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Author: Robert AltmanCary BrokawFrank BarhydtAndie MacDowellBruce DavisonAll authors
Publisher: Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection : New Line Home Video ; Chicago, IL : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, [2004]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 265.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Film adaptations
Adaptations cinématographiques et télévisées
Films
Named Person: Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Altman; Cary Brokaw; Frank Barhydt; Andie MacDowell; Bruce Davison; Julianne Moore; Matthew Modine; Anne Archer; Fred Ward; Jennifer Jason Leigh; Christopher Penn; Lili Taylor; Robert Downey; Madeleine Stowe; Tim Robbins; Lily Tomlin; Tom Waits; Frances McDormand; Peter Gallagher; Annie Ross; Lori Singer; Jack Lemmon; Lyle Lovett; Buck Henry; Huey Lewis; Raymond Carver; Fine Line Features.; Spelling Films International.; Avenue Pictures.; Criterion Collection (Firm); New Line Home Video (Firm); Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1559409568 9781559409568
OCLC Number: 56601465
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Widescreen presentation.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
Based on short stories written by Raymond Carver.
Special features: new high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound; isolated music track; "Reflections on 'Short cuts'", a new 25-min. videotaped conversation with Robert Altman and Tim Robbins; "Luck, trust, and ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver County": a 90-min. documentary on the making of 'Short cuts'; segment from BBC television's "Moving Pictures" tracing the development of Raymond Carver's short story "Jerry and Molly and Sam" for the film; a 50-min. audio interview with Raymond Carver; deleted scenes; a look inside the marketing of 'Short cuts', featuring trailers and more than sixty print advertising campaigns; special reprint of 'Short cuts', the Vintage Books companion collection of Raymond Carver short stories; an essay by film critic Michael Wilmington and a guide to the music.
Credits: Director of photography, Walt Lloyd ; art director, Jerry Fleming ; editors, Geraldine Peroni, Suzy Elmiger ; music, Gavin Friday, Mark Isham ; costume designer, John Hay ; production designer, Stephen Altman.
Cast: Andie McDowell, Bruce Davison, Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Anne Archer, Fred Ward, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Chris Penn, Lili Taylor, Robert Downey, Jr., Madeleine Stowe, Tim Robbins, Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits, Frances McDormand, Peter Gallagher, Annie Ross, Lori Singer, Jack Lemmon, Lyle Lovett, Buck Henry, Huey Lewis.
Awards: Golden Globes, USA, 1994: Special Award - Best Ensemble Cast.
Target Audience: MPAA rating : R.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 183 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Disc 1. The film --
Disc 2. The supplements.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 265.
Responsibility: Fine Line Features in association with Spelling Films International present a Cary Brokaw / Avenue Pictures productions ; a Robert Altman film ; screenplay by Robert Altman & Frank Barhydt ; produced by Cary Brokaw ; directed by Robert Altman.

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While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving.

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