Thing Called Love

Thing Called Love

Director: Peter Bogdanovich

Cast: Peter Bogdanovich, River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, Dermot Mulroney

     
 

A handful of up-and-coming songwriters discover that love is as difficult to navigate as the music business in this romantic comedy-drama from director Peter Bogdanovich. Miranda Presley (Samantha Mathis) is an aspiring singer/songwriter from New York City who loves country music and has decided to take her chances in Nashville, TN, where she hopes to strike it big as… See more details below

Overview

A handful of up-and-coming songwriters discover that love is as difficult to navigate as the music business in this romantic comedy-drama from director Peter Bogdanovich. Miranda Presley (Samantha Mathis) is an aspiring singer/songwriter from New York City who loves country music and has decided to take her chances in Nashville, TN, where she hopes to strike it big as a musician. After arriving in the Music City after a long bus ride, Miranda makes her way to the Bluebird Café, a local watering hole with a reputation as a showcase for new talent. The bar's owner, Lucy (K.T. Oslin), takes a shine to the shy but plucky newcomer, and gives her a job as a waitress. Before long, Miranda has gotten to know a number of other Nashville transplants who are look looking to land a gig or sell a song, among them sweet and open-hearted Kyle Davidson (Dermot Mulroney), moody but talented James Wright (River Phoenix), and spunky Linda Lue Linden (Sandra Bullock). As the four friends struggle to find their place in the competitive Nashville music scene, both Kyle and James display a romantic interest in Miranda, while she finds it difficult to choose between the two. The Thing Called Love features cameos from a number of noted country performers, including Trisha Yearwood, Pam Tillis, Katy Moffatt, Jo-El Sonnier, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Sadly, The Thing Called Love would be best remembered as the last film actor River Phoenix completed before his death in the fall of 1993.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/07/2006
UPC:
0097363284345
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:58:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Director's cut with extended footage; Commentary by director Peter Bogdanovich; The Thing Called Love - A look back; The Look of the film ; Our friend River; Original theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
River Phoenix James Wright
Samantha Mathis Miranda Presley
Dermot Mulroney Kyle Davidson
Sandra Bullock Linda Lue Linden
K.T. Oslin Lucy
Anthony Clark Billy
Webb Wilder Ned
Earl Poole Ball Floyd
Trisha Yearwood Herself
Dianne Crittenden Actor
Katy Moffatt Herself
Wayne Grace R.C.
Micole Mercurio Mary
Starletta DuPois Selma
Larry Black Taxicab Driver
O'Neal Compton Singing Cop
Zoe Cassavetes Bluebird Waitress
Barry "Shabaka" Henley Reverend Raymond
Paul Hampton Doug Siskin
Kevin Bourland Publisher
Tom Nolan Desk Cop
Rosie Flores Writer's Circle Participant
Jason Klassi Writer's Circle Participant
Valeri Ross Doctor
Jack Verbois Rear-ended Driver
Ancel Cook Onlooker
Rick Hall Onlooker

Technical Credits
Peter Bogdanovich Director
Darlene K. Chan Co-producer
Cloudia Set Decoration/Design
Dianne Crittenden Casting
John Davis Producer
Steve Foley Associate Producer
George Folsey Executive Producer
Carol Heikkinen Screenwriter
Peter James Cinematographer
Rita Riggs Costumes/Costume Designer
G. Marq Roswell Score Composer
Michael Seymour Production Designer
John J. Smith Production Manager
Terry Stokes Editor
Pamela Westmore Makeup
Thomas D. Wilkins Art Director
Albert Wolsky Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Thing Called Love
1. Music City [10:30]
2. First Chances [5:26]
3. A Midnight Ride [8:26]
4. New Job [9:35]
5. Writing Partners [4:41]
6. Studio Time [9:06]
7. No Wonder [1:36]
8. Full Moon Dance [13:26]
9. Second Chance [6:36]
10. Supermarket Wedding [:43]
11. Take It Outside [8:17]
12. Marital Bliss [5:39]
13. Big Break [4:56]
14. Going Back Home [7:07]
15. Something New [7:22]

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