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The Resource Being there, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; directed by Hal Ashby, (videorecording)

Being there, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; directed by Hal Ashby, (videorecording)

Label
Being there
Title
Being there
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; directed by Hal Ashby
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Chance is a secluded gardener who has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of Eve and her husband Ben. Ben is an influential, but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, as well as an unlikely political insider
Awards note
Academy Awards (1980): winner for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Melvyn Douglas); nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Peter Sellers); Golden Globes (1980): winner for Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy (Sellers); Best Motion Picture Actor in a Supporting Role (Douglas); nominated for Best Director - Motion Picture; Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy; Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy (Shirley MacLaine); Best Screenplay - Motion Picture (Kosinski).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Caleb Deschanel ; editor, Don Zimmerman ; music, Johnny Mandel
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
English, French or Spanish dialogue with optional French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B45 2009
PerformerNote
Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart, Ruth Attaway, Dave Clennon
Runtime
130
Technique
live action
Label
Being there, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; directed by Hal Ashby, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Recorded in Dolby digital mono
  • Widescreen (1.78:1) presentation
  • Dual-layer format
  • Based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979
  • Special features: Memories from Being there (featurette); theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn297238430
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9781419873294
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929037094
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2000005232
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)297238430
System details
DVD format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Being there, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; directed by Hal Ashby, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Recorded in Dolby digital mono
  • Widescreen (1.78:1) presentation
  • Dual-layer format
  • Based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979
  • Special features: Memories from Being there (featurette); theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn297238430
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9781419873294
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929037094
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2000005232
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)297238430
System details
DVD format
Video recording format
DVD

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