Goldstein

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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 1/31/2006
  • UPC: 736899081621
  • Original Release: 1964
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  • Source: Facets
  • Presentation: B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:19:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 65,848

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lou Gilbert Old Man
Thomas Erhart Sculptor
Ben Carruthers Jay
Severn Darden Doctor
Anthony Holland Aid
Nelson Algren Himself
Technical Credits
Philip Kaufman Director, Screenwriter
Benjamin Manaster Director, Screenwriter
Zev Braun Producer
Jean-Philippe Carson Cinematographer
Meyer Kupferman Score Composer
Adolfas Mekas Editor
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Goldstein
   Start Movie
   Scene Selections
   A Conversation With Philip Kaufman
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