White nights
(DVD)

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Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures Corporation :, c2006, c1985.
Format
DVD
Edition
Special edition.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Language
English
ISBN
9781424825738, 1424825733
UPC
043396159037

Notes

General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.
General Note
Special features: Audio commentary with Taylor Hackford [optional]; Pas de deux: Making 'White nights' [featurette] (21 min.); Previews (22 min.).
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, David Watkin ; production designer, Philip Harrison ; editors, Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp ; choreographer, Twyla Tharp ; music score, Michel Colombier ; "Le jeune homme et la mort" choreographed by Roland Petit ; title song written and performed by Lionel Richie ; love theme performed by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin.
Participants/Performers
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren, Geraldine Page, Isabella Rossellini, John Glover.
Description
Nikolai Rodchenko, a Russian ballet dancer who defected from the Soviet Union years ago, finds himself back in the motherland--trapped--thanks to an emergency airplane landing. The Soviets do not imprison him, however; they hope to score a propaganda victory by 'persuading' him to become Russian again. That is why he is sent to Siberia, to Raymond Greenwood and his Russian wife Darya. Greenwood is an American tap dancer who defected to Russia in opposition to the Vietnam War. Nikolai makes Raymond realize how limited his life is in the USSR, and together they hatch a plan to evade their KGB minders, escape to the American Embassy and eventually the US.
System Details
DVD format; region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
Language
In English and some Russian or dubbed Portuguese with optional subtitles in English, French, Korean, Portuguese, or Spanish; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Awards
Winner, 1986 Academy Award Best Music, Original Song--Lionel Richie.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mirren, H., Watkin, D., Tharp, T., Colombier, M., Rossellini, I., Page, G., Glover, J., Skolimowski, J., Hines, G., Baryshnikov, M., Gilmore, W. S., Hughes, E. (., Goldman, J., & Hackford, T. (20061985). White nights (Special edition.). Columbia Pictures Corporation :.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Helen. Mirren et al.. 20061985. White Nights. Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures Corporation.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Helen. Mirren et al.. White Nights Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures Corporation, 20061985.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mirren, Helen., et al. White Nights Special edition., Columbia Pictures Corporation :, 20061985.

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