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J. Edgar

Author: Leonardo DiCaprioNaomi WattsArmie HammerJosh LucasJudi DenchAll authors
Publisher: [Burbank, California] : Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2012] [2012]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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J. Edgar Hoover [was] head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly 50 years. Hoover was feared, admired, reviled and revered, a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it. His methods were at once ruthless and heroic, with the admiration of the world his most coveted prize. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Fiction films
Historical films
Spy films
Crime films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Teatro
Biography Drama
Named Person: J Edgar Hoover; J Edgar Hoover
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Leonardo DiCaprio; Naomi Watts; Armie Hammer; Josh Lucas; Judi Dench; Deborah Hopper; Joel Cox; Gary D Roach; James J Murakami; Tom Stern; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ),; Imagine Entertainment (Firm),; Malpaso (Company),; Warner Bros. Entertainment,; Warner Home Video (Firm),
ISBN: 0780685016 9780780685017
OCLC Number: 777386709
Language Note: In English with optional dubbed French dialogue; optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Special feature: Featurette "J. Edgar: A complicated man" (13 min.); Previews (10 min.).
Credits: Costumes designed by Deborah Hopper ; edited by Joel Cox, Gary D. Roach ; production design by James J. Murakami ; director of photography, Tom Stern.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas, Judi Dench.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for brief strong language.
Description: 1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; widescreen presentation; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; an Imagine Entertainment production ; a Malpaso production ; written by Dustin Lance Black ; produced by Brian Grazer, Robert Lorenz ; produced and directed by Clint Eastwood.

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J. Edgar Hoover [was] head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly 50 years. Hoover was feared, admired, reviled and revered, a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it. His methods were at once ruthless and heroic, with the admiration of the world his most coveted prize. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

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J. Edgar - A Look at the 1930s

by sparklingangel (WorldCat user published 2012-03-27) Very Good Permalink

First off, I know little or nothing about the life of J. Edgar Hoover, important reformer of the F.B.I. So I have no idea if there are any inconsistencies in the film about the man. Regardless, though, I do know a little bit about the 1920s and 1930s and some of the major events....
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