Local hero

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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019].
Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (111 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations)
1 copy. Additional copies on order.
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DVD Local
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9781681436371, 168143637X


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Title from title frame.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1983.
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Widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio).
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Director-approved special edition features: commentary soundtrack with director Bill Forsyth and film critic Mark Kermode, recorded in 2018; New conversation between Forsyth and film critic David Cairns; Shooting from heart, a 1985 documentary about the work of cinematographer Chris Menges; 1983 episode of The South Bank show, about the production of the film; The making of Local hero; I thought maybe I'd get to meet Alan Whicker, a 1983 interview with Forsyth; plus, on insert, an essay by film scholar Jonathan Murray.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Chris Menges ; editor, Michael Bradsell ; music, Mark Knopfler ; production designer, Roger Murray-Leach.
Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Fulton MacKay, Peter Capaldi, Jennifer Black, Jenny Seagrove, Burt Lancaster.
Texas oil executive Mac is dispatched by his crackpot boss to a remote seaside village in Scotland with orders to buy out the town and develop the region for an oil refinery. But as business mixes with pleasure, Mac finds himself enchanted by both the picturesque community and its oddball denizens, and Texas starts to feel awfully far away.
System Details
DVD format; NTSC; region 1; 16:9 widescreen presentation; Dolby digital monaural; color.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Home use - Inquire for classroom rights.
English dialogue; optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Forsyth, B., Puttnam, D., Menges, C., Knopfler, M., Bradsell, M., Murray-Leach, R., Riegert, P., Mackay, F., Lawson, D., Capaldi, P., Black, J., Seagrove, J., & Lancaster, B. (2019). Local hero. Director-approved two-DVD special edition. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bill Forsyth et al.. 2019. Local Hero. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bill Forsyth et al., Local Hero. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Forsyth, Bill, et al. Local Hero. Director-approved two-DVD special edition. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2019. 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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