Mumford

Mumford

Director: Lawrence Kasdan

Cast: Lawrence Kasdan, Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Jason Lee

     
 

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Lawrence Kasdan's low-key quirky comedy comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles accessible on this release. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer and a production featurette. Although the… See more details below

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Lawrence Kasdan's low-key quirky comedy comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles accessible on this release. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer and a production featurette. Although the film lacks any real quality extras, the superb picture and sound will please fans of the film. Although the film failed to find a wide audience, its best aspect -- the performances -- shines through on the small screen.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
There's one almost every year, a terrific film that deserves to be at least a minor-league hit but passes unnoticed by the audience, unloved by the critics, and undersold by the studio. Such a picture is this likable small town comedy from writer/director Lawrence Kasdan. Loren Dean is just one of the diverse, well-chosen actors here, each of whom is perfect for his or her role, the sort of cast that only a highly intelligent filmmaker would assemble, the unifying factors between them being skill and a likeable quality. A number of oddball curves are thrown by Kasdan's loopy narrative but viewers are in the hands of an accomplished storyteller here, and every plot thread pays off or comes full circle by the end. Even the wildest confabulations of the plot (the most incredible one coming courtesy of Robert Stack and the TV show Unsolved Mysteries) don't bend the mind too much out of whack here, thanks to a consistency of mood and style that is the hallmark of a reliable filmmaker. Like any artist who's been around for a while, he's had well-deserved hits and misses, but Mumford (1999) goes down as Lawrence Kasdan's most unfairly ignored effort to date.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/18/2000
UPC:
0717951004840
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:52:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Production featurette; 5.1 Surround; Widescreen (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Loren Dean Mumford
Hope Davis Sofie Crisp
Jason Lee Skip Skipperton
Alfre Woodard Lily
Mary McDonnell Althea Brockett
Pruitt Taylor Vince Henry Follett
Zooey Deschanel Nessa Watkins
Martin Short Lionel Dillard
David Paymer Dr. Ernest Delbanco
Jane Adams Dr. Phyllis Sheeler
Dana Ivey Mrs. Crisp
Kevin Tighe Mr. Crisp
Ted Danson Jeremy Brockett
Jason Ritter Martin Brockett
Elisabeth Moss Katie Brockett
Robert Stack himself
Kelly Monaco Landlady's Daughter
Simon Helberg College Roommate
Priscilla Barnes Landlady

Technical Credits
Lawrence Kasdan Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Colleen Atwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Ericson Core Cinematographer
Stephen P. Dunn Asst. Director,Co-producer
Steven W. Graham Art Director
Robert Grieve Sound Editor
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Jon Hutman Co-producer,Production Designer
Linda Goldstein Knowlton Co-producer
Carol Littleton Editor
Charles Okun Producer
John Pritchett Sound/Sound Designer
Beth A. Rubino Set Decoration/Design
Jennifer Shull Casting
William Steinkamp Editor
Dawn Swiderski Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Title/Welcome to Mumford [4:18]
2. Lionel Dillard [2:08]
3. Althea Brockett [2:44]
4. Nessa Watkins [2:58]
5. The Three-Billion-Dollar Friend [5:26]
6. A Game of Catch [2:47]
7. Sofie Crisp [3:48]
8. An Evening With the Brocketts [8:08]
9. Classic Symptoms/Unusual Treatment [4:18]
10. A Big Secret and a Bigger Secret [5:22]
11. Everyone Has a Past (Some Just More Than Others) [9:08]
12. The Paper Route [2:46]
13. Lionel Smells a Rat [1:16]
14. Reality Checks [5:04]
15. Sparks With the Salade Nicoise [1:52]
16. Professional Curiosities [3:20]
17. Althea's Breakthrough [3:38]
18. Inside Panda Modem [5:43]
19. Calling on the Crisps [2:10]
20. A Gift for Henry [4:26]
21. A Little Too Close to Home [2:17]
22. Nessa Turns Things Around [1:45]
23. The State Steps In [:48]
24. A Most Unlikely Patient [1:56]
25. "Till It Shines" [3:27]
26. A Question of Transference [4:07]
27. Advice From a Friend [1:12]
28. The Past Catches Up to Mumford [6:12]
29. Truth and Consequences [2:43]
30. End Credits [5:35]

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