Death and the Compass (film)
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|Death and the Compass|
|Directed by||Alex Cox|
|Produced by||Karl Braun
|Written by||Alex Cox|
|Based on||"Death and the Compass"
by Jorge Luis Borges
|Music by||Pray for Rain|
|Editing by||Carlos Puente|
|Release dates||August 5, 1992|
|Running time||96 min|
Death and the Compass is a 1992 film by Alex Cox, based on the Jorge Luis Borges short story of the same name. It stars Peter Boyle, Miguel Sandoval, and Christopher Eccleston. Mexican actress Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez also appears.
The film was originally a 55-minute drama made for Spanish TV/BBC in 1992. Producer Karl Braun found further money to expand the film into a feature, but the film was not completed for four years.
The making of the soundtrack is discussed in a conversation between Cox and Wool on the DVD release.
This also includes a 1976 original film short Spiderweb, an interpretation based on the same Borges short story. National Film School graduate Paul Miller made the 33 minute drama using actor Nigel Hawthorne in one of his first screen roles.
- Death and the Compass page on Alex Cox website
- Death and the Compass at the Internet Movie Database
- Paul Miller's Spiderweb (1976) original short included on the DVD - 33 mins - artist's archive
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