Life is sweet

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[New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013].
Director-approved DVD special ed.
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1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([18] pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm). 


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[New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013].
Director-approved DVD special ed.


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
General Note
Special features: Commentary (featuring director Mike Leigh and record in 2013); Mike Leigh at the National Film Theatre (interview with director); Five minute films (five short films written and directed by Mike Leigh in 1975): Probation, The birth of the goalie of the 2001 F.A. cup final, Old chums, A light snack, Afternoon; booklet featuring an essay by critic David Sterritt.
Creation/Production Credits
Costume designer, Lindy Hemming ; production designer, Alison Chitty ; music by Rachel Portman ; director of photography, Dick Pope ; edited by Jon Gregory.
Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks, David Thewlis, Moya Brady, Stephen Rea.
An amusing portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London, an irrepressible mum and dad and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering layabout. A vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams (such as the father's desire to open a food truck) carry enormous weight. Perched on the line between humor and melancholy.
System Details
DVD format; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0 surround.
English dialogue with optional English subtitles.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Leigh, M., Channing-Williams, S., Steadman, A., Broadbent, J., Spall, T., Skinner, C., Horrocks, J., Thewlis, D., Brady, M., Rea, S., Hemming, L., Chitty, A., Portman, R., Pope, D., Gregory, J. (. e., & Sterritt, D. (2013). Life is sweet (Director-approved DVD special ed.). Criterion Collection.

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

Mike Leigh et al.. 2013. Life Is Sweet. [New York]: Criterion Collection.

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

Mike Leigh et al.. Life Is Sweet [New York]: Criterion Collection, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Leigh, Mike, et al. Life Is Sweet Director-approved DVD special ed., Criterion Collection, 2013.

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