Islands in the Stream

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After a parade of top-heavy blockbusters Papillon, Nicholas and Alexandra, director Franklin J. Schaffner retreats, like the Hemingway character of the film, to peaceful tropical serenity in Islands in the Stream based on Ernest Hemingway's posthumously published novel. George C. Scott plays the rich, but world-weary writer Thomas Hudson, living on Bimini in the Bahamas, where he carouses, drinks, and fishes to his heart's content. Invading Hudson's paradise is a parade of the sons of his ex-wives. His oldest son...
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After a parade of top-heavy blockbusters Papillon, Nicholas and Alexandra, director Franklin J. Schaffner retreats, like the Hemingway character of the film, to peaceful tropical serenity in Islands in the Stream based on Ernest Hemingway's posthumously published novel. George C. Scott plays the rich, but world-weary writer Thomas Hudson, living on Bimini in the Bahamas, where he carouses, drinks, and fishes to his heart's content. Invading Hudson's paradise is a parade of the sons of his ex-wives. His oldest son Tom Hart Bochner succeeds in getting closer to his father, but the bonding comes to a halt as ripples from the encroaching conflagration of World War II intrude upon Hudson's retreat. Tom leaves the island to fight for the RAF. Then, one day, Hudson receives a visit from his ex-wife Audrey Claire Bloom, who tells him that Tom has died in the war. Rejecting his insulated existence, Hudson decides to make a stand by agreeing to smuggle a group of Jewish refugees onto the island.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version; Enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital - English mono; French mono; English subtitles
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
So-so movies often contain exceptional elements, and that is very much the case with Islands in the Stream. Overall, the film doesn't work very well. Much of the dialogue is stilted and unconvincing. Neither the screenplay nor the direction can overcome the too-episodic nature of the source material. The ending is weak and forced, and there's a general lack of cohesiveness to the endeavor. However, while director Franklin J. Schaffner may have failed to correct the flaws in the script, he's in firm control of its other aspects. George C. Scott turns in a masterful, complex, and mesmerizing performance. He uses his natural, understated strength of presence to marvelous effect and makes believable the idea that this man would engage in a conflict from which he cannot escape. Claire Bloom is sensitive and engaging as his ex-wife, and David Hemmings plays a drunk convincingly and amusingly but without falling into caricature. Schaffner and cinematographer Fred Koenekamp have also created a visually gorgeous film, one that takes full advantage of the wide Panavision screen and that pays careful attention to composition. Finally, Jerry Goldsmith's undulating score is a perfect complement to the onscreen action. These individual gems gleam in their muddled surroundings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2005
  • UPC: 097360878240
  • Original Release: 1977
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  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George C. Scott Thomas Hudson
David Hemmings Eddy
Gilbert Roland Capt. Ralph
Susan Tyrrell Lil
Richard Evans Willy
Claire Bloom Audrey
Julius Harris Joseph
Hart Bochner Tom
Brad Savage Andrew
Michael-James Wixted David
Hildy Brooks Helga Ziegner, Refugee
Jessica Rains Andrea
Walter Friedel Herr Ziegner
Charles Lampkin Constable
Technical Credits
Franklin J. Schaffner Director
Del Acevedo Makeup
Peter Bart Producer
Raphael Bretton Set Decoration/Design
William J. Creber Production Designer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Darin Knight Sound/Sound Designer
Fred Koenekamp Cinematographer
Kurt Neumann Asst. Director
Max Palevsky Producer
Denne Bart Petitclerc Screenwriter
Tony Scarano Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Sharp Makeup
Robert Swink Editor
Ken Wales Producer
Alex C. Weldon Special Effects
John K. Wilkinson Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Island [3:07]
2. A Toast to the Queen [3:25]
3. The Boys Arrive [3:13]
4. Not the Way a Rummy Shoots [1:48]
5. Is Ten Too Old? [6:27]
6. Marlin Fight [:13]
7. Farewells Lead to Change [7:40]
8. A Letter to Three Sons [2:13]
9. Mistakes and Losses [4:58]
10. Poor Rummy [:11]
11. Refugees [8:10]
12. Freedom for Eddy [4:38]
13. It Is All True [:50]
14. End Credits [4:40]
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Menu

Side #1 --
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   Set Up
      Audio Options: English
      Audio Options: Fran├žais
      Subtitle Options: English
      Subtitle Options: None
   Scene Selection
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