Gas Food Lodging

Gas Food Lodging

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Director: Allison Anders

Cast: Allison Anders, Brooke Adams, Ione Skye, Fairuza Balk

     
 

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Allison Anders' debut feature, Gas Food Lodging, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and French subtitles are accessible. Aside from trailers for The Last Picture Show, The Craft, CruelSee more details below

Overview

Allison Anders' debut feature, Gas Food Lodging, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and French subtitles are accessible. Aside from trailers for The Last Picture Show, The Craft, Cruel Intentions, and Big Girls Don't Cry, there are no supplemental materials of any consequence. Although the film looks and sounds fine, this is a basically a bare-bones release from Columbia/TriStar.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Andrea LeVasseur
Gas Food Lodging tells a very simple story about a family that could live off the exit ramp of just about any highway in America. Narrated by Shade (Fairuza Balk), its works well as an lighthearted slice-of-life movie about a teenager stuck in a stifling small town with relatively no means of escape. The characters are all well realized, with the relationship between mother Nora (Brooke Adams) and daughter Trudi (Ione Skye) especially true to life. While some of the acting comes off as amateurish, the dingy desert settings and kitchen-sink realism almost makes up for it. There is nothing new here as far as story goes, just a believable drama dealing with issues of divorce, pregnancy, and basic small-town survival. Anders throws in a few bits of fun with the fictional Elvia Rivero (Nina Belanger) films, which are the overly dramatic black-and-white Mexican movies Shade goes to see to detach herself from the boring daily life of Laramie. James Brolin also makes a notable appearance as Shade's real father, convincingly portraying a rugged cowboy's meager attempts at parenting. Best appreciated by teenagers, Gas Food Lodging lovingly captures plain existence and succeeds as a plausible domestic melodrama.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2003
UPC:
0043396925397
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:41:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brooke Adams Nora
Ione Skye Trudi
Fairuza Balk Shade
James Brolin John Evans
Robert Knepper Dank
David Landsbury Hamlet Humphrey
Chris Mulkey Raymond
Donovan Leitch Darius
Jacob Vargas Javier
Laurie O'brien Thelma
Julie Condra Tanya
Adam Biesk Brett
Leigh Hamilton Kim
Diane Behrens Hostess
J Mascis Cecil
Tiffany Anders Persi
Sissy Boyd Rocio
Jeff McDonald Long Haired Boy
Bill Kemp Jock
Graci Lund Girl
Shirley Smith Bubbly Mother
George Parker Trucker
Jeff Miller Rock Boy

Technical Credits
Allison Anders Director,Screenwriter
Susan Bertram Costumes/Costume Designer
Matthew J. Clark Asst. Director
Carl-Jan Colpaert Producer
Lisa Denker Art Director
William Ewart Producer
Tracy S. Granger Editor
Daniel Hassid Producer
Christoph Henkel Producer
Dean Lent Cinematographer
J Mascis Score Composer
Mary Meeks Set Decoration/Design
Jane Ann Stewart Production Designer
Carla Weber Art Director
Seth M. Willenson Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [2:20]
2. In Praise of Elvia Rivero [2:49]
3. At the Truck Stop Cafe [4:30]
4. "What Sort of Man Would Mom Go For?" [3:52]
5. Three Choices [2:00]
6. Her New Job [1:13]
7. Javier the Projectionist [2:30]
8. Nora & Raymond [2:14]
9. In Darrius' Room [1:47]
10. Trudi, Dank & a Thermos [5:35]
11. Hamlet Humphrey [3:39]
12. 30 Cents From a Big Spender [3:16]
13. Rocking at Midnight [4:10]
14. Why Trudi Can't Say no [3:21]
15. "I Have to Go Away for a Few Days" [3:58]
16. A Sister's Advice [1:40]
17. Shade Makes the First Move [2:56]
18. Javier, the Movie Lady & Real Life [2:59]
19. A Romantic Dinner for Three [5:18]
20. "Who's the Father?" [9:22]
21. Tanya's Party [1:08]
22. The Prodigal Father [5:12]
23. A $50 Favor [4:31]
24. At Javier's House [7:26]
25. Sunn Cinema Private Showing [1:20]
26. The Newest Evans [1:40]
27. Trudi's Future Plans [3:49]
28. The Truth About Dank [6:26]

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