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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... See more »

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David, aged 15
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David, aged 10
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Mae Morgan
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Sarah
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Frank
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George
Aaron Frisch ...
Bruce
Charles Franzen ...
Tannoy Voice
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Bobbie Lee Taylor
Sherry Velvet ...
First Testifier
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Second Testifier
Ian Shearer ...
Billy Sunday Thompson
Joan Glover ...
Flora
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Woman
Tom Turbiville ...
Clyde
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Schoolmistress
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Reverend Watkins
Ken Fight ...
Schoolmaster
Dana Seltzer ...
Jo Lynne (as Dana Atwood)
Virgil Graham Hopkins ...
Mr. Williams
Ducan Stewart ...
Boy in Drugstore
J.T. Alessi ...
Boy in Drugstore
Duncan Stewart ...
Head Boy
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Miss Scover
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcus Batton ...
School Boy (uncredited)
Barry Hopkins ...
Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)

Directed by

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Terence Davies

Written by

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Terence Davies ... ()
 
John Kennedy Toole ... (novel)

Produced by

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Elizabeth Karlsen ... producer
Mike Lowrie ... co-executive producer
Nik Powell ... executive producer
Olivia Stewart ... producer
Victoria Westhead ... line producer
Stephen Woolley ... executive producer

Music by

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Robert Lockhart

Cinematography by

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Michael Coulter

Film Editing by

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Charles Rees

Editorial Department

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Tullio Brunt ... first assistant editor
Andrew Bullas ... assistant editor
Stephen Law ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Tom Mayclim ... negative cutting assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Laura Rosenthal

Production Design by

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Christopher Hobbs

Art Direction by

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Philip Messina

Set Decoration by

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Kristen Toscano Messina

Costume Design by

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Monica Howe

Makeup Department

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Shana Fruman ... additional hair stylist
Sarah Mays ... makeup department head
Rita Parillo ... dept. head hair

Production Management

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Stephen Law ... post-production supervisor
Teresa M. Yarbrough ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Cas Donovan ... first assistant director
Rich Greenberg ... second assistant director
Amy Schmidt ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Gary Bannister ... dresser
Dwight Benjamin-Creel ... property master
Steven Blutstein ... lead man
Joe Connolly ... assistant property master
Gerald D'Alesio ... dresser
V. Alice Nisbet ... on-set dresser (as Alice Nisbet)
Angela Riserbato ... construction coordinator (as Angie Riserbato)
David Sutton ... painter
Bill Johnson ... props: hanging bodies (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mick Boggis ... adr mixer
Graham Daniel ... re-recording mixer
Scott Edelson ... boom operator
Michael Harrowes ... assistant sound editor
Zane Hayward ... supervising sound editor
Keith Lowes ... dialogue editor
Ray Merrin ... re-recording mixer
Patrick O'Neill ... sound editor (as Pat O'Neill)
Thomas Varga ... sound mixer

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Mitchell Medford ... special effects assistant
Lisa Reynolds ... special effects

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Pete Hanson ... studio manager: CFC
Val Wardlaw ... digital artist
David Smith ... optical cameraman - Peerless Camera Co (uncredited)

Stunts

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Davis Bates ... stunt coordinator
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tadesse Bandiwesson ... camera technician
Mikhail Boutchine ... still photographer
Tom Bradley ... grip
Robin Brown ... camera operator
Ken Hudson ... second assistant camera
David Lee ... gaffer
Bobby Mancuso ... first assistant camera
James H. Pair III ... grip (as James H. Pair)
Jesse Wayne Parker ... key grip
Chris Rawlins Jr. ... dolly grip (as Chris Rawlins)
Riko Schatke ... best boy grip (as Riko R. Schatke)
Steve Sudge ... electrician
Andrew T. Watts ... best boy electric

Casting Department

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Chad Darnell ... extras casting assistant
Ali Farrell ... casting assistant
J. Cindy Hill ... extras casting assistant
Cynthia Stillwell ... extras casting (as Cynthia F. Stillwell)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kelly Brennan ... additional wardrobe
Tracy Thornton Coffie ... set costumer (as Tracy Thornton)
Zandra Harding ... cutter/fitter
Kathy Heiner ... wardrobe supervisor
Andrew Millians ... wardrobe assistant
Linda N. Robinson ... additional costumer

Location Management

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Timothy Stone ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Isobel Griffiths ... music contractor
Robert Lockhart ... arranger
Steve Parr ... music mixer

Transportation Department

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Stu Dodge ... driver: cast
Cindy Parker ... transportation coordinator
J.L. Parker ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Chris Allies ... title designer
Melanie Bell ... production coordinator
Amy A. Blanc ... script supervisor (as Amy Blanc)
Wendy Broom ... production coordinator
Steve Cainas ... production assistant
Christopher Crescitelli ... production coordinator (as Chris Dreyer)
Polly Duval ... assistant to executive producer
Victor Garber ... reader: "The Day is Done" by Longfellow
R. Edward Garrett ... stand-in
April A. Janow ... production accountant
Jérôme Jouneaux ... press attache: Cannes
Lilene Mansell ... dialect coach
John Morgan ... post-production accountant
Day Permuy ... production assistant
Senia Phillips ... animal trainer
Steven Reder ... production assistant
Reid Rosefelt ... unit publicist
Sally Stevens ... singing coach
Renee Victor ... choreographer

Thanks

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David Aukin ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Die Neonbibel (Germany)
  • La biblia de neón (Spain)
  • Memórias (Brazil)
  • Serenata alla luna (Italy)
  • Infanzia perduta (Italy)
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  • 91 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections References Gone with the Wind (1939). See more »
Soundtracks Oh Lord, How Long? See more »
Quotes 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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