Anatomy of a murder
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A small-town Michigan lawyer takes on a difficult case: that of a young Army lieutenant accused of murdering the local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife. A gripping, envelope-pushing courtroom potboiler, Anatomy of a Murder 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 and influential jazz score by Duke Ellington, it's a Hollywood landmark.

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Criterion collection
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs)
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) ; 600.
Criterion collection ; 600
Rape -- Investigation -- Drama.
Trials (Murder) -- Drama.
Feature films.
Thriller (Motion pictures)
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Arden, Eve, 1912-1990, actor.
Bean, Orson, actor.
Carlyle Productions.
Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Crosby, Kathryn, 1933- actor.
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974, composer.
Gazzara, Ben, 1930-2012, actor.
Hamilton, Murray, actor.
Leavitt, Samuel, 1904-1984, cinematographer.
Mayes, Wendell, screenwriter.
Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Traver, Robert, 1903-1991. Anatomy of a murder.
O'Connell, Arthur, 1908-1981, actor.
Preminger, Otto, producer, director.
Remick, Lee, actor.
Scott, George C., 1927-1999, actor.
Stewart, James, 1908-1997, actor.
Welch, Joseph N., 1890-1960, actor.
1 Blu-ray disc (161 min.) sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm.)
digital optical surround sound Dolby Digital 5.1
laser optical NTSC
video file Blu-ray video A
Target Audience Note:
MPAA: Unrated.
CHVR: 14A.
Other Title:
Title on container: Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a murder [Blu-ray]
Anatomy of a murder (Motion picture)
Based on the novel of the same title by Robert Traver.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1959.
Special features: new interview with 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 Preminger with Pat Kirkham; newsreel footage from the set; excerpts from 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; a booklet featuring an essay by critic Nick Pinkerton and a 1959 Life magazine article on real-life lawyer Joseph N. Welch.
Director of photography, Sam Leavitt ; editor, Louis R. Loeffler ; music, Duke Ellington.
James Stewart, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden, George C. Scott, Kathryn Grant, Murray Hamilton, Orson Bean, Joseph N. Welch.
Blu-ray; region A; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); dts-HD master audio 5.1; mono.
Requires Blu-ray player.
In English with optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired (SDH).
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