True stories

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[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018].
Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
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2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (unpaged : color illustrations)
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9781681435275, 1681435276


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Title from title frame.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1986.
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Widescreen (1.85:1).
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Features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director David Byrne and cinematographer Ed Lachman; New documentary about the film's production, featuring Byrne, Lachman, screenwriter Stephen Tobolowsky, executive producer Edward Pressman, coproducer Karen Murphy, fashion-show costume designer Adelle Lutz, casting director Victoria Thomas, consultant Christina Patoski, actor Jo Harvey Allen, and artist and songwriter Terry Allen; Real Life (1986), a short documentary by Pamela Yates and Newton Thomas Sigel, made on the set of the film; No Time to Look Back, a new homage to Virgil, Texas, the fictional town where True Stories is set; New documentary about designer Tibor Kalman and his influence on Byrne and work on the film, featuring Byrne and artist Maira Kalman, Tibor's widow; Deleted scenes; Trailer; A folded insert with essays by critic Rebecca Bengal and journalist/author Joe Nick Patoski.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Ed Lachman ; editor, Caroline Biggerstaff ; production designer, Barbara Ling ; music composer, David Byrne.
John Goodman, Annie McEnroe, Jo Harvey Allen, Spalding Gray, Alix Elias, Roebuck "Pops" Staples, Humberto "Tito" Larriva, John Ingle, Matthew Posey, David Byrne, Swoosie Kurtz.
"Music icon David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make his sole foray into feature-film directing, an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life and a distillation ot what was in his own idiosyncratic mind. The Talking Heads front man plays a visitor to Virgil, Texas, who introduces us to the citizens of the town during preparations for its Celebration of Specialness. As shot by cinematographer Ed Lachman, Texas becomes a hyperrealistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping malls, and prefab metal buildings. In True Stories, Byrne uses his songs to stitch together pop iconography, voodoo rituals, and a singular variety show--all in the service of uncovering the rich mysteries that lurk under the surface of everyday experience"--Container.
System Details
DVD format; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; color.
English dialogue with optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Byrne, D., Kurfirst, G., Tobolowsky, S., Henley, B., Lachman, E., Biggerstaff, C., Ling, B. C., Goodman, J., McEnroe, A., Allen, J. H., Gray, S., Elias, A., Staples, P., Larriva, T., Ingle, J. (., Posey, M., & Kurtz, S. (2018). True stories (Director-approved two-DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

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

David Byrne et al.. 2018. True Stories. [New York, New York]: The Criterion Collection.

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

David Byrne et al.. True Stories [New York, New York]: The Criterion Collection, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Byrne, David, et al. True Stories Director-approved two-DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2018.

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