They live by night

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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2017].
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Special edition.
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1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (12 panels : illustrations ; 19 cm).


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Title from disc surface.
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From the novel "Thieves like us" by Edward Anderson.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
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Full screen (1.37:1).
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Special features: Audio commentary from 2007 featuring film historian Eddie Muller and actor Farley Granger; New interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith; Short piece from 2007 with critic Molly Haskell, filmmakers Christopher Coppola and Oliver Stone, and film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini; Illustrated audio excerpts from a 1956 interview with producer John Houseman. Container insert includes an essay "Dream Journey" by film scholar Bernard Eisenschitz.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, George E. Diskant ; film editor, Sherman Todd.
Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard da Silva, Jay C. Flippen, Helen Craig, Will Wright, Marie Bryant, Ian Wolfe, William Phipps, Harry Harvey.
"Legendary director Nicholas Ray began his career with this lyrical film noir, the first in a series of existential genre films overflowing with sympathy for America s outcasts and underdogs. When the wide-eyed fugitive Bowie (Farley Granger), having broken out of prison with some bank robbers, meets the innocent Keechie (Cathy O Donnell), each recognizes something in the other that no one else ever has. The young lovers envision a new, decent life together, but as they flee the cops and contend with Bowie s fellow outlaws, who aren't about to let him go straight, they realize there s nowhere left to run. Ray brought an outsider s sensibility honed in the theater to this debut, using revolutionary camera techniques and naturalistic performances to craft a profoundly romantic crime drama that paved the way for decades of lovers-on-the-run thrillers to come."--Provided by distributor.
System Details
DVD, NTSC region 1, full screen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Anderson, E., Harvey, H., Phipps, W., Wolfe, I., Bryant, M., Wright, W., Craig, H., Flippen, J. C., Da Silva, H., Granger, F., O'Donnell, C., Schnee, C., Schary, D., Houseman, J., & Ray, N. (2017). They live by night (Special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Edward Anderson et al.. 2017. They Live By Night. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Edward Anderson et al.. They Live By Night [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Anderson, Edward, et al. They Live By Night Special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2017.

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