Joe Gould's Secret


1h 48m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Set in New York City during the 1940s and 50s, a time when artists and writers often gathered together in a neighborhood called Greenwich Village, this is the true story of the friendship between famed New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell and bohemian Joe Gould, a self-proclaimed scholar of the NYC str

Film Details

Also Known As
El secreto de Joe Gould, secreto de Joe Gould
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Comedy
Drama
Period
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
USA Films
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

Set in New York City during the 1940s and 50s, a time when artists and writers often gathered together in a neighborhood called Greenwich Village, this is the true story of the friendship between famed New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell and bohemian Joe Gould, a self-proclaimed scholar of the NYC streets. Yankee born and Harvard educated, the disheveled Gould's life's work is "The Oral History of Our Time," a transcription of hundreds of conversations, remarks, and essays about what he has seen and heard. Meanwhile, he's chronically jobless and depends on contributions to the "Joe Gould Fund" from friends and well-wishers. After Mitchell writes about him in The New Yorker, Gould becomes a minor celebrity. Their relationship grows more intense over the years as Mitchell becomes the keeper of Joe Gould's secret.

Crew

Alan Aguilar

Other

Maryse Alberti

Director Of Photography

Elizabeth W. Alexander

Producer

Gina R. Alfano

Adr Editor

Stuart Allen

Other

Jill E Anderson

Costumes

Thomas M Anderson

Electrician

Rudy Arietta

Driver

Louis Armstrong

Song Performer

Johann Sebastian Bach

Song

Josephine Baker

Song Performer

William Baker

Driver

Antony Baldasare

On-Set Dresser

Johnny Batista

Other

Alison Benson

Assistant

Bunny Berigan

Song Performer

Irving Berlin

Song

Julie A. Bloom

Assistant Director

Leslie T Bono

Other

David Boulton

Adr

Idris Braithwaite

Craft Service

Joseph Buonocore Jr.

Driver

Don Byas

Song

David Carbonara

Music Editor

H Carmichael

Song

James Casey

Production Assistant

Ben Cheah

Foley Editor

Eric Cheripka

Props Assistant

Betty Chin

Production Coordinator

Kathleen Chopin

Casting

Eric Christoffersen

Other

Greg Cohen

Music

Wendy Cohen

Product Placement

Al Cohn

Song

Perry Como

Song Performer

Fran Corbacho

Electrician

Tom Costabile

Construction Coordinator

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Linda Covello

Scenic Artist

Jim Cox

Song

Kelley Cribben

Post-Production Supervisor

Keith Croket

Associate Editor

Catherine Davis

Set Decorator

Victor De Nicola

Hair Stylist

Beatrice Dealba

Hair Stylist

Jon Delgado

Electrician

Chris Dillon

Editor

James Donahue

Scenic Artist

Robert T Donovan

Driver

Tom Downey

Assistant Camera Operator

Robert Dwyer

Driver

Kate Eales

Assistant Editor

Ann Edgeworth

Props Assistant

James Edmiston

Grip

Edward James Egan

Grip

Karen C Eide

Assistant Production Coordinator

Suzy Elmiger

Editor

Drive Entertainment

Special Thanks To

Jennifer Euston

Casting Associate

Robert Featherstone

Driver

Doug Fecht

On-Set Dresser

Lou Ferrioli

Driver

John B Finn

Post-Production Accountant

Brian Fitzsimons

Grip

Ray Flynn

Electrician

Mary Gambardella

Script Supervisor

Dennis Gamiello

Key Grip

Kim Gannon

Song

Sarah Rae Garrett

Production Assistant

Joseph Garzero

Other

Abbot Genser

Photography

Terry Gibbs

Song Performer

Harvey Goldberg

On-Set Dresser

Mikey Greenberg

Production

John Grimolizzi

Carpenter

Tim Guffin

Camera

Denise Gurkas

Camera

Elizabeth Haelig

Wardrobe Supervisor

Philip Hamburger

Special Thanks To

Sandy Hamilton

Property Master

Ron Haney

Wardrobe Assistant

Ford Harris

Production

Joanna Hartell

On-Set Dresser

Coleman Hawkins

Song Performer

Richard Hebrank

Grip

Robert Hein

Sound Editor

Michael Herlihy

Foreman

Woody Herman

Song Performer

Sam Hoffman

Assistant Director

Sean Hogan

Post-Production Assistant

Ian Holm

Song Performer

Larry E Horodner

Assistant Location Manager

Molly Hughes

Art Assistant

Sam Hutchins

Location Manager

Joni Huth

Wardrobe

Edward Iacobelli

Driver

Edward Iacobelli

Transportation Captain

Ray Iacobelli

Driver

Andrew Jackness

Production Designer

Susan Jacobs

Music Supervisor

Sondra James

Adr Voice Casting

Borys Jarymovych

Main Title Design

Gus Kahn

Song

Norman Kahn

Song

Henry Kaplan

On-Set Dresser

Dennis Kelly

Driver

Stuart Kelly

Production Assistant

Frank Kern

Foley

Cheryl Kilbourne-kimpton

Wardrobe Supervisor

Michael C Kingsley

Production Assistant

Nicole Klett

Location Assistant

Robert Lapine

Driver

George Lara

Foley Recordist

Tom Lazarus

Sound Mixer

Kurt Lennig

Other

George Leong

Boom Operator

Ellen Lewis

Casting

Michael Lieber

Executive Producer

Clayton Liotta

Steadicam Operator

Edward W Lowry

Dolly Grip

Evan Lurie

Music

Evan Lurie

Music Conductor

Evan Lurie

Song

Bruce Maccallum

Camera Operator

Reynold Maher

Scenic Artist

Matty Malneck

Song

Mark Mann

Carpenter

Fay Whitman Manus

Song

Alex Marlin

Production

Robert Marsh

Driver

Jennifer Martley

Art Department Coordinator

Michael Maurer

Electrician

Alexandra Mazur

Assistant Set Decorator

Steve Mcauliff

Animal Trainer

Jim Mcconkey

Steadicam Operator

Sheila Mcgrath

Special Thanks To

Kent Mcgrew

Color Timer

Mike Meador

Dga Trainee

Geoffrey Menin

Song Performer

Geoffrey Menin

Song

Sylvia Menno

Dialogue Editor

Peter A Mian

Video Assist/Playback

Helen Miller

Song

Kiersten Pilar Miller

Set Production Assistant

Elizabeth Mitchell

Special Thanks To

Joseph Mitchell

Source Material (From Article)

Monique Mitchell

Grip

Tim Monich

Dialect Coach

Beth Moran

Assistant Editor

Richard W Murphy

Boom Operator

William Murphy

Scenic Artist

Ted Nash

Music

Sam Neave

Editor

Quang Nguyen

Scenic Artist

Tjamal Noni

Production Assistant

Jesse Nye

Production Assistant

Brian O'neill

Location Scout

Robert P O'neill

Transportation Co-Captain

Rita Ogden

Makeup Artist

Gilbert E Ory

Song

Daniel W Palmer

Driver

Rocco Palmieri

Electrician

Charlie Parker

Song

Ginnie Patton

Costumes

Jacqueline Payne

Hair Stylist

Louis Petraglia

Best Boy Grip

Mike Phillips

Production Supervisor

Juliet Polcsa

Costume Designer

Lauren Press

Assistant Costume Designer

Chris Purificato

Grip

Phil Purificato

Grip

James Quinn

Grip

Scott Ramsey

Lighting Technician

Bingham Ray

Thanks

Monica Reder

Camera Assistant

Ulli Reichhold

Other

Julie Reifers

Extras Casting Assistant

Marco Ribaldi

Song Performer

Olimpia T Rinaldi

Production Accountant

Howard A. Rodman

Screenplay

Shea Rowan

Assistant Director

Jac Rubinstein

Dialogue Editor

Fiona Rudin

Other

Melanie Ryder

Assistant Sound Editor

Nora Mitchell Sanborn

Special Thanks To

William Sarokin

Sound Mixer

Ariel Saulog

Main Title Design

John Schmidt

Special Thanks To

Robert W Schmitt

Key Grip

Josh Schneider

Post-Production Assistant

Mark Schwentner

Best Boy

Janos Sebestyen

Song Performer

Andrea Seligmann

Editor

Frank Signorelli

Song

Mark Singer

Special Thanks To

Addy Smith

Other

Darryl A Smith

Accounting Assistant

Ethan Smith

Location Scout

Patricia Sprott

Scenic Artist

Alexa Steele

Production Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
El secreto de Joe Gould, secreto de Joe Gould
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Comedy
Drama
Period
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
USA Films
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 7, 2000

Expanded Release in United States April 14, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 26, 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States November 2000

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) November 1-16, 2000.

Began shooting March 15, 1999.

Completed shooting April 30, 1999.

Released in United States Spring April 7, 2000

Expanded Release in United States April 14, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 26, 2000

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) January 20-30, 2000.)

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) November 1-16, 2000.)