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Medium Cool

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Genres: Drama, Political
Starring: Robert Forster
Director: Haskell Wexler
Plot Synopsis: It’s 1968, and the whole world is watching. With the U.S. in social upheaval, famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler decided to make a film about what the hell was going on. His debut feature, Medium Cool, plunges us into that moment. With its mix of scripted fiction and seat-of-the-pants documentary technique, this story of the working world and romantic life of a television cameraman (Robert Forster) is a visceral, lasting cinematic snapshot of the era, climaxing with an extended sequence shot right in the middle of the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. An inventive commentary on the pleasures and dangers of wielding a camera, Medium Cool is as prescient a political film as Hollywood has ever produced.
  • Release Details
    Release Date: May 21st, 2013
    MPAA Rating: Unrated
    Movie Release Year: 1969
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:110 Minutes
    Specs:BD-50 Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.85:1
    Audio Formats:English Uncompressed Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:TBA
    Special Features:Two audio commentaries, one featuring Wexler, actor Marianna Hill, and editor Paul Golding, the other featuring historian Paul Cronin
    New interview with Wexler
    Look Out Haskell, It's Real!, a fifty-five-minute documentary about the making of Medium Cool, produced by Cronin and featuring interviews with Wexler, Golding, actors Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, and Robert Forster, Chicago historian Studs Terkel, and others
    Excerpts from Sooner or Later, a documentary by Cronin about Harold Blankenship, who plays the adolescent Harold in the film
    Original theatrical trailer
    A booklet featuring an essay by film critic and programmer Thomas Beard