Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene DVD

$24.99
Item #: WB2152
The documentary uses Graham Greene's own words from his books and recordings, as well as photographs and clips from his films, to reveal the life of one of the great writers of the twentieth century. Directed by Thomas P. O'Connor, the cast includes John Le Carre, psychologist Kay Jamison, critic David Lodge, Time correspondent Bernard Diederich, former CIA Inspector General ... More
See options for availability
Select Format:

Quantity:

The documentary uses Graham Greene's own words from his books and recordings, as well as photographs and clips from his films, to reveal the life of one of the great writers of the twentieth century. Directed by Thomas P. O'Connor, the cast includes John Le Carre, psychologist Kay Jamison, critic David Lodge, Time correspondent Bernard Diederich, former CIA Inspector General Fredrick Hitz, and Greene's daughter Caroline Bourget.

Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene

British actor Sir Derek Jacobi narrates this portrait of author Graham Greene: a British spy, doubting Catholic, and manic-depressive who wrote critically acclaimed best-sellers including The Quiet American, Brighton Rock, The End of the Affair and The Third Man.

Weaving Greene's novels and movies into the story of his life, Dangerous Edge reveals an extraordinary and enigmatic man who traveled the globe to escape the boredom of ordinary existence. After Greene's death in 1991, Paul Gray wrote in TIME Magazine, "No serious writer of the twentieth century has more thoroughly influenced the public imagination than Graham Greene." And his influence continues.

Featuring actor Bill Nighy as the voice of Greene. Other participants include novelists John Mortimer, John Le Carré and Shirley Hazzard, psychiatry expert Dr. Kay Jamison, former CIA operative and author Frederick Hitz, and Greene's daughter Caroline Bourget.

Producer: Thomas P. O'Connor, David C. Taylor
Production Year: 2013
Rating: TV-PG
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 66 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

7 Reviews
B
B B.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
08/25/21
Fantastic Biography
Review by B B. on 08/25/21 review stating Fantastic Biography
It is a great portrait.
T
Tom
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
08/25/21
A Little Closer, But...
Review by Tom on 08/25/21 review stating A Little Closer, But...
3.5 stars. Any attempt to describe and analyze Greenes long, complex life and work in 90 minutes is doomed. All one can hope is to grow a little nearer the man and perhaps enjoy a modest illumination of a title or two. This well-meant film does both, and very handsomely, in rare images and splendid multiple narrations. Ultimately, however, Greene would have us read his words for any deeper insights, and you recognize hes quite correct; still well try, as here, to understand a man who lived life almost like a spy, and who burned more bridges than most to make sure wed never find out the reasons.
M
Michael
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
08/25/21
Compelling
Review by Michael on 08/25/21 review stating Compelling
One of the most intriguing and compelling biographical documentaries Ive ever seen. Graham Greene was a hugely important figure whose work is as timely as this mornings news. He was also variously cranky, kind, and crazy. The pacing, the breadth, the locations and the heavy hitting commentators this show covers in 70 minutes is extraordinary.
K
Kennon
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
08/25/21
Excellent!
Review by Kennon on 08/25/21 review stating Excellent!
This is a fascinating account of Graham Greene. Its a high quality production that is sure to please and inform. Get it.
B
Barbara C.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
08/25/21
Best PBS bio-doc in memory
Review by Barbara C. on 08/25/21 review stating Best PBS bio-doc in memory
My coffee got cold, my phone calls went unanswered.Thank you for transporting me to another life and time. Dangerous Edge is the best bio-documentary I have seen on PBS in memory. Barbara Chalsma Burbank, California
G
Greene L.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
08/25/21
Fascinating portrait
Review by Greene L. on 08/25/21 review stating Fascinating portrait
New interviews of people who knew Greene, thoroughly researched, high quality production. Watch it! You wont be disappointed.
R
Rich
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Good Product
Review by Rich on 07/17/20 review stating Good Product
The customer service in delivering this item was very good. Happy buyer!


Virtual Catalog