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Short Cuts

(DVD - 2008)
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Short Cuts
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A look at human life and American culture with over 20 characters' lives interweaving.
Title: Short cuts
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2008]
Edition: Director-approved special ed
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (183 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Fine Line Features in association with Spelling Films International present a Cary Brokaw / Avenue Pictures productions ; a Robert Altman film ; screenplay by Robert Altman & Frank Barhydt ; produced by Cary Brokaw ; directed by Robert Altman
Notes: Based on the writings of Raymond Carver
Originally released as a motion picture in 1993
Contents, cast and music credits, and essay by Michael Wilmington ([12] p. ; col. ills.) inserted in container
Special features: restored high-definition digital transfer; isolated music track; conversation between Robert Altman and Tim Robbins ; feature-length documentary on the making of Short cuts; segment from BBC Television's Moving pictures; 1 hour audio interview with Carver; demo recordings; deleted scenes
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: A look at human life and American culture with over 20 characters' lives interweaving.
Awards & Distinctions: Golden Globes, USA, 1994: Special Award - Best Ensemble Cast
Additional Contributors: Brokaw, Cary Producer
Altman, Robert 1925-2006
Barhydt, Frank Author of screenplay
MacDowell, Andie Actor
Davison, Bruce 1946-, Actor
Robbins, Tim 1958-, Actor
Moore, Julianne Actor
Modine, Matthew Actor
Downey, Robert 1965-, Actor
Lemmon, Jack Actor
Leigh, Jennifer Jason 1962-, Actor
Archer, Anne Actor
Ward, Fred 1942-, Actor
Penn, Christopher Actor
Taylor, Lili Actor
Gallagher, Peter 1955-, Actor
Ross, Annie 1930-, Actor
Singer, Lori 1962-, Actor
Lovett, Lyle Actor
Henry, Buck Actor
Lewis, Huey 1951-, Actor
Stowe, Madeleine Actor
Tomlin, Lily Actor
Waits, Tom 1949-, Actor
McDormand, Frances Actor
Isham, Mark Composer
Peroni, Geraldine Editor
Lloyd, Walt Cinematographer
Carver, Raymond (Short stories) 1938-1988
Fine Line Features
Spelling Films International
Avenue Pictures
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604650945
Branch Call Number: DVD Comedy SHORT
Credits: Original score composed by Mark Isham ; edited by Geraldine Peroni ; director of photography, Walt Lloyd.
Performers: Andie MacDowell, Bruce Davison, Tim Robbins, Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Robert Downey, Jr., Jack Lemmon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Anne Archer, Fred Ward, Chris Penn, Lili Taylor, Peter Gallagher, Annie Ross, Lori Singer, Lyle Lovett, Buck Henry, Huey Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits, Frances McDormand.
System Details: DVD, NTSD, region 1; widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1 (6-track mix from 70mm theatrical release), Dolby 2.0 (2-track stereo mix from the 35 mm theatrical release)
Other Language: Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Subject Headings: Man-woman relationships Drama Strangers California Los Angeles Drama Los Angeles (Calif.) Drama United States Social life and customs 1971- Drama Popular culture United States Drama
Genre/Form: Comedy films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Man-woman relationships
Popular culture
Publisher No: CC1776D The Criterion Collection
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People bounce off one another in this movie about how our actions affect others, whether or not we choose to acknowledge our impact.

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too many unpleasant characters in these stories...I turned it off and put away the book when I started feeling like I was being compelled to hang around people I didn't really like. I'm sure it's all high quality work, but "Why?"

'Short Cuts' DVD-2004 is a two CD set. Only Disc#2 was enclosed.As the retainer spindle(?)for Disc#1 was broken, I suspect it got lost at some point prior to me borrowing it.

Oct 14, 2011
  • jlazcan rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This film has a very impressive cast. It was made almost 20 years ago so you see current Hollywood stars in their earlier years. There is nudity in some scenes that seems senseless and the film goes off the rails at some points, but overall this movie is watchable, but a bit of a snoozer.


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Aug 05, 2013
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"How many clowns can you fit in this car?"

Feb 26, 2012
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"You know, scientifically speaking, Marion, there's no such thing as 'beyond natural color'."


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