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Writers and editors from the New York Times discuss their unique approach to writing the obituaries of public figures.

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Bruce Weber ...
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William McDonald ...
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Margalit Fox ...
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William Grimes ...
Himself
Jack Kadden ...
Himself
Douglas Martin ...
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Jeff Roth ...
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Daniel Slotnik ...
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Paul Vitello ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Keepnews ...
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Dolores Morrison ...
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Jon Pareles ...
Himself
Earl Wilson ...
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Vanessa Gould ... (attached)

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Diana Barrett ... co-executive producer
Ann Blinkhorn ... co-executive producer
Pamela Tanner Boll ... executive producer
Caitlin Mae Burke ... producer
Barbara Dobkin ... co-executive producer
Geralyn White Dreyfous ... executive producer
Vanessa Gould ... producer
Nion McEvoy ... co-executive producer
Anne Milliken ... co-executive producer
Kenn Rabin ... co-producer / consulting producer
J. Ward Regan ... consulting producer
Sally Rosenthal ... consulting producer
Katrina vanden Heuvel ... co-executive producer
Josh Wick ... co-producer

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Joel Goodman ... composer

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Ben Wolf ... director of photography

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Kristin Bye

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Henry Carroll ... assistant editor
Will Cox ... colorist
Drew Kilgore ... on-line editor
Caitlin Tartaro ... digital intermediate coordinator

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Aina Lee ... makeup artist

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Mike Frank ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
David Hocs ... production sound recording
Annie Medlin ... sound effects editor
Arjun G. Sheth ... dialogue editor

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Destin Douglas ... gaffer
Jeff Holman ... gaffer
Rhiannon Hyde ... grip
Brian MacLean ... gaffer
Marshall Stief ... camera operator

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Andrew Roberts ... animator

Music Department

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Andrew DeWitt ... music producer
Joel Goodman ... orchestrator
Benjamin Krause ... composer: additional music / orchestrator
Patricia Shannahan ... music clearance

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Reid Antin ... production assistant
Sarah Baker ... production assistant
Adam Beasley ... legal services
Sarah Gittins ... production assistant
Sophie Nobler ... production assistant
Alex Panagakis ... publicist
Kenn Rabin ... archivist
Elizabeth Rosenkranz ... production assistant
Robert L. Seigel ... legal services
Kiara Walker ... clearance legal assistant

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Jan Benzel ... special thanks
Pamela Tanner Boll ... special thanks
Beth Rudin DeWoody ... special thanks
Steven Farneth ... special thanks
Jascha Hoffman ... special thanks
Paula Kirk ... special thanks
William McDonald ... special thanks
Dolores Morrison ... special thanks
Danielle Rhoades-Ha ... special thanks
Andrew Roberts ... special thanks
John Sloss ... special thanks
Linzee Troubh ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

How do you put a life into 500 words? Ask the staff obituary writers at the New York Times. OBIT is a first-ever glimpse into the daily rituals, joys and existential angst of the Times obit writers, as they chronicle life after death on the front lines of history.

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Taglines An inside look at life on the New York Times obituaries desk. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Elämäntehtävänä muistokirjoitukset (Finland)
  • Verdens bedste nekrologer (Denmark)
  • Nekrologer som livsuppgift (Finland, Swedish title)
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  • 93 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $16,185, 28 Apr 2017

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