Bed You Sleep In

The Bed You Sleep In

Director: Jon Jost

Cast: Ellen McLaughlin, Tom Blair, Kathryn Sannella

     
 

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Jon Jost's drama The Bed You Sleep In comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but fans of Jost should enjoy this

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Jon Jost's drama The Bed You Sleep In comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but fans of Jost should enjoy this Vanguard title.

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The final film in an informal trilogy starring the phenomenal Tom Blair (the other two films in the series are Last Chants for a Slow Dance and Sure Fire), The Bed You Sleep In illustrates the deep frustration about America that drove director Jon Jost to relocate to Europe shortly after it was made. As in the first two films, this one tries to get at the roots of America's social and political ills through the portrayal of one man's life. On the surface, Blair's character, Ray Weiss, is much more sympathetic than the ones he played in the previous two films, but his job as the manager of a lumber mill (albeit a nature-loving one) being driven out of business by foreign competition and clear-cutting places him in a can't-win situation. He either has to destroy the nature he loves or lose his livelihood. His dual nature is reflected in the visual scheme of the film, which includes many landscape shots composed as diptychs. This is one of Jost's most powerful portraits of the slow pace and underlying sadness of small town life, both of which are beautifully depicted in a remarkable scene in the town's diner, made of a single, languid tracking shot encompassing the diner's interior while life simply goes on both within and beyond the camera's view. When the letter from his daughter arrives accusing Ray of incest, it hints at an even more violent split within his nature, one that, in Jost's view, is symbolic of the violent divisions threatening to undermine America's nobler ideals.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/03/2000
UPC:
0658769005431
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
NR
Source:
Vanguard Cinema
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
1:57:00

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Scene Index

Scene Selection.
0. Scene Selection.
0. Menu Group #1 with 12 chapter(s) covering 01:30:58
1. Start Credits. [4:55]
2. You Got Those Numbers For Me. [7:53]
3. Small Town. [8:10]
4. Farewell. [11:43]
5. Meal. [7:10]
6. Bring You Back. [9:43]
7. Remember How We Met. [7:09]
8. Whatever I Do. [6:42]
9. Time Goes On. [6:49]
10. Discovery. [9:26]
11. The Cleansing. [9:10]
12. End Credits. [2:05]

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