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Something Wild

Jack Garfein

 
Something Wild (Criterion Blu-Ray)

17 Jan 2017

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1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

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  • United States
  • 1961
  • 113 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.66:1
  • English
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  • Spine #850

A complex exploration of the physical and emotional effects of trauma, Something Wild stars Carroll Baker, in a layered performance, as a college student who attempts suicide after a brutal sexual assault but is stopped by a mechanic (Ralph Meeker)—whose kindness, however, soon takes an unsettling turn. Startlingly modern in its frankness and psychological realism, the film represents one of the purest on-screen expressions of the sensibility of the intimate community of artists around New York’s Actors Studio, which transformed American cinema in the mid-twentieth century. With astonishing location and claustrophobic interior photography by Eugene Schüfftan, an opening-title sequence by the inimitable Saul Bass, and a rhythmic score by Aaron Copland, Jack Garfein’s film is a masterwork of independent cinema.

Cast

Mary AnnCarroll Baker
MikeRalph Meeker
Mrs. GatesMildred Dunnock
Shirley JohnsonJean Stapleton
LandlordMartin Kosleck
Warren GatesCharles Watts
Detective BogartClifton James

Credits

DirectorJack Garfein
Screenplay byJack Garfein and Alex Karmel
Based on the novel Mary Ann byAlex Karmel
Music composed and conducted byAaron Copland
Cinematography byEugen Schüfftan
Credits bySaul Bass
Produced byGeorge Justin
Art direction byRichard Day and Albert Brenner

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Jack Garfein, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between Garfein and critic Kim Morgan
  • New interview with actor Carroll Baker
  • Behind the Method, a new interview with scholar Foster Hirsch on the Actors Studio
  • Master Class with Jack Garfein, excerpts from a 2014 recording of one of the director’s world-famous lectures on acting technique
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Sheila O’Malley

    New cover by John Sellards

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Something Wild (Criterion DVD)

17 Jan 2017

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SRP: $29.95

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