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The Sound and the Fury (2014)

TV-MA | | Drama | 23 October 2015 (USA)
A look at the trials and tribulations of the Compson family, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.

Director:

James Franco

Writers:

William Faulkner (novel), Matt Rager (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Benjy Compson
Tim Blake Nelson ... Father
Scott Haze ... Jason Compson IV
Loretta Devine ... Dilsey
Ahna O'Reilly ... Caddy Compson
Joey King ... Miss Quentin
Jacob Loeb ... Quentin Compson
Janet Jones ... Caroline Bascomb Compson
Dwight Henry ... Roskus
Logan Marshall-Green ... Dalton Ames
Jim Parrack ... Herbert Ames
Kylen Davis ... Luster
Brady Permenter ... Young Quentin Compson
Stella Allen ... Young Caddy Compson
Cody Farr Cody Farr ... Young Jason Compson
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The lives and passions of the Compsons, a once proud Southern family caught in a tragic spiral of loss and misfortune. Based on the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner - considered among the 20th century's greatest works - "The Sound and The Fury" encapsulates the universal themes of social injustice, forbidden love and the death of honor. Written by Anon

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'urlo e il furore See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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James Franco teaches film classes at New York University. See more »

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Referenced in Showreel: Ol' MacDonald Had a Show (2013) See more »

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Gripping
8 January 2017 | by dede34-1See all my reviews

I watched this movie today in a blizzard mainly because it was a classic novel and because James Franco was in it. I never read it so I had no idea what I was in for. Right from the beginning I had a feeling of doom looming over this family. While I will admit it was very confusing there was an undercurrent that consistently led me to believe something terrible was about to happen. The score of the film took one even deeper into this morose feeling. When it was over I actually felt ill and had a raging headache. Now I must read this novel. I feel this alone makes this film earn a ten star rating.

I feel Mr Franco was successful in allowing you to peer into the subconscious of the characters and let your mind fill in the fine details. I suppose this is the way it was written. This film took me someplace I did not want to be but I could not turn away. I found it fascinating and am looking forward to reading the book.


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