Ask the Dust (2006)

R | 117 mins | Drama, Romance | 10 March 2006

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HISTORY

Director-writer Robert Towne first came upon John Fante's 1939 novel Ask the Dust while researching Los Angeles, CA, history for his script for Chinatown (1974, see entry).
       Towne filmed Ask the Dust on a "1930s Los Angeles" set he built in South ... More Less

Director-writer Robert Towne first came upon John Fante's 1939 novel Ask the Dust while researching Los Angeles, CA, history for his script for Chinatown (1974, see entry).
       Towne filmed Ask the Dust on a "1930s Los Angeles" set he built in South Africa. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Los Angeles Times
10 Mar 2006
p. 4.
New York Times
10 Mar 2006
p. 10.
Variety
6 Feb 2006
p. 92.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
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FILM EDITOR
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Ask the Dust by John Fante (New York, 1939).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 March 2006
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles and New York openings: 10 March 2006
Copyright Claimant:
Film & Entertainment Vip Medienfonds 3 GmbH & Company KG
Copyright Date:
2 May 2006
Copyright Number:
PA1314468
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Duration(in mins):
117
MPAA Rating:
R
Countries:
Germany, South Africa, United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In the early 1930s, Italian-American aspiring writer Arturo Bandini lives in a boardinghouse on Bunker Hill in Los Angeles, CA, grappling with poverty, his need for recognition, and his on-again-off-again romance with a fiery Mexican-American waitress named ... +


In the early 1930s, Italian-American aspiring writer Arturo Bandini lives in a boardinghouse on Bunker Hill in Los Angeles, CA, grappling with poverty, his need for recognition, and his on-again-off-again romance with a fiery Mexican-American waitress named Camilla. +

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