American beauty
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Published
Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, c2000.
Format
DVD
Edition
Awards ed.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Status
Main Media
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Language
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ISBN
9786314958954
UPC
667068538229

Notes

General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
General Note
Bonus 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 ; plus additional DVD-ROM features.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; costume design, Julie Weiss ; production designer, Naomi Shohan ; editors, Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury ; music, Thomas Newman ; co-producers, Alan Ball, Stan Wlodkowski.
Participants/Performers
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards.
Description
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 format, widescreen format (aspect ratio: 2.35:1).
Language
English language soundtrack (DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby surround or Dolby digital 5.1 surround) ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Awards
Academy Awards: Best actor (Spacey), Best picture, Best director, Best cinematography, Best original screenplay.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Mendes, S., Ball, A., Cohen, B., Jinks, D., Spacey, K., Bening, A., Birch, T., Suvari, M., Bentley, W., & Cooper, C. (2000). American beauty. Awards ed. Universal City, CA: DreamWorks Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sam. Mendes et al.. 2000. American Beauty. Universal City, CA: DreamWorks Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sam. Mendes et al., American Beauty. Universal City, CA: DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2000.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Mendes, Sam., et al. American Beauty. Awards ed. Universal City, CA: DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2000. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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