The Ice Storm [DVD]

The Ice Storm [DVD]

DVD - 2008
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Thanksgiving 1973. The climate is changing, both politically and physically. As the Watergate scandal unfolds in the background, the inhabitants of a small Conneticut town begin to slip into an existentialist void. Social taboos are shattered on whims and the line between adult authority and juvenile irresponsibility is practically nonexistant. Focuses on the Hood and Carver families. Chronicles a brief period of rapid moral deterioration. Their actions - including adultery, sexual experimentation, drug use and petty crimes - become increasingly unpredictable and impulsive. Once the 'ice storm' hits, though, reality sinks in, and the severity of their situation becomes all to apparent.
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2008]
Edition: Director-approved special ed.
ISBN: 9781604650235
Branch Call Number: DVD Ice
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (113 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([15 p.] ; 18 cm.)
Alternative Title: Ice storm (Motion picture)

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When a self-centered husband's relationships with his wife and mistress grow cold, it takes a wife-swapping "key party" and a freak ice storm to clear the air and change their lives forever.

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johnmarkeberhart Oct 25, 2010

"The Ice Storm" is a more-than-able adaptation of Rick Moody's novel. Director Ang Lee and his crew shot the movie beautifully. The film also makes the main characters (or at least some of them) more likable. If you lived through the 1970s, you might experience some deja vu all over aga... Read More »


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johnmarkeberhart Oct 25, 2010

"The Ice Storm" is a more-than-able adaptation of Rick Moody's novel. Director Ang Lee and his crew shot the movie beautifully. The film also makes the main characters (or at least some of them) more likable. If you lived through the 1970s, you might experience some deja vu all over again. ;) If you didn't, I don't think you'll find a better document of those strange, turbulent times.

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