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Missing / a Universal Pictures ; Polygram Pictures presentation ; an Edward Lewis production ; a Costa-Gavras Film ; screenplay by Costa-Gavras & Donald Stewart ; produced by Edward and Mildred Lewis ; directed by Costa-Gavras.

Lewis, Edward (Motion picture producer) (Producer, Interviewee). Costa-Gavras, 1933- (Director, Screenwriter, Interviewee). Stewart, Donald, 1930-1999 (Screenwriter). Lewis, Mildred. (Producer, Interviewee). Lemmon, Jack (Actor, Interviewee). Spacek, Sissy (Actor). Shea, John, 1949- (Actor). Mayron, Melanie (Actor). Hauser, Thomas. Execution of Charles Horman. (Added Author). Horman, Joyce. (Interviewee). Daniel, Sean. (Added Author). Horman, Ed. (Interviewee). Simon, Terry. Real people. (Added Author). Kornbluh, Peter. (Added Author). Wood, Michael, 1936- Who would care about us if we disappeared? (Added Author). Crowdus, Gary, 1945- Interview with Costa-Gavras. (Added Author). Universal Pictures (Firm) (Added Author). Polygram Pictures. (Added Author). Criterion Collection (Firm) (Added Author). Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, John Shea, Melanie Mayron. (Cast).
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Series Information

Criterion collection ; 449.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle DVD DRAMA MISS (Text) 39231031775808 Audiovisual Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604650631
  • ISBN: 160465063X
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 pages ; illustrations ; 19 cm.)
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, 2008.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982.
Based on the book : The execution of Charles Horman / by Thomas Hauser.
"Enhanced for widescreen TVs"--Container.
Special feature (disc 1): original theatrical trailer (3 min.).
Special feature (disc 2): Video interview with Costa-Gravas excerpted from the 1982 television news program JA2 20H (3 min.); video interview with Costa-Gravas for the 2006 French DVD release (30 min.); "Joyce Harmon on Missing" interview with the widow of Charles Horman (30 min.); "Producing Missing" interview with producers Edward and Mildred Lewis and Sean Daniel, and author of the source novel Thomas Hauser (18 min.); "1982 Cannes Film Festival" interview with Lemmon, Costa-Gavras, Charles' father Ed Horman, and family friend Terry Simon (20 min.); "Pursuing truth" interview of Peter Kornbluh, director of the National Security Archive's Chile Documentation Project (20 min.); "In honor of Missing" 2002 award ceremony held by the Charles Horman Truth Project for the film (21 min.).
Program notes on container insert include an essay "Who would care about us if we disappeared?" by critic Michael Wood, an open letter "Real People" by friend-of-the-family Terry Simon, interview notes "An Interview with Costa-Gavras" by Cineaste editor Gary Crowdus, and the U.S. State Department's official response to the film.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music composed and arranged by Vangelis ; film editor, Francoise Bonnot ; director of photography, Ricardo Aronovich.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, John Shea, Melanie Mayron.
Summary, etc.:
A film based on the disappearance of journalist Charles Horman. A father searches for his missing son during the oppressive and violent political chaos of the 1973 Chilean coup. Seeking help from local bureau of the U.S. State Department, family frustration grows as the situation becomes more complex.
A film based loosely on actual events. A declassified document released in 1999 by the U.S. Government appears to contradict the State Department's official statement on the film, supporting the essential themes of the film. From http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/19991008/
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono, widescreen presentation (1.85:1)
Language Note:
In English and Spanish with optional English subtitles.
Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Awards Note:
Cannes Film Festival, Best Actor (Jack Lemmon), 1982.
Academy Awards, Oscar, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, 1983.
BAFTA Film Award, Best Film Editing; Best Screenplay, 1983.
Subject: Horman, Charles, 1942-1973 > Drama.
Missing persons > Chile > Drama.
Journalists > Chile > Drama.
Chile > History > Coup d'état, 1973 > Drama.
Chile > Foreign relations > United States > Drama.
United States > Foreign relations > Chile > Drama.
South America > Politics and government > 20th century > Drama.
Genre: Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Detective and mystery films.
Political films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Mystery films.
Political > Feature.
Mystery > Feature.

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