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The Resource Bigger than life, Twentieth Century Fox presents a Cinemascope picture ; story and screenplay by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum ; director of photography, Joe MacDonald ; produced by James Mason ; directed by Nicholas Ray, (videorecording)

Bigger than life, Twentieth Century Fox presents a Cinemascope picture ; story and screenplay by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum ; director of photography, Joe MacDonald ; produced by James Mason ; directed by Nicholas Ray, (videorecording)

Label
Bigger than life
Title
Bigger than life
Statement of responsibility
Twentieth Century Fox presents a Cinemascope picture ; story and screenplay by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum ; director of photography, Joe MacDonald ; produced by James Mason ; directed by Nicholas Ray
Contributor
Actor
Artistic director
Arranger
Screenwriter
Author
Commentator
Composer
Conductor
Cinematographer
Costume designer
Director
Film editor
Interviewee
Producer
Set designer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a friendly, successful suburban teacher and father is prescribed cortisone for a painful, possibly fatal affliction, he grows dangerously addicted to the experimental drug, resulting in his transformation into a psychotic and ultimately violent household despot
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, David Raksin ; conducted by Lionel Newman ; art direction, Lyle R. Wheeler, Jack Martin Smith ; set decorations, Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. Reiss ; film editor, Louis Loeffler ; executive wardrobe designer, Charles LeMaire ; costumes designed by Mary Wills ; orchestration, Edward B. Powell
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B54 2010
PerformerNote
James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Robert Simon, Christopher Olsen, Roland Winters, Rusty Lane, Rachel Stephens, Kipp Hamilton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1900-1966
  • 1906-1968
  • 1909-1984
  • 1911-1979
  • 1927-
  • 1946-
  • 1904-1989
  • 1899-1986
  • 1916-1989
  • 1905-1990
  • 1897-1972
  • 1911-1994
  • 1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hume, Cyril
  • Maibaum, Richard
  • MacDonald, Joe
  • Mason, James
  • Ray, Nicholas
  • Rush, Barbara
  • Matthau, Walter
  • Simon, Robert
  • Olsen, Christopher
  • Winters, Roland
  • Lane, Rusty
  • Stephens, Rachel
  • Hamilton, Kipp
  • Raksin, David
  • Newman, Lionel
  • Wheeler, Lyle
  • Smith, Jack Martin
  • Scott, Walter M
  • Reiss, Stuart
  • Loeffler, Louis R.
  • Le Maire, Charles
  • Wills, Mary
  • Powell, Edward B
  • Roueché, Berton
  • Andrew, Geoff
  • Lethem, Jonathan
  • Ray, Susan
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
95
Series statement
Criterion collection DVD videodiscs
Series volume
507
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug addicts
  • Drug addiction
  • Male elementary school teachers
  • Drug addicts' spouses
  • Children of drug addicts
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Fathers and sons
  • Medication abuse
  • Cortisone
  • Suburban life
Technique
live action
Label
Bigger than life, Twentieth Century Fox presents a Cinemascope picture ; story and screenplay by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum ; director of photography, Joe MacDonald ; produced by James Mason ; directed by Nicholas Ray, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on an article in the New Yorker by Burton Roueché
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956
  • Bonus features: Audio commentary by Geoff Andrew; "Profile of Nicholas Ray" a half-hour interview with the director; Interview with Jonathan Lethem featurette; Interview with Susan Ray featurette; Theatrical trailer; Booklet. "Somewhere in suburbia" essay by B. Kite
Accompanying material
booklet (22 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed., widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (95 min.)
Isbn
9781604652468
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515054812
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1876D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn550640983
  • (OCoLC)550640983
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC ; widescreen (2.55:1) presentation enhanced for (16:9) televisions; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bigger than life, Twentieth Century Fox presents a Cinemascope picture ; story and screenplay by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum ; director of photography, Joe MacDonald ; produced by James Mason ; directed by Nicholas Ray, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on an article in the New Yorker by Burton Roueché
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956
  • Bonus features: Audio commentary by Geoff Andrew; "Profile of Nicholas Ray" a half-hour interview with the director; Interview with Jonathan Lethem featurette; Interview with Susan Ray featurette; Theatrical trailer; Booklet. "Somewhere in suburbia" essay by B. Kite
Accompanying material
booklet (22 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed., widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (95 min.)
Isbn
9781604652468
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515054812
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1876D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn550640983
  • (OCoLC)550640983
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC ; widescreen (2.55:1) presentation enhanced for (16:9) televisions; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
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