One True Thing

One True Thing

Meryl Streep
Director: Carl Franklin Cast: Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
, Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
, William Hurt
William Hurt
Carl Franklin

DVD (Wide Screen)

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A mainstream effort from independent film auteur Carl Franklin, One True Thing was released to little fanfare and small box office in 1998. Despite an Oscar-nominated performance by Meryl Streep, the film is still relatively unknown and will probably remain so on DVD. Even so, the 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer is a nearly flawless effort from Universal. The only supplements are the trailer and a fluffy, back-patting "On Location" feature. Since the film was adapted from a popular book, some insight into the adaptation process would have been appreciated. Likewise, not much is made of Franklin's transition to more mainstream fare after films like One False Move. Studios will hopefully realize someday that ten-minute featurettes that run like an extended trailer for the film are about as helpful in learning about the filmmaking process as no featurette at all. One True Thing is another fine transfer from Universal, but the DVD is still only worth a rental.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/1999
UPC: 0025192044021
Original Release: 1998
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:08:00
Sales rank: 19,941

Special Features

Spotlight on Location; Production notes; Cast and filmmakers' bios; Film highlights; Theatrical trailer; Web liniks

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Meryl Streep Kate Gulden
Renée Zellweger Ellen Gulden
William Hurt George Gulden
Tom Everett Scott Brian Gulden
Lauren Graham Jules
Nicky Katt Jordan Belzer
James Eckhouse District Attorney
Patrick Breen Mr. Tweedy
Gerritt Graham Oliver Most

Technical Credits
Carl Franklin Director
Jesse Beaton Producer
Allan Byer Sound/Sound Designer
Karen Croner Screenwriter
Cliff Eidelman Score Composer
Sam Hoffman Asst. Director
Carole Kravetz Editor
Leslie Morgan Executive Producer
Dale Pierce Nielsen Casting
Elaine O'Donnell Set Decoration/Design
Jono Oliver Asst. Director
Rick Pagano Casting
Paul Peters Production Designer
Leslie Pope Set Decoration/Design
Declan Quinn Cinematographer
Jefferson Sage Art Director
Harry Ufland Producer
William W. Wilson Executive Producer
Donna Zakowska Costumes/Costume Designer
Anna Quindlen Source Author

Scene Index

Side #1--
0. Chapter List
1. Main Titles [:23]
2. A Normal Life [1:46]
3. Coming Home [:06]
4. Dad's Birthday [4:24]
5. Writer-To-Writer [3:17]
6. Do Ya Wanna Dance? [:48]
7. Cancer Or Career? [4:05]
8. Moving Home [3:22]
9. The New Minnie [:40]
10. My Mother's Life [2:09]
11. Dad's Secret [4:54]
12. The Pain [:44]
13. A Surprise [5:18]
14. More Is More [2:17]
15. Dad's Other Life [1:36]
16. Dinner Guests [5:10]
17. Dealing With It [1:48]
18. What Counts [:00]
19. Real Life [3:33]
20. The Next Part [3:57]
21. Happy Holidays [:20]
22. The "F" Word [4:11]
23. Kate's Decline [3:51]
24. The Deep Thoughts [5:11]
25. Let's Go Home... [2:42]
26. This Isn't Living [1:31]
27. The Last Night [4:57]
28. The Funeral [2:47]
29. My One True Thing [1:12]
30. End Titles [3:49]

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