The Door in the Floor

The Door in the Floor

Director: Tod Williams Cast: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Overview

The best extra on the DVD release of Tod Williams' The Door in the Floor is a 15-minute featurette in which author John Irving goes into some detail about the differences between novels and movies. While some of what he says is fairly obvious, the author does offer some nuggets of wisdom that any writer should find helpful. The film itself is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. The DVD also offers a commentary track recorded by Williams and a variety of people from his crew. He is full of praise for his actors. This is a solid release, but it should be made clear that those with an interest in reading the novel on which the film is based should do so before taking in the extra materials on this disc.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/14/2004
UPC: 0025192500022
Original Release: 2004
Rating: R
Source: Focus Features
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 11,253

Special Features

Feature commentary with director Tod Williams and production team; "Author John Irving: From Novel to Screen"; Anatomy of a Scene; "The Making of the Door in the Floor"

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Bridges Ted Cole
Kim Basinger Marion Cole
Jon Foster Eddie O'Hare
Mimi Rogers Eleanor Vaughn
Elle Fanning Ruth Cole
Bijou Phillips Alice
Louis Arcella Eduardo Gomez

Technical Credits
Tod Williams Director,Screenwriter
Anne Carey Producer
Michael Corrente Producer
Eric Daman Costumes/Costume Designer
Therese DePrez Production Designer
Affonso Goncalves Editor
Ann Goulder Casting
Ted Hope Producer
Amy J. Kaufman Executive Producer
Nicholas Lundy Art Director
Tod A. Maitland Sound Editor
Roger Marino Executive Producer
Marisa Polvino Co-producer
Beth Amy Rosenblatt Musical Direction/Supervision
Chip Signore Asst. Director
Terry Stacey Cinematographer
Marcelo Zarvos Score Composer
John Irving Source Author

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles
2. A Sound Like Someone Trying Not to Make a Sound
3. Marion, Waiting
4. A Masturbating Machine
5. Not So Fast, Abernathy
6. Come Hither...
7. The Door in the Floor
8. The Pawn
9. The Inadequate Lampshade
10. Nocturnal Animals
11. God Damn It, I Love This Song!
12. Leaving Long Island
13. Specific Details
14. Dumping Mrs. Vaughn
15. The Authority of the Written Word
16. Something Almost Biblical
17. A Motherless Child
18. The Leg
19. Down the Hatch
20. End Titles

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