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The Resource White nights, Columbia Pictures presents ; a New Visions production ; a Taylor Hackford film ; screenplay by James Goldman and Eric Hughes ; story by James Goldman ; produced by Taylor Hackford and William S. Gilmore ; directed by Taylor Hackford, (videorecording)

White nights, Columbia Pictures presents ; a New Visions production ; a Taylor Hackford film ; screenplay by James Goldman and Eric Hughes ; story by James Goldman ; produced by Taylor Hackford and William S. Gilmore ; directed by Taylor Hackford, (videorecording)

Label
White nights
Title
White nights
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures presents ; a New Visions production ; a Taylor Hackford film ; screenplay by James Goldman and Eric Hughes ; story by James Goldman ; produced by Taylor Hackford and William S. Gilmore ; directed by Taylor Hackford
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Choreographer
Dancer
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • por
  • eng
  • fre
  • kor
  • por
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Nikolai Rodchenko, a Russian ballet dancer who defected from the Soviet Union years ago, finds himself back in the motherland--trapped--thanks to an emergency airplane landing. The Soviets do not imprison him, however; they hope to score a propaganda victory by 'persuading' him to become Russian again. That is why he is sent to Siberia, to Raymond Greenwood and his Russian wife Darya. Greenwood is an American tap dancer who defected to Russia in opposition to the Vietnam War. Nikolai makes Raymond realize how limited his life is in the USSR, and together they hatch a plan to evade their KGB minders, escape to the American Embassy and eventually the US
Member of
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Awards note
Winner, 1986 Academy Award Best Music, Original Song--Lionel Richie.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • White nights (Motion picture)
  • Jeune homme et la mort (Choreographic work : Petit)
Credits note
Director of photography, David Watkin ; production designer, Philip Harrison ; editors, Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp ; choreographer, Twyla Tharp ; music score, Michel Colombier ; "Le jeune homme et la mort" choreographed by Roland Petit ; title song written and performed by Lionel Richie ; love theme performed by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13
Language note
In English and some Russian or dubbed Portuguese with optional subtitles in English, French, Korean, Portuguese, or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.M45
LC item number
W4584 2006
PerformerNote
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren, Geraldine Page, Isabella Rossellini, John Glover
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1944-
  • 1948-
  • 1944-
  • 1925-2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hackford, Taylor
  • Goldman, James
  • Hughes, Eric
  • Gilmore, William S.
  • Baryshnikov, Mikhail
  • Hines, Gregory
  • Skolimowski, Jerzy
  • Mirren, Helen
  • Page, Geraldine
  • Rossellini, Isabella
  • Glover, John
  • Colombier, Michel
  • Tharp, Twyla
  • Watkin, David
  • Columbia Pictures
  • New Visions Pictures
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
136
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  • Male dancers
  • Escapes
  • Friendship
  • Defectors
  • Defectors
  • Escapes
  • Soviet Union
Technique
live action
Label
White nights, Columbia Pictures presents ; a New Visions production ; a Taylor Hackford film ; screenplay by James Goldman and Eric Hughes ; story by James Goldman ; produced by Taylor Hackford and William S. Gilmore ; directed by Taylor Hackford, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985
  • Special features: Audio commentary with Taylor Hackford [optional]; Pas de deux: Making 'White nights' [featurette] (21 min.); Previews (22 min.)
Bar code
  • 31223120111555
  • 31223120111647
  • 31223120111571
  • 31223120111597
  • 31223120111613
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
Start -- The flight to Japan -- Norilsk air defense base -- "There's a boat leaving for NY" -- Chaiko comes on business -- Nikolai meets the Greenwoods -- Raymond's story -- The mines -- Raymond apologizes -- Home after eight years -- "My love is chemical" -- Galina Ivanova -- Shower exit -- Decadent dinner interruption -- At the Kirov with Galina -- Wynn Scott -- "People have got to move" -- "Separate lives" -- "Prove me wrong" -- In Galina's office -- A last look at the Kirov -- "Snake charmer" -- Out on a limb -- Off to meet Scott -- In pursuit -- The embassy gates -- Even exchange -- "Say you, say me."
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (136 min.)
Isbn
9781424825738
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396159037
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
15903
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)70787451
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, 1.85:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD
Label
White nights, Columbia Pictures presents ; a New Visions production ; a Taylor Hackford film ; screenplay by James Goldman and Eric Hughes ; story by James Goldman ; produced by Taylor Hackford and William S. Gilmore ; directed by Taylor Hackford, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985
  • Special features: Audio commentary with Taylor Hackford [optional]; Pas de deux: Making 'White nights' [featurette] (21 min.); Previews (22 min.)
Bar code
  • 31223120111555
  • 31223120111647
  • 31223120111571
  • 31223120111597
  • 31223120111613
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
Start -- The flight to Japan -- Norilsk air defense base -- "There's a boat leaving for NY" -- Chaiko comes on business -- Nikolai meets the Greenwoods -- Raymond's story -- The mines -- Raymond apologizes -- Home after eight years -- "My love is chemical" -- Galina Ivanova -- Shower exit -- Decadent dinner interruption -- At the Kirov with Galina -- Wynn Scott -- "People have got to move" -- "Separate lives" -- "Prove me wrong" -- In Galina's office -- A last look at the Kirov -- "Snake charmer" -- Out on a limb -- Off to meet Scott -- In pursuit -- The embassy gates -- Even exchange -- "Say you, say me."
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (136 min.)
Isbn
9781424825738
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396159037
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
15903
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)70787451
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, 1.85:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD

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