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The Resource Housekeeping, Columbia Pictures presents ; screenplay by Bill Forsyth ; produced by Robert F. Colesberry ; directed by Bill Forsyth

Housekeeping, Columbia Pictures presents ; screenplay by Bill Forsyth ; produced by Robert F. Colesberry ; directed by Bill Forsyth

Label
Housekeeping
Title
Housekeeping
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures presents ; screenplay by Bill Forsyth ; produced by Robert F. Colesberry ; directed by Bill Forsyth
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Writer/director Bill Forsyth (Comfort and Joy, Being Human) brings to life this tale, set in the 1950s and based on a novel by Marilynne Robinson, which is neither a sentimental nor simple exploration of familial and emotional bonds. Ruth (Sara Walker) and Lucille (Andrea Burchill) are two young sisters who are abandoned by their mother and raised by a succession of aged relatives, until their unconventional aunt Sylvie (Christine Lahti, Running on Empty) arrives like a breath of fresh air. Sylvie has been living on the road for many years, and her life is detached from the norms of the community; she returns home to bittersweet memories and the town's harsh scrutiny. The girls are thrilled to have a charming young role model and Sylvie's new responsibilities offer her a chance for real love, sharing a home, and a sense of family -- all things she has not felt for a long time. Eventually, as Ruth and Lucille's perceptions of Sylvie change, the two girls develop vastly different ways of relating to this eccentric, original woman"--Container
Cataloging source
MNN
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Michael Coulter ; editor, Michael Ellis ; music, Michael Gibbs
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: PG.
  • OFRB rating: F; for a mature theme
PerformerNote
Christine Lahti, Sara Walker, Andrea Burchill, Anne Pitoniak, Barbara Reese
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lahti, Christine
  • Walker, Sara
  • Burchill, Andrea
  • Forsyth, Bill
  • Colesberry, Robert F
  • Robinson, Marilynne
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
117
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robinson, Marilynne
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Girls
  • Aunts
  • Mothers
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Housekeeping, Columbia Pictures presents ; screenplay by Bill Forsyth ; produced by Robert F. Colesberry ; directed by Bill Forsyth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1987
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (117 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396387676
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
38767
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn752302902
  • (Sirsi) o752302902
  • (OCoLC)752302902
  • 829742
  • 829742
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Housekeeping, Columbia Pictures presents ; screenplay by Bill Forsyth ; produced by Robert F. Colesberry ; directed by Bill Forsyth
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1987
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (117 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396387676
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
38767
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn752302902
  • (Sirsi) o752302902
  • (OCoLC)752302902
  • 829742
  • 829742
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD

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