Harold and Maude
A young man with a death wish and a 79-year-old high on life find love in Hal Ashby's cult black comedy. Deadpan rich boy Harold (Bud Cort) keeps staging elaborate suicide tableaux to get the attention of his mother (Vivian Pickles), but she keeps planning his brilliant future for him instead. Obsessed with the trappings of death, Harold freaks out his blind dates, modifies his new sports car to look like a mini-hearse, and attends funerals, where he meets the spirited Maude (Ruth Gordon). An eccentric to the core, Maude lives exactly as she pleases, with avid collecting and nude modeling among her many pursuits. To the disgust of Harold's relatives and the befuddlement of Harold's shrink, Harold falls in love with her. As lilting Cat Stevens tunes play on the soundtrack, Maude teaches Harold a valuable lesson about making the most of his time on earth. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
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|Grouped Work ID||99947784-8d78-af24-239d-eb04c81dcc15|
|Grouping Title||harold and maude|
|Grouping Author||paramount pictures|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-11 09:08:03AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-11 09:12:43AM|
|auth_author2||Alonzo, John A., 1934-2001,|
Cort, Bud, 1948-
Cusack, Cyril, 1910-1993,
Gordon, Ruth, 1896-1985,
Higgins, Colin, 1941-1988,
Sawyer, William A.,
Seitz, Matt Zoller.
Stevens, Cat, 1948-
Summers, Shari, 1946-
Theiss, William, 1931-1992,
Warschilka, Edward A.,
Wood, G., 1919-2000,
|author2-role||Alonzo, John A.,1934-2001,director of photography.|
Ashby, Hal,film director.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Haller, Michael,production designer.
Higgins, Colin,1941-1988,film producer,screenwriter.
Lewis, Mildred,film producer.
Mulvehill, Charles,film producer.
Paramount Home Video (Firm)
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Randall, Wm.sound designer.
Sawyer, William A.,film editor.
Seitz, Matt Zoller.
Theiss, William,1931-1992,costume designer.
Warschilka, Edward A.,film editor.
|available_at_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|display_description||Countercultural director Hal Ashby tells the story of the emotional and romantic bond between a death-obsessed young man from a wealthy family and a devil-may-care, bohemian octogenarian. Equal parts gallows humor and romantic innocence, Harold and Maude dissolves the line between darkness and light along with the ones that separate people by class, gender, and age. The cult classic of its era, featuring indelible performances and a soundtrack by Cat Stevens.|
Adult DVD fiction
|owning_library_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|owning_location_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
Widescreen DVD collection
Widescreen DVD collection|
Dark comedy films
Feature films -- United States
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
May-December romances -- Drama
Problem youth -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|title_display||Harold and Maude|
|title_full||Harold and Maude / Paramount Pictures Corporation ; a Mildred Lewis-Colin Higgins production ; executive producer, Mildred Lewis ; written by Colin Higgins ; produced by Colin Higgins and Charles B. Mulvehill ; directed by Hal Ashby|
Harold and Maude [videorecording] / presented by Paramount Pictures ; produced by Colin Higgins and Charles B. Mulvehill ; written by Colin Higgins ; directed by Hal Ashby
|title_short||Harold and Maude|