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Obit. (2016)

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1:37 | Trailer
Writers and editors from the New York Times discuss their unique approach to writing the obituaries of public figures.

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Vanessa Gould
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bruce Weber Bruce Weber ... Self
William McDonald William McDonald ... Self
Margalit Fox Margalit Fox ... Self
William Grimes William Grimes ... Self
Jack Kadden Jack Kadden ... Self
Douglas Martin Douglas Martin ... Self
Jeff Roth Jeff Roth ... Self
Daniel Slotnik Daniel Slotnik ... Self
Paul Vitello Paul Vitello ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Keepnews Peter Keepnews ... Self
Dolores Morrison Dolores Morrison ... Self
Jon Pareles Jon Pareles ... Self
Earl Wilson Earl Wilson ... Self
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Storyline

How do you put a life into 500 words? Ask the staff obituary writers at the New York Times. OBIT is a first-ever glimpse into the daily rituals, joys and existential angst of the Times obit writers, as they chronicle life after death on the front lines of history.

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An inside look at life on the New York Times obituaries desk. See more »

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Documentary

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(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
Written by James E. Myers & Max Freedman
Performed by Bill Haley and the Comets
Published by Myers Music, Inc.
Published by Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP) and Measureless Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy og Geffen Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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it's all about the life.
7 September 2020 | by mehoknicksSee all my reviews

It's an intriguing subject for a documentary and shows something of the cultural relevance of writing obituaries. A also appreciate the approach which shows the work in progress but also something of its pitfalls. What I don't like is the nearly permanent, unnecessary underscoring: in fact, the strongest parts are without music or - like the typewriter sequence - with a visual choreography to the music.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2017 (Spain) See more »

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Obit. See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Gross USA:

$315,049

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$315,049
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