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Uniform Title Virgin suicides (Motion picture)
Title The virgin suicides [videorecording] / Paramount Classics ; American Zoetrope presents a Muse production ; in association with Eternity Pictures ; written and directed by Sofia Coppola ; produced by Francis Ford Coppola, Julie Costanzo, Chris Hanley, Dan Halsted.

Imprint Hollywood, CA : Paramount Classics : Distributed by Paramount Home Video, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Grandview Library DVD    VIR    Available
Description 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Widescreen DVD collection
Widescreen DVD collection
Note Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1999.
Based upon the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides.
Special features: Behind the scenes: The making of "The Virgin Suicides" [featurette] (23 min.); Air music video "Playground love" (4 min.); theatrical trailer (2 min.); photo gallery [slide show] (1 min.).
Contents The Lisbon sisters -- Everyone had an opinion -- Dinner with the Lisbons -- Basement party -- Cecilia's death -- The diary -- Cecilia's ghost -- Trip Fontaine -- "You're a stone fox" -- The homecoming dance -- Lux wakes up alone -- Maximum security isolation -- Skipping away -- Meet us at midnight -- Empty house -- Credits/"Playground love."
Credits Director of photography, Edward Lachman ; production designer, Jasna Stefanovic ; edited by James Lyons, Melissa Kent ; costume designer, Nancy Steiner ; original score by Air.
Cast James Woods (Mr. Lisbon), Kathleen Turner (Mrs. Lisbon), Kirsten Dunst (Lux Lisbon), Josh Hartnett (Trip Fontaine), A.J. Cook (Mary Lisbon), Hanna Hall (Cecilia Lisbon), Leslie Hayman (Therese Lisbon), Chelse Swain (Bonnie Lisbon), Anthony Desimone (Chase Buell), Lee Kagan (David Barker), Robert Schwartzman (Paul Baldino), Noah Shebib (Parkie Denton), Jonathan Tucker (Tim Weiner), Michael Pare (Adult Trip Fontaine), Scott Glenn (Father Moody), Danny DeVito (Dr. Horniker); narrated by Giovanni Ribisi.
Summary In Grosse Pointe, Michigan, in the middle 1970s, live the five golden Lisbon girls, each of them blond, sweet, and impossibly beautiful. Ranging in age from 13 to 17, they have enchanted a group of neighborhood boys, who watch them through windows with binoculars, collect souvenirs of them, and fixate on them to such a degree that they never outgrow it. Lux, Cecilia, Bonnie, Mary, and Therese are beyond reach because their strict Catholic parents have, in response to the tenor of the times, nearly imprisoned them in their own home. The girls, preserved forever in the perfection they possessed when they were last seen, were waiting to be understood. Instead, they were simply loved. They animate one of the most unusual films ever fashioned out of the fears and the fantasies of adolescent boys.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for strong thematic elements involving teens.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions); 5.1 Dolby surround, Dolby surround.
Language English or dubbed French dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Subject Sisters -- Drama.
Families -- Drama.
Memory -- Drama.
Teenage girls -- Drama.
Teenage boys -- Drama.
Teenagers -- Suicidal behavior -- Drama.
Teenage girls -- Sexual behavior -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Suburban life -- Michigan -- Drama.
Michigan -- Drama.
Genre/Form Teen films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Coppola, Sofia, 1971- Screenwriter. Director.
Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939- Producer.
Costanzo, Julie Producer.
Hanley, Chris Producer.
Halsted, Dan Producer.
Woods, James, 1947- Actor.
Turner, Kathleen, 1954- Actor.
Dunst, Kirsten, 1982- Actor.
Hartnett, Josh, 1978- Actor.
Cook, A. J., 1978- Actor.
Hall, Hanna. Actor.
Hayman, Leslie. Actor.
Swain, Chelse. Actor.
Desimone, Anthony. Actor.
Kagan, Lee. Actor.
Schwartzman, Robert, 1982- Actor.
Shebib, Noah. Actor.
Tucker, Jonathan, 1982- Actor.
Paré, Michael Actor.
Glenn, Scott, 1942- Actor.
DeVito, Danny Actor.
Ribisi, Giovanni, 1974- Narrator.
Eugenides, Jeffrey. Virgin suicides
Paramount Classics (Firm)
American Zoetrope (Firm)
Muse Productions
Eternity Pictures, Inc.
Paramount Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 0792166825
Standard No. 097363381747
Music No. 33817 Paramount Home Video

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