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The big chill

Author: Lawrence KasdanMarcia NasatirBarbara BenedekMichael ShambergTom BerengerAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Columbia Pictures Industries, [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection [2014] ©2014
Series: Criterion collection, 720.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Director-approved two-DVD special editionView all editions and formats
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After the shocking suicide of their friend, a group of thirty-somethings reunite for his funeral and end up spending a weekend together, reminiscing about their shared pasts as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Drama
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Kasdan; Marcia Nasatir; Barbara Benedek; Michael Shamberg; Tom Berenger; Glenn Close; Jeff Goldblum; William Hurt; Kevin Kline; Mary Kay Place; Meg Tilly; JoBeth Williams; Don Galloway; Carol Littleton; Ida Random; John Bailey; Laurent Bouzereau; Scott Foundas; Lena Dunham; Harlan Jacobson; Columbia Pictures Corporation,; Carson Productions,; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 9786316075345 6316075340
OCLC Number: 883678553
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983.
Special features: Disc 1: Trailer. Disc 2: Success in the system (interview with filmmaker Kasdan, he discusses the challenges of creating personal work within the Hollywood studio system and his remarkable career as a collaborative screenwriter and writer-director); "The big chill" : a reunion (1998 documentary by Laurent Bouzereau about the making of the film, including writer-director Kasdan and actors Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and JoBeth Williams); Thirtieth anniversary Q & A (Q & A with cast and crew, moderated by Variety's chief film critic, Scott Foundas, held at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival); Deleted scenes. Booklet features an essay by writer and filmmaker Lena Dunhan and a 1983 piece by critic Harlan Jacobson.
Credits: Editor, Carol Littleton ; production designer, Ida Random ; director of photography, John Bailey.
Cast: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, JoBeth Williams, Don Galloway.
Target Audience: Rating: R.
Description: 2 videodiscs (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital, monaural.
Contents: disc 1. Feature film --
disc 2. Bonus features.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 720.
Other Titles: Big chill (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents a Carson Productions Group, Ltd. production of a Lawrence Kasdan film ; executive producers, Marcia Nasatir and Lawrence Kasdan ; written by Lawrence Kasdan & Barbara Benedek ; produced by Michael Shamberg ; directed by Lawrence Kasdan.

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After the shocking suicide of their friend, a group of thirty-somethings reunite for his funeral and end up spending a weekend together, reminiscing about their shared pasts as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties.

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