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‘Shirley: Visions of Reality’ [Montage Pictures] on Blu-ray & DVD March 19, 2018

Austrian filmmaker, architect and experimental artist Gustav Deutsch reproduces 13 of American painter Edward Hopper’s oil paintings on film in Shirley: Visions of Reality, connecting them through the fictitious story of a red-haired New York actress through the years 1931-63. Shirley’s reflective and contemplative inner monologues cover her involvement in three decades of political, social and cultural upheaval that changed a country and its people forever. Pearl Harbour and WWII, the atomic bomb and the “conquest of space”, McCarthyism and the Cold War, the assassination of JFK and the start of the Vietnam War, Billie Holiday and the Southern blues, Elvis Presley and rock n’ roll, and finally Martin Luther King and the March on Washington. Presented as a series of nearly static tableaux’s, with stunning cinematography from Jerzy Palacz, Shirley: Visions of Reality is an experimental tour-de-force. 

 

Thirteen works by popular American painter Edward Hopper spring to life in this experimental Austrian tour-de-force!

 

PRESS:

“An impressive cinematic recreation of images and moods” – Hollywood Reporter

“The chief pleasures are to be found in its exacting visual fidelity to Hopper’s work, with Deutsch’s own production design and D.P. Jerzy Palacz’s artfully calibrated lighting schemes photographically re-creating the slurred precision of his brushstrokes and the hushed primary hues of his palette.” – Variety

“une révélation” Film de Cult

DUAL FORMAT FEATURES:

  • Stunning 1080p presentation (On the Blu-ray), with a progressive encode on the DVD
  • Trailer
  • Optional English subtitles

DETAILS:

 

Label: Montage Pictures

Title| SHIRLEY: VISIONS OF REALITY Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition

Starring| STEPHANIE CUMMING | CHRISTOPH BACH | FLORENTIN GROLL

Director| GUSTAV DEUTSCH

Dual Format Cat. No.| MON70279

Dual Format Barcode| 5060000702798

Dual Format RRP| £12.99

Release Date| 19 March 2018

Certificate| PG (TBC)

Run Time| 92 minutes

OAR| 1:85:1

Picture| Colour

Genre| Drama

Year| 2013

Country| Austria

Language| English

Subtitles| English (Optional)

 

Shirley: Visions of Reality is released on

Blu-ray & DVD March 19, 2018

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Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

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