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The Resource Bigger than life, Twentieth Century-Fox presents a Cinemascope picture ; story and screenplay by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum ; produced by James Mason ; directed by Nicholas Ray, (videorecording)

Bigger than life, Twentieth Century-Fox presents a Cinemascope picture ; story and screenplay by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum ; produced by James Mason ; directed by Nicholas Ray, (videorecording)

Label
Bigger than life
Title
Bigger than life
Statement of responsibility
Twentieth Century-Fox presents a Cinemascope picture ; story and screenplay by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum ; produced by James Mason ; directed by Nicholas Ray
Contributor
Actor
Arranger
Cinematographer
Commentator
Composer
Conductor
Costume designer
Film director
Film distributor
Film editor
Film producer
Interviewee
Interviewer
Production company
Screenwriter
Set designer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
When a friendly, successful suburban teacher and father is prescribed cortisone for a painful, possibly fatal affliction, he grows dangerously addicted to the experimental drug, resulting in his transformation into a psychotic and ultimately violent household despot. "This Eisenhower-era throat-grabber, shot in expressive CinemaScope, is an excoriating take on the nuclear family. That it came in the day of Father Knows Best makes it all the more shocking -- and wildly entertaining."--Jacket
Member of
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, David Raksin ; conducted by Lionel Newman ; director of photography, Joe MacDonald ; art direction, Lyle R. Wheeler, Jack Martin Smith ; set decorations, Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. Reiss ; film editor, Louis Loeffler ; executive wardrobe designer, Charles LeMaire ; costumes designed by Mary Wills ; orchestration, Edward B. Powell
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B54 2010
PerformerNote
James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Robert Simon, Christopher Olsen, Roland Winters, Rusty Lane, Rachel Stephens, Kipp Hamilton
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  • 1900-1966
  • 1906-1968
  • 1909-1984
  • 1911-1979
  • 1927-
  • 1946-
  • 1904-1989
  • 1899-1986
  • 1916-1989
  • 1905-1990
  • 1897-1972
  • 1911-1994
  • 1954-
  • 1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hume, Cyril
  • Maibaum, Richard
  • MacDonald, Joe
  • Mason, James
  • Ray, Nicholas
  • Rush, Barbara
  • Matthau, Walter
  • Simon, Robert
  • Olsen, Christopher
  • Winters, Roland
  • Lane, Rusty
  • Stephens, Rachel
  • Hamilton, Kipp
  • Raksin, David
  • Newman, Lionel
  • Wheeler, Lyle
  • Smith, Jack Martin
  • Scott, Walter M.
  • Reiss, Stuart
  • Loeffler, Louis R.
  • Le Maire, Charles
  • Wills, Mary
  • Powell, Edward B.
  • Roueché, Berton
  • Andrew, Geoff
  • Lethem, Jonathan
  • Ray, Susan
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
95
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
507
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  • Roueché, Berton
  • Drugs
  • Drug addicts
  • Drug addiction
  • Male elementary school teachers
  • Teachers
  • Terminally ill
  • Drug addicts' spouses
  • Children of drug addicts
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Families
  • Fathers and sons
  • Medication abuse
  • Cortisone
  • Cortisone
  • Suburban life
Technique
live action
Label
Bigger than life, Twentieth Century-Fox presents a Cinemascope picture ; story and screenplay by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum ; produced by James Mason ; directed by Nicholas Ray, (videorecording)
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Publication
Note
  • Based on an article entitled "Ten Feet Tall" in the New Yorker by Burton Roueché
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956
  • Bonus features: Audio commentary by Geoff Andrew; "Profile of Nicholas Ray" a half-hour interview with the director; Interview with Jonathan Lethem featurette; Interview with Susan Ray featurette; Theatrical trailer; Booklet. "Somewhere in suburbia" essay by B. Kite
Accompanying material
1 booklet (22 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm).
Bar code
  • 31223132979742
  • 31223132979767
  • 31223132979783
  • 31223132979759
  • 31223132979775
  • 31223132979726
  • 31223132979734
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
Edition
Special ed., widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (95 min.)
Isbn
9781604652468
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515054812
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC1876D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)550640983
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; widescreen (2.55:1) presentation enhanced for (16:9) televisions; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bigger than life, Twentieth Century-Fox presents a Cinemascope picture ; story and screenplay by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum ; produced by James Mason ; directed by Nicholas Ray, (videorecording)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Based on an article entitled "Ten Feet Tall" in the New Yorker by Burton Roueché
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956
  • Bonus features: Audio commentary by Geoff Andrew; "Profile of Nicholas Ray" a half-hour interview with the director; Interview with Jonathan Lethem featurette; Interview with Susan Ray featurette; Theatrical trailer; Booklet. "Somewhere in suburbia" essay by B. Kite
Accompanying material
1 booklet (22 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm).
Bar code
  • 31223132979742
  • 31223132979767
  • 31223132979783
  • 31223132979759
  • 31223132979775
  • 31223132979726
  • 31223132979734
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
Edition
Special ed., widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (95 min.)
Isbn
9781604652468
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515054812
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC1876D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)550640983
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; widescreen (2.55:1) presentation enhanced for (16:9) televisions; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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