As I Lay DyingDVD - 2013
From Library Staff
Franco writes and directs (and probably does everything else, knowing him) in this artsy adaptation of the William Faulkner novel. It's a novel thought impossible to film. Did he do a good job? I appreciate the effort, and seeing Franco expand himself as an artist.
From the critics
QuotesAdd a Quote
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr
Anse (to his family, on their wagon, transporting his wife's coffin for burial): "...It's a hard country on a man... No way, in this simple world, can a honest, hard-workin' man profit... It takes them that run the stores, in the towns doin' no's well, doin' NO'S WELL... livin' off them that sweats... It ain't the hard-workin' man -- the farmer... Sometimes I wonder why I keep at it... It because there's a re-ward for us above. Well, they can't take it, they autos and such... Everyone will be equal, then. And it will be taken from them that have and given to them that have not by The Lord. But it seems like a long way..."
Darl Bundren (voiceover): "The dark current runs... talks up to us in a murmur... becoming ceaseless and myriad... Fading swirls move along the surface for an instant... silent and permanent; profoundly significant as though somethin' just beneath the surface... huge, and alive... is waked for a moment..."
SummaryAdd a Summary
From William Faulkner's novel comes this very serious and experimental film by James Franco. Details the death of the matriarch in a family and their efforts to move her body a great distance by wagon for burial. Told by the family in narratives, it was a difficult book and a difficult movie.
Sexual Content: Really the sex scene was a rape scene so anyone that has suffered trauma from being taken advantage of sexually and especially by authority figures that are supposed to aid citizens should proceed with caution or avoid altogether
AgeAdd Age Suitability
There are no ages for this title yet.