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As I Lay Dying ()


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Based on the classic novel by William Faulkner, first published in 1930, "As I Lay Dying" is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her last wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.

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Cast

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Darl Bundren
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Anse Bundren
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Cash
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Dewey Dell
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Jewel
Brady Permenter ...
Vardaman Bundren
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Vernon Tull
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Addie Bundren
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Dr. Peabody
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Cora Tull (as Jennifer Howell)
Natalie Minton ...
Kate Tull
Anna Kooris ...
Eula Tull
Steve Nabors ...
Reverend Whitfield
John Still ...
Samson
Susan McMillin ...
Mrs. Samson
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Quick
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Mrs. Armstid (as Jessica Wilkinson)
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Armstid
Jim Ritchie ...
Uncle Billy
John Maxwell ...
Moseley
Billy Ray Reynolds ...
The Motsson Marshal
Kenny Cook ...
Grummet
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Gillespie
Dunlap Peeples IV ...
Mack Gillespie
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White Man on the Road
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Skeet McGowan
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Jody
Kevin Sweeney ...
McCallum
Kevin Broughton ...
Law Man #1
Greg Thomas ...
Pastor
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Young Addie
Cameron Spann ...
Lafe
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Young Whitfield
Emma Wynters ...
Mrs. Bundren (as Mary Henry)
J. Dale Hale ...
Man on Side of the Road
Robert Danton Bell ...
Lawman #2 (as Robert Bell)
O'Mari Johnson ...
Farmhand #1
Philip Allen ...
Farmhand #2
Harrison Dickens ...
Farmhand #3

Directed by

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James Franco

Written by

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William Faulkner ... (based on a novel by)
 
James Franco ... (screenplay)
 
Matt Rager ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Caroline Aragon ... producer
Lee Caplin ... producer
Boaz Davidson ... executive producer
Jay Davis ... executive producer
Kirk Michael Fellows ... line producer
Mark Gill ... executive producer
Vince Jolivette ... producer
Avi Lerner ... executive producer
Miles Levy ... producer
Heidi Jo Markel ... executive producer
Matthew O'Toole ... producer (as Matt O'Toole)
Lonnie Ramati ... co-executive producer
Trevor Short ... executive producer
John Thompson ... executive producer
Robert Van Norden ... producer (as Rob Van Norden)

Music by

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Tim O'Keefe

Cinematography by

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Christina Alexandra Voros ... (as Christina Voros)

Film Editing by

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Ian Olds

Editorial Department

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Jean-Paul DeMars ... conform editor / digital intermediate supervisor (as Jean-Paul DiMars)
Mike Dillard ... technical supervisor
Brian Hayashi ... post-production coordinator
Robert A. Haynes ... mastering
Eric M. Klein ... digital intermediate producer
Toby Martisius ... digital intermediate colorist
Joe Murphy ... consulting editor
Ryan Noto ... executive producer
Morgan Wajda-Levie ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Matthew Morgan

Production Design by

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Kristen Adams

Art Direction by

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Eric Morrell

Set Decoration by

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James Wiley Fowler

Costume Design by

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Caroline Eselin ... (as Caroline Eselin-Schaefer)

Makeup Department

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Kimberly Amacker ... key makeup artist
David Atherton ... department head makeup
Adam Gaeta ... department head hair
Jack Lazzaro ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Rashi DeStefano ... unit production manager
George Gale ... post-production supervisor
Todd Gilbert ... executive in charge of post-production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Caroline Aragon ... first assistant director / second unit director
Anne Marie Dentici ... second assistant director
Sarah Fleming ... additional second second assistant director
Jason Hively ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Wade Acuff ... greens
Joshua Bennett ... property assistant
Chris Crowson ... construction: backhoe operator
David Dill ... carpenter
Jaime Fernandez ... assistant property master
John Gathright ... on-set dresser
Bonnie Goodson ... scenic artist
Mary Goodson ... shopper
Kevin Haslob ... carpenter
Paige James ... art department intern
Vincent Kirkland ... art department intern
Jerel Levanway ... construction coordinator
Chris Meaders ... art department assistant
Nora Mendis ... art department supervisor
Zach Murphy ... carpenter
Caitlin O'Brien ... art department assistant
Alexis Payment ... set dresser
Paul Purser ... carpenter
Bill Rinehart ... carpenter
William R. Rinehart ... carpenter
Joel Salda ... property assistant
Zack Shisslak ... lead man
Rob Toombs ... graphic artist
Keith Wall ... property master

Sound Department

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Benjamin James Bradshaw ... foley mixer (as Ben Bradshaw)
Scott Brewster ... ADR mixer
Ryan Briley ... ADR editor
Paul Bruski ... ADR recordist
Robert Dehn ... sound studio manager
Chris Diebold ... sound effects editor
Kevin Froines ... assistant sound editor (as Kevin Friones)
Trevor Gates ... sound effects editor
Jason Gaya ... additional re-recording mixer (as Jason 'Frenchie' Gaya)
Bradley Harding ... assistant sound editor (as Brad Harding)
Angela Hemingway ... dialogue editor
Bill Higley ... ADR mixer
Steven Iba ... supervising sound editor
Richard Kitting ... sound mixer (as Richard 'Tricky' Kitting)
James Miller ... foley editor
Leah Putlek ... assistant sound editor
Juan Carlos Rodriguez ... boom operator (as Carlos Rodriguez)
Spencer Schwieterman ... additional re-recording mixer
Chris Terhune ... sound effects editor
Meredith Upton ... utility sound assistant
Vicki Vandegrift ... foley artist (as Vicki O'Reilly Vandergrift)
Nikolas Zasimczuk ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Jonathan Cappel ... special effects technician
Michael H. Clark ... special effects technician
Rusty Culotta ... special effects technician
Matthew A. Hahn ... special effects technician (as Matt Hahn)
Matthew Brady Harris ... special effects technician (as Matt Harris)
John Jarhead Gorman ... special effects foreman (as John 'Jarhead' Gorman)
Mik Kastner ... special effects technician
David Nash ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Elbert Irving IV ... visual effects coordinator: Wildfire VFX
Toby Martisius ... visual effects artist
Visherryl Morgan ... compositor
Caleb Owens ... compositor
Lauren Ritchie ... visual effects producer: Wildfire VFX
Dottie Starling ... visual effects supervisor: Wildfire VFX
David B. Wolgemuth II ... compositor (as David Wolgemuth)

Stunts

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Hunter Baxley ... utility stunts
Kevin Beard ... stunt coordinator (as Thomas Kevin Beard)
Gregg Brazzel ... fire safety / utility stunts
Chris Bryant ... utility stunts
Danny Cosmo ... fire safety / utility stunts
Andy Dylan ... stunt double: for Mr. Franco
Thirl Haston ... marine coordinator
Clint Lilley ... stunt double: for Mr. Parrack
Jason Owen ... stunt double: for Mr. Marshall-Green (as Jason M. Owen)
Matthew R. Staley ... utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Chris Aran ... b camera first assistant (as Christopher Aran)
Stratton Bailey ... key grip
Chris Cavanaugh ... b camera operator (as Christopher Cavanaugh)
Chad Dougherty ... gaffer
Sam Ellison ... a camera first assistant
Will Gottlieb ... best boy grip (as Will Gotlieb)
Brooke Jagneaux ... c camera first assistant
Lisa Long ... b camera second assistant
Dave Romero ... company grip (as David Romero)
Zach Rubin ... a camera second assistant
Len Stanga ... company electric
Kevin Stolpe ... best boy electric
Evan Stulc ... additional camera assistant
Guillermo Tuñon ... digital imaging technician
Daniel Vecchione ... c camera operator (as Danny Vecchione)
Andrew Voros ... grip
David Wagenaar ... electric
Alissa Whelan ... still photographer
Michael Williams ... additional camera assistant

Casting Department

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Alec Martin ... casting assistant
Matthew Morgan ... casting: Mississippi / extras casting
Dunlap Peeples IV ... casting assistant / extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mia Barranco ... costume: intern
Andree Fortier ... costume supervisor
Odessa Gordon ... seamstress
Dena Matranga ... key costumer
Julie-Anna Murphy ... costume assistant
Virginia Schreiber ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Spruce Derden ... additional location scout
Brian Hilburn ... assistant location manager
John A. Johnston ... location manager
Alfred Luckett ... locations assistant

Music Department

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Selena Arizanovic ... music supervisor
Rafael Attias ... guitar
Rob Flax ... violin
Tim O'Keefe ... synthesizer, piano, lapsteel
Rachel Rosenkrantz Riemer ... accordion / contrabass
Ryan Rooney ... guitar

Script and Continuity Department

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Dustin Bricker ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Randy Bailey ... driver
Randy Holmes ... driver
Ray Holmes ... driver
Grace LaRocca ... cast driver
Ray Nevin ... transportation captain

Additional Crew

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David Acosta ... production financing: City National Bank Entertainment Group
Gina Amador ... production accountant
Ken Beggs ... animal coordinator
Ellen Benton ... first assistant accountant
Valerie Blakey ... assistant production coordinator
Chris Bosarge ... stand-in for James Franco
Michelle l Boucher ... production assistant
Amanda Brown Bowman ... office production assistant
Domini Bradford ... craft service
Gregg Brilliant ... production notes
Bart Brunson ... wrangler
Joseph Neal Buckley ... office runner
Daniel Chavez ... distribution services
Rebekah Courpet ... contracts manager
Colt Covington ... additional set production assistant
Christine Crow ... development executive
Rose Curley ... assistant: to Mr. Jolivette
Annie Domingo ... accounting staff: Nu Image Inc
Denver Evans ... security
Rick Eyler ... business and legal affairs
Robbie Fisher ... key office production assistant
Sarah Fleming ... production assistant
Christine J. Forgo ... accounting staff: Nu Image Inc
Mark Fraley ... travel: For Travelers Only Travel Agency
John Fremes ... president: international sales and distribution
Heather D. Gaither ... first team production assistant
Christopher Garner ... production assistant
David Garrett ... legal: RBP
Eric Green ... vice president: worldwide marketing
Vickie Greenlee ... travel: For Travelers Only Travel Agency
Danny Greenstein ... EPK assistant
Jeffrey Greenstein ... vice president: international sales and distribution
Ceili Hale ... office intern
Robert A. Haynes ... quality control
Julia Hodes ... director: of client services
Marcin Janowski ... international marketing and publicity executive
Katiana Johnson ... office production assistant
Greg Jones ... production insurance
Hunter Jones ... production assistant
Iris Kizaki ... distribution assistant
Homa Kohan ... production assistant
Anna Kooris ... assistant: to Mr. Franco
Ashley Kravitz ... clearances coordinator: Cleared by Ashley, Inc
Grace LaRocca ... production assistant
Lee Lundren ... production assistant
Joan Mao ... development executive
Alec Martin ... office production assistant
Mark Micucci ... post production accountant
Dimiter D. Nikolov ... vice president: International business and legal affairs
Deanna Noccro ... production insurance (as Deanna Nocero)
Beth Bruckner O'Brien ... creative executive (as Beth Bruckner)
David B. Oliver ... production financing: City National Bank Entertainment Group
Rouslan Ovtcharoff ... EPK producer
Jason Owen ... wrangler: top
Stephanie Permenter ... studio teacher
Susan Pusateri ... assistant: to Mr. Thompson
Rashad Qasem ... distribution coordinator
Lonnie Ramati ... production business and legal affairs
Russ Riggins ... production financing
Gustavo Santana ... international sales: accounting
Imelda Santiago ... accounting staff: Nu Image Inc
Thomas Saunders ... head wrangler
Mike Schultz ... wrangler
Brian Seale ... set medic
Patricia Stanley ... accounting staff: Nu Image Inc
Beth Stapleton ... travel: Get Out The Map Travel Company
Ray Tamayo ... accounting staff: Nu Image Inc
Zacharty Taylor ... assistant craft service
Tanya Thanadpojanamart ... distribution services
Collin Warhaftig ... production coordinator
Julie Weisel ... accounting staff: Nu Image Inc
Bradley Weiss ... human resources
Douglas Wilson ... security
Dusty Wilson ... additional set production assistant
Trey Wilson ... production assistant
Adele Yoshioka ... vice president: international distribution
Jonathan Yunger ... assistant: Mr. Lerner

Thanks

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Dustin Cook ... special thanks
Jim Crews ... special thanks
Leon Davis ... special thanks: Canton MS Street Department (as Director Leon Davis)
Charlie Dixon ... special thanks: Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum
Ward Emling ... special thanks
Diana Foster ... special thanks
Jo Ann Gordon ... special thanks
Bill Grogan ... special thanks
Nolan Grogan ... special thanks
Andrew Hughes ... special thanks: Canton MS Fire Department (as Chief Andrew Hughes)
Kaye Lee ... special thanks
Vicki McNeil ... special thanks: Canton MS Police Department (as Chief Vickie McNeil)
Raymond McNulty ... special thanks: City of Jackson MS Fire Department (as Chief Raymond McNulty)
Mary Muninski ... special thanks
Tom Numbers ... special thanks
David Nutt ... special thanks
Kristie Nutt ... special thanks
Jana Padgett ... special thanks
Nina Parikh ... special thanks
Jimmy Pryor ... special thanks
Alex Resnikoff ... special thanks
Joe Riggin ... special thanks: Town of Learned MS (as Mayor Joe Riggin)
Bryan Scranage ... special thanks
Mark Snow ... special thanks: Canton MS Municipal Utilities
William Truly ... special thanks: City of Canton MS (as Mayor Dr. William Truly)
Gregg Waggoner ... special thanks: Leake County MS (as Sheriff Gregg Waggoner)
Jim Walker ... special thanks: Mississippi Department of Wildfire Fisheries and Parks
John Wallace ... special thanks: Canton MS Municipal Utilities
Alison C. Wroblewski ... special thanks (as Alison Crews)

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Storyline

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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Tandis que j'agonise (France)
  • El último deseo (Spain)
  • Καθώς ψυχορραγώ (Greece)
  • Na Minha Morte (Portugal)
  • Último Desejo (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Box Office

Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $7,143, 13 Oct 2013

Did You Know?

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Trivia The original book, upon which the movie is based, is told from the perspective of fifteen different characters over fifty-nine chapters. Split screens are used throughout much of the movie, and this is designed to reflect the different perspectives of the characters. See more »
Goofs Different actors play Lafe and McCallum. As Cleanth Brooks pointed out shortly after the novel was written, these two are the same person: Lafe McCallum. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Shall We Gather at the River? See more »
Quotes [first lines]
Addie Bundren: My father used to say that the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead for a long time.
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