On Golden Pond

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General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.
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Based on the play by Ernest Thompson.
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Region 1; widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
General Note
Special features include: Reflections on Golden Pond (documentary); commentary tracks by the writer and the director; Katherine Hepburn tribute documentary.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Billy Williams ; editor, Robert L. Wolfe ; music, David Grusin ; costume designer, Dorothy Jeakins ; production designer, Stephen Grimes ; special effects supervisor, Matthew Sweeney.
Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon, Dabney Coleman, William Lanteau, Christopher Rydell, Troy Garity.
Shows the conflicts between three generations as the Thayers, a crotchety old professor and his wife, spend their summer together on a lake in New England. The couple agrees to mind their estranged daughter's boyfriend's child, while daughter and boyfriend go on a trip. The boy bonds with the old man in a way his daughter never did. Shows the terrors and graces of aging.
System Details
DVD format.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. In English with optional English subtitles.
Academy Awards, USA, 1981: Best Actress (Katharine Hepburn); Best Actor (Henry Fonda); Best Screenplay (Ernest Thompson).


APA Citation (style guide)

Thompson, E., Gilbert, B., Rydell, M., Hepburn, K., Fonda, H., Fonda, J., McKeon, D., Coleman, D., Lanteau, W., Rydell, C., Garity, T., Williams, B., Wolfe, R. L., Grusin, D., Jeakins, D., Grimes, S., & Sweeney, M. (2003). On Golden Pond (Special ed.). Artisan Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ernest Thompson et al.. 2003. On Golden Pond. [Santa Monica, Calif.]: Artisan Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ernest Thompson et al.. On Golden Pond [Santa Monica, Calif.]: Artisan Home Entertainment, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Thompson, Ernest, et al. On Golden Pond Special ed., Artisan Home Entertainment, 2003.

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