Anatomy of a Murder [1959] [Criterion] (BLU)

Otto Preminger

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Synopsis

A virtuoso James Stewart plays a small-town Michigan lawyer who takes on a difficult case: that of a young Army lieutenant accused of murdering the local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife. This gripping, envelope-pushing courtroom potboiler, the most popular film from Hollywood provocateur Otto Preminger, was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex-more than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. With its outstanding supporting cast-including a young George C. Scott as a fiery prosecuting attorney and legendary real-life attorney Joseph N. Welch as the judge-and influential jazz score by Duke Ellington, Anatomy of a Murder is a Hollywood landmark; it was nominated for seven Oscars®, including best picture.

Product Details

  • Starring: James Stewart, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick, George C. Scott, Kathryn Grant, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden
  • Format: Black & White, Dolby, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 02/21/2012
  • Run Time: 161 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 600

Special Features

  • New interview with Otto Preminger biographer Foster Hirsch
  • Critic Gary Giddins explores Duke Ellington's score in a new interview
  • A look at the relationship between graphic designer Saul Bass and Otto Preminger with Bass biographer Pat Kirkham
  • Newsreel footage from the set
  • Excerpts from a 1967 episode of Firing Line, featuring Preminger in discussion with William F. Buckley Jr.
  • Excerpts from the work in progress Anatomy Of Anatomy
  • Behind-the-scenes photographs by Life magazine's Gjon Mili
  • Trailer, featuring on-set footage
  • Booklet featuring an essay by critic Nick Pinkerton and a 1959 Life magazine article on real-life lawyer Joseph N. Welch, who plays Judge Weaver in the film
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