garden [9:51]
14. A Dime a Dozen [4:06]
15. A Magnificent Boy [3:43]
16. Free and Clear [4:28]
17. End Credits [2:33]
1. Introduction [4:47]
2. From Stage to Film [6:15]
3. Pure Inspiration [9:31]
4. The Green Knot [8:05]
5. Lomanland [5:57]
6. The Humor of the Part [9:30]
7. Take After Take [14:40]
8. A Hard Scene [2:17]
9. An Emotional Symbiosis [1:30]
10. The Key to the City [15:16]
11. A Smile and a Shoeshine [1:45]
12. End Credits [2:14]

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Death of a Salesman 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw this same cast from the first row on Broadway! I took my parents for their 40th wedding anniversary. It was the first time I ever saw my father cry. Dustin and your cast and crew: you can be more than honored.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really enjoy the whole movie i even cry so hard,it is now one of my classic movies,not just by the play but also by the acting as well as the meaning of story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed watching Death of a Salesman, and it is a great companion to the play. The movie really flowed from scence to scene well, making it very realistic. The scenery was simple and sometimes boring, but this just allowed to movie to really bring out the characteristics and setting of the story. I feel that the portrayol of Willy Loman by Dustin Hoffman was very well done and really contributed positively to the play. The flashbacks that Willy has could have been a little more recognizable since viewers might get a little confused, but otherwise the scenes moved along very smoothly. I think that the movie as a whole really depicted the life of the Loman Family, and showed how strongly the American Dream affected their lives. I think that anyone who enjoyed reading or watching the play should see the movie, and even if you are new to Death of a Salesman, it is an entertaining movie to watch anytime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago