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The Long Day Closes (1992)

PG | | Biography, Drama | 28 May 1993 (USA)
The Long Day Closes is the story of eleven-year-old "Bud." A sad and lonely boy, Bud struggles through his days. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local movie-house. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marjorie Yates ...
Mother
Leigh McCormack ...
Bud
Anthony Watson ...
Kevin
Nicholas Lamont ...
John
Ayse Owens ...
Helen
Tina Malone ...
Edna
Jimmy Wilde ...
Curly
Robin Polley ...
Mr. Nicholls
Peter Ivatts ...
Mr. Bushell
Joy Blakeman ...
Frances
Denise Thomas ...
Jean
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Amy (as Patricia Morrison)
Gavin Mawdsley ...
Billy (as Gavin Mawdslay)
Kirk McLaughlin ...
Labourer / Christ
Marcus Heath ...
Black Man
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The Long Day Closes is the story of eleven-year-old "Bud." A sad and lonely boy, Bud struggles through his days. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local movie-house. All the while, his family looms large in our peripheral vision as do the menacing bullies of his school, but Bud is the center of attention both from the camera's angle and from his doting family. With a gray background, the film fuses clips and audio from classic movies into Bud's dreary childhood and brings it to life with an elegance Bach would bring to your home movies. The overall effect is a montage of memory which seems to ignite flashes of recognition in the viewer. Written by Mark Fleetwood <mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild language | See all certifications »
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28 May 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A hosszú nap véget ér  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,700 (USA) (30 March 2012)

Gross:

$161,179 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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The film uses 35 pieces of original music - often in their entirety - in its brief 85 minute running time. See more »

Connections

References Easter Parade (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

The Long Day Closes
Written by Henry Fothergill Chorley and Arthur Sullivan
Performed by 'Pro Cantione Antiqua'
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19 May 2001 | by (Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most beautiful movie I ever seen. This is a masterpiece of intelligence and cinematography. Splendid camera work and a brillant integration of music and bit of spoken words. It also captures the essence of childhood. It's simply pure poetry. Remember that films are made to be seen: in early days, it was moving pictures. Here we have that essence: we see pictures. No need to listen, no need of dialogues : just pictures, as beautiful as a painting, as photography. I'm very happy that the other viewers loves this film. But I'm a little bit sad to see that it just got 6 or something out of 10 votes. See it again and again. Taste it a lot of times.


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