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Title Mala noche = Bad night : if you fuck with the bull you get the horn / Janus films ; from the story by Walt Curtis ; screenplay, Gus Van Sant ; produced by Gus Van Sant ; directed by Gus Van Sant.

Publication Info. [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Media Room  DVD MALA    Check Shelf
Edition Second printing.
Description 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (12 pages : black and white illustrations ; 19 cm)
Physical Medium plastic rdamat
4 3/4 in.
Description digital rdatr
optical rdarm
mono sound
Dolby digital
laser optical NTSC
video file
DVD video
region 1
Series The Criterion Collection ; 407
Criterion collection ; 407.
Note Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1985.
Contents Logos/Opening credits -- Johnny -- Roberto -- From Mexico -- "No visitors!" -- "Más lento" -- "Poor boys never win" -- Ten-dollar camera -- Running from the law -- Car ride -- Just another fantasy -- Left behind -- Few extra dollars -- Fever dreams -- Any work? -- "Certain aggressive acts" -- Driving lesson -- No imagination -- "El loco Papas" -- Johnny's return -- End credits -- Color bars.
Credits Photography, John Campbell ; sound, Pat Baum ; musical score by Creighton Lindsay.
Cast Tim Streeter (Walt), Doug Cooeyate (Johnny), Ray Monge (Roberto 'Pepper'), Nyla McCarthy (Betty), Sam Downey (Hotel clerk), Bob Pitchlynn (Drunk man), Eric Pedersen (Policeman), Marty Christiansen (Bar friend), George Connor (Featured wino), Don Chambers (Don), Walt Curtis (George).
Summary The French call it amour fou. Van Sant called it "Death in Venice on Skid Row." Based on an autobiographical story by maverick writer Walt Curtis, set in the seamy backstreets of Portland, Oregon, the film is about Walt, Johnny, and Pepper. Walt is a liquor-store clerk and aspiring writer, Johnny and Pepper are illegal Mexican immigrants. Walt pines for Johnny, who keeps him at arm's length, while Pepper eventually proves not so picky. Walt is a kind of low-rent sugar daddy for the boys, who have come for the American dream. Walt gets more trouble than he bargained for, just one consequence of trying to make pets of creatures that bite
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; full screen presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1; new restored high-definition digital transfer.
Language In English and Spanish with English subtitles; optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Gay men. (OCoLC)fst00939117
Undocumented Immigrants. (DNLM)D000069756
Noncitizens. (OCoLC)fst00967153
Genre/Form Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Film adaptations. (OCoLC)fst01710491
Subject Homosexuality. (OCoLC)fst00959755
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Subject Male friendship -- Drama.
Oregon -- Portland. (OCoLC)fst01204325
Male friendship. (OCoLC)fst01006633
Curtis, Walt -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Subject Noncitizens -- Drama.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Romance -- Feature.
Film adaptations.
Subject Illegal immigration -- Drama.
Gay men -- Drama.
Curtis, Walt. (OCoLC)fst00117412
Portland (Or.) -- Drama.
Local Subject Undocumented immigration -- Drama.
Subject Homosexuality -- Drama.
Genre/Form Gay films. (OCoLC)fst02000484
Added Author Campbell, John (John J.), director of photography.
Cooeyate, Doug, actor.
Lindsay, Creighton, composer (expression)
Monge, Ray, actor.
Streeter, Tim, actor.
Van Sant, Gus, screenwriter, film director, film producer.
Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Curtis, Walt. Mala Noche.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Janus Films, film distributor.
Note Title on disc label and container: Gus Van Sant's Mala noche
ISBN 1934121916
Standard No. 715515026123
Music No. CC1715D Criterion Collection
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