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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

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

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
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
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-
  • 1961-
  • 1979-
  • 1978-
  • 1951-
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mendes, Sam
  • Ball, Alan
  • Cohen, Bruce
  • Jinks, Dan
  • Spacey, Kevin
  • Bening, Annette
  • Birch, Thora
  • Suvari, Mena
  • Bentley, Wes
  • Cooper, Chris
  • Newman, Thomas
  • DreamWorks Pictures (1994-2006)
  • DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Jinks/Cohen Company
Runtime
122
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Midlife crisis
  • Suburban life
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
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 ; scene selections
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45176850
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Awards edition
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Isbn
9780783241234
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other control number
667068538229
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
85382
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, widescreen format (aspect ratio: 2.35:1)
Video recording format
DVD
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
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 ; scene selections
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45176850
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Awards edition
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Isbn
9780783241234
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other control number
667068538229
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
85382
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, widescreen format (aspect ratio: 2.35:1)
Video recording format
DVD

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