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Title American beauty [videorecording] / Dreamworks Pictures ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks.

Publication Info. Universal City, Calif. : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, [2000]


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Edition Awards edition ; Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Note 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.
Credits 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.
Cast Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards.
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.
Audience Rated R.
System Details DVD format.
Awards Academy Awards: Best actor (Spacey), Best picture, Best director, Best cinematography, Best original screenplay.
Language Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject Midlife crisis.
Suburban life.
Domestic relations.
Families in motion pictures.
Genre/Form Comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Local Subject Digital video collection.
Academy Awards best picture -- Videorecordings -- 1991-2000.
Drama films.
Added Author Mendes, Sam.
Ball, Alan, 1957-
Cohen, Bruce.
Jinks, Dan.
Spacey, Kevin.
Bening, Annette.
Birch, Thora.
Suvari, Mena, 1979-
Bentley, Wes, 1978-
Cooper, Chris.
Spacey, Kevin, actor.
Mendes, Sam, director.
Bening, Annette, actor.
Birch, Thora, actor.
Suvari, Mena, 1979- actor.
Janney, Allison, actor.
Bakula, Scott, actor.
Gallagher, Peter, actor.
Weiss, Julie, costume designer.
Newman, Thomas, composer.
Ball, Alan, 1957- , writer.
Cohen, Bruce, producer.
Jinks, Dan, producer.
Bentley, Wes, 1978- actor.
Cooper, Chris, actor.
Dreamworks Pictures.
ISBN 0783241232 : $19.00
Standard No. 667068538229
Music No. 85382 DreamWorks Home Entertainment

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