Being there [DVD]
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Being there [DVD]

By Sellers, Peter, 1925-1980.
MacLaine, Shirley, 1934-

Genre Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Published [2017] by The Criterion Collection, [New York, New York]

UPC 715515195317

Bib Id 2455720

Description 2 videodiscs (130 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded leaflet.

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Leader
05321cgm a2200889Mi 4500
ISBN
9781681432823 $20.00
168143282X
0715515195317
9780715515198
0715515195
UPC
715515195317
Publisher Number
CC2745DDVD
CC2745D
Call #
DVD B
Title
Being there [DVD]
Publication Information
by The Criterion Collection, [New York, New York] :
Description
2 videodiscs (130 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded leaflet.
Note
Based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979.
Special features: New documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with members of the production team; Excerpts from a 1980 American Film Institute seminar with director Hal Ashby; Author Jerzy Kosinksi in a 1979 appearance on the Dick Cavett Show; Appearances from 1980 by actor Peter Sellers on NBC's Today Show and The Don Lane Show; Promo reel featuring Sellers and Ashby; Trailer and TV spots; Deleted scenes, outtakes, and an alternate ending; Plus an essay by critic Mark Harris.
Contents
Disc one. [Feature film] -- disc two. [Special features].
Creation/Production Credits
Production designer, Michael Haller ; costumes designed by May Routh ; music, Johnny Mandel ; editor, Don Zimmerman ; director of photography, Caleb Deschanel.
Cast
Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart.
Summary
"In one of his most finely tuned performances, Peter Sellers plays the pure-hearted, childlike Chance, a gardener who is forced into the wilds of Washington, D.C., when his wealthy guardian dies. Shocked to discover that the real world doesn't respond to the click of a remote, Chance stumbles into celebrity after being taken under the wing of a tycoon (Melvyn Douglas, in an Oscar-winning performance), who mistakes his protégé's horticultural mumblings for sagacious pronouncements on life and politics, and whose wife (Shirley MacLaine) targets Chance as the object of her desire. Adapted from a novel by Jerzy Kosinski, this satire, both deeply melancholy and hilarious, is the culmination of Hal Ashy's remarkable string of films in the 1970s and a carefully modulated examination of the ideals, anxieties and media-fueled delusions that shaped American culture during that decade"--Container.
Audience
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital monaural.
Language Note
English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Genre/Form
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Satirical films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Drama.
Comedy films.
Satirical films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired

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