Item Details

Surviving Desire [videorecording]

True Fiction Pictures in association with American Playhouse ; producer, Ted Hope ; written & directed by Hal Hartley
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
A look at the relationship between a misanthropic college professor and a student in one of his English literature classes. The two shorts are Theory of achievement which follows the lives of a group of Brooklynites who would love to make something of their lives, and Ambition, about a day in the life of a young artist who longs for professional success and the attention of beautiful women.
Director
Hal Hartley
Performers
Martin Donovan, Mary Ward, Matt Malloy, Rebecca Nelson.
Theory of achievement: Bob Gosse, William Sage, Elina Lowensohn.
Ambition: George Feaster, Hannah Sullivan.
Release Date
1991
Run Time
90 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Surviving desire originally released as a 1991 motion picture.
  • Special features: two short films, Theory of achievement and Ambition; Upon reflection: Surviving desire (2005 ; 11 min.)--a collection of interview films with Hartley and his collaborators.
Variant Title
Title on container and disc: Hal Hartley's Surviving desire
Related Title
Theory of achievement.
Ambition.
Contents
  • Surviving desire (1991 ; 53 min.)
  • Theory of achievement / Yo Productions Limited #2 ; a film by Hal Hartley ; produced by Ted Hope, Larry Meistrich ([1991] ; 17 min.)
  • Ambition / Good Machine ; a film by Hal Hartley ; produced by Ted Hope, James Schamus (1991 ; 9 min.).
ISBN
0976062410, 9780976062417
Credits
Music, The Great Outdoors, Ned Rifle [Hal Hartley] ; director of photography, Mike Spiller ; editor, Hal Hartley.
Published
[New York, NY] : Possible Films ; San Francisco, CA : Distributed exclusively by Microcinema International, c2010.
Publisher no.
  • MC-1086 Microcinema International
  • PFDVD0002 Possible Films
Related Resources
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Description
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, NTSC all region, mono.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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