Desert hearts / the Samuel Goldwyn Company ; a Donna Deitch film ; screenplay by Natalie Cooper ; produced and directed by Donna Deitch.

Format
Video/Projected medium
Language
English
Published/​Created
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment Inc., ©2001.
Description
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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Subject(s)
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Library of Congress genre(s)
Series
Avant-garde cinema [More in this series]
Summary note
Vivian is a repressed English professor who goes to Reno for a quickie divorce in 1959. She spends the weeks waiting for final divorce papers at a dumpy dude ranch. There she mets Cay, a beautiful young casino worker. The two develop a friendship that stirs desires in Vivian she cannot deny. Slowly their attraction deepens into bold sensuality as they develop a bond that renews their hearts--and breaks all the rules.
Notes
  • Based on the novel: Desert of the heart / by Jane Rule.
  • Special features include: Audio commentary with director Donna Deitch ; original theatrical trailer.
  • "MGM DVD."
Creation/​Production credits
Director of photography, Robert Elswit ; editor, Robert Estrin.
System details
DVD; widescreen format (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
Awards
Sundance Film Festival, 1986: Honorable Mention, Dramatic.
Participant(s)/​Performer(s)
Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers, Gwen Welles, Dean Butler, Katie Labourdette, James Staley, Alex McArthur, Tyler Tyhurst, Denise Crosby, Antony Ponzini.
Language note
  • English language soundtrack (mono) with subtitles available in English, French or Spanish.
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
ISBN
  • 0792848128
  • 9780792848127
Publisher no.
1001448
OCLC
45877079
Universal Product Code
  • 027616857682
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