The Real McTeague: A Synthesis of Forms


60m 1993

Brief Synopsis

Robert Altman's perspective on Frank Norris' novel "McTeague," a turn-of-the-century tale of a simple dentist and his wife whose lives are destroyed by a bag of gold. Includes passages from the novel, read by Studs Terkel; scenes from composer William Bolcom's music-drama, a 1992 world premiere at L

Film Details

Also Known As
Great Performances (05/26/93), Real McTeague: A Synthesis of Forms
Release Date
1993

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

Robert Altman's perspective on Frank Norris' novel "McTeague," a turn-of-the-century tale of a simple dentist and his wife whose lives are destroyed by a bag of gold. Includes passages from the novel, read by Studs Terkel; scenes from composer William Bolcom's music-drama, a 1992 world premiere at Lyric Opera of Chicago; and clips from Erich von Stroheim's 1924 silent film, "Greed," another interpretation of Norris' book.

Crew

Roy D Alan

Camera

Robert Altman

Other

James Arntz

Writer

James Arntz

Executive Producer

Geoffrey Baer

Producer

Geoffrey Baer

Writer

Frank Barhydt

Line Producer

Andrew D Berg

Production Assistant

William Bolcom

Music

Elizabeth Buccheri

Music

Thomas Cinoman

Photography

Ken Clybor

Sound

Joe Coleman

Stage Manager

Glenn Dubose

Executive Producer

Stan Dufford

Makeup

Pat Dypold

Other

Lori Erwin

Titles

Jonathon Field

Assistant Director

Jim Gedwellas

Lighting Director

Jack Ginay

Segment Director

Elayne Goldstein

Producer

James Guthrie

Post-Production Sound

James Guthrie

Video

Barry Hochman

Audio

Roberta Hoeft

Production Assistant

David Horn

Producer

Timothy H Jackson

Camera

Timothy Jackson

Video

James Johnson

Other

John Kennamer

Sound

Yuri Kuper

Set Designer

Yuri Kuper

Scenery

Drew Landmesser

Technical Director

Gillian Lane-plescia

Dialogue Coach

Cal Langenberg

Camera

Betsy Henderson Larson

Production

James K Lindberg

Sound

Michael Loewenstein

Scenic Artist

Cynthia Malek

Production Coordinator

Jim Mancini

Sound

Jeannette Mariani

Costume Designer

Scott Marr

Other

June Mathis

Other

Bill Mcelwee

Construction

Rraymond O Meinke

Camera

Steven P Miller

Camera

Ned Mochel

Stunts

Philip Morehead

Music

Frank Norris

Source Material (From Novel)

John Oppy

Video

Donald Palumbo

Music

Marvin J Pienta

Stage Manager

Fawn Ring

Titles

Danny Roskuska

Lighting

Dennis Russell Davies

Music

Joe Sacramento

Other

Carol Sanders

Titles

Duane Schuler

Lighting

Barbara Shintani

Titles

Maurice Smith

Assistant

Tim Snell

Production Manager

Erich Von Stroheim

Other

David Tennenbaum

Assistant

Paul Thornton

Editor

Carlos J Tronshaw

Camera

Jac Venza

Executive Producer

Rex Allen Victor

Assistant

Rex Allen Victor

Lighting

Michael Vitali

Sound Designer

Arnold Weinstein

Other

Richard J Well

Technical Director

Wendy West

Production Assistant

Emmet Wilson

Camera

Ron Yergovich

Production Manager

Derrick Young

Technical Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Great Performances (05/26/93), Real McTeague: A Synthesis of Forms
Release Date
1993

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Quotes

Trivia