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The Long Day Closes

Terence Davies

 
The Long Day Closes (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

2 Discs

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  • United Kingdom
  • 1992
  • 85 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #694

The Long Day Closes is the most gloriously cinematic expression of the unique sensibility of Terence Davies, widely celebrated as Britain’s greatest living filmmaker. Suffused with both enchantment and melancholy, this autobiographical film takes on the perspective of a quiet, lonely boy growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s. But rather than employ a straightforward narrative, Davies jumps in and out of time, swoops into fantasies and fears, summons memories and dreams. A singular filmic tapestry, The Long Day Closes is an evocative, movie- and music-besotted portrait of the artist as a young man.

Credits

DirectorTerence Davies
Written byTerence Davies
Produced byOlivia Stewart
Executive producerBen Gibson and Colin MacCabe
Executive in charge of productionAngela Toppings
Director of photographyMichael Coulter
Production designerChristopher Hobbs
EditorWilliam Diver
Costume designerMonica Howe
Music supervisorBob Last
Music directorRobert Lockhart

Disc Features

  • New, restored 2K digital film transfer, supervised by director Terence Davies and director of photography Michael Coulter, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary by Davies and Coulter
  • Episode of the British television series The South Bank Show from 1992, featuring Davies, footage from the film’s production, and interviews with cast and crew
  • New interviews with executive producer Colin MacCabe and production designer Christopher Hobbs
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Koresky

    New cover lettering by Jessica Hische; design by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

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The Long Day Closes: In His Own Good Time

By Michael KoreskyJanuary 28, 2014

Terence Davies beckons the viewer into a private world of moods and sensations with this . . . Read more »

Book Notes

The Long Day Closes

Terence Davies: Chronicle of a Carpet

By Michael KoreskySeptember 02, 2014

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Film Essays

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The Long Day Closes: In His Own Good Time

By Michael KoreskyJanuary 28, 2014

Terence Davies beckons the viewer into a private world of moods and sensations with this . . . Read more »


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The Long Day Closes

Blue Christmas

By Michael Koresky and Casey MooreDecember 19, 2013

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