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|Genre/Form:||Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Guillermin; Irwin Allen; Stirling Silliphant; Steve McQueen; Paul Newman; William Holden; Faye Dunaway; Fred Astaire; Susan Blakely; Richard Chamberlain; Jennifer Jones; O J Simpson; Robert Vaughn; Robert Wagner; Susan Flannery; Sheila Mathews; Norman Burton; Jack Collins; Don Gordon; Felton Perry; Gregory Sierra; Ernie Orsatti; Dabney Coleman; John Williams; Richard Martin Stern; Fred J Koenekamp; Joseph Biroc; William Creber; Harold F Kress; Carl Kress; Maureen McGovern; Al Kasha; Joel Hirschhorn; Paul Zastupnevich; Ward Preston; Raphael Bretton; Thomas N Scortia; Frank M Robinson; F X Feeney; Mike Vezina; Branko Racki; Charles Loring; Bob Fisher, (Journalist); David Hammond; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation,; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ),; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.,
|Language Note:||English (Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 4.0 surround), and dubbed Spanish (Dolby digital mono.) soundtracks with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.|
|Notes:||Container incorrectly lists a French and an English stereo soundtrack as available.
Based on the novels "The tower" by Richard Martin Stern and "The glass inferno" by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
Special features: Disc 1: Commentary by film historian F.X. Feeney; Scene specific commentary by Mike Vezina, special effects director on X3; Scene specific commentary by Branko Racki, stunt coordinator on The day after tomorrow ; Disc 2: AMC backstory: The towering inferno; Featurettes: Inside the tower: we remember, Innovating tower: the SPFX of an inferno, The art of towering, Irwin Allen: the great producer, Directing the inferno, Putting out fire, Running on fire, Still the world's tallest building, The writer: Stirling Silliphant; Vintage promotional material: Nato presentation reel; Original 1974 featurette (#1 & #2), Irwin Allen 1977 interview, The towering inferno teaser, The towering infero trailer, The Poseidon adventure trailer; Extended and deleted scenes (over 30 scenes); American Cinematographer articles: "The towering inferno and how it was filmed" by Charles Loring, Photographing the dramatic sequences for "The Towering Inferno" by Bob Fisher, "Action unit" lives up to its name while shooting "The Towering Inferno" by David Hammond; Storyboard comparisons.
|Credits:||Director of photography, Fred Koenekamp ; director of photography (action sequences), Joseph Biroc ; action sequences directed by Irwin Allen ; production designed by William Creber ; edited by Harold F. Kress and Carl Kress ; music by John Williams ; Maureen McGovern sings "We may never love like this again" words and music by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn ; costumes designed by Paul Zastupnevich ; art director, Ward Preston ; set decorator, Raphael Bretton.|
|Cast:||Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner, Susan Flannery, Sheila Mathews, Normann Burton, Jack Collins, Don Gordon, Felton Perry, Gregory Sierra, Ernie Orsatti, Dabney Coleman.|
|Awards:||Academy Awards, USA, 1975: Oscar - Best Cinematography (Fred J. Koenekamp, Joseph F. Biroc) ; Best Film Editing (Harold F. Kress, Carl Kress) ; Best Music, Original Song (Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn).|
|Target Audience:||MPAA rating: PG.|
|Description:||2 videodiscs (164 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 16 cm.) and 8 lobby cards.|
|Details:||DVD, region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; dual-layer; NTSC.|
|Responsibility:||Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present ; Irwin Allen's production of ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin.|