The Dead

New York: Vestron Pictures, 1987. Original program, printed in the US, for the 1987 British-American-Irish film. These programs saw popularity beginning in the 1960s and continued to be produced until the 1980s, and the ever-growing VHS market, with a particularly high distribution in Asian countries. This example features several full-color pages, on-the-set images, and biographies of the cast and crew, as well as a large image and brief biography of James Joyce.

Based on Joyce's 1914 short-story collection, "Dubliners," with "The Dead" being the final story of the collection. Gabriel Conroy (McCann), a university professor, arrives late to a party with his wife, Gretta (Anjelica Huston). Throughout the evening, Gabriel is confronted by not only the party's guests, but his own epiphanies concerning his own status, his wife's past, and the lives of dead relatives.

Director Huston's final film. His son, Tony, the film's screenwriter, was nominated for an Academy Award, as was the costume designer, Dorothy Jeakins.

9 x 12 inches, saddle-stapled, 14 leaves, color illustrated wrappers. Light bump to one corner, else Near Fine.

[Book #138463]

Price: $75.00