The Wingo family is from South Carolina, they growing up in a house on a tidal plain. The oldest offspring, Lucas, largely acted as the protector for his younger twins siblings, Tom and Savannah, in light of their dysfunctional growing up, with their shrimper father, Henry, distant and abusive if/when he did pay them any attention, and their mother, Lila, while not doting on them most concerned about appearances and striving for social standing. Now in middle age, Savannah is a New York based poet, Tom, still living on the South Carolina coast outside of Charleston with his wife Sally and their own three doting daughters, taking a break from his high school teaching/football coaching job, while Lucas has long since died while still standing up for himself and his beliefs. Lila, divorced and now remarried with that wealth and social standing she so long desired, receives news that Savannah is in the hospital following her most recent suicide attempt. Not wanting to face the blame ...Written by
Barbra Streisand initially hired composer John Barry to score the film. Barry left the project because Streisand insisted that he move from New York to Los Angeles to work on the score, and Barry did not want to work with "someone constantly looking over my shoulder." Streisand hired James Newton Howard as the film's composer. Barry later retitled his "Prince of Tides theme as "Moviola," and released it on his 1992 album of the same name. See more »
When Tom and Susan are at the French restaurant, Tom is fiddling with his drink and between shots his fingers move back and forth between being around the glass and on the stem. See more »
You do have a sense of humor! I was beginning to think you had it surgically removed.
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Laserdisc version contains an alternate end credits sequence with Barbra Streisand's vocal performance of "Places That Belong To You" (which was replaced in the final film by new end title music by James Newton Howard after Streisand felt that to include the song would bring back the Dr. Lowenstein character and destroy the focal point of the story, which would be the Tom Wingo character). Also, alternate versions of the Tom and Susan affair scenes, and the following deleted scenes (presented in a separate supplementary section at the end of the film):
Tom remembering his late brother Luke;
Tom visiting Savannah in the hospital early in the film;
Written and Performed by Carl Perkins
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Book or film?...well they're both great!
I have to admit that although I'm a great great fan of Barbra Streisand (having seen all her films) I unfortunately hadn't before this month the chance to watch this particular film.
First of all there's always the problem what one wants; to read the book or watch the film but since I then didn't own the book I had to see the film and indeed it made a huge impression on my. The cinematography and casting is superb and now after having read the book I realize that although a lot is left out in the film it wouldn't have been possible to include all the details of the book in the film.
Although it's a typical "Hollywood" film it has a deep sense of beaty and tragedy and I do believe that the film includes the most essential parts of the book in its own right. Of course we don't for instance hear a bit about the great grandmother and her life, nor her biblical husbond and certain parts of the book are changed in the film.
However it's a film that makes sense; tragedy, love and the southern way mixed in a very particular way and that especially is what, from my point of view, makes the film great. It's not just a funny or boring one, it really has something to tell all of us.
I do also feel that it shows the southern way of life in a very true manner although it can be strange compared to other places in the US we really here get to see what the southern parts of US is all about.
Barbra Streisand also in this film, as in all other ones where she appaears, is great; that lady really has talent and she knows it! Being a fabolous singer and a fabolus actress at the same time is quite somethng so again...bravo Barbra you're one of the absolutely best actresses.
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