Green Plaid Shirt

Green Plaid Shirt

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Director: Richard Natale

Cast: Gregory Phelan, Kevin Spirtas, Richard Israel

     
 

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Richard Natale's drama Green Plaid Shirt comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by director Natale and actor Gregory Phelan, and the theatrical trailer. This is a fineSee more details below

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Richard Natale's drama Green Plaid Shirt comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by director Natale and actor Gregory Phelan, and the theatrical trailer. This is a fine Wolfe Video release of a little seen film.

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A miniscule budget should not detract from a small character study about gay couples. In fact, it could lend greater authenticity. But when the budget is so strapped that the sound warbles between indistinct and tinny, and the camerawork and music compete for the honor of most haphazard, it can be distracting. Such is the case with Green Plaid Shirt, an earnest but ultimately unmemorable portrait of characters living in and around the beginnings of the AIDS crisis. While it's not necessary to have a hook in movies about homosexuals -- say, that they're cowboys, or one of them is a high-powered attorney -- Richard Natale's film does struggle to justify why it's telling this particular story, about these fairly unremarkable people. The actors acquit themselves well, becoming the film's most quality production element, but even they cannot imbue these characters with more than average sympathy levels. Making things more problematic, the scenes are presented in a disorienting sequence. Green Plaid Shirt is told mostly in flashback, but even within that structure, events are occasionally and inconsistently shown out of chronological order, for reasons that never become thematically evident. What's more, the titular garment is worn in almost every scene, present for all the vicissitudes of these characters' relationships, as some kind of symbolic constant. This becomes gimmicky and strained in no time flat. Noble yet fatally flawed, Green Plaid Shirt is what results when neophyte filmmakers have a passionate and clear-eyed message, but not the storytelling skills to effectively dramatize it.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/1999
UPC:
0754703761620
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wolfe Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
10,629

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gregory Phelan Philip
Kevin Spirtas Guy
Richard Israel Jerry
Russell Scott Lewis Devon
Crystal Jackson Linda
Jonathan Klein Todd
Tony Campisi Leon
Sierra Pecheur Mother

Technical Credits
Richard Natale Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Amit Bhattacharya Cinematographer
Denis Chicola Producer
Lamar Damon Executive Producer
Anne Etue Casting
James Fox Asst. Director
Mikel Lancaster Asst. Director
Skip Loge Co-producer
Chris A. Miller Production Designer
Norman Noll Songwriter
Luca Noreen Producer
David Ruble Costumes/Costume Designer
Hugo Rynders Editor
Luther Yee Sound/Sound Designer
Bohdan Zachary Executive Producer
Laura J. Zuckerman Associate Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scenes
1. Chapter 1 [4:51]
2. Chapter 2 [8:42]
3. Chapter 3 [14:03]
4. Chapter 4 [2:27]
5. Chapter 5 [7:57]
6. Chapter 6 [8:15]
7. Chapter 7 [7:23]
8. Chapter 8 [28:37]
9. Chapter 9 [6:15]

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