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The Resource Blow out, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Filmways Pictures ; Cinema 77/Geria ; a George Litto production ; a Brian de Palma film ; executive producer, Fred Caruso ; produced by George Litto ; written and directed by Brian de Palma, (videorecording)

Blow out, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Filmways Pictures ; Cinema 77/Geria ; a George Litto production ; a Brian de Palma film ; executive producer, Fred Caruso ; produced by George Litto ; written and directed by Brian de Palma, (videorecording)

Label
Blow out
Title
Blow out
Statement of responsibility
Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Filmways Pictures ; Cinema 77/Geria ; a George Litto production ; a Brian de Palma film ; executive producer, Fred Caruso ; produced by George Litto ; written and directed by Brian de Palma
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Conductor
Cinematographer
Costume designer
Director
Designer
Film editor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Producer
Writer of accompanying material
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Jack is a movie sound-effects man who believes he has accidentally recorded a political assassination. He enlists the help of Sally, a possible eyewitness to the crime who may be in danger herself, to uncover the truth. With its jolting stylistic flourishes, intricate plot, profoundly felt characterizations, and gritty evocation of early-1980s Philadelphia, this is an American paranoia thriller unlike any other, as well as a devilish reflection on the act of movie making
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Vilmos Zsigmond ; editor, Paul Hirsch ; music, Pino Donaggio ; conducted by Natale Massara ; costume designers, Vicki Sanchez, Ann Roth ; production designer, Paul Sylbert
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: R
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B559 2011
PerformerNote
John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz, John Aquino, Peter Boyden, Curt May
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1945-
  • 1931-
  • 1928-
  • 1954-
  • 1950 June 24-
  • 1945-
  • 1958-
  • 1945-
  • 1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • De Palma, Brian
  • Litto, George
  • Caruso, Fred
  • Zsigmond, Vilmos
  • Hirsch, Paul
  • Donaggio, Pino
  • Masara, Natale
  • Sanchez, Vicki
  • Roth, Ann
  • Sylbert, Paul
  • Travolta, John
  • Allen, Nancy
  • Lithgow, John
  • Franz, Dennis
  • DiAquino, John
  • Boyden, Peter
  • May, Curt
  • Baumbach, Noah
  • Brown, Garrett
  • Sragow, Michael
  • Kael, Pauline
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Filmways Pictures
  • Cinema 77 (Firm)
  • Geria (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
108
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
562
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sound engineers
  • Conspiracies
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Blow out, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Filmways Pictures ; Cinema 77/Geria ; a George Litto production ; a Brian de Palma film ; executive producer, Fred Caruso ; produced by George Litto ; written and directed by Brian de Palma, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1981
  • Special features: Disc 2. "Brian DePalma and Noah Baumbach" interview conducted October 2010; "Nancy Allen" interview conducted January 2011; "Garrett Brown" cameraman interview; "Louis Goldman photographs"; "Murder à la mod" DePalma's 1967 feature; Theatrical trailer. Booklet: "American scream" essay by Michael Sragow; "Portrait of the artist as a young gadgeteer" essay by Pauline Kael
Accompanying material
1 booklet (32 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.).
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Special features
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.+
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director-approved special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (108 min.)
Isbn
9781604654172
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515080118
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC2005D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1492737
  • (OCoLC)ocn712067582
  • (OCoLC)712067582
  • 1492737
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Blow out, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Filmways Pictures ; Cinema 77/Geria ; a George Litto production ; a Brian de Palma film ; executive producer, Fred Caruso ; produced by George Litto ; written and directed by Brian de Palma, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1981
  • Special features: Disc 2. "Brian DePalma and Noah Baumbach" interview conducted October 2010; "Nancy Allen" interview conducted January 2011; "Garrett Brown" cameraman interview; "Louis Goldman photographs"; "Murder à la mod" DePalma's 1967 feature; Theatrical trailer. Booklet: "American scream" essay by Michael Sragow; "Portrait of the artist as a young gadgeteer" essay by Pauline Kael
Accompanying material
1 booklet (32 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.).
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Special features
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.+
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director-approved special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (108 min.)
Isbn
9781604654172
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515080118
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC2005D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1492737
  • (OCoLC)ocn712067582
  • (OCoLC)712067582
  • 1492737
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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