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The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams [DVD] [1987]

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  • Actors: Joanne Woodward, John Malkovich, Karen Allen, James Naughton, ...
  • Directors: Paul Newman
  • Format: PAL, Import
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Czech
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Run Time: 129 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004YQOJOY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,155 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Brand New & Factory Sealed. Region 2 PAL (UK & Europe). IMPORTANT: This is the official Czech release. The front cover is exactly as pictured and the back cover has Czech text. The film itself has optional Czech subtitles on/off. ORIGINAL ENGLISH SOUNDTRACK - GUARANTEED > > > > > Amanda, a frustrated mother long since deserted by her husband, clings to memories of her youth as a Southern belle. Unhappy with her son Tom's progress in the world, she's even more disappointed in her shy daughter Laura's retreat from reality. When Tom brings home Jim, a gentleman caller, everyone is hopeful that something fine and beautiful will happen as a result... Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" is an American classic. In this sensitive and touching screen version, Joanna Woodward brings an impressive range of colours to the part of Amanda. Here is a once beautiful woman who wants all the best for her children, but manipulates and criticizes them in the name of maternal love. John Malkovich's Tom provides a fine foil to Amanda. Alternately angry and restless, he's a dreamer who yearns for adventure and life beyond the drudgery of supporting the family, yet who nevertheless conveys a tenderness for his sister and her plight. The role of Laura is pivotal to the success of the drama. Karen Allen plays her convincingly as a shy, lost soul who for a magic instant is brought to life by visitor Jim (James Naughton). Director Paul Newman remains true to the Chekhovian flavour of Tennessee Williams' work - there is a visual fluidity to the staging of the play which matches its dreamlike quality. Best of all, this screen adaptation graphically depicts the loneliness and pain at the heart of this family circle...

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pete Curran on 31 Oct. 2012
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Gloriously filmed, word for word interpretation of a truly wonderful play. Only one 30 second exterior shot, no padding out of scenes or relocating to exterior shots or adding scenes. Paul Newman stated faithful to the claustrophobic and heartbreaking story of tom's brotherly live for laura and his contempt ( but slight sympathy) for his matriarchal mother, Amanda. Malkovich does well as Tom and you feel his 'pain', Karen Allen melts your heart as the frail, vulnerable Laura ( a world away from her character in Indiana Jones 1 & 4). Newman's wife as Amanda is spellbinding and you literally feel sorry for her. A rare occasion when a film adaptation of a stage play is exactly as it was written. Quite simply superb
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A very enjoyable version of literary classic. Woodward, Malvovich and Allen all very convincing.
Includes step-by-step instructions how to remove subtitles.
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Very good players and play. I had overlooked, that the subtiles were in czech, but as I understand english it was no problem.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kav on 8 Feb. 2013
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The DVD was great and similar to the play I watched in London many years ago, the amount that I paid for it was fair.
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