How to Make an American Quilt

How to Make an American Quilt

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Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse

Cast: Jocelyn Moorhouse, Winona Ryder, Maya Angelou, Anne Bancroft

     
 

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Starring Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, and Winona Ryder, How to Make an American Quilt comes to DVD from Universal Studios with a widescreen transfer. Audio is offered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound in English, Spanish, and French, with Spanish subtitles and English closed captions available. Extra features include film highlights, talent bios, productionSee more details below

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Overview

Starring Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, and Winona Ryder, How to Make an American Quilt comes to DVD from Universal Studios with a widescreen transfer. Audio is offered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound in English, Spanish, and French, with Spanish subtitles and English closed captions available. Extra features include film highlights, talent bios, production notes, and web links.

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How to Make an American Quilt is a pleasing, sisters-through-the-generations tableau that, not surprisingly, weaves together stories like panels on the titular fabric. Perhaps too obvious in its metaphors and methods, the film executes them well enough to make it a fond celebration of womanhood. Although the variety of grand dames who take their place around the quilt (Maya Angelou, Ellen Burstyn, Anne Bancroft, Alfre Woodard) would seem to serve as mother figures to Winona Ryder's Finn Dodd, the experiences they recount assume more of a sisterly quality, getting at the universality of the female condition. That said, it's not an exercise in man hating either; there may be more male scoundrels, but both sexes share the blame in the tragic yet simplistic war stories related by the women. The overall outlook is sentimentally optimistic, and the heartland settings look gorgeous through the lens of Steven Spielberg's personal cinematographer, Janusz Kaminski, making for an agreeable if not overly memorable viewing experience. Australian director Jocelyn Moorhouse followed up this first Hollywood movie with another study of mistreated women in America's farm country, A Thousand Acres (1997), but missed the mark while trying to push a more radical agenda.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/1999
UPC:
0025192001826
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:57:00
Sales rank:
6,894

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Winona Ryder Finn Dodd
Maya Angelou Anna
Anne Bancroft Glady Jo, Finn's great aunt
Ellen Burstyn Hy (Finn's grandmother)
Kate Nelligan Constance Saunders, Dean's mistress
Jean Simmons Em (artist's wife)
Alfre Woodard Marianna
Tim Guinee Young Dean
Kate Capshaw Sally, Finn's mother
Adam Baldwin Finn's Father
Dermot Mulroney Sam
Lois Smith Sophia
Rip Torn Arthur Cleary
Derrick O'Connor Dean
Johnathon Schaech Leon
Samantha Mathis Young Sophia Darling
Loren Dean Young Preston, Sophia's husband
Melinda Dillon Mrs. Darling, Sophia's mother
Brian McElroy Baby Pres
Ari Meyers Duff
Joanna Going Young Em
Jane Alden Em's Mother
David Williams Em's Father
Richard Jenkins Howell
Esther Rolle Aunt Pauline
Gail Strickland The Mrs
Debra Stricklin Guest
Charles Parks Guest
Jared Leto Beck
Maria Celedonio Young Anna
Claire Danes Young Glady Joe
Alicia Goranson Young Hy
Holland Taylor Mrs Rubens
Will Nipper Boy at Party
Mykelti Williamson Winston
James Rebhorn Actor

Technical Credits
Jocelyn Moorhouse Director
Jane Anderson Screenwriter
Evelyne Barbier Set Decoration/Design
Martin Becker Special Effects
Jill Bilcock Editor
Lawrence Blanford Cinematographer
Leslie Dilley Asst. Director,Production Designer
Risa Bramon Garcia Casting
Janusz Kaminski Cinematographer
William J. Law Set Decoration/Design
Josh Lusby Set Decoration/Design
Laurie MacDonald Executive Producer
Marvin March Set Decoration/Design
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Asst. Director
Ruth Myers Co-producer,Costumes/Costume Designer
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Deborah Jelin Newmyer Executive Producer
Valli O'Reilly Makeup
Walter Parkes Executive Producer
Sarah Pillsbury Producer
Midge Sanford Producer
Timothy R. Sexton Musical Direction/Supervision
Mary Vernieu Casting
Ed Verreaux Art Director
Patricia Whitcher Co-producer
Russell Williams Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter List
1. Main Titles [:21]
2. The Quilting Bee [3:56]
3. Where Love Resides [2:29]
4. The Other Woman [2:57]
5. That Which Is Forbidden [:52]
6. This Terrible Severing [2:06]
7. The Wounded Heart [4:12]
8. Too Hot [1:05]
9. The Diver [4:51]
10. Where Rock Meets Water [3:54]
11. Sophia's Pond [4:15]
12. A Matter Of Space [3:20]
13. The Midnight Caller [2:17]
14. The Artist's Wife [4:12]
15. A Pattern Of Nature [2:09]
16. The Broken Rules [1:49]
17. Chickie's Garden [2:25]
18. Torn Between [2:40]
19. The Life Before [3:40]
20. Beck [1:35]
21. The Beginning Of The Bee [2:42]
22. Foolish Things [:37]
23. My Soulmate [6:44]
24. Mom [1:21]
25. Pages In The Wind [2:51]
26. Picking Up The Pieces [2:41]
27. Sewing The Shreds Together [3:34]
28. As The Crow Flies... [3:59]
29. You Have To Be Brave [2:46]
30. End Titles [4:10]

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