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Title Pleasantville [videorecording] / 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.
Published New York, NY : New Line Productions, Inc. : Distributed by New Line Home Entertainment, c1999.
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 Music & Media - Circulating Videos  PN1997 .P5437 1999    IN LIBRARY
Description 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series New Line platinum series
New Line platinum series.
Credits 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.
Note Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1998.
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.
Note 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.).
System Reqs DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, Dolby stereo surround; widescreen presentation (enhanced for widescreen TVs).
Cast Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J.T. Walsh, Don Knotts, Marley Shelton, Jane Kaczmarek, Reese Witherspoon.
Audience MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for language, thematic elements emphasizing sexuality.
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?
Language In English with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.
Subject Teenage boys -- Drama.
Teenage girls -- Drama.
High school students -- Drama.
Interpersonal relations -- Drama.
Television and teenagers -- Drama.
Nineteen fifties -- Drama.
Suburbs -- Drama.
Genre Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Fantasy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Related Names Ross, Gary, 1956- Screenwriter. Director. Producer.
Kilik, Jon. Producer.
Degus, Robert J. Producer.
Soderbergh, Steven, 1963- Producer.
Maguire, Tobey, 1975- Actor.
Daniels, Jeff, 1955- Actor.
Allen, Joan, 1956- Actor.
Macy, William H., 1950- Actor.
Walsh, J. T. Actor.
Knotts, Don, 1924-2006. Actor.
Shelton, Marley. Actor.
Kaczmarek, Jane. Actor.
Witherspoon, Reese, 1976- Actor.
Lindley, John (John W.) Cinematographer.
Goldenberg, William. Film editor.
Makovsky, Judianna. Costume designer.
Newman, Randy. Composer.
New Line Cinema Corporation.
Larger Than Life (Firm)
New Line Productions, Inc.
New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 0780625374
Standard # 794043472824
Publisher # N4728 New Line Home Entertainment
OCLC number 41031196