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The Giver [electronic resource].

Noyce, Phillip, film director. (Added Author). Mitnick, Michael, screenwriter. (Added Author). Weide, Robert B., screenwriter. (Added Author). Silver, Nikki, film producer. (Added Author). Bridges, Jeff, 1949- film producer, actor. (Added Author). Koenigsberg, Neil, 1942- film producer. (Added Author). Streep, Meryl, actor. (Added Author). Thwaites, Brenton, 1989- actor. (Added Author). Skarsgård, Alexander, actor. (Added Author). Holmes, Katie, 1978- actor. (Added Author). Rush, Odeya, 1997- actor. (Added Author). Monaghan, Cameron, actor. (Added Author). Swift, Taylor, 1989- actor. (Added Author). Tremblay, Emma, actor. (Added Author). Emery, Ross, director of photography. (Added Author). Verreaux, Edward, production designer. (Added Author). Brown, Barry Alexander, editor of moving image work. (Added Author). Cilliers, Diana, costume designer. (Added Author). Beltrami, Marco, composer (expression) (Added Author). Tedder, Ryan, composer (expression) (Added Author). Lowry, Lois. motion picture adaptation of (work): Giver. (Added Author). Bridges, Lloyd, performer. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 93 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Starz Digital : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Phillip Noyce.
Participant or Performer Note: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Swift, Emma Tremblay.
Summary, etc.: Based on Lois Lowry's beloved, best-selling young adult novel, the haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. With this newfound knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined - a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. With the odds against him, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all - something no one has ever done before.
Target Audience Note: Rated PG-13.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Conformity > Drama.
Individuality > Drama.
Memory > Drama.
Secrecy > Drama.

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