The Door in the Floor


1h 51m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Set in the beach community of East Hampton, New York, one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's books author Ted Cole and his beautiful wife Marion is chronicled. Their once-great marriage has been strained by tragedy. The Coles lovingly parent their surviving child, bright 4-year-old Ruth, who takes everything in stride as perhaps only a child can. But Marion's equation of love with loss, coupled with Ted's infidelities, points towards a much-needed change in the relationship. That may come in the form of Eddie O'Hare, the young man Ted hires to work as his summer assistant--and, Ted hopes, the catalyst to invigorate the Coles' bond of marriage. Eddie idolizes Ted, but Ted's erratic work habits soon leave Eddie to his own devices. Marion becomes an object of desire for Eddie, rekindling in her some surprising emotions as a mother and as a woman. To Eddie's surprise and delight, his yearning is potently reciprocated. As he becomes passionately entwined with the seemingly fragile yet increasingly bold Marion, Eddie comes to realize that, similarly, Ted's surface fecklessness hides something deeper within. As the summer draws to a close, Marion and Ted must make difficult decisions about the future of their family.

Film Details

Also Known As
Door in the Floor, Una mujer difícil, Widow for One Year, A, Widow for a Year
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Family
Adaptation
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Focus Features
Location
Hamptons, New York, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Synopsis

Set in the beach community of East Hampton, New York, one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's books author Ted Cole and his beautiful wife Marion is chronicled. Their once-great marriage has been strained by tragedy. The Coles lovingly parent their surviving child, bright 4-year-old Ruth, who takes everything in stride as perhaps only a child can. But Marion's equation of love with loss, coupled with Ted's infidelities, points towards a much-needed change in the relationship. That may come in the form of Eddie O'Hare, the young man Ted hires to work as his summer assistant--and, Ted hopes, the catalyst to invigorate the Coles' bond of marriage. Eddie idolizes Ted, but Ted's erratic work habits soon leave Eddie to his own devices. Marion becomes an object of desire for Eddie, rekindling in her some surprising emotions as a mother and as a woman. To Eddie's surprise and delight, his yearning is potently reciprocated. As he becomes passionately entwined with the seemingly fragile yet increasingly bold Marion, Eddie comes to realize that, similarly, Ted's surface fecklessness hides something deeper within. As the summer draws to a close, Marion and Ted must make difficult decisions about the future of their family.

Crew

Nancy Allen

Music Editor

Adi Amit

Assistant

Bill Anagnos

Stunts

Abby Bailey

Production Accountant

Gerard C Baker

Song

Carlos Barbot

Production

David Bausch

Production Coordinator

Joseph Blessington

Driver

Danielle Blumstein

Production Secretary

Kip Bogdahn

Camera Operator

Terell Borden

Song

David Brand

Post-Production

Jeff Bridges

Illustrator

Conrad V Brink

Special Effects

Conrad F Brink

Special Effects

Pete Bucossi

Stunt Coordinator

Peter Bundrick

Foreman

Tom Cabral

Production Assistant

Tom Cabral

Post-Production Assistant

William Callahan

Generator Operator

Jim Carden

Production Accountant

Anne Carey

Producer

Oliver Cary

Assistant Camera

Julian Casablancas

Song

Lloyd Catlett

Stunts

Rory Celentano

Location Assistant

Gary Cergol

Graphic Artist

Gary Cergol

Art Department Coordinator

Khia Chambers

Song

Khia Chambers

Song Performer

Gary Chester

Music Contractor

Danajean Cicerchi

Tailor

Trenee Clayton

Costumes

Pashelle Clayton-robinson

Wardrobe Supervisor

John Clifford

Photography

Peter Clores

Transportation Co-Captain

Paul Coburn

Sound Mixer

Ornette Coleman

Song

David Conelli

Driver

Stephen Consentino

Steadicam Operator

Michael Corrente

Producer

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Anthony Cox

Grip

Charles C Crutchfield

Set Costumer

Eric Daman

Costume Designer

Eva Davy

Scenic Artist

Aaron Dawley

Key Grip

Anthony Demarinis

Security

Martin Demartino

Driver

Moira Demos

Lighting Technician

Therese Deprez

Production Designer

Joan Devilla

Accountant

Kathleen Dolan

Assistant Property Master

Leo Driver

Coordinator

Ed Drohan

Special Effects

Jeff Dutemple

Assistant Camera

Jane English

Makeup

Nick Evans

Set Decorator

Jesse Falewicz

Assistant Director

Robert K. Feldmann

Grip

Thomas Fennimore

Driver

Robert Fernandez

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Frank Ferrara

Stunts

Pablo Ferro

Consultant

Simona Fish

Production

Katherine Fisher

Assistant Editor

John Flanagan

Electrician

Dave Flynch

Foley Editor

Michael Francis Foley

Driver

Randy Gallagher

Grip

Kingsley Gardner

Song

Timothy M Garrett

Driver

Susan Germaine

Hair Stylist

Rich Glassey

Assistant

Brent Godek

On-Set Dresser

Damian Gonzalez

Electrician

Affonso Gontalves

Editor

Ann Goulder

Casting

Dennis Green

Video

John Gutierrez

Sound Recordist

Mitchell Gutman

Set Production Assistant

Peter G Hackman

Scenic Artist

Alicia Haldenwang

Assistant Production Coordinator

Steven R Hammond

Transportation Captain

Richard Hebrank

Construction Coordinator

Fred Heid

Color Timer

Thomas J Heilig

Driver

Lori Hicks

Makeup Artist

Sonja Holder

Song

Ted Hope

Producer

Paul Hsu

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Paul Hsu

Song Performer

Paul Hsu

Song

Paul Hsu

Supervising Sound Editor

John Irving

Source Material

Kia Jeffries

Song

Kia Jeffries

Song Performer

Lori Johnson

Production Supervisor

Nils Johnson

Video Playback

Seu Jorge

Song

Seu Jorge

Song Performer

Dierdre Kane

On-Set Dresser

Andrew Kassov

Production

Amy Kaufman

Executive Producer

Robert Keller

Carpenter

Jim Kelly

Driver

Alan Kenny-rudolph

Office Production Assistant

Jamie Kirkpatrick

Assistant Editor

Sonny Kompanek

Original Music

George Lara

Foley

Susan Lazarus

Post-Production Supervisor

Christine Leaman

Assistant Location Manager

Bernadette Lee

Assistant Director

Sage Lehman

Casting Assistant

Nicholas Lundy

Art Director

Kurt Lustgarten

Set Production Assistant

Michelle Mader

Video

Mike Madison

On-Set Dresser

Ej Maher

Set Production Assistant

James Mahr

Driver

Tod A Maitland

Sound Mixer

Lawrence Manchester

Score Recording

Lawrence Manchester

Music Scoring Mixer

Peter K Manno

Caterer

Richard J Marino

Driver

Roger Marino

Executive Producer

Annie Marter

Assistant

Reba Massey

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Beth Mastaglio

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Nancy Mayer Allan

Costumes

Seth Mcallister

Grip

Tim Mcauliffe

Best Boy Electric

Sean Mccardell

Electrician

Bill Mcfadden

Driver

Ernest Mckinney

Projectionist

Patrick J Mcmahon

Set Production Assistant

Edward Meriwether

Song

Timothy Metivier

Steadicam Operator

Ann Miller

Property Master

Michael Miller

Grip

Michael Miller

Adr

Damien Michael Miseo

Caterer

Joe Morrone

Loader

Jennifer Motzkin

Art Department

Raymond Moyer

Driver

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music

Ryan Murphy

Avid Editor

Peter Musooli

Set Production Assistant

George Nannas

Caterer

Thomas Nellen

Makeup Artist

Howard Neustadt

Projectionist

Kimberly A Noble

Assistant Location Manager

Valli O'reilly

Makeup Artist

Bob Olari

Sound Mixer

Eric Papa

Assistant

Janet Paparazzo

Stunts

Jeff Parker

Song

Maria Paseka

Craft Service

Suzana Peric

Music Editor

Christopher Peterson

Assistant Costume Designer

Gregory Jean Pierre

Song

Janos Pilenyi

Titles And Opticals

Martha Pinson

Script Supervisor

Marisa Polvino

Coproducer

Pavel Prantl

Music Contractor

Aaron F. Quarles

Hair Stylist

Collin Quinlan

Electrician

James Quinlan

Electrician

Steven Ramsey

Gaffer

Robert Rauer

Driver

Nicholas Renbeck

Dialogue Editor

Nicholas Renbeck

Adr Editor

Jon Ringborn

Scenic Artist

Ryan Rodriguez

Electrician

Doreen Roman

Medic

Tony Romano

Film Lab

Beth Amy Rosenblatt

Music Supervisor

Jon W Rosenbloom

Best Boy Grip

Jonathan Rubenstein

Production

Ashley Rudden

Assistant

Doug Salamone

Driver

Victoria Rose Sampson

Adr Editor

Frank Sanpietro

Driver

Merlin Santana

Song

Merlin Santana

Song Performer

Jennifer Santucci

Art Department

Michelle Sarama

Post-Production Accountant

Mike Scalice

Driver

Elizabeth Schlitten

Assistant Property Master

Frank Sciarrone

Scenic Artist

Michael H Scott

Boom Operator

Craig Seti

Color Timer

Stephen Shellooe

Scenic Artist

Keith Siglinger

Stunts

Chip Signore

Assistant Director

Brnja Sigurdarttir

Song

Drifa Sigurdarttir

Song

Charles R Simunek

Special Effects

Jirka Simunek

Music Coordinator

Steve F.b. Smith

Consultant

Film Details

Also Known As
Door in the Floor, Una mujer difícil, Widow for One Year, A, Widow for a Year
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Family
Adaptation
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Focus Features
Location
Hamptons, New York, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the 2004 award for Special Recognition For Excellence In Filmmaking by the National Board of Review (NBR).

Released in United States on Video December 14, 2004

Released in United States Summer July 14, 2004

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 17-25.

Based on John Irving's novel "A Widow for One Year", published by Random House May 5, 1998; the film is an adaptation of the first third of the novel.

Irving sold the story rights to scripter Tod Williams for $1.

ARRI cameras

Kodak film

Released in United States Summer July 14, 2004

Released in United States on Video December 14, 2004