An American Rhapsody

An American Rhapsody

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The first portion of the film is in black-and-white as it takes place in World War II Hungary; the lack of color adds to the atmosphere, as does the actors speaking Hungarian. The digital transfer looks OK in black-and-white, but it seems to have been shot on color film stock and then de-colorized, giving the grays less shimmer. The color sequences are fine, crisp, and clear, and the Dolby Digital 5.1 sound is up to the standards you'd expect from Paramount. The alternate audio track commentary by old friends -- director Eva Garos and producer Colleen Camp -- who met on the set of Apocalypse Now 25 years ago, is informal and chatty, and illuminates the personal aspects of Garos' touching story of her childhood. The theatrical trailer is included.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/22/2002
UPC: 0097363394440
Original Release: 2001
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:46:00

Special Features

Commentary by Writer/Director Eva Gardos and Producer Colleen Camp; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nastassja Kinski Margit
Scarlett Johansson Suzanne
Tony Goldwyn Peter
Agnes Banfalvy Helen
Zsuzsa Czinkoczi Teri
Mae Whitman Actor
Lisa Jane Persky Actor
Colleen Camp Actor
Larisa Oleynik Actor
Eva Soreny Actor
Kata Dobo Actor

Technical Credits
Eva Gardos Director,Screenwriter
Colleen Camp Producer
Cliff Eidelman Score Composer
Jay Firestone Executive Producer
Patricia Foulkrod Co-producer
Margie Goodspeed Editor
Peter Kardos Sound/Sound Designer
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costumes/Costume Designer
Elemer Ragalyi Cinematographer
Eric Sandys Executive Producer
Alex Tavoularis Production Designer
Tony Thatcher Executive Producer
Bonnie Timmermann Producer
Vanessa Vogel Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Left Behind [6:09]
2. Hungarian Border [:46]
3. Four Visas to America [5:46]
4. Lost Child [2:33]
5. Real Parents [3:44]
6. Good Night, Lady [4:09]
7. "The Little Communist Girl" [2:19]
8. Speak English [6:17]
9. USA to Stay [2:23]
10. The Runaway [3:50]
11. Make Me a Promise [4:24]
12. "Open This Door" [1:52]
13. The Chain Bridge [3:51]
14. A Better World [2:24]
15. Saying Goodbye [2:16]
16. Hi Mom [3:52]

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