The Broken Tower (2012)

Broken Tower
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 39mins.
Genres Drama, Biopic
Keywords affair, historical
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Monica Hoenig Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Nicolas Celis Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Paul L Mariani Source Material (from biography ("The Broken Bridge")) 120786 4000002
James Franco Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
John Morrow Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Caroline Aragon Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Christina Voros Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Malgosia Turzanska Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Kristen Adams Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Neil Benezra Music n/a 120781 8000001
James Franco Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jeff Rice Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Miles Levy Producer n/a 3 3000004
Betsy Franco Actor Mother Crane 1 1000005
Paul L Mariani Actor Alfred Stieglitz 1 1000006
Richard Abate Actor Father Crane 1 1000004
Dave Franco Actor Young Hart 1 1000003
Michael Shannon Actor Emile 1 1000002
Shandor Garrison Actor Gorham Munson 1 1000007
Stacey Miller Actor Mrs. Cowley 1 1000008
Vince Jolivette Producer n/a 3 3000003
Caroline Aragon Producer n/a 3 3000002
James Franco Producer n/a 3 3000001
James Franco Director n/a 2 2000001
James Franco Actor Hart Crane 1 1000001
Synopsis
In a short, wild, and mostly unhappy life, Harold Hart Crane (1899-1932) became --- Hart Crane --- a major figure in 20th century American poetry whose reputation has grown with time. His life became the stuff of legend. Hart Crane left an unhappy home at the age of 17 to live in New York City and follow his dream to become a poet. Without any formal education-- he did not finish high school-- he used his inborn gifts and wide reading to quickly become important to New York's literary culture and community. Crane's life was one of excess. From late adolescence, Crane drank heavily. He spent a great deal of time in underworld sex picking up sailors in the harbors of New York, all the while trying to conceal his sexual identity from his parents. Towards the end of his life, his behavior grew increasingly violent and self-destructive. He was jailed on several occasions in New York, Paris, and Mexico. Near the end, he did have what seems to be his only heterosexual relationship with Peggy Cowley, the divorced wife of the critic and publisher, Malcolm Cowley. Crane committed suicide when he returned with Peggy Cowley from Mexico in 1932 by jumping off the deck of a ship. He was 32.