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The Neon Bible (1995)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 March 1996 (USA)
While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality ... See full summary »

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While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's life in a rural 1940s Southern town. Written by Ivana Redwine <credwine@ix.netcom.com>

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1 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Bíblia de Neon  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,045, 3 May 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,274, 21 April 1996
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2.35 : 1
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In an interview with "Time Out Film", Terence Davies said about this film, "[It] doesn't work, and that's entirely my fault. The only thing I can say is that it's a transition work. And I couldn't have done The House of Mirth (2000) without it." See more »

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David, aged 15: If you were different from anybody else in town, you had to get out. They used to say in school, "you have to think for yourself," but you couldn't do that in town. You have to think what your father thought and that was what everybody thought.
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References Mildred Pierce (1945) See more »

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Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)
Written by J.R. Shannon
Performed by Diana Scarwid
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Waste of light sensitive film
13 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

I am sure somebody meant to convey _some_ meaning in this one, and if you have the patience of mountains to last through it (and through all those lengthy shots of drying bedsheets - I'm not kidding!) you will have the better of me. Even if you wasted good money on the ticket, don't lose twice and waste your time. Watch a pebble, try to understand the import it carries..


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