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The Resource The pumpkin eater, Columbia Pictures ; Royal Films International presents a Romulus-Jack Clayton production ; screenplay by Harold Pinter ; produced by James Woolf ; directed by Jack Clayton, (DVD videorecording)

The pumpkin eater, Columbia Pictures ; Royal Films International presents a Romulus-Jack Clayton production ; screenplay by Harold Pinter ; produced by James Woolf ; directed by Jack Clayton, (DVD videorecording)

Label
The pumpkin eater
Title
The pumpkin eater
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures ; Royal Films International presents a Romulus-Jack Clayton production ; screenplay by Harold Pinter ; produced by James Woolf ; directed by Jack Clayton
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Anne Bancroft's cathartic lead performance anchors The Pumpkin Eater, Harold Pinter's harrowing, elliptical tale of marital dissatisfaction. Though much of the film concerns her character's fitful bouts with depression, Bancroft charges every moment she's onscreen, employing an array of subtle gestures and facial expressions to convey what her repressed character cannot. Pinter and director Jack Clayton never resort to facile satire or pat assignations of blame; instead, the film charts the slow, irreversible manner in which a chasm can grow between husband and wife. As Bancroft's callous husband, Peter Finch perfectly conveys the subtle, damaging hypocrisies that eventually break his wife's spirit. James Mason has a particularly memorable supporting role as a vitriolic, passive-aggressive acquaintance of the couple
Cataloging source
NDD
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Oswald Morris ; editor, James Clark ; music, Georges Delerue
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
PerformerNote
Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Richard Johnson, Eric Porter
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1931-2005
  • 1921-1995
  • 1919-1966
  • 1930-2008
  • 1916-1977
  • 1909-1984
  • 1918-1999
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bancroft, Anne
  • Clayton, Jack
  • Woolf, James
  • Pinter, Harold
  • Finch, Peter
  • Mason, James
  • Mortimer, Penelope
  • Royal Films International
  • Romulus Films
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
118
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage
  • Adultery
  • Housewives
  • Midlife crisis
  • Middle-aged persons
  • Middle age
  • Films for the hearing impaired
  • Feature films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The pumpkin eater, Columbia Pictures ; Royal Films International presents a Romulus-Jack Clayton production ; screenplay by Harold Pinter ; produced by James Woolf ; directed by Jack Clayton, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Penelope Mortimer
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (118 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396360013
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
36001
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn711787765
  • (OCoLC)711787765
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The pumpkin eater, Columbia Pictures ; Royal Films International presents a Romulus-Jack Clayton production ; screenplay by Harold Pinter ; produced by James Woolf ; directed by Jack Clayton, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Penelope Mortimer
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (118 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396360013
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
36001
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn711787765
  • (OCoLC)711787765
Video recording format
DVD

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