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J. Edgar

Author: Clint EastwoodDustin Lance BlackBrian GrazerRobert LorenzLeonardo DiCaprioAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2012]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"J. Edgar Hoover [was] head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly 50 years. Hoover was feared, admired, reviled and revered, a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it. His methods were at once ruthless and heroic, with the admiration of the world his most coveted prize. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Crime films
Spy films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Biography Drama
Sources
Named Person: J Edgar Hoover; Charles Augustus Lindbergh
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Clint Eastwood; Dustin Lance Black; Brian Grazer; Robert Lorenz; Leonardo DiCaprio; Naomi Watts; Judi Dench; Armie Hammer; Josh Lucas; Dermot Mulroney; Jeffrey Donovan; Denis P O'Hare; Stephen Root; Zach Grenier; Damon Herriman; Lea Thompson; Ken Howard; Josh Hamilton; Jessica Hecht; Geoff Pierson; Michael O'Neill, (Actor); Tom Stern; Joel Cox; Gary D Roach; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Imagine Entertainment (Firm); Malpaso (Company); Warner Bros. Entertainment.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0780685016 9780780685017
OCLC Number: 777386709
Language Note: In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing), French or Spanish.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Special feature: Featurette "J. Edgar: A complicated man" (13 min.); Previews (10 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Tom Stern ; editors, Joel Cox, Gary D. Roach ; music, Clint Eastwood.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas, Dermot Mulroney, Jeffrey Donovan, Denis O'Hare, Stephen Root, Zach Grenier, Damon Herriman, Lea Thompson, Ken Howard, Josh Hamilton, Jessica Hecht, Geoff Pierson, Michael O'Neill.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for brief strong language.
Description: 1 videodisc (137 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround; widescreen presentation, preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; an Imagine Entertainment production, a Malpaso production ; directed and produced by Clint Eastwood ; written by Dustin Lance Black ; produced by Brian Grazer, Robert Lorenz.

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"J. Edgar Hoover [was] head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly 50 years. Hoover was feared, admired, reviled and revered, a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it. His methods were at once ruthless and heroic, with the admiration of the world his most coveted prize. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life"--Container.

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J. Edgar - A Look at the 1930s

by sparklingangel (WorldCat user published 2012-03-27) Very Good Permalink

First off, I know little or nothing about the life of J. Edgar Hoover, important reformer of the F.B.I. So I have no idea if there are any inconsistencies in the film about the man. Regardless, though, I do know a little bit about the 1920s and 1930s and some of the major events....
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