Songcatcher

Songcatcher

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Director: Maggie Greenwald, Janet McTeer, Aidan Quinn, Pat Carroll

Cast: Maggie Greenwald, Janet McTeer, Aidan Quinn, Pat Carroll

     
 

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This second DVD release of Maggie Greenwald's Songcatcher is a marked improvement over its DVD debut. The film is presented in a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.78:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. and English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a

Overview

This second DVD release of Maggie Greenwald's Songcatcher is a marked improvement over its DVD debut. The film is presented in a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.78:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. and English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary full of interesting tidbits about the making of the movie, interviews with cast and crew members, and a music-only track in order to savor the excellent music that is central to the film. This is a solid title from Lions Gate.

Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
There are mountain tunes as powerful as moonshine to be enjoyed in Songcatcher. Lisa Schwarzbaum
New York Times
A sweet, lyrical ode to rural America in the early 1900's. Stephen Holden

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2003
UPC:
0031398834427
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Lions Gate
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:49:00
Sales rank:
12,983

Special Features

Production commentary; Cast and crew interviews; Featurette; Extended scenes; Music-only track; 16 x 9 widescreen with aspect ratio 1.78:1; English, French, and Spanish subtitles; 5.1 Dolby Digital

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Janet McTeer Dr Lily Penleric
Aidan Quinn Tom Bledsoe
Pat Carroll Viney Butler
Jane Adams Elna Penleric
Gregory Russell Cook Fate Honeycutt
Emmy Rossum Deladis Slocumb
Iris DeMent Rose Gentry
Stephanie Roth Alice Kincaid
David Patrick Kelly Earl Giddens
E. Katherine Kerr Harriet Tolliver
Taj Mahal Dexter Speaks
Muse Watson Parley Gentry
Hazel Dickens Singer at Barn Dance
Rhoda Griffis Clementine McFarland

Technical Credits
Maggie Greenwald Director,Screenwriter
Enrique Chediak Cinematographer
Adam Escott Asst. Director
Caroline Kaplan Executive Producer
Tracy Kilpatrick Casting
Kasia Walicka Maimone Costumes/Costume Designer
David Mansfield Score Composer
Richard Miller Producer
Jennifer Murphy Sound/Sound Designer
Ellen Parks Casting
Keith Reamer Editor
Jennifer Roth Co-producer
Jonathan Sehring Executive Producer
Ginger Tougas Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Unanimous Vote [5:13]
2. 5 Mountain Miles [3:49]
3. Twas Month of May [2:58]
4. Lilly's Song Collection [5:31]
5. Ivina Butler [6:08]
6. Meeting Tom [3:12]
7. Tom Plays Banjo [4:22]
8. Eleanor and Harriet [3:32]
9. Earl Giddons [2:28]
10. Pushing the Baby Out [6:59]
11. Going to See Rose [4:04]
12. Deal is Done [5:00]
13. Dance Brawl [9:12]
14. Oh Death, Oh Death [6:40]
15. The Black Panther Run [3:22]
16. Reese Comes Home [3:58]
17. The Picnic [4:00]
18. Urgent Letter [3:37]
19. The Fire [4:45]
20. Condemned Sinners [4:26]
21. When the Mountain Cry [3:19]
22. Come With Me [4:23]
23. Going Down the Mountain [2:49]
24. Credits [4:43]

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Songcatcher 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this movie. It is a great movie and it is a great piece of literature. You will find it to contain many literay elements, the music is entertaining, and the role of 'Lilly', as a woman, is inspirational.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this movie. Everyone I have introduced the movie to has just loved it. The music is amazing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is one of the best I've seen in a long long time. It's heart warming, sad and happy, lots of different emotions all at once. The music is great. I could watch this movie everyday for at least a year or two. Worth every penny!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An engrossing film - I actually got goosebumps just listening to the music and most of all, the voices that made the songs so special. This is a heartfelt piece of work and makes you want more just like it !
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this is one of the best movies to come out in a long time. The storyline was great. I think Maggie Greenwald did an excelent job of incorporating the scene between Jane Adams and her lover was so well considering things like that weren't even thought about during that time. Both the soundtracks are also great to listen to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am of Irish decent and loved the story of people I could actually identify with and hearing the old songs was like the roots of many Irish songs I have heard my entire life. The slow pace was engaging and the love stories were wonderful and real.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not a teeny-bopper movie.This is a real story with real people.I loved the romantic costumes, the misty mountain and forest scenery, the rustic log cabins, and the hauntingly beautiful music and singing.Before I saw this movie I wasn't into folksy- mountain music at all, but I am really turned on about this!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Taj Mahal, Hazel Dixon - who could ask for more? Real mountain music. Hokey Hollywood ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this movie. Janet McTear and Aidan Quinn were excellent. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful acting and top-notch a capella music. The best movie of the year!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film renewed my passion for folk music by the outstanding performances of the cast and their obvious joy when performing the songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic movie!!! It is also a great piece of literature!!!!! The acting is great, the story is deep and wonderful, and the music/singing is beautiful.
HutchMH More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful movie that lends itself to a group viewing and discussion of many factors - women in the academic world, education, opportunity, history, same sex relationships, etc. The caring of the main character for her work and the culture of the mountain people is interesting to watch develop. The music is outstanding. As a person from an Appalachian background, it was a treat to see my history and hear some of the songs I remembered my Granny singing. I had first seen this movie years ago and was delighted to find it again. I also have the soundtrack.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just finished watching this wonderful movie. If you like fine acting, wonderful music, history of music . . . .this is a movie for you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've watched this movie several times now - the acting is excellent, the storyline interesting and fun and the music is sublime! Throw in the very sexy Aidan Quinn and his attraction to the fascinating Janet McTeer and you've got a fine little movie. I highly recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched this on HBO recently just for something to do and was quickly caught up in the storyline. Excellent film, wonderful music, and the beautful NC mountains! I would highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The lesbian love story was a bit of a turnoff. Not sure why the producers had to ruin a good story and GREAT music with this sop to modern mores. Interesting to see Pat Carroll for the first time in 40 years since her "Make Room for Daddy" days.
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