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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

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

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
Dewey number
791.4/372
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.P79 2010
PerformerNote
Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Richard Johnson, Eric Porter
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1921-1995
  • 1919-1966
  • 1930-2008
  • 1931-2005
  • 1916-1977
  • 1909-1984
  • 1918-1999
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Clayton, Jack
  • Woolf, James
  • Pinter, Harold
  • Bancroft, Anne
  • 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
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Penelope Mortimer
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1642720
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (118 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396360013
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
36001
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1642720
  • (Sirsi) 1642720
  • (OCoLC)711787765
System details
DVD
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
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Penelope Mortimer
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1642720
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (118 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396360013
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
36001
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1642720
  • (Sirsi) 1642720
  • (OCoLC)711787765
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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