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The Resource They shoot horses don't they?, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; ABC Pictures ; produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff ; screenplay by James Poe and Robert E. Thompson ; directed by Sydney Pollack

They shoot horses don't they?, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; ABC Pictures ; produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff ; screenplay by James Poe and Robert E. Thompson ; directed by Sydney Pollack

Label
They shoot horses don't they?
Title
They shoot horses don't they?
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; ABC Pictures ; produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff ; screenplay by James Poe and Robert E. Thompson ; directed by Sydney Pollack
Contributor
Actor
Author
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gloria is a young woman of the Depression. She has aged beyond her years and feels her life is hopeless, having been cheated and betrayed many times in her past. While recovering from a suicide attempt, she gets the idea from a movie magazine to head for Hollywood to make it as an actress. Robert is a desperate Hollywood citizen trying to become a director, never doubting he'll make it. Robert and Gloria meet and decide to enter a dance marathon, one of the crazes of the 1930's. The grueling dancing takes its toll on Gloria's already weakened spirit, and she tells Robert that she'd be better off dead, that her life is hopeless - all the while acting cruelly and bitterly, alienating those around her, trying to convince him to shoot her and put her out of her misery. After all, they shoot horses, don't they?
Awards note
Academy Awards (1970): winner for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Gig Young).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Philip H. Lathrop ; editor, Fredric Steinkamp ; music, John Green
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
Audio in English ; subtitles in English, French or Spanish ; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young, Bonnie Bedelia, Red Buttons
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1937-
  • 1940-2011
  • 1913-1978
  • 1946-
  • 1919-2006
  • 1934-2008
  • 1897-1955
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fonda, Jane
  • Sarrazin, Michael
  • York, Susannah
  • Young, Gig
  • Bedelia, Bonnie
  • Buttons, Red
  • Pollack, Sydney
  • McCoy, Horace
  • ABC Pictures Corp
  • MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Runtime
120
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dance marathons
  • Depressions
  • United States
Target audience
adolescent
Technique
live action
Label
They shoot horses don't they?, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; ABC Pictures ; produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff ; screenplay by James Poe and Robert E. Thompson ; directed by Sydney Pollack
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Horace McCoy
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1969
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.)
Isbn
9780792862208
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
2761691204
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1007062
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56622249
  • 2658640
  • (MWT)3779622
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen, Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
They shoot horses don't they?, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; ABC Pictures ; produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff ; screenplay by James Poe and Robert E. Thompson ; directed by Sydney Pollack
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Horace McCoy
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1969
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.)
Isbn
9780792862208
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
2761691204
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1007062
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56622249
  • 2658640
  • (MWT)3779622
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen, Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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