Salesman [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Salesman [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Salesman [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Salesman [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

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Overview

"One of the most well respected of the cinema verite documentaries of the 1960's, this non-fiction film follows a group of real-life Bible salesmen for the Mid-American Bible Company as they ply their wares. The central figure in the film is Irish-American Paul Brennan, a 56-year-old of great wit who traipses door to door in an effort to sell the good book to Catholic housewives who really can't afford to buy but don't want to appear rude to a Church-sanctioned representative. The documentary, a collaboration by the Maysles brothers, also follows Brennan as he shares war stories with fellow Bible peddlers and attends management and sales meetings. The Maysles' next film was their classic documentary of the Rolling Stones fateful 1969 tour, Gimme Shelter (1970)."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/10/2020
UPC: 0715515241014
Original Release: 1969
Rating: G
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Language: English
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 15,660

Special Features

Audio commentary from 2001 featuring directors Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin; New appreciation of the film by actor Bill Hader; "Globesman," a 2016 episode of the television series Documentary Now! that parodies the film, starring Hader and Fred Armisen; Television interview from 1968 with directors David and Albert Maysles, conducted by critic Jack Kroll; Audio excerpt from a 2000 episode of NPR's Weekend Edition profiling James Baker, one of the salesmen featured in the film; Trailer; SDH subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jamie Baker Actor

Technical Credits
Charlotte Zwerin Director,Producer,Director
David Maysles Director,Director,Producer,Producer
Dick Vorisek Sound/Sound Designer
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