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The Resource Pleasantville, New Line Cinema presents a Larger Than Life production ; written, produced and directed by Gary Ross ; produced by Jon Kilik, Robert J. Degus, Steven Soderbergh

Pleasantville, New Line Cinema presents a Larger Than Life production ; written, produced and directed by Gary Ross ; produced by Jon Kilik, Robert J. Degus, Steven Soderbergh

Label
Pleasantville
Title
Pleasantville
Statement of responsibility
New Line Cinema presents a Larger Than Life production ; written, produced and directed by Gary Ross ; produced by Jon Kilik, Robert J. Degus, Steven Soderbergh
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Performer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Twin siblings David and Jennifer couldn't be more different: she curses, smokes, and sleeps around; David is a prototypical nerdy outcast. Then, one dark and stormy night, they're sucked into the TV and Pleasantville: a perfect suburban Disneyland suffused with church-social niceness and Rotary Club boosterism. Jennifer despises it all. So, like a pint-size Lauren Bacall, she refuses to play the role of poodle-skirted good girl and introduces one of the boys to sex, after which this bland, black and white world magically begins changing into color. Through the combined forces of sex and rock 'n' roll, it becomes clear that the things that make life worth living--passion, knowledge, and love--are far removed from safety, stability, and bland sterility. Before too long, the whole town is wondering: what's outside Pleasantville?
Member of
Awards note
Winner of a 1999 Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Performance - Female (Reese Witherspoon).
Cataloging source
MDK
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, John Lindley ; production designer, Jeannine Oppewall ; editor, William Goldenberg ; costume designer, Judianna Makovsky ; visual effects supervisor, Chris Watts ; color effects designer, Michael Southard ; music, Randy Newman
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for language, thematic elements emphasizing sexuality
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.P535 1999
PerformerNote
Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J.T. Walsh, Don Knotts, Marley Shelton, Jane Kaczmarek, Reese Witherspoon
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1956-
  • 1963-
  • 1975-
  • 1955-
  • 1956-
  • 1950-
  • 1924-2006
  • 1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ross, Gary
  • Kilik, Jon
  • Degus, Robert J
  • Soderbergh, Steven
  • Maguire, Tobey
  • Daniels, Jeff
  • Allen, Joan
  • Macy, William H.
  • Walsh, J. T
  • Knotts, Don
  • Shelton, Marley
  • Kaczmarek, Jane
  • Witherspoon, Reese
  • Lindley, John
  • Newman, Randy
  • Apple, Fiona
  • Anderson, Paul Thomas
  • New Line Cinema Corporation
  • Larger Than Life (Firm)
  • New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
124
Series statement
New Line platinum series
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  • Teenage boys
  • Teenage girls
  • High school students
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Television and teenagers
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Culture conflict
  • United States
  • Culture conflict
  • High school students
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Teenage boys
  • Teenage girls
  • Television and teenagers
  • United States
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Pleasantville, New Line Cinema presents a Larger Than Life production ; written, produced and directed by Gary Ross ; produced by Jon Kilik, Robert J. Degus, Steven Soderbergh
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1998
  • Special features: Audio commentary by writer/director Gary Ross; Isolated score with commentary by composer Randy Newman; Storyboard gallery [slides]; Featurettes: The art of "Pleasantville" (32 min.); Fiona Apple music video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (4 min.); Original theatrical trailer (2 min.); Cast and crew [text feature]; Color television tune up (1 min.); DVD-ROM features [requires a DVD-ROM drive, Internet access, Web browser]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Opening credits -- Pleasantville marathon -- "Once upon a time." -- Trivia -- That night -- "We'll fix you for good." -- "We're in Pleasantville?!" -- "Good morning, kids." -- "Stuck in nerdville." -- The undefeated Pleasantville Lions -- Go with the program -- The soda shop -- Lover's lane -- "Do you want some cookies?" -- A red rose -- With the universe -- The barber shop -- Betty takes a bath -- "Fire! Fire! Cat?" -- Take five -- Kind of blue -- "Stand up for what's right!" -- What's a mother to do? -- "Those are not your cookies, Bud!" -- "At last." -- From the tree of knowledge -- Rain -- A question of values -- Caught in the storm -- A lovely shade of blue -- Code of conduct -- Civil disobedience -- The trial -- Farewell -- "Across the Universe" -- End credits
  • Special features: Widescreen format: Presented in a "letterboxed" widescreen format preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition. Enhanced for widescreen TVs -- Audio commentary by writer/director Gary Ross -- Isolated score with commentary by composer Randy Newman -- "The art of Pleasantville" a behind-the-scenes original featurette -- Fiona Apple's music video Across the universe -- Storyboard gallery -- Original theatrical trailer -- Scene selection -- Language: English 5.1 surround sound and Stereo surround sound -- Subtitles: English. This DVD also contains these enchance features for your PC: Script to screen with storyboards: 1. Access any scene in the movie directly from this early draft of the script. 2. Print any section, or the entire screenplay -- Up-to-the-minute in-depth cast and crew information and trivia with web links -- Web access, links and more!
Control code
ocm41031196
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Isbn
9780780625372
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 794043472824
  • 9404347282
  • 00794043472824
Other physical details
sound, color & black and white
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
N4728
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)41031196
System details
DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, Dolby stereo surround; widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Pleasantville, New Line Cinema presents a Larger Than Life production ; written, produced and directed by Gary Ross ; produced by Jon Kilik, Robert J. Degus, Steven Soderbergh
Link
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1998
  • Special features: Audio commentary by writer/director Gary Ross; Isolated score with commentary by composer Randy Newman; Storyboard gallery [slides]; Featurettes: The art of "Pleasantville" (32 min.); Fiona Apple music video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (4 min.); Original theatrical trailer (2 min.); Cast and crew [text feature]; Color television tune up (1 min.); DVD-ROM features [requires a DVD-ROM drive, Internet access, Web browser]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Opening credits -- Pleasantville marathon -- "Once upon a time." -- Trivia -- That night -- "We'll fix you for good." -- "We're in Pleasantville?!" -- "Good morning, kids." -- "Stuck in nerdville." -- The undefeated Pleasantville Lions -- Go with the program -- The soda shop -- Lover's lane -- "Do you want some cookies?" -- A red rose -- With the universe -- The barber shop -- Betty takes a bath -- "Fire! Fire! Cat?" -- Take five -- Kind of blue -- "Stand up for what's right!" -- What's a mother to do? -- "Those are not your cookies, Bud!" -- "At last." -- From the tree of knowledge -- Rain -- A question of values -- Caught in the storm -- A lovely shade of blue -- Code of conduct -- Civil disobedience -- The trial -- Farewell -- "Across the Universe" -- End credits
  • Special features: Widescreen format: Presented in a "letterboxed" widescreen format preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition. Enhanced for widescreen TVs -- Audio commentary by writer/director Gary Ross -- Isolated score with commentary by composer Randy Newman -- "The art of Pleasantville" a behind-the-scenes original featurette -- Fiona Apple's music video Across the universe -- Storyboard gallery -- Original theatrical trailer -- Scene selection -- Language: English 5.1 surround sound and Stereo surround sound -- Subtitles: English. This DVD also contains these enchance features for your PC: Script to screen with storyboards: 1. Access any scene in the movie directly from this early draft of the script. 2. Print any section, or the entire screenplay -- Up-to-the-minute in-depth cast and crew information and trivia with web links -- Web access, links and more!
Control code
ocm41031196
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Isbn
9780780625372
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 794043472824
  • 9404347282
  • 00794043472824
Other physical details
sound, color & black and white
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
N4728
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)41031196
System details
DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, Dolby stereo surround; widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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