Isadora

Isadora

Director: Karel Reisz, Vanessa Redgrave, John Fraser, James Fox

Cast: Karel Reisz, Vanessa Redgrave, John Fraser, James Fox

     
 
Vanessa Redgrave stars in this film biography of the free-spirited modern interpretive dancer Isadora Duncan. Trained in classical dance, Duncan shattered the traditional conformities in her art and her personal life. The film begins at the end of her life as she recalls the past while dictating her memoirs to her male secretary. Her uninhibited sexuality and

Overview

Vanessa Redgrave stars in this film biography of the free-spirited modern interpretive dancer Isadora Duncan. Trained in classical dance, Duncan shattered the traditional conformities in her art and her personal life. The film begins at the end of her life as she recalls the past while dictating her memoirs to her male secretary. Her uninhibited sexuality and insistence on personal freedom and expression shocked more conservative and narrow-minded patrons and audiences. She brought in elements of classic Greek dance during the height of the jazz age and had children in and out of wedlock. Married to sewing-machine heir Paris Singer (Jason Robards) and the Russian poet Sergei Essenin (Ivan Tchenko), her life was a rollercoaster ride of success and tragic failures. Two of her children drowned when her chauffeur left the car unattended and the vehicle plunged into a river. Duncan lived by her own rules, often shunned by the very people who had so passionately embraced her pioneering efforts in dance, women's liberation and free thinking. Redgrave was nominated for an Oscar for her performance.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/26/2015
UPC:
5060082518232
Original Release:
1968
Source:
Imports
Sales rank:
14,886

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vanessa Redgrave Isadora Duncan
John Fraser Roger
James Fox Gordon Craig
Jason Robards Paris Singer
Ivan Tchenko Sergei Essenin
Bessie Love Mrs. Duncan
Cynthia Harris Mary Desti
Libby Glenn Elizabeth Duncan
Tony Vogel Raymond Duncan
John Quentin Pim
Nicholas Pennell Bedford
Ronnie Gilbert Miss Chase
Christian Duvallex Armand
John Brandon Gospel Billy
Margaret Courtenay Raucous Woman
Ina DeLa Haye Russian Teacher
Arnold Diamond Actor
Mark Dignam Actor
Hal Galili Actor
Anthony Gardner Actor
Alan Gifford Tour Manager
David Healy Chicago Theater Manager
Richard Marner Actor
Lucy Saroyan Actor
Arthur White Hearty Husband
Robert Ayres Actor
John Warner Mr. Sterling
Wallace Eaton Archer

Technical Credits
Karel Reisz Director
Melvyn Bragg Screenwriter
Dick Bush Cinematographer
Harry Cordwell Set Decoration/Design
Clive Exton Screenwriter
Bryan Graves Set Decoration/Design
Raymond Hakim Producer
Robert Hakim Producer
Jocelyn Herbert Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Margaret Drabble Screenwriter
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Litz Pisk Choreography
Larry Pizer Cinematographer
Tom Priestley Editor
Ken Ritchie Sound/Sound Designer
Wally Schneiderman Makeup
Michael Seymour Art Director
Sewell Stokes Screenwriter

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