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A dedicated Harvard Law School student's higher education is endlessly complicated when he makes an adversary in the form of the toughest professor on campus in this acclaimed film based on the novel by author John Jay Osborn Jr. The feature is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, with accompanying audio rendered in English Dolby Digital Stereo. In addition to alternate English, Spanish, and French Dolby Digital Mono tracks, this disc offers optional English and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include ...
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A dedicated Harvard Law School student's higher education is endlessly complicated when he makes an adversary in the form of the toughest professor on campus in this acclaimed film based on the novel by author John Jay Osborn Jr. The feature is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, with accompanying audio rendered in English Dolby Digital Stereo. In addition to alternate English, Spanish, and French Dolby Digital Mono tracks, this disc offers optional English and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include audio commentary by producer Robert C. Thompson.
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Special Features

Audio commentary by producer Robert C. Thompson
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Editorial Reviews

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The Paper Chase was a high point in the careers of many of its promising stars, including Lindsay Wagner and James Naughton. For lead Timothy Bottoms, the film was a well-chosen follow-up to his breakthrough, 1971's The Last Picture Show; his subsequent parts never tapped his talents as these two films did. Writer-director James Bridges would achieve other successes, including The China Syndrome and Urban Cowboy, but none of his other films had such a wonderful balance of comedy and drama. The Paper Chase shows some concern for the generational conflicts of the post-Easy Rider Hollywood era, but the kids here are more interested in traditional values: going to school, fitting in, succeeding. John Houseman won an Academy Award for his first significant acting role, as the film's intimidating Professor Kingsfield.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2003
  • UPC: 024543073864
  • Original Release: 1973
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:52:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Timothy Bottoms Hart
Lindsay Wagner Susan
John Houseman Kingsfield
Graham Beckel Ford
Edward Herrmann Anderson
James Naughton Kevin
Craig Richard Nelson Bell
Bob Lydiard O'Connor
Regina Batt Asheley
Blair Brown Miss Farranti
Jan Campbell 1st Hotel Maid
Dora Dainton 2nd Hotel Maid
Regina Baff Asheley
David Clennon Toombs
Lenny Baker Moss
Technical Credits
James Bridges Director, Screenwriter
Marion Dougherty Casting
Gerry Holmes Set Decoration/Design
George Jenkins Art Director
Larry Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Jack Larson Producer
Donald O. Mitchell Sound/Sound Designer
Philip L. Parslow Associate Producer
Roderick Paul Producer
Christopher Seitz Asst. Director
Robert C. Thompson Producer
Walter Thompson Editor
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Gordon Willis Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles
2. Kingsfield's Class
3. The Law of the Dorm
4. The Genius
5. Questioning & Answering
6. The Study Group
7. The Mystery Girl
8. Heart of the Beast
9. Susan's Visitor
10. Hart's Big Move
11. Susan and Sustenance
12. Kingsfield's Party
13. Kingsfield's Daughter
14. A Hypothetical
15. His Special Room
16. Irrational
17. Kevin's Problem
18. The Tutor
19. The Red Set
20. Trying to Make Sense
21. Kingsfield's Offer
22. Scared to Death
23. O'Connor's Out
24. Stalking Susan
25. Bell's Outline
26. Kevin & Asheley
27. The Empty Classroom
28. Late for the Party
29. Susan's Advice
30. A Dime for a Phone Call
31. Preparing for Finals
32. Trouble in Room 112
33. Bring on the Test
34. The Elevator
35. Pieces of Paper
36. End Titles
1. Introduction
2. Origins of the Film
3. Directors & Writers
4. Resistance to the Project/Budgets
5. Casting
6. Locations & Set Design
7. The Crew
8. Dailies/Fox's Budget
9. Shooting Conditions
10. Cinematography
11. Reactions to the Film/The Score
12. The Film's Release & Success
13. The Film's Legacy
14. Relationships Among the Actors
15. Screenplay Adaptation
16. John Houseman
17. Timothy Bottoms
18. Writing & Directing - Bringing Visions Together
19. Themes & Filmmaking
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Language Selection
      English Stereo
      English Mono
      French Mono
      Spanish Mono
      Commentary by Producer Robert Thompson
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary by Producer Robert Thompson
      Theatrical Trailer
      Fox Flix
         Brubaker
         High Crimes
         The Verdict
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Paper Chase

    I saw this movie years ago when I still had aspirations of becoming an attorney. It was based on the book of the same name, and it was very good. Tim Bottoms hit all the right notes in his character. John Houseman was acerbic and brilliant as the professor. Lindsay Wagner gave a good performance as the professor's daughter. Much as the book did, the movie tells how grueling it is to go to Law School and how many students decide against pursuing their goals as a result. It is stil a good movie after all these years and more poignant to me now that time has gone by. Our dreams of youth fall to the wayside in the realities of life and the movie shows that clearly. One wonders what ever happened to the characters and if they were happy with their decisions years later.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Law Student and Attorney Special Interest

    Brings back memories of Law School and great for would-be attorneys. My mind is mush, and I need a quarter to call my mother.

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