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The Sound and the Fury (2014)

TV-MA | | Drama | 23 October 2015 (USA)
A look at the trials and tribulations of the Compson family, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.

Director:

James Franco

Writers:

William Faulkner (novel), Matt Rager (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Benjy Compson
Tim Blake Nelson ... Father
Scott Haze ... Jason Compson IV
Loretta Devine ... Dilsey
Ahna O'Reilly ... Caddy Compson
Joey King ... Miss Quentin
Jacob Loeb Jacob Loeb ... Quentin Compson
Janet Jones ... Caroline Bascomb Compson
Dwight Henry ... Roskus
Logan Marshall-Green ... Dalton Ames
Jim Parrack ... Herbert Ames
Kylen Davis ... Luster
Brady Permenter ... Young Quentin Compson
Stella Allen ... Young Caddy Compson
Cody Farr Cody Farr ... Young Jason Compson
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The lives and passions of the Compsons, a once proud Southern family caught in a tragic spiral of loss and misfortune. Based on the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner - considered among the 20th century's greatest works - "The Sound and The Fury" encapsulates the universal themes of social injustice, forbidden love and the death of honor. Written by Anon

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

James Franco's second encounter with Joey King, the first one being Oz the Great and Powerful (2013). See more »

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Referenced in Half in the Bag: The Disaster Artist (2017) See more »

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better than expected
6 July 2018 | by tylerohorsleySee all my reviews

I watched this on netflix, expecting it to be ridiculous. It turned out to be a credit to Franco's seriousness and ambition. The tone was right, the pacing was right, the visual language was right, and I thought three of the principle characterizations were fantastic (Jason III, Quentin the son, and Jason IV). Actually I liked the Dalton Ames and Cady and Luster. And the Mother too. Anyway, I accepted from the beginning that a movie adaptation of TSTF is a huge challenge - it's a book I know pretty well, and I imagine anyone who sees this movie without having read TSTF a few times would wonder WTF? So hats off to James Franco. He's such a hottie that I don't think people give him credit for serious work. Here's it's deserved.


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