Osage county is a movie from the weinstein company. Osage county dvd and bluray release date, trailer, movie poster and movie stats. Osage county acting edition for theater productions. Osage county, a story of secrets and family dysfunction. Tracy letts adapted his pulitzer prize and tonywinning play, august. In the play, the first line of the prologue is revelatory. Meryl streep, julia roberts, chris cooper, ewan mcgregor, margo martindale, john wells. Osage county falls into an uncanny valley between melodrama and camp, failing to achieve either heights of operatic feeling or flights of knowing parody. For a dialogueheavy film with maybe 10 seconds of actual physical aggression, august.
Now a major motion picture a tremendous achievement in american playwriting. One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent history, august. An astounding ensemble cast meryl streep, sam shepard, julia roberts and juliette lewis star in this adaptation of tracy letts pulitzer prizewinning pl. Osage county 20 the death and funeral of their father brings three sisters to the home of their mother, violet meryl streep, an acidtongued, pillpopping cancer patient. The play premiered at the steppenwolf theatre in chicago on june 28, 2007, and closed on august 26, 2007. Shot here in oklahoma and based on the pulitzer prize winning play by tulsa native tracy letts, lots of people. While the thought of watching characters insult each other, scream, and reveal longburied secrets may be anathema to some, for others especially those with an ear for tracy letts particular brand of rhythmic dialogue and twisted familial relations john wells adaptation of august. It had its broadway debut at the imperial theater on december 4, 2007, and the production transferred to the music box theatre on april 29, 2008.
With meryl streep, dermot mulroney, julia roberts, juliette lewis. It was also released on january 1, 2014, in australia. Sometimes theatrical plays dont translate well onto the screen. Killers of the flower moon is a fascinating account of a shameful period in north americas history. A look at the lives of the strongwilled women of the weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
When the patriarch of the weston clan disappears one hot summer night, the family reunites at the oklahoma homestead, where longheld secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed. Osage county can be heard echoes of other classic dramas about the strangling grip of blood ties from eugene oneills long days journey into night to sam shepard. It had its broadway debut at the imperial theater on december 4, 2007, and the production transferred to th e music box theat re on april 29, 2008. It is produced by george clooney, grant heslov, jean doumanian, and steve traxler the film stars an ensemble cast consisting of meryl streep, julia roberts, ewan mcgregor, chris cooper, abigail breslin, benedict cumberbatch. I suspect, based on my reading of the play i have not seen the production, that this might be the case with tracy letts pulitzer prizewinning play, august. Meryl streep heads a fine ensemble cast let down only by dowdy direction in this adaptation of tracy lettss play. It is a powerful, raw, emotive harrowing complex telling of a dark tawdry gutwrenching tale about a miserable family, who gather together for a funeral of their husband, father, brother and uncle. Osage county is a short story with no happy ending, which rather tends to the parable.
Osage hits close to home for writer tracy letts playwright tracy letts won the pulitzer prize for august. August quotes by tracy letts meet your next favorite book. Osage county so you can excel on your essay or test. A rambling country house outside pawhuska, oklahoma, sixty miles northwest of tulsa. Additions, renovations and repairs have essentially modernized the house until i972 or so, when all structural care ceased. Technically, the production is superb you can almost smell the books in the old. Osage county by tracy letts and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Osage county johnna mccarthy tracy letts wrote his award winning play, august. In the scorching heat of an oklahoma summer, the weston family has come together due to the disappearance of their patriarch, a worldclass poet and alcoholic.
The women in the weston family have a deep history of dysfunction that was sparked by their deeply disturbed mother. With resilient truth, letts shows how familial influences have both a positive and negative impact on an individuals mental, physical, and emotional health. This is the week of the long awaited release of the film, august. This study guide consists of approximately 49 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of august. Events follows one another till their exacerbation, finally leading to a real catharsis. Letts was born in tulsa, oklahoma to bestselling author billie letts, of where the heart is and the honk and holler opening soon fame, and the late college professor and actor dennis letts.
This is the densely plotted saga of the weston clan, who, with caustic wit, intense loyalty and savage betrayals, confront their personal demons, and each other, through drink, drugs, sexual misbehaviour and twisted entanglements. Osage county is a portrait of the dysfunctional american family at its finestand absolute worst. Osage county is a 20 american tragicomedy film directed by john wells. Osage county is a black comedy by american playwright tracy. Jazz on the screen is a reference work of filmographic information and does not point to digitized versions of the items described. When the osage start dying in suspicious circumstances, every effort is made to hamper investigations until the fledgling fbi steps in. There are many references and an extensive bibliography at the end. Osage county by tracy letts, 9781848420250, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Osage county, based on his own personal experience. Brilliant play, and the book itself was as good as new. August 2007 prologue a rambling country house outside pawhuska, oklahoma, sixty miles northwest of tulsa. Discussion of themes and motifs in tracy letts august. Book depository books with free delivery worldwide.
Osage county is the perfect cocktail, albeit one with a. A threeperson search party, including one family member, found uphams purse and id 10 days later near the. It was written by tracy letts and based on his pulitzer prizewinning eponymous play. Toronto tracy letts pulitzer and tonywinning play about the unique capacity for cruelty of the modern american family, august. August by tracy letts, 9781522609766, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. The play premiered at the steppenwolf theatre in chicago on june 28, 2007, and clos ed on augu st 26, 2007. More than a century old, the house was probably built by a clan of successful irish homesteaders. Book depository 5% off sitewide online citi world privileges.
Australie allemagne bresil canada chine espagne etatsunis inde italie japon. Osage county, is a fat juicy steak of a drama marinated in. Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. Osage county meryl streep is the cruel matriarch in this adaptation of the tracy letts play. Osage county premiered at the 20 toronto international film festival on september 9, 20, before its release in select cities on december 27, 20, followed by a wide release on january 10, 2014, in the united states. The library of congress may or may not own a copy of a particular film or. Osage county tcg edition by tracy letts, 9781559363303, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. If tracy lettss play, in a magnificent chicago steppenwolf production by anna d shapiro, arrives in.
Winner of the 2008 pulitzer prize for drama and the 2008 tony award for best new play. Osage county movie tiein by tracy letts, 9781559364669, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. It was the recipient of the 2008 pulitzer prize for drama. In it, a subterranean, yet burning, stream of irony puts a gleam of pure life on the dialogues. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of august osage county by tracy letts. Its not often i cannot put a book down, but this was so engrossing to me. Technically, the production is superb you can almost smell the books in the old house. Osage county, into the movie starring meryl streep and julia roberts which is sure to take home a bevy of further awards. Osage county tcg edition by tracy letts, 9781559364669, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Osage county is what oneill would be writing in 2007. Osage county tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strongwilled women of the weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the. Osage county talk the way we wish we could, and sometimes do, when some longsuppressed yearning or accusation wells up inside us torrents of words batter and.1065 1170 694 736 1219 1350 986 670 969 1095 1391 849 418 613 813 666 1656 741 1416 869 1372 1127 1281 164 231 1428 870 1608 582 399 1061 1645 985 1306 767 1188 9 857 100 586