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American beauty [videorecording] / Dreamworks Pictures ; a Jinks/Cohen Company production
DVDs DVDs | DreamWorks Home Entertainment | 2000 | Awards ed. ; widescreen version.
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Imprint
Universal City, Calif. : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, [2000].
Edition
Awards ed. ; widescreen version.
Descript
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD, 5.1 and Dolby surround sound.
Note
Closed-captioned.
Cast
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
Awards
Academy Awards: Best actor (Spacey), Best picture, Best director, Best cinematography, Best original screenplay.
Credits
Director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; editors, Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury ; music, Thomas Newman ; directed by Sam Mendes ; written by Alan Ball ; produced by Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks.
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
MPAA rating: R ; for strong sexuality, language, violence and drug content.
Note
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 ; plus additional DVD-ROM features.
Local Note
MW, 10-00;1-02(rp);9-03(rpl);2-05(rpl); 9-14(rpl)
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American beauty (Motion picture)
ISBN
0783241232
Music #
85382 DreamWorks Home Entertainment
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