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

Bening, Annette. (Added Author). Cooper, Chris. (Added Author). Ball, Alan, 1957- (Added Author). Janney, Allison. (Added Author). Mendes, Sam. (Added Author). Bakula, Scott. (Added Author). Bentley, Wes. (Added Author). Gallagher, Peter, 1955- (Added Author). Spacey, Kevin. (Added Author). Birch, Thora. (Added Author). Suvari, Mena. (Added Author). Jinks, Dan. (Added Author). Cohen, M. Bruce. (Added Author). Dreamworks Pictures. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Centerville Center Township Public Library - Centerville VIDEO 49813 (Text) 76895000049813 1st Floor Audio Visual Available -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette VIDEO Ame (Text) 31951003101737 Main Floor - Videos Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0783246749 :
  • Physical Description: 2 videocassettes (209 min.) : sd.(stereo), col ; 1/2 in.
  • Edition: Awards edition.
  • Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, c2000.

Content descriptions

General Note: 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.
Film is 125 min.; bonus is 84 min.
Originally released as motion picture in 1999.
Creation/Production 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.
Participant or Performer Note: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Rated R.
System Details Note: VHS.
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Comedy films.
Midlife crisis > Drama.
Suburban life > Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films > United States.

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