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Rebecca Miller (book)
Rebecca Miller (written by)
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Release Date:
28 March 2003 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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(29 articles)
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An Intimate Thread See more (68 total) »

Cast

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Kyra Sedgwick ... Delia Shunt

Parker Posey ... Greta Herskowitz

Fairuza Balk ... Paula

John Ventimiglia ... Narrator (voice)

Ron Leibman ... Avram Herskowitz

Wallace Shawn ... Mr. Gelb

David Warshofsky ... Kurt Wurtzle

Leo Fitzpatrick ... Mylert

Tim Guinee ... Lee

Patti D'Arbanville ... Celia

Ben Shenkman ... Max

Joel de la Fuente ... Thavi Matola (as Joel De La Fuente)

Marceline Hugot ... Pam

Brian Tarantina ... Pete Shunt

Seth Gilliam ... Vincent

Josh Philip Weinstein ... Oscar

Lou Taylor Pucci ... Kevin
Mara Hobel ... Fay

David Patrick Kelly ... Peter
Nick Cubbler ... John Wurtzle
Sarah Morf ... Claire Wurtzle
Laura Finelli ... Young Delia

Dean Strange ... The Tall Man
Michi Barall ... Felicia Wong

Tim Hopper ... Mr. Brown
Maria Elena Ramirez ... News Reporter

Christopher Fitzgerald ... Greg
Susan Blommaert ... Mrs. Toron
Angela Trento ... Lola Sanduli
Danielle Tagger ... Marla

Peter Galman ... Man in His 50's
Tony Osso ... Waiter
Monica Paszkiewicz ... Mimi

Quentin Mare ... Darius
Brian Bell ... Playwright
Kaluska Poventud ... Maroushka
Francis Akins ... Jesse
Bill Burns ... Court Steps Reporter
Jennifer Lent ... Young Fay
Lynne Anne Hart ... Mylert's Mother
Eileen Stancage ... Old Woman
Corinne Brownsell ... Dunkin Donuts Cashier
Eleanor Niel ... Girl on Swing
Stephi Licciardi ... Girl on Swing
Samantha Steiner ... Girl on Swing

Directed by
Rebecca Miller 
 
Writing credits
Rebecca Miller (book "Personal Velocity")

Rebecca Miller (written by)

Produced by
Alexis Alexanian .... producer
Brian Bell .... line producer
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
Jenny Schweitzer .... line producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
John Sloss .... executive producer
Lemore Syvan .... producer
Gary Winick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Rohatyn 
 
Cinematography by
Ellen Kuras 
 
Film Editing by
Sabine Hoffmann  (as Sabine Hoffman)
 
Casting by
Cindy Tolan 
 
Production Design by
Judy Becker 
 
Set Decoration by
Maus Drechsler 
Heather Loeffler 
 
Costume Design by
Marie Abma 
 
Makeup Department
Paul J. Mason .... special makeup effects artist (as Paul Mason)
Sanna Riley .... hair designer
Sanna Riley .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jake Abraham .... post-production supervisor
Gwen Bialic .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Brillman .... second assistant director
Carrie Fix .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jill Alexander .... property master
Andrew Cesana .... property intern
Nora Killoran .... property assistant
Laura Morton .... art department production assistant
Carl Paolino .... art department
Eric Siegelstein .... art department intern
 
Sound Department
Ryan Collison .... foley recordist
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Fondulas .... boom operator
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... sound editor
Giles Khan .... sound mixer
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... sound editor
Barry London .... sound mixer
Greg Robertson .... assistant location sound
Ira Spiegel .... sound effects editor
Brian Vancho .... foley walker
 
Stunts
Douglas Crosby .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hashim Al-Mashat .... electrician
Stuart Kaufman .... additional electrician
Paul Kaye .... best boy electric
Alison Kelly .... assistant camera
Scott Maher .... additional electrician
John C. Nadeau .... gaffer (as John Nadeau)
Toshiaki Ozawa .... additional camera operator
Toshiaki Ozawa .... additional photographer
Pascal Perich .... still photographer
Martina Radwan .... camera operator
Nico Ruderman .... grip/electric intern
Erin Wile .... still photographer
Ian Vollmer .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sherri Kohl Owles .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Rachel Biles .... assistant editor
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
John M. Davis .... music editor
Alex Steyermark .... executive music producer
 
Other crew
Aaron Brookner .... production assistant
Aram David .... production assistant
Kristen Dubberstein .... location assistant
Lisa Eisenhardt .... production assistant
Erin Heidenreich .... sales agent
Farrah Hersh .... assistant: Lemore Syvan
Jamie E. Hull .... key production assistant
Melissa Marr .... production operations: Blue Magic Pictures
Elias Jeremiah Moor .... assistant location manager
Tony Osso .... location manager
Angelique A. Pesce .... production coordinator
Justin Ritson .... set production assistant
Melissa Rubin .... production assistant
Avigail Schotz .... assistant: Rebecca Miller
Deb Szczepkowski .... production assistant
Mandy Tagger .... production associate
Vanessa Tolino .... production assistant
Hope Walter .... production assistant
Wendy L. York .... script supervisor (as Wendy York)
Scott Challgren .... legal assistant (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Personal Velocity" - USA (short title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for brief violence, some strong sexuality and language
Runtime:
86 min
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Greta Herskowitz:How could he still love me? If he does, it's because he doesn't know me. I'm rotten with ambition, a lusty little troll, the kind of demon you'd find at the bottom floor of hell pulling fingernails off the loansharks.See more »
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »

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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
An Intimate Thread, 10 May 2002
Author: uberchick from New York, NY

I saw this film tonight at the First Annual Tribeca Film Festival and understood its success at Sundance. In short, this film is about the awakening of three different women in very different lives and circle around a news report of a shooting in Manhattan and an ensuing car accident. With the telling of each woman's tale, Miller uses a brilliant 'degree of relation' to the accident in order to develop an engaging and powerful film.

Delia casually watches the news report of the accident while waiting for the cook to bring up her next order in a small-town diner in upstate New York. Though the audience does not see a particularly unusual response that she has to it, we can imagine that her difficult circumstances allow her to relate to it on a level of shared human suffering.

Greta, who's story is told in a series of flashbacks, watches it on the morning news minutes before she has her epiphany about her failing marriage and the new turn that her life is taking as a prominent editor for a large Manhattan publishing house. Because it is the only scene in her story that takes place in the present time, the audience is left to wonder what sort of pivotal role the news report has played in her epiphany.

Finally, Paula's story brings the accident close to home as she is a witness to it. Her epiphany was a direct result of the accident since it was a near-death experience for her. She's not only shocked from the impact of it, but her struggle to explain it with cosmic signs allows her to transcend the accident and the events following it.

The performances were real, the direction was brilliant, and the common thread that ran through the intimate details of the women's awakenings flowed easily, despite the segmented telling of their tales. Miller's work in this film has inspired me to seek out her feature debut, _Angela_ as well.

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