Smooth Talk Blu-ray
Criterion | 1985 | 91 min | Not rated | Feb 23, 2021
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: LPCM Mono
Single disc (1 BD-50)
Smooth Talk (1985)
Connie Wyatt is a teenager who spends her summer days moping around the house and exploring her sexuality in the Northern California suburbs. But the thrills and innocence of youth are forever shaded by the predatory behavior of an older man named Arnold Friend whom she encounters at a drive-in.
Director: Joyce Chopra
Starring: Treat Williams, Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place, Levon Helm, Elizabeth Berridge, William Ragsdale
Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM, supervised by director Joyce Chopra, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Conversation among Chopra, author Joyce Carol Oates, and actor Laura Dern from the 2020 New York Film Festival, moderated by TCM host Alicia Malone
- New interview with Chopra
- New interview with production designer David Wasco
- KPFK Pacifica Radio interview with Chopra from 1985
- Joyce at 34 (1972), Girls at 12 (1975), and Clorae and Albie (1976), three short films by Chopra
- Audio reading of the 1966 Life magazine article "The Pied Piper of Tucson," which inspired the short story by Oates
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- PLUS: An essay by poet Honor Moore, a 1986 New York Times article by Oates about the adaptation, and Oates's 1966 short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"
- AND MORE...