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The Diary of Anne Frank
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A diary discovered in the attic of an Amsterdam factory reveals the plight of a jewish refugee family that lived there in hiding for two years during the Nazi occupation.
George Stevens (Giant) directed this 1959 film adaptation of the hit play based on the writings of Anne Frank, the Jewish girl from Amsterdam who hid in an attic with her family and others during the Nazi occupation. As Anne, Millie Perkins is something of a milky eyed enigma and--in retrospect--too old for the part; but she is surrounded by an outstanding cast, including Joseph Schildkraut as Anne's patient father, Ed Wynn as a cranky dentist who moves into Anne's "room," and Shelley Winters as the loud Mrs. Van Daan. Stevens turns the many overlapping dramas of the caged characters into the foundation of Anne's growth as a young woman, ready for life and love just at the moment the dream comes to an end. Beautifully shot by cinematographer William C. Mellor, and written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett from their stage production. --Tom Keogh
- Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 4.25 x 1.25 inches; 4 Ounces
- Director : Frankie Glass, George Stevens
- Media Format : Anamorphic, Black & White, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
- Run time : 3 hours
- Release date : February 3, 2004
- Actors : Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer, Gusti Huber
- Dubbed: : French
- Subtitles: : English, Spanish
- Producers : Elizabeth Cook, Erika Schroeder
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
- Studio : 20th Century Fox
- ASIN : B0000DJZ8P
- Writers : Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frankie Glass, Anne Frank
- Number of discs : 1
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Ship the movie, but don't miss the book.
I will say that we had the same issue as some of the other viewers. The very beginning of the movie is black with music. I fast-forward and it started and didn't miss much.
There is also a commentary track by Stevens, Jr., and Millie Perkins.
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George Stevens' production is still my favourite and fortunately for Stevens' and the many fans of his work, he was over-ruled by the studio bosses to shoot the negatives in glorious Cinemascope instead of the standard format usually used for closely shot subjects. The Cinemascope format, as expected, has produced a prestine wide screen presentation. On my 50" plasma, the 3 hour film is beautifully displayed right across the screen with black bars top and bottom. Audio is crisp and well balanced providing 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio which does not spoil the feel of the film.
This beautiful blu ray presentation, with lots of extra interesting and insightful features has made the story of Anne Frank even more accessible and enlightening to new and old fans alike.