Two for the Road

Two for the Road

Audrey Hepburn
Director: Stanley Donen Cast: Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
, Albert Finney
Albert Finney
, Eleanor Bron
Eleanor Bron
Stanley Donen

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Overview

In preparing his romantic comedy Two For the Road, director Stanley Donen decided to utilize many of the cinematic techniques popularized by the French "nouvelle vague" filmmakers. Jump cutting back and forth in time with seeming abandon, Donen and scriptwriter Frederic Raphael chronicle the 12-year relationship between architect Wallace (Albert Finney) and his wife (Audrey Hepburn). While backpacking through Europe, student Finney falls for lovely music student Jacqueline Bisset, but later settles for Hepburn, another aspiring musician (this vignette served as the launching pad for the film-within-a-film in Francois Truffaut's 1973 classic Day for Night). Once married, Finney and Hepburn go on a desultory honeymoon, travelling in the company of insufferable American tourists William Daniels and Eleanor Bron and their equally odious daughter Gabrielle Middleton. Later on, during yet another road trip, Finney is offered an irresistible job opportunity by Claude Dauphin, which ultimately distances Finney from his now-pregnant wife. Still remaining on the road, the film then details Finney and Hepburn's separate infidelities. The film ends where it begins, with Finney and Hepburn taking still another road vacation, hoping to sew up their unraveling marriage. While critics did nip-ups over Stanley Donen's "revolutionary" nonlinear story-telling techniques, audiences responded to the chemistry between Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney, not to mention the unforgettable musical score by Henry Mancini. Note: many TV prints of Two for the Road are edited for content, robbing the viewer of Finney and Hepburn's delightful "Bitch/Bastard" closing endearments.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/2005
UPC: 0024543208129
Original Release: 1967
Rating: NR
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 5,957

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by director Stanley Donen; Restoration comparison; Still gallery; Theatrical trailer; Widescreen format (Aspect ratio: 2.35:1); Audio: English stereo, English mono, French mono, Spanish mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Audrey Hepburn Joanna Wallace
Albert Finney Mark Wallace
Eleanor Bron Cathy Manchester
William Daniels Howard Manchester
Claude Dauphin Maurice Dalbret
Georges Descrieres David
Nadia Gray Francoise Dalbret
Gabrielle Middleton Ruth Manch
Roger Dann Gilbert
Libby Morris American Lady
Jacqueline Bisset Jackie
Judy Cornwell Pat
Patricia Viterbo Joanna's touring girl friends
Yves Barsacq Police Inspector
Helene Tossy Mme. Solange
Albert Michel Customs' Officer

Technical Credits
Stanley Donen Director,Producer
Hardy Amies Costumes/Costume Designer
Georges Bouban Makeup
Christopher G. Challis Cinematographer
Alberto de Rossi Makeup
Marc Frederix Art Director
Madeleine Gug Editor
Willy Holt Art Director
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Richard Marden Editor
Mary Quant Costumes/Costume Designer
Frederic Raphael Screenwriter
Ken Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
Roger Volper Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Two for the Road
1. Main Titles [2:18]
2. Married People [3:48]
3. Beginnings [7:54]
4. A Pox on You [1:02]
5. Thumbing It [2:56]
6. Old Flame [4:01]
7. In and Out of Love [6:55]
8. Spare the Rod [:58]
9. Fire! [5:30]
10. A Child's Curiosity [3:32]
11. Trés Cher [5:43]
12. MG Amok [:35]
13. On the Road Again [:41]
14. Unfaithful [8:03]
15. Cote D'Azur [1:38]
16. Climbing the Ladder [1:15]
17. After the Ball [4:55]
18. Prposal [4:22]
19. The Second Time Around [3:42]
20. Free Choice [8:08]
21. Rapprochement [1:53]
22. Always [1:33]
23. Happy Times [2:36]
24. End Titles [2:15]

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