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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)

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

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
  • 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.
  • 1999 Best Picture Oscar Winner
Cataloging source
OCO
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/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mendes, Sam
  • Spacey, Kevin
  • Bening, Annette
Runtime
122
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  • Midlife crisis
  • Suburban life
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)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Awards ed
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
45176850
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Isbn
9780783241234
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
21.99
Other control number
667068538229
Other physical details
sd., col
Publisher number
85382
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o45176850
  • 3941-10260
  • (Sirsi)823932
System details
DVD; widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
laserdisc
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)
Publication
Note
  • Awards ed
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
45176850
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Isbn
9780783241234
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
21.99
Other control number
667068538229
Other physical details
sd., col
Publisher number
85382
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o45176850
  • 3941-10260
  • (Sirsi)823932
System details
DVD; widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
laserdisc

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