Short cuts

Format: DVD 2016
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Based on stories by Raymond Carver, Short Cuts follows 22 Los Angeles residents whose lives intersect over the course of a few days. Ann and Howard Finnegan (Andie MacDowell and Bruce Davison) are preparing for their son Casey's birthday party when the boy is injured in an auto accident and falls into a coma. Meanwhile, Andy (Lyle Lovett), a baker, seethes with anger over the birthday cake that wasn't claimed, and Howard's father, Paul (Jack Lemmon), decides that a visit with his ailing grandson is a good time to discuss his infidelities. Lois (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a new mother who watches over her baby when not making money doing phone sex, which bothers her husband, Jerry (Chris Penn), though he knows they need the money. Pilot "Stormy" Weathers (Peter Gallagher) takes a very literal approach to dividing up community property with his ex-wife (Frances McDormand). Doreen (Lily Tomlin) is trying on to hold her marriage with Earl (Tom Waits), who is a good man on the rare occasions that he's sober. Zoe (Lori Singer), a classical musician, is trying to find some way to connect with her mother, Tess (Annie Ross), a jazz singer. Dr. Ralph Wyman (Matthew Modine) and his wife, Marian (Julianne Moore) put their bickering on hold while they have dinner with another couple, Stuart and Claire Kane (Fred Ward and Anne Archer). Stuart and his pals Gordon and Vern (Buck Henry and Huey Lewis) earlier went on a fishing trip where they discovered the body of a drowned woman but decided not to report it until the end of the weekend. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Additional Information
Series Criterion collection ; 265.
Subjects Strangers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Drama.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1971- -- Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Comedy films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [New York, New York] :The Criterion Collection,2016
Edition Special edition, Widescreen.
Other Titles Short stories.
Contributors Altman, Robert, 1925-2006, screenwriter, film director.
Barhydt, Frank, screenwriter.
Brokaw, Cary, film producer.
MacDowell, Andie, actor.
Davison, Bruce, 1946- actor.
Moore, Julianne, actor.
Modine, Matthew, actor.
Archer, Anne, actor.
Ward, Fred, 1942-2022 actor.
Leigh, Jennifer Jason, 1962- actor.
Penn, Christopher, actor.
Taylor, Lili, actor.
Downey, Robert, Jr., 1965- actor.
Stowe, Madeleine, actor.
Robbins, Tim, 1958- actor.
Tomlin, Lily, actor.
Waits, Tom, 1949- actor.
McDormand, Frances, actor.
Gallagher, Peter, 1955- actor.
Ross, Annie, 1930-2020, actor.
Singer, Lori, 1957- actor.
Lemmon, Jack, actor.
Lovett, Lyle, actor.
Henry, Buck, actor.
Lewis, Huey, 1951- actor.
Isham, Mark, composer.
Carver, Raymond, 1938-1988. Short stories.
Fine Line Features, presenter.
Spelling Films International, production company.
Avenue Pictures, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Andie MacDowell, Bruce Davison, Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Anne Archer, Fred Ward, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Chris Penn, Lili Taylor, Robert Downey, Jr., Madeleine Stowe, Tim Robbins, Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits, Frances McDormand, Peter Gallagher, Annie Ross, Lori Singer, Jack Lemmon, Lyle Lovett, Buck Henry, Huey Lewis.
Other Contributors Music, Mark Isham ; production designer, Stephen Altman ; editor, Geraldine Peroni ; director of photography, Walt Lloyd.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for graphic sexual language, and for nudity.
Language English
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
Based on the writings of Raymond Carver.
Accompanying material may include a fold-out insert comprising an essay by film critic Michael Wilmington.
Special features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by cinematographer Walt Lloyd; alternate 5.1 soundtrack mix, plus isolated music track; Conversation between director Robert Altman and actor Tim Robbins from 2004; Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country, a feature-length 1993 documentary on the making of Short Cuts; To Write and Keep Kind, a 1992 PBS documentary on the life of author Raymond Carver; One-hour 1983 audio interview with Carver, conducted for the American Audio Prose Library; Original demo recordings of the film's Doc Pomus--Mac Rebennack songs, performed by Rebennack (Dr. John); deleted scenes; A look inside the marketing of Short Cuts.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround.
Description 2 videodiscs (187 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781681432212
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