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

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

Label
American beauty
Title
American beauty
Statement of responsibility
Dreamworks Pictures ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
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, 1999: 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
Intended audience
Rated R
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-
  • 1978-
  • 1955-
  • 1951-
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  • Mendes, Sam
  • Ball, Alan
  • Cohen, Bruce
  • Jinks, Dan
  • Spacey, Kevin
  • Bening, Annette
  • Birch, Thora
  • Bentley, Wes
  • Suvari, Mena,d1979-
  • Gallagher, Peter
  • Cooper, Chris
  • Janney, Allison
  • Bakula, Scott
  • Robards, Sam
  • Dreamworks Pictures
Runtime
122
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  • Midlife crisis
  • Suburban life
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Feature films
  • Video recordings
  • DVD-Video discs
  • Films for the hearing impaired
Technique
live action
Label
American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1999
  • Bonus features include: 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
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bonus features: Behind the scenes featurette ; audio commentary with director Sam Mendes and writer Alan Ball ; storyboard presentation with commentary by Sam Mendes and director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; two theatrical trailers
Control code
45176850
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Awards ed. ; Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Isbn
9780783241234
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • UMKC: Music/Media copy forms part of the Warren Bowman Collection.
  • MU: Performance rights: Home view.
  • UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
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 control number
3941-10260
System details
DVD; Dolby 5.1 surround and DTS digital surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1999
  • Bonus features include: 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
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bonus features: Behind the scenes featurette ; audio commentary with director Sam Mendes and writer Alan Ball ; storyboard presentation with commentary by Sam Mendes and director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; two theatrical trailers
Control code
45176850
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Awards ed. ; Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Isbn
9780783241234
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • UMKC: Music/Media copy forms part of the Warren Bowman Collection.
  • MU: Performance rights: Home view.
  • UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
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 control number
3941-10260
System details
DVD; Dolby 5.1 surround and DTS digital surround
Video recording format
DVD

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