With her Oscar-winning® turn in Klute, Jane Fonda (Coming Home) arrived full-fledged as a new kind of movie star. Bringing nervy audacity and counterculture style to the role of Bree Daniels – a call girl and aspiring actor who becomes the focal point of a missing person investigation when detective John Klute (Donald Sutherland) turns up at her door – Fonda made the film her own, putting an independent woman and escort on-screen with a frankness that had not yet been attempted in Hollywood. Suffused with paranoia by the conspiracy-thriller specialist Alan J. Pakula (All the President’s Men), and lensed by master cinematographer Gordon Willis (The Godfather), Klute is a character study thick with dread, capturing the mood of early-1970s New York and the predicament of a woman trying to find her own way on the fringes of society.
UNITED STATES | 1971 | 114 MINUTES | COLOUR | 2.39:1 | ENGLISH
SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by camera operator Michael Chapman, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- New conversation between actors Jane Fonda and Illeana Douglas
- New documentary about Klute and director Alan J. Pakula by filmmaker Matthew Miele, featuring scholars, filmmakers, and Pakula’s family and friends
- The Look of “Klute,” a new interview with writer Amy Fine Collins
- Archival interviews with Pakula and Fonda.
- “Klute” in New York, a short documentary made during the shooting of the film
- PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Harris and excerpts from a 1972 interview with Pakula