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Not Wanted (DVD)

Directed by : Ida Lupino, Elmer Clifton
Available Date : 09/24/2019
Release Year : 1949
Running Time : 91
UPC : 738329232696
Country : U.S.
Language: English
Subject : Women Filmmakers
Genre : Drama
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In 1948, screen actress Ida Lupino left Warner Bros. to co-found The Filmakers, an independent production company conceived as an alternative to the dominant aesthetics of Hollywood. With the low-key, intimate Not Wanted, Lupino tackled the "taboo" topic of out-of-wedlock pregnancy, immediately venturing into terrain where big-budget mainstream films feared to tread.

In many ways this extraordinary first directorial effort, while uncredited, already bears the stamp of Lupino's unique vision: the empathy felt for the lead character (Sally Forrest as the dazed, traumatized young waitress thrust into the world of unwed motherhood), the hallucinatory moments (note the  subjective camerawork of the childbirth sequence), and the deft location shooting (as Forrest wanders through the bus stations and boarding houses of small-town America).

Product Extras :

Audio Commentary by Barbara Scharres, Director of Programming at Gene Siskel Film Center with Filmmaker/Historian Greg Ford


Publish Date : 2019-08-27
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  • Ida Lupino - Director
  • Elmer Clifton - Director
  • Sally Forrest - Actor
  • Keefe Brasselle - Actor
  • Leo Penn - Actor
  • Dorothy Adams - Actor
  • Wheaton Chambers - Actor

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