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

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

Label
American Beauty
Title
American Beauty
Statement of responsibility
Dreamworks Pictures presents a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • 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, 2000: Best actor (Spacey), Best picture, Best director (Mendes), Best cinematography (Hall), Best original screenplay (Ball) ; Golden Globes, 2000: Best Motion Picture, Drama, Best Director, Motion Picture (Mendes). Best Screenplay, Motion Picture (Ball)
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
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PN1997
LC item number
  • .A44 2000
  • .A3425 2000
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
  • 1961-
  • 1957-
  • 1979-
  • 1978-
  • 1955-
  • 1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mendes, Sam
  • Cohen, Bruce
  • Jinks, Dan
  • Ball, Alan
  • Spacey, Kevin
  • Bening, Annette
  • Birch, Thora
  • Suvari, Mena
  • Bentley, Wes
  • Gallagher, Peter
  • Cooper, Chris
  • Janney, Allison
  • Bakula, Scott
  • Robards, Sam
  • Dreamworks Pictures
  • Jinks/Cohen Company
  • DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
122
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Midlife crisis
  • Suburban life
  • Midlife crisis
  • Suburban life
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
American Beauty, Dreamworks Pictures presents a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks
Link
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0169547
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
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
ocm45176850
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Awards edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Isbn
9780783241234
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
DVD-190 Mr'01.
Other control number
  • 667068538229
  • 883929303779
  • 6706853822
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
85382
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)45176850
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC, dual layer, widescreen format (aspect ratio: 2.35:1); DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby surround, Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American Beauty, Dreamworks Pictures presents a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks
Link
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0169547
Publication
Copyright
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
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
ocm45176850
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Awards edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Isbn
9780783241234
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
DVD-190 Mr'01.
Other control number
  • 667068538229
  • 883929303779
  • 6706853822
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
85382
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)45176850
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC, dual layer, widescreen format (aspect ratio: 2.35:1); DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby surround, Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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