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Title Bigger than life [videorecording] / 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.
Published [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2010.
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 Media - Circulating DVDs  PN1997 .B5444 2010    IN LIBRARY
Edition Special ed., widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([22] p. : col., ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 507
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 507.
Credits 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.
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.
System Reqs DVD; Region 1, NTSC; widescreen (2.55:1) presentation enhanced for (16:9) televisions; Dolby digital mono.
Cast James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Robert Simon, Christopher Olsen, Roland Winters, Rusty Lane, Rachel Stephens, Kipp Hamilton.
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.
Language In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Drug addicts -- United States -- Drama.
Drug addiction -- Psychological aspects -- Drama.
Male elementary school teachers -- Drug use -- Drama.
Drug addicts' spouses -- Drama.
Children of drug addicts -- Drama.
Dysfunctional families -- Drama.
Fathers and sons -- Drama.
Medication abuse -- Drama.
Cortisone -- Drama.
Genre Social problem films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Related Names Hume, Cyril, 1900-1966, Screenwriter.
Maibaum, Richard, Screenwriter.
MacDonald, Joe, 1906-1968, Cinematographer.
Mason, James, 1909-1984, Producer, Actor.
Ray, Nicholas, 1911-1979, Director.
Rush, Barbara, 1927- Actor.
Matthau, Walter, Actor.
Simon, Robert (Robert F.) Actor.
Olsen, Christopher, 1946- Actor.
Winters, Roland, 1904-1989, Actor.
Lane, Rusty, 1899-1986, Actor.
Stephens, Rachel, Actor.
Hamilton, Kipp, Actor.
Raksin, David, Composer.
Newman, Lionel, 1916-1989, Conductor.
Wheeler, Lyle, 1905-1990, Artistic director.
Smith, Jack Martin, Artistic director.
Scott, Walter M, Set designer.
Reiss, Stuart, Set designer.
Loeffler, Louis R., 1897-1972, Film editor.
Le Maire, Charles, Costume designer.
Wills, Mary, Costume designer.
Powell, Edward B, Arranger.
Roueché, Berton, 1911-1994, Author.
Andrew, Geoff, 1954- Commentator.
Lethem, Jonathan, Interviewee.
Ray, Susan, 1951- Interviewee.
Cinemascope (Firm)
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 9781604652468
Standard # 715515054812
Publisher # CC1876D The Criterion Collection
OCLC number 550640983