Waiting for the Moon

Waiting for the Moon

Director: Jill Godmilow

Cast: Jill Godmilow, Linda Hunt, Linda Bassett, Andrew McCarthy

     
 

Well into the 1930s, there was an expatriate community of Americans who lived in Paris or the French countryside, and who eventually became influential artists and writers. These included the painter Edward Hopper, the writer Ernest Hemingway, and the musician Virgil Thomson. Writer and poet Gertrude Stein and her lifelong companion Alice B. Toklas (perhaps best known… See more details below

Overview

Well into the 1930s, there was an expatriate community of Americans who lived in Paris or the French countryside, and who eventually became influential artists and writers. These included the painter Edward Hopper, the writer Ernest Hemingway, and the musician Virgil Thomson. Writer and poet Gertrude Stein and her lifelong companion Alice B. Toklas (perhaps best known for her marijuana recipes) were the patrons of these and other artists, including Guillaume Apollinaire. In this PBS American Playhouse movie, the two are seen in the mid-1930s, and the unflinching loyalty and love that Toklas (Linda Hunt) offered to her irascible companion Stein (Linda Bassett) is the subject of this moving, extremely erudite drama.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/25/2006
UPC:
0736899100223
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
PG
Source:
Facets
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:41:00
Sales rank:
34,814

Special Features

On screen introduction by director Jill Godmilow; Facets Cine-Notes™ collectible booklet; Scene selection

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Linda Hunt Alice B. Toklas
Linda Bassett Gertrude Stein
Andrew McCarthy Henry Hopper
Bernadette Lafont Fernande Olivier
Bruce McGill Ernest Hemingway
Jacques Boudet Guillaume Apollinaire

Technical Credits
Jill Godmilow Director,Original Story
Frederic Bourboulon Producer
Harry Carroll Songwriter
Georges Klotz Editor
Lidsay Law Executive Producer
Ballard MacDonald Songwriter
Mark Magill Original Story,Screenwriter
Patrice Mercier Production Designer
André Neau Cinematographer
Michael Sahl Score Composer,Cinematographer
Sandra Schulberg Producer
Elisabeth Tavernier Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Waiting for the Moon
1. Opening Credits [1:28]
2. French Countryside [8:41]
3. Dying [7:21]
4. A Genius & A Saint [10:26]
5. Under the Stars [8:44]
6. Saintly Confessions [6:55]
7. Ringing Bells [3:54]
8. Out or In [7:24]
9. News & Plays [4:55]
10. Literary Giants [7:52]
11. A Growing Distance [7:45]
12. Waiting for the Moon [7:47]

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