The Outsider by Nicholas Jarecki |Nicholas Jarecki, James Toback, Robert Downey Jr., Neve Campbell | 798622366825 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Outsider

The Outsider

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Director: Nicholas Jarecki

Cast: Nicholas Jarecki, James Toback, Robert Downey Jr., Neve Campbell

     
 
Nicholas Jarecki's documentary on maverick filmmaker James Toback is given a straightforward presentation for this DVD release. The Outsider has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, though some of the clips from Toback's films appear letterboxed in their proper widescreen ratios. The film was shot on digital video and occasionally

Overview

Nicholas Jarecki's documentary on maverick filmmaker James Toback is given a straightforward presentation for this DVD release. The Outsider has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, though some of the clips from Toback's films appear letterboxed in their proper widescreen ratios. The film was shot on digital video and occasionally betrays its low budget, but generally the images are sharp and well framed. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo, and the sound quality is good, though sometimes extraneous noises and poor miking interferes slightly with the interviews. The dialogue and interviews are in English, with no multiple language options or subtitles. Bonus materials include two optional commentary tracks, one from Jarecki in which he talks about Toback's work and the genesis of this project, and Toback himself, who discusses his career, techniques and obsessions. Other bonus materials include close to a hundred minutes of outtakes and extended versions of scenes (notable considering the final cut of The Outsider runs just under eighty-five minutes), partial filmographies for the major participants, and the movie's original trailer. While this DVD isn't an exceptional presentation of The Outsider, it serves its source well enough, and fans of one of Hollywood's most interesting iconoclasts will want to give it a look.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/19/2008
UPC:
0798622366825
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Westlake
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:23:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Toback Participant
Robert Downey Participant
Neve Campbell Participant
Brooke Shields Participant
Woody Allen Participant
Mike Tyson Participant
Harvey Keitel Participant
Barry Levinson Participant
Norman Mailer Participant
Jim Brown Participant
Robert Towne Participant
Roger Ebert Participant
Brett Ratner Participant
Bijou Phillips Participant

Technical Credits
Nicholas Jarecki Director,Cinematographer,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter,Sound/Sound Designer
Anna Fogg Editor
J.C. Khoury Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Outsider
1. Who is Toback? [8:32]
2. Pushing Boundries [7:39]
3. A Character [7:08]
4. The Will to Gamble [7:34]
5. Race, Sex & Risk [8:22]
6. Street Life [4:21]
7. Exploring Relationships [5:37]
8. Demons With Good Hearts [9:03]
9. Editing/the Last Draft [11:59]
10. Distribution Crisis [5:45]
11. Know Your Enemy [5:00]
12. Epilogue/End Credits [3:49]

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