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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, (DVD)

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

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
Creator
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
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
American beauty (Motion picture)
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
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-
  • 1951-
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
  • Dreamworks Pictures
  • DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
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, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm45176850
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Awards ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Isbn
9780783241234
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
667068538229
Other physical details
sd., col
Publisher number
85382
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 659408
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, (DVD)
Publication
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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm45176850
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Awards ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Isbn
9780783241234
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
667068538229
Other physical details
sd., col
Publisher number
85382
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 659408
System details
DVD, widescreen format (aspect ratio: 2.35:1)
Video recording format
laserdisc

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