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The soloist

Author: Gary FosterRuss KrasnoffSusannah GrantJoe WrightJamie FoxxAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist and recent bike accident victim Steve Lopez more than his banged-up face, was his pressing need for story ideas. He soon discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a skid row schizophrenic street musician, who possesses extraordinary talent - even though he only has half-broken instruments to play. Inspired by Nathaniel's story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
French language materials
Spanish language materials
Biography
Materiales en español
Journalism films
Biographical films
Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Musical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography Drama
Named Person: Steve Lopez; Steve Lopez; Nathaniel Anthony Ayers; Nathaniel Anthony Ayers; Steve Lopez
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Foster; Russ Krasnoff; Susannah Grant; Joe Wright; Jamie Foxx; Robert Downey, Jr.; Catherine Keener; Tom Hollander; Lisa Gay Hamilton; Seamus McGarvey; Paul Tothill; Dario Marianelli; Steve Lopez; DreamWorks Pictures (2008- ); Universal Pictures (Firm); Studio Canal.; Participant Media.; Between Two Trees (Firm); Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment (Firm); Working Title Films.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1415747164 9781415747162
OCLC Number: 370470840
Language Note: English, dubbed Spanish, or French dialogue with optional English, Spanish or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the book "The soloist: a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music" by Steve Lopez.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: Commentary by director Joe Wright ; An unlikely friendship : making 'The soloist' ; Kindness, courtesy and respect : Mr. Ayers + Mr. Lopez ; One size does not fit all : addressing homelessness in Los Angeles ; Beth's story ; deleted scenes.
Credits: Director of photography, Seamus McGarvey ; film editor, Paul Tothill ; music by Dario Marianelli ; production designer, Sarah Greenwood ; costume designer, Jacqueline Durran.
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, LisaGay Hamilton.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some drug use and language.
Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Special features: An unlikely friendship: Making The soloist --
Deleted scenes --
Commentary by director Joe Wright --
Language: English Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; French Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; Spanish Dolby digital 5.1 surround --
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
Other Titles: Soloist (Motion picture)
Responsibility: DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures present, in association with StudioCanal and Participant Media ; a Between Two Trees production ; in association with Working Title Films ; directed by Joe Wright ; screenplay by Susannah Grant ; produced by Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff ; a Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment production ; in association with Working Title Films.
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Abstract:

In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist and recent bike accident victim Steve Lopez more than his banged-up face, was his pressing need for story ideas. He soon discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a skid row schizophrenic street musician, who possesses extraordinary talent - even though he only has half-broken instruments to play. Inspired by Nathaniel's story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about him and attempts to do more to help both him, and the rest of the underclass of L.A. have a better life. Lopez's good intentions run headlong into Nathaniel's personal demons and the larger issues of social injustice facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Nathaniel find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations.

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