Rent The Glass House (1972)

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1h 30min
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Synopsis:
The Glass House, based on a story by Truman Capote, created a serious stir when it was first shown on CBS in February 1972. Shot on location at Utah State Prison, it tried for a realism that was unusual for either prison movies or made-for-TV movies, and ended up going farther in depicting prison life than even most feature films ever have. The violence of the movie, which includes depictions of rape, murder, and other brutalities, was exceeded only by the skill that went into telling its story, and the hopelessness of the story. Director Tom Gries shows an incredibly strong command of his material, and it's no surprise that he won an Emmy for his work here.
He draws quietly powerful performances from his cast, including Clu Gulager, Vic Morrow, Billy Dee Williams, and Kristoffer Tabori. As strong as the direction and most of the acting is, even more impressive is the work of editor Gene Fowler Jr., who has done a masterful job of assembling the material for maximum impact. This includes not just the individual scenes and the core of the story, but also a series of flashbacks (audio as well as visual) explaining how Paige came to be in prison...
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Directors:
Producers:
Robert W. Christiansen, Rick Rosenberg
Writers:
Truman Capote, Wyatt Cooper
Studio:
Video International
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/07/2008
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour

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