We can't go home again

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Ray, Nicholas, 1911-1979, film director,
Ray, Susan, 1951- film director,
Anker, Steve, 1949- interviewee.
Araujo, Pamela Pritzker, interviewee.
Bamman, Jerry, interviewee.
[New York] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, 2012.
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[New York] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, 2012.
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (170 min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (17 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)


General Note
We can't go home again: Restored version of a film originally released in 1976.
General Note
Don't expect too much: Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
General Note
Bonus: extended interviews with Jim Jarmusch and Bernard Eisenschitz; Camera three-- profile of Nicholas Ray (CBS, 1973); Rushes from Ray's Marco ; About Marco-- interviews with Claudio Mazzatenta and Gerry Bamman ; "The janitor"--Nicholas Ray's episode from Wet dreams, a feature film produced by Max Fischer ; booklet featuring original artwork by Nicholas Ray, essays and archival photographs.
Creation/Production Credits
We can't go home again: Restoration produced by Susan Ray & The Nicholas Ray Foundation in collaboration with La Biennale Di Venezia ; restoration by EYE Film Institute Netherlands.
Creation/Production Credits
Don't expect too much: Photographer, Peter McCandless ; editor, Tom Haneke ; music, Tim Ray, Norman Zamcheck, Markus Depretto.
We can't go home again: Richie Bock, Tom Farrell, Nicholas Ray, Danny Fisher, Jill Gannon, Jane Heymann, Leslie Levinson, Stanley Liu, Luke Oberle, Phil Weisman.
Don't expect too much: Steve Anker, Pam Pritzker Araujo, Gerry Bamman, Richard Bock, Peer Bode, Charles Bornstein, Doug Cohen, Bernard Eisenschitz, Víctor Erice, Tom Farrell, Danny Fisher, Jane Heymann, Jim Jarmusch, Leslie Wynne Levinson, David Marc, Frank Mazzola, Myron Meisel, Walter Murch, Ken Ross, Phil Weisman, Helene Kaplan Wright, Nicholas Ray (archival footage).
We can't go home again: A complete restoration of legendary director Nicholas Ray's 1973 experimental masterpiece, made with his college students in upstate New York. It embodies Ray's approach to filmmaking as a communal way of life. The film records Ray's groundbreaking use of multiple image as a way of telling more than one story simultaneously, and of colorization as a way to heighten emotional expression. He called it a 'journalistic' film, one that shares the anthropologists' aim of recording the "history, progress, manners, morals, and mores of everyday life," at a critical moment in American history. Ray plays himself in the film, serving as mentor, friend, and reference point around whom the students' stories constellate.
Don't expect too much: "A new feature-length documentary by Nicholas Ray's wife Susan, investigates the making of We can't go home again and the complex relationships within Ray's life and art. Drawing on his archive of never-before-seen film, video, and stills, as well as new interviews with the film's original crew, directors Jim Jarmusch, Victor Erice, and others, Susan Ray provides a compelling and candid exploration of the last years of this revered American auteur"--Container.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 0, widescreen (1.33:1) and full screen (1.78:1), Dolby digital 2.0.
In English with optional English SDH subtitles.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ray, N., Ray, S., Anker, S., Araujo, P. P., Bamman, J., Bock, R., Bode, P., Bornstein, C., Cohen, D., Eisenschitz, B., Erice, V., Farrell, T., Fisher, D., Jarmusch, J., Levinson, L. W., Gannon, J., Heymann, J., Marc, D., Mazzola, F., Meisel, M., Murch, W., Ross, K., Weisman, P., & Wright, H. K. (2012). We can't go home again (Special double-disc set.). Oscilloscope Laboratories.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nicholas Ray et al.. 2012. We Can't Go Home Again. Oscilloscope Laboratories.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nicholas Ray et al.. We Can't Go Home Again Oscilloscope Laboratories, 2012.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ray, Nicholas, et al. We Can't Go Home Again Special double-disc set., Oscilloscope Laboratories, 2012.

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