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Author: Tully FriedmanHaskell WexlerRobert ForsterVerna BloomPeter BonerzAll authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2013] ©2013
Series: Criterion collection, 658.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Book : English : Director-approved two-DVD special editionView all editions and formats
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The story of the working world and romantic life of a television cameraman is a visceral, lasting cinematic snapshot of the era, climaxing with an extended sequence shot right in the middle of the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. An inventive commentary on the pleasures and dangers of wielding a camera, Medium Cool is as prescient a political film as Hollywood has ever produced.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tully Friedman; Haskell Wexler; Robert Forster; Verna Bloom; Peter Bonerz; Marianna Hill; Harold Blankenship; Michael Bloomfield; Paul Golding; Paul Cronin; Leon Erickson; Verna Fields; Paramount Pictures Corporation,; H&J Pictures, Inc.,; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604657272 1604657278 9786315035869 6315035868
OCLC Number: 833439555
Language Note: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1969.
Special features: Disc 1. Commentaries: Haskell Wexler, Paul Golding, and Marianna Hill; Paul Cronin; Trailer. Disc 2. Haskell Wexler (new interview); extended excerpts from "Look out Haskell, it's real!" a documentary about the making of Medium Cool; excerpts from Sooner or later, a documentary by Cronin about Harold Blankenship; Medium Cool revisited (new half-hour video by Wexler about the Occupy movement's protests against the 2012 NATO summit in Chicago). Booklet features an essay by film critic and programmer Thomas Beard.
Credits: Art director, Leon Erickson ; editor, Verna Fields ; music scored by Mike Bloomfield ; director of photography, Haskell Wexler.
Cast: Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill, Harold Blankenship.
Awards: National Film Registry selection, 2003.
Target Audience: Rating: R.
Description: 2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in + 1 booklet (18 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 4K Digital restoration; PCM mono.
Contents: Disc 1. The film --
Disc 2. The supplements
Series Title: Criterion collection, 658.
Other Titles: Look out Haskell, it's real.
Sooner or later.
Medium cool (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Paramount Pictures Corporation and H&J Pictures, Inc. ; produced by Tully Friedman and Haskell Wexler ; written and directed by Haskell Wexler.

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The story of the working world and romantic life of a television cameraman is a visceral, lasting cinematic snapshot of the era, climaxing with an extended sequence shot right in the middle of the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. An inventive commentary on the pleasures and dangers of wielding a camera, Medium Cool is as prescient a political film as Hollywood has ever produced.

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