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The Resource Being there, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; directed by Hal Ashby

Being there, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; directed by Hal Ashby

Label
Being there
Title
Being there
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; directed by Hal Ashby
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Chance is a secluded gardener who has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of Eve and her husband Ben. Ben is an influential, but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, as well as an unlikely political insider
Awards note
  • Academy Awards, 1980: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Melvyn Douglas).
  • Golden Globes. 1980: Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy (Sellers).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Caleb Deschanel ; editor, Don Zimmerman ; music, Johnny Mandel
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Language tracks in English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish, with optional French or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B45 2009
PerformerNote
Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehard, Ruth Attaway, Dave Clennon
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1933-1991
  • 1925-1980
  • 1934-
  • 1914-1984
  • 1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Braunsberg, Andrew
  • Kosinski, Jerzy
  • Ashby, Hal
  • Sellers, Peter
  • MacLaine, Shirley
  • Douglas, Melvyn
  • Warden, Jack
  • Dysart, Richard
  • Basehart, Richard
  • Attaway, Ruth
  • Clennon, David
  • Deschanel, Caleb
  • Mandel, Johnny
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Lorimar Film Entertainment
  • Northstar International Pictures
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
130
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gardeners
  • Social isolation
  • Married people
  • Male friendship
  • Business and politics
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Being there, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; directed by Hal Ashby
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979
  • Special features include: Memories from Being there (featurette); Theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15528786
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9781419873294
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929037094
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2000005232
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn297238430
  • (OCoLC)297238430
System details
DVD; Region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital, mono; dual-layer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Being there, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; directed by Hal Ashby
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979
  • Special features include: Memories from Being there (featurette); Theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15528786
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9781419873294
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929037094
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2000005232
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn297238430
  • (OCoLC)297238430
System details
DVD; Region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital, mono; dual-layer
Video recording format
DVD

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