Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

Director: Damien Chazelle Cast: Jason Palmer, Desiree Garcia, Sandha Khin

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For his feature debut, writer-director Damien Chazelle has fashioned a contemporary musical, shot in 16 mm black-and-white on the streets of Boston and New York. During the film's opening credits, we learn that Guy (professional musician Jason Palmer), a trumpet player, and Madeline (Desiree Garcia), a grad student looking for work, have broken up. The film then flashes back briefly to show how Guy's dalliance with Elena (Sandha Khin), an outgoing young woman he met on the subway, caused the breakup. The film follows Guy and Madeline as they try to make their way, post-breakup. Guy continues to play his gigs, though Elena doesn't seem quite as interested in his music as Madeline was. Madeline finds a job at the Summer Shack restaurant, pines for Guy, but eventually decides to leave Boston for New York. Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench features music by Justin Hurwitz and a score recorded by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra. Chazelle, who is also a jazz drummer (he appears briefly in the film), originally made the film as a short for his senior thesis at Harvard, where he studied under documentary filmmaker Robb Moss. Chazelle and his cast and crew worked on the film for three years, as financing permitted, to expand it into a feature. Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench had its world premiere at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, where it was shown in the Discovery section.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/2011
UPC: 0881164000361
Original Release: 2009
Source: Cinema Guild
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 41,088

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Director Damien Chazelle and Composer Justin Hurwitz; ; Deleted Scenes; Behind-The-Scenes Featurette; Making A Song Featurette; Theatrical Trailer; Essays By Film Critic Amy Taubin

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Palmer Guy
Desiree Garcia Madeline
Sandha Khin Elena
Frank Garvin Frank
Andre Hayward Andre
Alma Prelec Alma
Bernard Chazelle Paul
Eli Gerstenlauer Eli
Keith Gross-Hill Keith
Jerry Quinn Jerry
Moreen McCarthy Maureen
Willie Rodriguez Willie
Zerek Palmer Zerek
Beverly Palmer Guy's Mom
Sharee Palmer Guy's Sister
T.J. Palmer Guy's Brother
Joe Della Penna Pianist
Vera Meyer Glass Harmonica Player
Kelly Kaleta Dancer at Party
Vanessa Pope Girl at Party
Kevin Harris Kevin
Elizabeth Tingue Sophie
Gonzalo Digenio John
Eddie Wakes Eddie
Karen Adelman Karen
Suzanne Bouffard Dancer at Summer Shack
Kelly Burk Dancer at Summer Shack
Carolyn Glicklich Dancer at Summer Shack
Chris Rowse Dancer at Summer Shack

Technical Credits
Damien Chazelle Director,Cinematographer,Editor,Screenwriter
Mihai Dinulescu Producer
Justin Hurwitz Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
J. Mark Inman Executive Producer
Kelly Kaleta Choreography
Evangelo Koehler Associate Producer
Arleen McGlade Executive Producer
Jasmine McGlade Producer
W.A.W. Parker Editor
Richard Ruiz Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
1. Overture [:10]
2. "Cincinnati" [3:00]
3. A Subway Romance [4:23]
4. Post-Breakup [3:44]
5. "Love In The Fall" [6:17]
6. "It Happened At Dawn" [5:12]
7. Guy And Elena [5:12]
8. Madeline On Her Own [7:10]
9. The Family Comes To Town [5:29]
10. Wake-Up Call [3:42]
11. Elena And Frank [5:22]
12. Remembering "Cincinnati" [7:31]
13. "This Guy Came By The House..." [4:34]
14. "Boy In The Park" [2:46]
15. Crossing Paths [4:58]
16. The Final Solo [2:28]
17. Closing Credits [7:19]

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