GUY AND MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH

GUY AND MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH

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Code: 5141
A film by Damien Chazelle

2010 / USA / 84 min / NR
Dolby Digital 2.0



    Synopsis

    A full-fledged song-and-dance, tap-and-jazz musical, Damien Chazelle's Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench boldly recasts the 1940's MGM musical tradition in a gritty, verite style, resulting in an exuberant celebration of romance and music, and one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year.

    Guy and Madeline have been dating for three months, but the excitement of first love has faded. When another woman catches Guy's eye, sparks fly—spelling the end of Guy and Madeline's romance. But when things don't work out quite as planned, Guy must decide whether to try to win Madeline back—even if it may be too late. Their story unfolds in a world of jazz and tap, featuring original music composed by Justin Hurwitz and recorded by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra.


    Special Features

    · Audio Commentary by Director Damien Chazelle and Composer Justin Hurwitz
    · Deleted Scenes
    · Behind The Scenes Featurette
    · Song Writing Featurette
    · "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench," an essay by film critic Amy Taubin
    · Theatrical Trailer


    Film Reviews

    "Marvelous.”
    —Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

    "Terrific."
    —Betsy Sharkey, LA Times

    "Delightful."
    —Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

    "An ingenious, enchanting hybrid of an old-fashioned Hollywood-style musical and a vérité cityscape.
    —Amy Taubin, Film Comment

    "A magical amalgam of Jean-Luc Godard, Miles Davis, Morris Engel and 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg."
    —John Anderson, Variety

    "An enchantingly sincere romance."
    —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

    "This is a kind of cinema that no one really makes anymore. A magnetic debut."
    —Ian Buckwalter, NPR
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