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The Resource American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures presents ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production, (videorecording)

American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures presents ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production, (videorecording)

Label
American beauty
Title
American beauty
Statement of responsibility
Dreamworks Pictures presents ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend
Awards note
Academy Awards: Best actor (Spacey), Best picture, Best director, Best cinematography, Best original screenplay.
Cataloging source
OCO
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; costume design, Julie Weiss ; production designer, Naomi Shohan ; editors, Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury ; music, Thomas Newman ; co-producers, Alan Ball, Stan Wlodkowski
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
English language soundtrack (DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby surround or Dolby digital 5.1 surround) ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1957-
  • 1979-
  • 1978-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mendes, Sam
  • Ball, Alan
  • Cohen, M. Bruce
  • Jinks, Dan
  • Spacey, Kevin
  • Bening, Annette
  • Birch, Thora
  • Suvari, Mena
  • Bentley, Wes
  • Cooper, Chris
  • DreamWorks Pictures (1994-2006)
  • DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
122
Technique
live action
Label
American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures presents ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1999
  • Bonus features: American beauty: look closer ... a behind the scenes featurette ; film commentary with director Sam Mendes and writer Alan Ball ; storyboard presentation with commentary by Sam Mendes and director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; cast and crew biographies ; two theatrical trailers ; production notes ; plus additional DVD-ROM features
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm45176850
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc [122 min.]
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9780783241234
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 667068538229
  • 667068538229
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
85382
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 449220
  • (Sirsi) o45176850
  • (Sirsi) ADQ-3930
System details
DVD, widescreen format (aspect ratio: 2.35:1)
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures presents ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1999
  • Bonus features: American beauty: look closer ... a behind the scenes featurette ; film commentary with director Sam Mendes and writer Alan Ball ; storyboard presentation with commentary by Sam Mendes and director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; cast and crew biographies ; two theatrical trailers ; production notes ; plus additional DVD-ROM features
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm45176850
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc [122 min.]
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9780783241234
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 667068538229
  • 667068538229
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
85382
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 449220
  • (Sirsi) o45176850
  • (Sirsi) ADQ-3930
System details
DVD, widescreen format (aspect ratio: 2.35:1)
Video recording format
laserdisc

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