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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, (DVD videorecording)

American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks, (DVD 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
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 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
OLN
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
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-
  • 1955-
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  • Mendes, Sam
  • Ball, Alan
  • Spacey, Kevin
  • Bening, Annette
  • Birch, Thora
  • Bentley, Wes
  • Suvari, Mena
  • Gallagher, Peter
  • Cooper, Chris
  • Janney, Allison
  • Bakula, Scott
  • Robards, Sam
  • Hall, Conrad
  • Dreamworks Pictures
  • DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
122
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  • Feature films
  • Comedy films
  • Midlife crisis
  • Suburban life
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
general
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, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1999
  • Formatted to fit a TV screen
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm44027404
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Isbn
9780783241234
Isbn Type
Ws
Medium for sound
videotape
Other control number
  • 667068538229 WS
  • 667068530438
  • 667068577532
Other physical details
sd., col
Publisher number
  • 85382
  • DVD 101 85304
  • 85775
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
DVD; stereo surround
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1999
  • Formatted to fit a TV screen
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm44027404
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Isbn
9780783241234
Isbn Type
Ws
Medium for sound
videotape
Other control number
  • 667068538229 WS
  • 667068530438
  • 667068577532
Other physical details
sd., col
Publisher number
  • 85382
  • DVD 101 85304
  • 85775
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
DVD; stereo surround
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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