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Goldstein
     

Goldstein

Director: Philip Kaufman, Benjamin Manaster

Cast: Lou Gilbert, Thomas Erhart

 
The Hebrew prophet Elijah (played by Lou Gilbert) comes from Lake Michigan--rather than Gilead of Biblical legend--into the city of Chicago in the appearance of an elderly tramp. He proceeds to wander about, coming into contact with various characters and their assorted problems. Among those who meet him are a sculptor, the sculptor's pregnant ex-girlfriend, a

Overview

The Hebrew prophet Elijah (played by Lou Gilbert) comes from Lake Michigan--rather than Gilead of Biblical legend--into the city of Chicago in the appearance of an elderly tramp. He proceeds to wander about, coming into contact with various characters and their assorted problems. Among those who meet him are a sculptor, the sculptor's pregnant ex-girlfriend, a violinist/beggar and the like. Even the Chicago author Nelson Algren appears onscreen as himself, pondering the difficult choices an artist must face. After his many adventures throughout the city of Chicago, Elijah vanishes back into the lake. Though interpretations of this work vary, it is most likely a retelling of the Biblical story in modern times. Regardless of symbolism or metaphor, Goldstein successfully captured the attention of critics at the time of its release. This was the first film for screenwriters/directors Benjamin Manaster and Philip Kaufman. Kaufman would go on to direct and/or write such critically acclaimed features such as Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), The Right Stuff (1983) and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988).

Product Details

Release Date:
01/31/2006
UPC:
0736899081621
Original Release:
1964
Rating:
NR
Source:
Facets
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:19:00

Special Features

"A conversation with Philip Kaufman"; Facets Cine-Notes collectible booklet™; Scene selection

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Goldstein
1. Opening Credits [1:53]
2. Sally's Dilemma [4:54]
3. A Strange Stranger [8:35]
4. The Meat Factory [11:16]
5. Looking for Goldstein [6:00]
6. Lost Ball Stahouska [6:00]
7. The Doctor and Maurice [11:30]
8. Dad [12:13]
9. Looking for Goldstein [9:45]
10. A Last Effort [6:56]

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