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Birthday Party, The

Synopsis
The Birthday Party was originally presented on stage in London in 1958 and since then the play has been frequently revived. Its author, Harold Pinter, is now recognised as one of the greatest talents in contemporary English literature. This film version by William Friedkin, with a screenplay by Pinter himself, is very faithful to the original story, which is set in a shabby seaside boarding house in England where a seemingly inane and trivial conversation suddenly transforms from something humorous to terrifying.
DVD Extras include an interview with director William Friedkin.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
1968
Subjects
Drama; Film studies; Literature
Keywords
film adaptations; fear; guilt

Credits

Director
William Friedkin
Screenplay
Harold Pinter
Cast
Patrick Magee 
Robert Shaw 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$11.97
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
123 minutes
Year
2018

Distributor

Name

Kino Lorber Education

Email
edu@kinolorber.com
Web
http://www.kinolorberedu.com/index.php External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 212 629 6880
Fax
+ 1 212 714 0871
Address
Suite 503
339 West 39th Street
New York
NY 10018
USA
Notes
The US distributor Kino Lorber Edu brings distributors the films of of Kino International, Lorber Films and Alive Mind Education. They specialise in films on social justice and human rights, film studies, Asian studies, literature and theatre, science and philosophy, religion and spirituality. Sale.
 

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