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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, (videorecording)

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

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
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
OLN
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
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
  • Rated R
PerformerNote
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards
Runtime
122
Target audience
general
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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1999
  • Formatted to fit a TV screen
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm44027404
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (122 min.)
Isbn
9780783241173
Medium for sound
videotape
Other control number
  • 667068530438
  • 667068577532
Other physical details
sd., col
Publisher number
  • 85304
  • 85775
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
823990
System details
VHS ; stereo surround
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
American beauty, Dreamworks Pictures ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1999
  • Formatted to fit a TV screen
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm44027404
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (122 min.)
Isbn
9780783241173
Medium for sound
videotape
Other control number
  • 667068530438
  • 667068577532
Other physical details
sd., col
Publisher number
  • 85304
  • 85775
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
823990
System details
VHS ; stereo surround
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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