Notes From Underground (DVD)
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“I am a sick man. ... I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man. I believe my liver is diseased.” With those terrifying words begin one of the masterpieces of world literature, now adopted for a groundbreaking cinematic experience by Gary Walkow, with Henry Czerny giving petrifying life to the central character of Fyodor Dostoevsky's “Notes From Underground.” Miserable, arrogant, and self-destructive, the narrator of Dostoevsky's pioneering psychological thriller in existential angst peels off one after another layer of an over-active imagination that like cancer is feeding on its own annihilation. This breathtaking cinematic adaptation of "Notes from Underground" gives it an uncanny visual space to breathe, multi-layered tunnels of time to exorcise its diabolic genius. (1995)
"RELENTLESSLY CORROSIVE" (Gary Dauphin - The Village Voice)
“AMBITIOUS AND UNCOMPROMISING.” (Kevin Thomas - Los Angeles Times)
Full-length commentary with Gary Walkow and Henry Czerny • Full-length audio commentary by Professor Joseph Frank (Princeton University) • Lecture commentary with slide imagery by Professor Joseph Frank • Critical Essay by Professor Deborah Martinsen (Columbia University) in Booklet, DVD-ROM and PDF format • Photo Gallery • Weblinks.
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