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

American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; written by Alan Ball ; directed by Sam Mendes

Label
American beauty
Title
American beauty
Statement of responsibility
Dreamworks Pictures ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; written by Alan Ball ; directed by Sam Mendes
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
Rated R; for strong sexuality, language, violence and drug content
Language note
Audio in English lor French ; subtitles in English ; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Allison Janney, Peter Gallagher, Mena Suvari, Wes Bentley, Chris Cooper
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1979-
  • 1978-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Spacey, Kevin
  • Bening, Annette
  • Birch, Thora
  • Janney, Allison
  • Gallagher, Peter
  • Suvari, Mena
  • Bentley, Wes
  • Cooper, Chris
  • Mendes, Sam
  • DreamWorks Pictures (1994-2006)
Runtime
122
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  • Midlife crisis
  • Suburban life
Technique
live action
Label
American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; written by Alan Ball ; directed by Sam Mendes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1999
  • Includes commentary, featurettes, storyboard presentation with commentary
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Isbn
9780783241234
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 667068538229
  • 883929303779
  • 032429256362
Other physical details
sd., col
Publisher number
85382
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)51758916
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen, Dolby digital 5.1 and stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; written by Alan Ball ; directed by Sam Mendes
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1999
  • Includes commentary, featurettes, storyboard presentation with commentary
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Isbn
9780783241234
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 667068538229
  • 883929303779
  • 032429256362
Other physical details
sd., col
Publisher number
85382
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)51758916
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen, Dolby digital 5.1 and stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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