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

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

Label
American beauty
Title
American beauty
Statement of responsibility
Dreamworks Pictures presents ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; directed by Sam Mendes
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Distributor
Film editor
Presenter
Producer
Production company
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: Best actor (Spacey), Best picture, Best director, Best cinematography, Best original screenplay.
Cataloging source
TKN
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
American beauty (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; editors, Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury ; music, Thomas Newman
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R for strong sexuality, language, violence, and drug content
Language note
English language soundtrack; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PN1997
LC item number
  • .A447 2011
  • .A3384 2011
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-
  • 1961-
  • 1978-
  • 1979-
  • 1955-
  • 1951-
  • 1955-
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  • Mendes, Sam
  • Ball, Alan
  • Cohen, Bruce
  • Jinks, Dan
  • Spacey, Kevin
  • Bening, Annette
  • Birch, Thora
  • Bentley, Wes
  • Suvari, Mena
  • Gallagher, Peter
  • Cooper, Chris
  • Janney, Allison
  • Bakula, Scott
  • Robards, Sam
  • Hall, Conrad
  • Anwar, Tariq
  • Greenbury, Christopher
  • Newman, Thomas
  • Dreamworks Pictures
  • Jinks/Cohen Company
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
  • DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
122
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  • Midlife crisis
  • Suburban life
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures presents ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; directed by Sam Mendes, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Disc was originally distributed in 2000 by Dreamworks Home Entertainment
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1999
  • Special 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
Bar code
  • 31223125263096
  • 31223125263104
  • 31223125263047
  • 31223125263062
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Awards ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032429256362
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
85382
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)809265367
System details
DVD ; Region 1, widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs ; DTS digital surround, Dolby 2.0 surround or Dolby Digital 5.1, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures presents ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks ; directed by Sam Mendes, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Disc was originally distributed in 2000 by Dreamworks Home Entertainment
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1999
  • Special 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
Bar code
  • 31223125263096
  • 31223125263104
  • 31223125263047
  • 31223125263062
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Awards ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032429256362
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
85382
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)809265367
System details
DVD ; Region 1, widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs ; DTS digital surround, Dolby 2.0 surround or Dolby Digital 5.1, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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