Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2006
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Videos DVD REDS
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD DVD Reds
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Community Library of Castle Shannon DVD DVD Reds
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Monroeville Public Library Video DVD RED
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Few filmmakers other than Warren Beatty would have had the courage and vision to fashion an epic film from the life of famed American Communist John Reed (who is the only US citizen buried in the Kremlin). The film is an effort to humanize a political movement that has previously been depicted on screen in a series of unsubtle and prejudicial broad strokes. The film begins in 1915, when Reed (Beatty) makes the acquaintance of married Portland journalist Louise Bryant (Diane Keaton). So persuasive is Reed's point of view--and so charismatic is Reed himself-- that Bryant kicks over the traces and joins Reed and his fellow radicals. Among the famous personages depicted herein are Emma Goldman (Maureen Stapleton), Eugene O'Neill (Jack Nicholson) and Max Eastman (Richard Herrmann). The second half of this nearly-200-minute film skims through the years when Reed, now a Russian resident, becomes disillusioned by the harsh realities of Bolshevism. Despite the celebrity line-up of real-life "witnesses" to the events depicted in the film (ranging from novelist Henry Miller to comedian George Jessel!), historians took Reds to task for its oversimplification of events and its laundering of the notoriously promiscuous Louise Bryant. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Reed, John, -- 1887-1920 -- Drama.
Bryant, Louise, -- 1885-1936 -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Feature films.
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Hollywood, Calif. :Paramount,2006
Edition 25th anniversary ed., widescreen.
Contributors Beatty, Warren, 1937-
Griffiths, Trevor R.
Relph, Simon, 1940-
Allen, Dede.
Keaton, Diane.
Herrmann, Edward, 1943-2014.
Kosinski, Jerzy, 1933-1991.
Nicholson, Jack.
Sorvino, Paul.
Stapleton, Maureen.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Participants/Performers Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski, Jack Nicholson, Paul Sorvino, Maureen Stapleton.
Other Contributors Music by Stephen Sondheim ; production design, Richard Sylbert ; photography by Vittorio Storaro ; edited by Dede Allen and Craig McKay.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
Language English
In English and French with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.
Special features include: Witness to Reds; DVD trailer.
System Details DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital mono.
Description 2 videodiscs (195 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 079218050X
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