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The Resource Tell me a riddle, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Godmother Productions and Saul Zaentz present ; a Godmother Production of ; a Lee Grant film ; screenplay by Joyce Eliason and Alev Lytle ; producers, Mindy Affrime, Rachel Lyon, and Susan O'Connell ; directed by Lee Grant, (videorecording)

Tell me a riddle, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Godmother Productions and Saul Zaentz present ; a Godmother Production of ; a Lee Grant film ; screenplay by Joyce Eliason and Alev Lytle ; producers, Mindy Affrime, Rachel Lyon, and Susan O'Connell ; directed by Lee Grant, (videorecording)

Label
Tell me a riddle
Title
Tell me a riddle
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures ; Godmother Productions and Saul Zaentz present ; a Godmother Production of ; a Lee Grant film ; screenplay by Joyce Eliason and Alev Lytle ; producers, Mindy Affrime, Rachel Lyon, and Susan O'Connell ; directed by Lee Grant
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
David and Eva have grown elderly, their 47 years of togetherness have left them tense, fraught, caught in habit, isolation, and personal indifference. Then Eva is diagnosed with inoperable cancer, with less than a year to live. Hoping to reconnect with their children, David takes his spouse on a trip across country, ending at the San Francisco apartment of their granddaughter, Jeannie. In attempting to show their love, husband and children fail to listen to the Eva's expressed wishes. It is this inability to be heard that has tormented her entire life--and will torment her into her deathbed
Related
Cataloging source
KHN
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Fred Murphy ; film editor, Suzanne Pettit ; music composed by Sheldon Shkolnik ; production designer, Patrizia Von Brandenstein
Intended audience
PG
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Melvyn Douglas (David), Lila Kedrova (Eva), Brooke Adams (Jeannie)
Runtime
93
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Tell me a riddle, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Godmother Productions and Saul Zaentz present ; a Godmother Production of ; a Lee Grant film ; screenplay by Joyce Eliason and Alev Lytle ; producers, Mindy Affrime, Rachel Lyon, and Susan O'Connell ; directed by Lee Grant, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on Tillie Olsen's novella
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1980
  • Includes theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Too old for this -- On and off -- Selling the house -- Eva's illness -- Family picture -- Omaha blues -- Prison memories -- You hide here too? -- Jeannie's territory -- Seeing San Francisco -- Meeting Mrs. Mays -- No room to breathe -- Missing her things -- Coping with the pain -- I want to go home -- Terrible truth -- Birthday party memories -- Touched again -- They will sustain you -- Legacy to pass on -- Farewell party
Control code
ocn191220917
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (93 min.)
Isbn
9781419824326
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569753143
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
75314
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)191220917
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital mono.; "matted" widescreen format, preserving the aspect ratio of the theatrical exhibition, 1.85:1, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Tell me a riddle, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Godmother Productions and Saul Zaentz present ; a Godmother Production of ; a Lee Grant film ; screenplay by Joyce Eliason and Alev Lytle ; producers, Mindy Affrime, Rachel Lyon, and Susan O'Connell ; directed by Lee Grant, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on Tillie Olsen's novella
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1980
  • Includes theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Too old for this -- On and off -- Selling the house -- Eva's illness -- Family picture -- Omaha blues -- Prison memories -- You hide here too? -- Jeannie's territory -- Seeing San Francisco -- Meeting Mrs. Mays -- No room to breathe -- Missing her things -- Coping with the pain -- I want to go home -- Terrible truth -- Birthday party memories -- Touched again -- They will sustain you -- Legacy to pass on -- Farewell party
Control code
ocn191220917
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (93 min.)
Isbn
9781419824326
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569753143
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
75314
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)191220917
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital mono.; "matted" widescreen format, preserving the aspect ratio of the theatrical exhibition, 1.85:1, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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