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Author: Nicolas RoegJeremy ThomasTerry JohnsonGary BuseyTheresa RussellAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, 2011.
Series: Criterion collection, 566.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Four unnamed people who look and sound a lot like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Joseph McCarthy converge in one New York City hotel room for a compelling, visually inventive adaptation of Terry Johnson's play. With a combination of whimsy and dread, director Nicolas Roeg creates a fun-house-mirror picture of cold war America that questions the nature of celebrity and plays on a society's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
DVD-Video discs
Named Person: Terry Johnson; Marilyn Monroe; Albert Einstein; Joseph McCarthy; Joe DiMaggio; Joe DiMaggio; Albert Einstein; Terry Johnson; Joseph McCarthy; Marilyn Monroe
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolas Roeg; Jeremy Thomas; Terry Johnson; Gary Busey; Theresa Russell; Will Sampson; Tony Curtis; Michael Emil; Peter Hannan; Tony Lawson; Stanley Myers; Zenith Productions.; Recorded Picture Company.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604654318 1604654317 9786314211653 6314211654
OCLC Number: 728621739
Language Note: English audio; English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Based on the play by Terry Johnson.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985.
Special features: new video interviews with director Nicolas Roeg and producer Jeremy Thomas and with editor Tony Lawson; Making "Insignificance," a short documentary shot on the set of the film; original theatrical trailer; plus: a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Chuck Stephens and a reprinted exchange between Roeg and screenwriter Terry Johnson.
Credits: Cinematography, Peter Hannan ; editor, Tony Lawson ; music, Stanley Myers.
Cast: Gary Busey, Michael Emil, Theresa Russell, Will Sampson, Tony Curtis,
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Details: DVD; region 1 NTSC; widescreen 1.78:1 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital, mono; color.
Contents: On set --
The Professor and the Senator --
Daydreams --
The Actress --
The theory of relativity --
Bedtime --
The Ballplayer --
Not okay --
Cherokees --
Needs and wants --
The Elevator man --
The Senator --
The Professor --
New plans --
Fears --
Color bars.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 566.
Responsibility: Zenith in association with the Recorded Picture Company presents a film by Nicolas Roeg ; screenplay written by Terry Johnson ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Nicolas Roeg.
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Four unnamed people who look and sound a lot like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Joseph McCarthy converge in one New York City hotel room for a compelling, visually inventive adaptation of Terry Johnson's play. With a combination of whimsy and dread, director Nicolas Roeg creates a fun-house-mirror picture of cold war America that questions the nature of celebrity and plays on a society's simmering nuclear fears.

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