Indiscretion of an American Wife & Terminal Station

Overview

Criterion's side-by-side presentation of the two edits of Vittorio De Sica's Terminal Station -- the original European release and David O. Selznick's dumbed-down Hollywood hack job, Indiscretion of an American Wife -- provides a fascinating look at what is, in any version, one of the director's more intriguing minor efforts. Loaded with Freudian analysis, film scholar Leonard Leff's commentary is somewhat dry and academic, but he points up even the most minute differences between the two edits of the film, and ...
See more details below
DVD (Black & White)
$37.05
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$39.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (6) from $28.78   
  • New (6) from $28.78   

Overview

Criterion's side-by-side presentation of the two edits of Vittorio De Sica's Terminal Station -- the original European release and David O. Selznick's dumbed-down Hollywood hack job, Indiscretion of an American Wife -- provides a fascinating look at what is, in any version, one of the director's more intriguing minor efforts. Loaded with Freudian analysis, film scholar Leonard Leff's commentary is somewhat dry and academic, but he points up even the most minute differences between the two edits of the film, and is sure to include plenty of dishy anecdotes about leads Jennifer Jones and Montgomery Clift. (The best is Clift's remark comparing Jones to a faulty briefcase: "It's beautiful but it doesn't quite work.") As always, the transfer and sound mix of both versions are impeccable, and the trailers and promotional items point up the difficult marketing task posed by De Sica's subtle, contemplative film. Also included with the film is a two-song Patti Page musical prelude, which Selznick tacked on to U.S. prints of Indiscretion to pad out its scant length. Though corny and static, the songs are beautifully framed by master cinematographer James Wong Howe's inventive, high-contrast compositions.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

High-definition digital transfers of both films, with restored image and sound; Commentary by film scholar and writer Leonard Leff on "Indiscretion of an American Wife"; Original theatrical trailer; Publicity sketches and original newspaper ads; English subtitles; RSDL dual-layer edition for optimal image quality
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • UPC: 715515014229
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 29,751

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Jones
Montgomery Clift
Gino Cervi
Technical Credits
Vittorio De Sica Director
Truman Capote Screenwriter
David O. Selznick Producer
Cesare Zavattini Screenwriter
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. "Autumn in Rome" & "Indiscretion"
2. Opening Credits
3. Dear Giovanni...
4. Next Train for Milan
5. A Gift for Kathy
6. All Aboard
7. Giovanni Appears
8. A Place to Talk
9. To Be Alone
10. "Good-bye, Giovanni"
11. Too Late
12. Good Wife, Good Mother
13. Across the Tracks
14. An Indiscretion
15. Common Criminals
16. Office of the Commissariat
17. There's Not Much Time
18. Last Train for Paris
19. Color Bars
1. Logos/Opening Credits
2. A Moment of Hesitation
3. Next Train for Milan
4. "Forced to Leave, Child Sick"
5. A Gift for Kathy
6. All Aboard
7. Giovanni Appears
8. A Place to Talk
9. To Be Alone
10. "Good-bye, Giovanni"
11. Too Late
12. Good Wife, Good Mother
13. Across the Tracks
14. An Indiscretion
15. Common Criminals
16. Office of the Commissariat
17. There's Not Much Time
18. Last Train for Paris
19. Color Bars
Read More Show Less

Menu

Side #1 --
   Indiscretion of an American Wife: Play Movie
   Indiscretion of an American Wife: Chapters
   Commentary
      Commentary On
      Commentary Off
   Theatrical Trailer
   Promotional Gallery
   Terminal Station: Play the Movie
   Terminal Station: Chapters
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously