Driving Miss Daisy
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Driving Miss Daisy

4.7 10
Director: Bruce Beresford

Cast: Bruce Beresford, Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd

     
 

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Director Bruce Beresford's Oscar-winning adaptation of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play arrives on DVD in fine form in this Special Edition release from Warner Brothers Home Video. The feature is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, accompanied by audio rendered in closed-captioned Dolby Digital Stereo, French Dolby Digital Stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital… See more details below

Overview

Director Bruce Beresford's Oscar-winning adaptation of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play arrives on DVD in fine form in this Special Edition release from Warner Brothers Home Video. The feature is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, accompanied by audio rendered in closed-captioned Dolby Digital Stereo, French Dolby Digital Stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital Mono, and optional English Spanish, and French subtitles. In addition, viewers can go behind the scenes for three featurettes: "The All-New Miss Daisy's Journey: From Stage to Screen," "Jessica Tandy: Theatre Legend to Screen Star," and the original 1989 featurette. Feature-length commentary by director Beresford, writer Uhry, and producer Lili Fini Zanuck is also included, as are writer/director/cast highlights, awards notes, and a theatrical trailer.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Richard Gilliam
Driving Miss Daisy succeeds because of great performances from Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman and because of Alfred Uhry's excellent script, adapted from his Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play. The film scores high marks for its cultural details of life in the Southern United States, and the changes that take place over the story's 25 years. The film's major themes touch on universal issues -- growing older, overcoming racial prejudice, and the importance of friendship. While the film won four Oscars, including Best Picture, director Bruce Beresford was shut out of the nominations list. His career went into a severe decline for the next decade, until he delivered a surprise hit in 1999 with Double Jeopardy.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/04/2003
UPC:
0085392334025
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:39:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Three revealing peeks behind the scenes: The all-new "Miss Daisy's Journey, From Stage to Screen," and "Jessica Tandy: Theatre Legend to Screen Star," and the original 1989 featurette; Feature-length commentary by director Bruce Beresford, writer Alfred Uhry, and producer Lili Fini Zanuck; All-new digital transfer; Interactive menus; Theatrical trailer; Cast/director/writer film highlights; Awards notes; Scene access; Languages & subtitles: English, Français, & Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Morgan Freeman Hoke Colburn
Jessica Tandy Miss Daisy Werthan
Dan Aykroyd Boolie Werthan
Patti LuPone Florine Werthan
Esther Rolle Idella
William Hall Oscar
Joann Havrilla Miss McClatchey
Alvin M. Sugarman Dr. Weil
Clarice F. Geigerman Nonie
Muriel Moore Miriam
Sylvia Kaler Beulah
Carolyn Gold Neighbor Lady
Crystal R. Fox Katie Bell
Bob Hannah Red Mitchell
Ray McKinnon Trooper
Ashley Josey Trooper
Jack Rousso Slick
Fred Faser Insurance Agent
Indra A. Thomas Soloist

Technical Credits
Bruce Beresford Director
Dan Aykroyd Producer
David Brown Executive Producer
Jake Eberts Producer
Victor Kempster Art Director
Elizabeth McBride Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter James Cinematographer
Manilo Rocchetti Makeup
Bruno Rubeo Production Designer
Crispian Sallis Set Decoration/Design
Bob Shelley Special Effects
Alfred Uhry Screenwriter
Mark Warner Editor
Lili Fini Zanuck Co-producer
Richard D. Zanuck Co-producer
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Accident.
2. Without a Car.
3. Hoke to the Rescue.
4. Chauffeur in the House.
5. Uneasy Relations.
6. Drive to the Store.
7. Putting on Airs.
8. Missing Salmon.
9. Cemetery Reading Lesson.
10. A Werthan Christmas.
11. A Car Changes Hands.
12. Bound for Mobile.
13. The Troopers.
14. Alone in the Dark.
15. Negotiations.
16. Idella's Death.
17. Ice Storm.
18. Temple Bombing.
19. King Dinner.
20. My Best Friend.
21. Old Acquaintances.
22. Thanksgiving Visit.
23. End Credits.

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