Starting Out in the Evening by Andrew Wagner |Andrew Wagner, Frank Langella, Lauren Ambrose, Lili Taylor | 31398228714 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Starting Out in the Evening

Starting Out in the Evening

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Director: Andrew Wagner

Cast: Andrew Wagner, Frank Langella, Lauren Ambrose, Lili Taylor

     
 
Frank Langella (Dracula, Good Night, and Good Luck.) stars in Andrew Wagner's independent drama Starting Out in the Evening, an adaptation of the acclaimed 1999 best-seller by Brian Morton. Langella plays Leonard Schiller, a once-celebrated author whose first four novels inspired Heather Wolfe (

Overview

Frank Langella (Dracula, Good Night, and Good Luck.) stars in Andrew Wagner's independent drama Starting Out in the Evening, an adaptation of the acclaimed 1999 best-seller by Brian Morton. Langella plays Leonard Schiller, a once-celebrated author whose first four novels inspired Heather Wolfe (Lauren Ambrose) to pursue a career as a writer. These days, Leonard is still working toward completion of the novel that has occupied his life for nearly a decade. On the surface, Leonard has removed himself completely from the deep-seated need for success that characterized his life at an earlier point in time; but on a more buried level, he still longs for his fiction to be rediscovered and re-acclaimed. Now an eager graduate student in the throes of her thesis, Heather is writing her dissertation on Schiller, and promptly convinces him that she can use the thesis to regenerate popularity and discovery of his work. Heather also projects personal interest in Leonard, however, which cuts straight through to the core of his loneliness and brings him in touch with his need for a meaningful relationship even as it leaves him feeling shaken and increasingly uncertain. Meanwhile, Leonard finds that his relationship with his daughter, Ariel (Lili Taylor), is challenged, both by Heather's presence and by Ariel's decision to begin dating her former boyfriend Casey (Adrian Lester) once again -- a fact that Leonard finds most upsetting thanks to his disapproval of Casey. Suddenly, Leonard feels his entire world turned upside down, from his familial relationships to the security of his writing to his own physical vitality -- but he is also taking risks and plunging headfirst into the core of life for the first time, thus living out the principles long celebrated and upheld in his fiction and giving himself the capacity to grow.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/22/2008
UPC:
0031398228714
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:51:00
Sales rank:
63,974

Special Features

Closed Caption; Director's commentary; TV spot and theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frank Langella Leonard Schiller
Lauren Ambrose Heather Wolfe
Lili Taylor Ariel Schiller
Adrian Lester Casey Davis
Karl Bury Actor
Anitha Gandhi Actor
Sean T. Krishnan Actor
Jessica Hecht Actor

Technical Credits
Andrew Wagner Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Jake Abraham Producer
Gena Bleier Editor
Harlan Bosmajian Cinematographer
Claudia Brown Costumes/Costume Designer
Linda Cohen Musical Direction/Supervision
Shahrzad "Sheri" Davani Asst. Director
Adam Gorgoni Score Composer
Douglas Harmon Executive Producer
Nancy Israel Producer
Jan Mclaughlin Sound/Sound Designer
Greg Moyer Executive Producer
Allen Myerson Executive Producer
Fred Parnes Producer,Screenwriter
John Sloss Executive Producer
Carol Strober Production Designer
Mandy Tagger Co-producer
Cindy Tolan Casting
Gary Winick Producer
Dara Wishingrad Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Starting Out in the Evening
1. Chapter 1 [6:00]
2. Chapter 2 [3:57]
3. Chapter 3 [3:54]
4. Chapter 4 [4:27]
5. Chapter 5 [7:53]
6. Chapter 6 [5:56]
7. Chapter 7 [8:35]
8. Chapter 8 [5:05]
9. Chapter 9 [6:40]
10. Chapter 10 [4:36]
11. Chapter 11 [5:18]
12. Chapter 12 [:57]
13. Chapter 13 [4:47]
14. Chapter 14 [5:37]
15. Chapter 15 [5:43]
16. Chapter 16 [4:59]
17. Chapter 17 [4:59]
18. Chapter 18 [5:53]
19. Chapter 19 [4:38]
20. Chapter 20 [5:23]

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