American beauty


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Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment, [2011].
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Originally released as motion picture in 1999.
General Note
Special features: American beauty: look closer ... a behind the scenes featurette ; film commentary with director Sam Mendes and writer Alan Ball ; storyboard presentation with commentary by Sam Mendes and director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; cast and crew biographies ; two theatrical trailers ; production notes.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; editors, Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury ; music, Thomas Newman.
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards.
An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend.
System Details
DVD ; Region 1, widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs ; DTS digital surround, Dolby 2.0 surround or Dolby Digital 5.1, NTSC.
English language soundtrack ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Academy Awards: Best actor (Spacey), Best picture, Best director, Best cinematography, Best original screenplay.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mendes, S., Ball, A., Cohen, B., Jinks, D., Spacey, K., Bening, A., Birch, T., Bentley, W., Suvari, M., Gallagher, P., Cooper, C., Janney, A., Bakula, S., Robards, S., Hall, C., Anwar, T., Greenbury, C., & Newman, T. (2011). American beauty . Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sam. Mendes et al.. 2011. American Beauty. Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sam. Mendes et al.. American Beauty Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment, 2011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mendes, Sam., et al. American Beauty Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment, 2011.

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