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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

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

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
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Presenter
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
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American beauty (Motion picture)
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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
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  • 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
  • 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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Disc was originally distributed in 2000 by Dreamworks Home Entertainment
  • Wide screen
  • 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
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 (121 min.)
Isbn
9780783241234
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 667068538229
  • 883929303779
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
85382
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn809265367
  • (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
Publication
Note
  • Disc was originally distributed in 2000 by Dreamworks Home Entertainment
  • Wide screen
  • 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
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 (121 min.)
Isbn
9780783241234
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 667068538229
  • 883929303779
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
85382
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn809265367
  • (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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