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The Resource American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball. --, (videorecording)

American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball. --, (videorecording)

Label
American beauty
Title
American beauty
Statement of responsibility
Dreamworks Pictures ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball. --
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 desparately 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 neighbour (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager-- his daughter's best friend
Awards note
Academy Awards, 1999: Best Actor (Kevin Spacey), Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay.
Cataloging source
OSTC
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music by Thomas Newman ; director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; co-producers, Alan Ball, Stan Wlodkowski ; costume design, Julie Weiss ; production designer, Naomi Shohan ; editors, Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
Language note
Closed-captioned 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-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Spacey, Kevin
  • Bening, Annette
  • Birch, Thora
  • Mendes, Sam
  • Ball, Alan
  • Dreamworks Pictures
  • DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
120
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  • Midlife crisis
  • Suburban life
  • Feature films
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball. --, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Digital video disc
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1999
  • Includes 210 min. of bonus features
  • Title and statements of responsibility from videodisc label and container
  • For specific added features see container or interactive features menu while viewing disc
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Awards ed. --
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 120 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
  • lb 00066269
  • 539501
System details
DVD ; DTS and Dolby Digital sound (5.1, surround) ; widescreen (2.35:1) screen format ; interactive chapter index and other interactive features
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball. --, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Digital video disc
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1999
  • Includes 210 min. of bonus features
  • Title and statements of responsibility from videodisc label and container
  • For specific added features see container or interactive features menu while viewing disc
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Awards ed. --
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 120 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
  • lb 00066269
  • 539501
System details
DVD ; DTS and Dolby Digital sound (5.1, surround) ; widescreen (2.35:1) screen format ; interactive chapter index and other interactive features
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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