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Joan Rivers : a piece of work : a year in the life of a semi legend

Author: Ricki SternAnnie SundbergSeth KealJoan RiversMelissa RiversAll authors
Publisher: New York : IFC Films ; [Orland Park, Ill.] : MPI Media Group [distributor], ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The cameras follow trailblazing comic, Joan Rivers, for a year and cover her entire career from her break on the Carson show, to her heartbreak over the suicide of her husband, and her role on Celebrity Apprentice. Rivers reveals her relentless desire to keep working with humor and empathy. Wickedly funny and surprisingly moving, Rivers is once again returned to the spotlight she so richly deserves and cements her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Biography
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Joan Rivers; Joan Rivers
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ricki Stern; Annie Sundberg; Seth Keal; Joan Rivers; Melissa Rivers; Don Rickles; Phyllis Diller; Kathy Griffin; IFC Films.; Break Thru Films.; MPI Media Group.
ISBN: 9780788613418 0788613413
OCLC Number: 669993162
Language Note: Dialogue in English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) or Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010.
Special features: Trailer; deleted scenes; commentary; TV spots; Sundance Q & A.
Credits: Director of photography, Charles Miller ; editor, Penelope Falk ; music, Paul Brill.
Performer(s): Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Don Rickles, Phyllis Diller, Kathy Griffin.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; language and sexual humor.
Description: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1.
Contents: That's fear --
A writer, an actress, an industry --
30 years of jokes --
Looks don't count --
You're going to be a star --
It can turn on a dime --
Retirement is not an option --
Insecurities --
Favorite time of year --
Celebrating George Carlin --
A thing called money --
Comedy Central roast --
The golden girl.
Other Titles: Piece of work
Year in the life of a semi legend
Responsibility: a Break Thru Films production ; writer, Ricki Stern ; producers, Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg, Seth Keal ; directed by Ricki Stern.

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The cameras follow trailblazing comic, Joan Rivers, for a year and cover her entire career from her break on the Carson show, to her heartbreak over the suicide of her husband, and her role on Celebrity Apprentice. Rivers reveals her relentless desire to keep working with humor and empathy. Wickedly funny and surprisingly moving, Rivers is once again returned to the spotlight she so richly deserves and cements her reputation as one of stand-up's towering figures.

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