Washington, Denzel

SKU: 032429263544

UPC 032429263544
Release Date 2017-03-14
Studio Paramount Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 138
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis If you close your eyes while watching FENCES, you can listen as the extraordinary language of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, some of the most thrilling speeches ever heard on an American stage, washes over you and lifts you up.3.5 stars out of 4 -- Washington carves FENCES out of his own heart and soul....In bringing Wilson to the screen for the first time, the star does the playwright proud.Troy is one of the indelible characters in American dramatic literature, equal to -- and in some ways a pointed response to -- Arthur Miller’s Willy Loman.Washington gives a magnetic, layered performance, backed by a largely superb cast, most of whom reprise their roles from the Broadway revival of Wilson’s classic.4 stars out of 4 -- Washington as director knows that the biggest star in this film is its writing....FENCES is much more powerful for his devotion to his actors’ craft.Denzel Washington delivers a leo­nine, devouringly powerful performance as one of American theater’s most imposing patriarchs in FENCES, a classic of contemporary dramatic literature that has finally received a respectful, often stirring, adaptation for the screen.Wilson’s dialogue is a marvel -- soulful, naturalistic, and profane, at moments downright musical in the snap of its cadences. And Washington tears through it with a joyful ferocity, like a man possessed.FENCES is as faithful, impeccably acted and honestly felt a film adaptation of August Wilson's celebrated play as the late author could have possibly wished for.4 stars out of 5 -- [I]t’s heartening to find a cinematic release so celebratory of the spoken word, especially at a time when bombastic effects and splashy visuals are so much to the fore.Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tonys for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play. Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, and Mykelti Williamson round out the supporting cast.
Cast Denzel Washington (Director)
Matiki Anoff (Makeup)
Gregg Rudloff (Sound Re-Recording)
Ann Scibelli (Sound)
Jono Oliver (Assistant Director)
Scott Millan (Sound Re-Recording)
Susan E. Novick (Post-Production Supervisor)
August Wilson (Source Writer)
August Wilson (Screenwriter)
Debi Young (Makeup)
Marcelo Zarvos (Composer)
Richard E. Chapla (Production Manager/UPM)
Clay Donahue Fontenot (Stunt Coordinator)
Brian B. Badie (Hairstylist)
Andrea Bowman (Hairstylist)
Zero VFX Inc. (Visual Effects Designer)
Rebecca Brown (Set Decorator)
Karen Schulz Gropman (Supervising Art Director)
Charlotte Bruus Christensen (Director of Photography)
Denzel Washington (Star)
Mykelti Williamson (Star)
Stephen Henderson (Star)
Lesley Boone (Co-Star)
Russell Hornsby (Star)
Viola Davis (Star)
Jason Silvis (Co-Star)
Christopher Mele (Co-Star)
Toussaint Raphael Abessolo (Co-Star)
Chris McCail (Co-Star)
Dontez James (Co-Star)
Jovan Adepo (Co-Star)
Saniyya Sidney (Co-Star)
Theresa Cook (Co-Star)
Malik Abdul Khaaliq (Co-Star)
Aristle Jones (Co-Star)
Tra'Waan Coles (Co-Star)
Kameron Peters (Co-Star)
Joshua Tronoski (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Expanding the audience: from stage to screen The company of Fences Building Fences: Denzel Washington Playing the part: Rose Maxson August Wilson's Hill District Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.45000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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