The Neon Bible


1h 32m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Deep in the night, a solitary train winds its way through the dark countryside. Riding in one of the compartments is a sad-eyed sixteen year old boy, David. As he peers out through a window into the blackness, David begins to see images of his own life, fragments of the past. So begins this lyrical

Film Details

Also Known As
La Biblia de Neon, Neon Bible
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Channel 4; Channel Four Television; European Script Fund; Film4 Productions; Film4 Productions; Miramax International; Scala Productions
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing; Fox Lorber Home Video; Strand Releasing
Location
Madison, Georgia, USA; Crawfordville, Georgia, USA; Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

Deep in the night, a solitary train winds its way through the dark countryside. Riding in one of the compartments is a sad-eyed sixteen year old boy, David. As he peers out through a window into the blackness, David begins to see images of his own life, fragments of the past. So begins this lyrical story of a young boy growing up in a small Southern Bible Belt town in the 1940s with his father whose self-esteem has been destroyed since losing his factory job, and his overly sensitive mother. The arrival of Aunt Mae, a flamboyant and rather risque nightclub singer, has a lasting and significant effect on David's life.

Crew

Robert Ballentine

Driver

Gary Bannister

Dresser

Joseph F Beeco

Carpenter

Jere Beery

Special Effects Technician

Melanie Bell

Production Coordinator

Dwight Benjamin-creel

Propmaster

Amy Blanc

Script Supervisor

Mikail Boutchine

Stills Photographer

Wendy Broom

Producer'S Assistant

Robin Brown

Camera Operator

Tulio Brunt

Assistant Editor

Jerry Carter

Driver

Thomas Pete Cellis

Dresser

Emma Chapman

Publicist (London)

Joe Connolly

Assistant Propmaster

Mick Coulter

Director Of Photography

Christopher Crescitelli

Assistant Production Coordinator

Chad Darnell

Casting Assistant

Terence Davies

Screenwriter

Cas Donovan

1st Assistant Director

Alberto Dorlinguez

Song Composer ("Perfidia")

Chris Dreyer

Assistant Production Coordinator

Polly Duval

London Liaison

Antonin Dvorak

Song Composer ("Going Home")

Scott Edelson

Boom Operator

Daniel Decatur Emmett

Song Composer ("Dixie")

William Arms Fisher

Song Arranger ("Going Home")

Stephen Foster

Song Composer ("Hard Times Come Again No More")

George Gershwin

Song Composer ("How Long Has This Been Goin' On")

Ira Gershwin

Song Composer ("How Long Has This Been Goin' On")

Gail Goldsmith

Assistant (To Gena Rowlands)

Mack Gordon

Song Composer ("Chattanooga Choo Choo")

Rich Greenberg

2nd Assistant Director

Thomas Hampson

Song Performer ("Hard Times Come Again No More")

Jason Harrell

Carpenter

Lorenz Hart

Song Composer ("My Romance")

Kathy Heiner

Wardrobe Supervisor

Christopher Hobbs

Production Designer

Ann Fulton Holifield

Other

Monica Howe

Costume Designer

Ken Hudson

2nd Assistant Camera

April Janow

Accountant

Elizabeth Karlsen

Producer

Jonathan Karlsen

Location Manager

Alicia Kitsuse

Assistant Accountant

David Lee

Gaffer

Jerry Lee

Electrician

Robert Lockhart

Music Arranger; Musical Arranger

Bobby Mancuso

1st Assistant Camera

Lilene Mansell

Stand-In

Sean Marshal

Assistant (To Director)

Jane Marshall

Song Performer ("Oh Lord How Long")

Kenneth Mcgraw

Carpenter

Kristen Toscano Messina

Set Decorator

Philip Messina

Art Director

Glenn Miller

Song Performer ("Perfidia")

Alfred Newman

Song Composer ("David O Selznick Insignia Tune")

James H Pair

Grip

Rita Parillo

Hair Stylist

Cindy Parker

Transportation Coordinator

J Wayne Parker

Key Grip

J L Parker

Transportation Captain

Nik Powell

Executive Producer

Chris Rawlins

Dolly Grip

Robert Reed

Carpenter

Robert Reed

Carpenter

Charles Rees

Editor

Lisa S Reynolds

Special Effects Technician

Simon Reynolds

Other

Angie Riserbato

Construction Coordinator

Sarah Mays Roberts

Makeup Artist

Richard Rodgers

Song Composer ("My Romance")

Roy Rogers

Honeywagon Driver

Reid Rosefelt

Publicist (Dda) (New York)

Laura Rosenthal

Casting Director

Gena Rowlands

Song Performer ("How Long Has This Been Goin' On" "My Romance")

Tricia Sammon

Set Production Assistant

Diana Scarwid

Song Performer ("Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral")

Riko Schatke

Bestboy Grip

Amy Schmidt

2nd Assistant Director

J R Shannon

Song Composer ("Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral)

Larry C Shepard

Scenic Artist

Kent Smith

Construction Production Assistant

Lonnie Smith

Stunt Coordinator

Max Steiner

Song Composer ("Tara'S Theme")

S D Stevens

Driver

Sally Stevens

Singing Coach

Olivia Stewart

Producer

Cynthia Stillwell

Local Casting And Extras

Timothy Stone

Assistant Location Manager

Steve Sudge

Electrician

David Sutton

Other

Rick Sutton

Construction Labourer

Tracey Thornton

Wardrobe Assistant

John Kennedy Toole

Source Material (From Novel)

Thomas Gregory Varga

Sound Mixer

Renée Victor

Choreographer

Harry Warren

Song Composer ("Chattanooga Choo Choo")

Andrew Watts

Bestboy Electric

Victoria Westhead

Line Producer

John G Woodson

Assistant Editor (Us)

Stephen Woolley

Executive Producer

Noah Wuellner

Art Department Coordinator

Teresa M. Yarbrough

Production Manager

Film Details

Also Known As
La Biblia de Neon, Neon Bible
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Channel 4; Channel Four Television; European Script Fund; Film4 Productions; Film4 Productions; Miramax International; Scala Productions
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing; Fox Lorber Home Video; Strand Releasing
Location
Madison, Georgia, USA; Crawfordville, Georgia, USA; Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 1, 1996

Expanded Release in United States April 5, 1996

Released in United States on Video November 26, 1996

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States January 1996

Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 - October 15, 1995.

Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 5-21, 1996.

John Kennedy Toole wrote "The Neon Bible," his first novel, at the age of 16. He posthumously received the Pulitzer Prize for his second novel, "A Confederacy of Dunces."

Began shooting June 8, 1994.

Completed shooting July 23, 1994.

Cinemascope

Released in United States Spring March 1, 1996

Expanded Release in United States April 5, 1996

Released in United States on Video November 26, 1996

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (European Union Films from Cannes) October 19 - November 2, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 - October 15, 1995.)

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 5-21, 1996.)