Words And Pictures

Owen, Clive

SKU: 031398200956

UPC 031398200956
Release Date 2014-09-09
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 1
Length 111
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis [Featuring] the easy charm of its two stars, Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche.[A] comedy of ideas couched in the format of a Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn movie...3.5 stars out of 4 -- A thoughtful film about ideas -- creativity, the power of language and the eloquence of visuals -- it features two impeccable performances full of vitality.An English teacher and fallen literary star challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama from director Fred Schepisi (IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, THE EYE OF THE STORM). Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism is slowly taking over his life as his estranged son drifts ever further away, and the school's once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely. Jack respects Dina and even flirts with her on occasion, but he has a cruel habit of riling her that leads to swelling tensions between the two teachers. As Jack's performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack's desperation comes a flash of innovation, and he boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts: Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. Meanwhile, as the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle.
Cast Ian Baker (Director of Photography)
Paul Grabowsky (Composer)
Todd Masters (Special Makeup Effects)
Fred Schepisi (Director)
Stone, Nancy (Production Manager/UPM)
Richard Cowan (Assistant Director)
Gerald DiPego (Screenwriter)
Darren Brisker (Sound)
Steve Burgess (Sound Re-Recording)
Scott Nicholson (Stunt Coordinator)
Hamish Purdy (Set Decorator)
Mary Anne Waterhouse (Production Manager/UPM)
Sanna Seppanen (Hairstylist)
Peter Wilke (Camera Operator)
Rob Mackenzie (Sound Re-Recording)
Erin McGookin (Post-Production Supervisor)
Juliette Binoche (Star)
Bruce Davison (Star)
Clive Owen (Star)
Garwin Sanford (Co-Star)
Amy Brenneman (Co-Star)
Janet Kidder (Co-Star)
Donna Yamamoto (Co-Star)
Keegan Connor Tracy (Co-Star)
Valerie Tian (Co-Star)
Angelo Renai (Co-Star)
Andrew McIlroy (Co-Star)
David Lewis (Co-Star)
Patricia Drake (Co-Star)
Navid Negahban (Star)
Patrick Gilmore (Co-Star)
Willem Jacobson (Co-Star)
Eva Allan (Co-Star)
Tanaya Beatty (Co-Star)
Bernadette Beck (Co-Star)
Christian Scheider (Co-Star)
Adam DiMarco (Co-Star)
Josh Ssettuba (Co-Star)
Harrison MacDonald (Co-Star)
Tosh Turner (Co-Star)
Style Dayne (Co-Star)
Mackenzie Cardwell (Co-Star)
Brittany Hobson (Co-Star)
Wesley Macinnes (Co-Star)
Cooper MacNeill (Co-Star)
Alison Jackson (Co-Star)
Myfanwy Meilen (Co-Star)
Lee Jeffries (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Audio commentary with Driector Fred Schepisi Behind the scenes of Words and Pictures Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.75000
Depth 7.25000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Feature Film Drama,Romance
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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