Wisconsin Death Trip

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Wisconsin Death Trip is a 1999 American black-and-white and color docudrama film written and directed by James Marsh, based on the 1973 book of the same name by Michael Lesy. Original music for the film was composed by DJ Shadow, with original piano... read more

Wisconsin Death Trip is a 1999 American black-and-white and color docudrama film written and directed by James Marsh, based on the 1973 book of the same name by Michael Lesy. Original music for the film was composed by DJ Shadow, with original piano music for the closing credits by John Cale. The film dramatizes the photographs by Charles Van Schaick found by in the early 1970s by Lesy, connected to a series of macabre incidents that took place in Black River Falls, Wisconsin in the late 19th century, and, in part, the film was shot on location there. Marsh makes use of silent black-and-white recreations with voice-over narration by Ian Holm contrasted with contemporary color footage of the area. The film's visual style was intended to carry the content of the film; as Marsh said: I wanted to convey in the film the real pathos contained in a four line newspaper report that simultaneously records and dismisses the end of someone’s life. Wisconsin Death Trip was presented on the BBC documentary series Arena in 2000.

Original Release

09/05/1999

Cast

Ian Holm Narrator (voice)
Jeffrey Golden Editor (as Jeff Golden)
Jo Vukelich Mary Sweeney
Marcus Monroe Young Anderson
Marilyn White Pauline L'Allemand
John Schneider Asylum Clerk / Whispering Voice
John Baltes Undertaker
Raeleen McMillion Crying Woman
Krista Grambow Mourning Woman
Clay Anton Eloping Couple (male)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

James Marsh

Writers

James Marsh, Michael Lesy

Cast

Ian Holm Narrator (voice)
Jeffrey Golden Editor (as Jeff Golden)
Jo Vukelich Mary Sweeney
Marcus Monroe Young Anderson
Marilyn White Pauline L'Allemand
John Schneider Asylum Clerk / Whispering Voice
John Baltes Undertaker
Raeleen McMillion Crying Woman
Krista Grambow Mourning Woman
Clay Anton Eloping Couple (male)
Bobbie Jo Westphal Eloping Couple (female)
Scott Hulbert Pouch
Zeke Dasho Edgar L'Allemand
Kathryn Anderson Mrs. Larson
Kevin Anderson Larson Child
Liam Anderson Larson Child
Molly Nikki Anderson Mrs. Larson (as Molly Anderson)
Nathan Butchart Dead Boy
Angel Hamilton Fire Girl
Brittany Haydock Baptized Girl (as Brittany Istre)

Producers

Carol Hirschi Executive Producer
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer
Anthony Wall Executive Producer
Nancy Abraham Producer
James Marsh Producer
Maureen A. Ryan Producer

Editors

Jinx Godfrey

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