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Afterglow
     

Afterglow

Director: Alan Rudolph

Cast: Julie Christie, Nick Nolte, Lara Flynn Boyle

 

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Alan Rudolph's bittersweet comedy drama -- which earned Julie Christie an Academy Award nomination -- gets a streamlined presentation or its release on DVD. Afterglow has been given a letterboxed transfer at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, with the images enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio, in English, has been mastered in

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Alan Rudolph's bittersweet comedy drama -- which earned Julie Christie an Academy Award nomination -- gets a streamlined presentation or its release on DVD. Afterglow has been given a letterboxed transfer at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, with the images enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio, in English, has been mastered in Dolby Digital Surround; no multiple language options have been included. As a bonus, this edition features a selection of coming attractions trailers.

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All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
A comedy-drama about adultery and long-term marital affection, Alan Rudolph's Afterglow (1997) rises and falls on the strength of his cast. Replete with Rudolph's signature touches -- from the roving camera and long takes, to stylized sets and synchronic lives -- the story of de facto mate-swapping involving a young, upwardly mobile couple and an older handyman and faded B-movie actress ruminates on the myriad motives that compel the married to stray. Though Lara Flynn Boyle and Jonny Lee Miller were adjudged to be less than satisfying as the tightly wound younger couple, Nick Nolte's sympathetic Lothario, Lucky Mann, and particularly Julie Christie's haunted Phyllis Mann elevated the proceedings. Christie's luminously complex performance and mature beauty easily show how Phyllis can still outshine women half her age (quietly needling the Hollywood fascination with youth), while she masterfully reveals the unfathomable despair that has come to rule Phyllis' life. Even reviewers less than enthusiastic about Afterglow's tone shifts and ambiguities hailed Christie, and she went on to win numerous critics' awards and an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2003
UPC:
0043396085602
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:59:00

Special Features

Bonus trailers; Scene selections; Interactive menus

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Christie Phillis Mann
Nick Nolte Lucky (Fix-It) Mann
Lara Flynn Boyle Marianne Byron
Jonny Lee Miller Jeffrey Byron
Jay Underwood Actor
Domini Blythe Actor

Technical Credits
Alan Rudolph Director,Screenwriter
Robert Altman Producer
Willi Baer Executive Producer
Francois Barbeau Costumes/Costume Designer
Suzy Elmiger Editor
Mark Isham Score Composer
Toyomichi Kurita Cinematographer
James Mclindon Co-producer
François Séguin Production Designer
Ernst Stroh Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [5:46]
2. Lucky "Fix-It" Mann [1:42]
3. Phyllis Mann [4:00]
4. Fertility Rites [4:54]
5. Lucky Meets Marianne [2:16]
6. "There's Nothing Wrong With You" [1:13]
7. Measuring Each Other Up [2:37]
8. Visions of Cassie [4:02]
9. A Couple of Selfish Fools [6:19]
10. "We Don't Need a Baby" [3:19]
11. A Handy Mann to Have Around [7:17]
12. Target Date & Place [2:06]
13. O Lucky Mann! [5:29]
14. At the Ritz [4:10]
15. Two Spies [8:22]
16. A Sudden Craving [6:16]
17. Happy in His Work [3:14]
18. Bernard Ornay & Monica Bloom [3:10]
19. Phyllis' Act of Deceit [7:20]
20. Three Common Urges [5:11]
21. "Women Should Stay Women" [1:21]
22. "We Weren't Fit to Be Parents" [2:18]
23. A Dignified Exit [3:52]
24. "Are You Pregnant?" [1:26]
25. Struggle Between the Classes [5:13]
26. "We're Separated" [1:34]
27. Cassie [2:20]
28. "Somewhere" [7:08]

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