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The Resource Down by law, Island Pictures presents a Black Snake/Grokenberger Films production ; written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, (videorecording)

Down by law, Island Pictures presents a Black Snake/Grokenberger Films production ; written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, (videorecording)

Label
Down by law
Title
Down by law
Statement of responsibility
Island Pictures presents a Black Snake/Grokenberger Films production ; written and directed by Jim Jarmusch
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Editor
Musician
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
A comedy feature about two lowlifes, a small time pimp and an unemployed disc jockey, framed for crimes they didn't commit, who escape from jail with an eccentric Italian tourist. Set in New Orleans and the swamps of Louisiana
Member of
Cataloging source
MKN
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Robby Müller ; film editor, Melody London ; music, John Lurie ; songs, Tom Waits ; producer, Alan Kleinberg
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
  • English and French (dubbed) audio and subtitles
  • Closed captioned in English for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
D68 2002
PerformerNote
Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Ellen Barkin, Billie Neal, Rockets Redglare, Vernel Bagneris, Nicoletta Braschi
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1940-
  • 1949-
  • 1952-
  • 1954-
  • 1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Benigni, Roberto
  • Jarmusch, Jim
  • Müller, Robby
  • London, Melody
  • Waits, Tom
  • Lurie, John
  • Barkin, Ellen
  • Redglare, Rockets
  • Bagneris, Vernel
  • Braschi, Nicoletta
  • Island Pictures
  • Black Snake (Firm)
  • Grokenberger Film Produktion
  • PolyGram Video (Firm)
  • Image Entertainment (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
107
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
166
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fugitives from justice
  • False imprisonment
  • Comedy films
  • Feature films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Louisiana
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Down by law, Island Pictures presents a Black Snake/Grokenberger Films production ; written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1986
  • Special features: interviews with Jim Jarmusch, Robby Müller, and John Lurie ; 1986 Cannes Film Festival press conference ; outtakes ; music video of Tom Waits singing "It's all right with me" ; isolated music track ; production Polaroids ; Jarmusch's phone calls with Waits, Benigni & Lurie ; location stills ; original theatrical trailer
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Prologue -- Titles -- "We can't live in the present forever" -- These boots are made for walking -- "If you was a good pimp" -- "A piece of chicken" -- Do not enter -- "Someone to take care of you" -- "It's a sad & beautiful world" -- "I'm in a bad mood" -- Lagniappe -- "You don't even exist" -- "Right here on WYLD" -- "Makin' time go slower" -- "Call me Bob" -- Italian hiccups, American cigarettes -- "Do you like Walt Whitman?" -- "La bella finestra" -- "We are a good egg" -- "I scream-a, you scream-a" -- "Hit was a prison film" -- A walk in the yard -- Mark Twain will save you -- "My family in half an hour?!" -- "All I ever knowed" -- Bob Frost -- "Goin' around in circles" -- Which way now? -- "I love to catch, to dream" -- Civilization -- "It's a mirage" -- "Like in a book for children" -- "Have to keep going" -- "Wish you were here" -- Two roads diverged in a wood -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (107 min.)
Isbn
9780780026063
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429172025
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
DOW010
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50844821
  • (OCoLC)ocm50844821
  • 240143
System details
DVD; widescreen (1.78:1) aspect ratio enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs; Dolby Digital mono
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Down by law, Island Pictures presents a Black Snake/Grokenberger Films production ; written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1986
  • Special features: interviews with Jim Jarmusch, Robby Müller, and John Lurie ; 1986 Cannes Film Festival press conference ; outtakes ; music video of Tom Waits singing "It's all right with me" ; isolated music track ; production Polaroids ; Jarmusch's phone calls with Waits, Benigni & Lurie ; location stills ; original theatrical trailer
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Prologue -- Titles -- "We can't live in the present forever" -- These boots are made for walking -- "If you was a good pimp" -- "A piece of chicken" -- Do not enter -- "Someone to take care of you" -- "It's a sad & beautiful world" -- "I'm in a bad mood" -- Lagniappe -- "You don't even exist" -- "Right here on WYLD" -- "Makin' time go slower" -- "Call me Bob" -- Italian hiccups, American cigarettes -- "Do you like Walt Whitman?" -- "La bella finestra" -- "We are a good egg" -- "I scream-a, you scream-a" -- "Hit was a prison film" -- A walk in the yard -- Mark Twain will save you -- "My family in half an hour?!" -- "All I ever knowed" -- Bob Frost -- "Goin' around in circles" -- Which way now? -- "I love to catch, to dream" -- Civilization -- "It's a mirage" -- "Like in a book for children" -- "Have to keep going" -- "Wish you were here" -- Two roads diverged in a wood -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (107 min.)
Isbn
9780780026063
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429172025
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
DOW010
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50844821
  • (OCoLC)ocm50844821
  • 240143
System details
DVD; widescreen (1.78:1) aspect ratio enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs; Dolby Digital mono
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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