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Title Blow out [videorecording] / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Filmways Pictures ; Cinema 77/Geria ; a George Litto production ; a Brian de Palma film ; executive producer, Fred Caruso ; produced by George Litto ; written and directed by Brian de Palma.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    BLO    DUE 12-19-22
Edition Director-approved two-DVD special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm).
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 2.0 rda
video file DVD video rda
Motion picture
Series The Criterion collection ; 562
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 562.
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0 surround.
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz, John Aquino, Peter Boyden, Curt May.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Summary Jack is a movie sound-effects man who believes he has accidentally recorded a political assassination. He enlists the help of Sally, a possible eyewitness to the crime who may be in danger herself, to uncover the truth. With its jolting stylistic flourishes, intricate plot, profoundly felt characterizations, and gritty evocation of early-1980s Philadelphia, this is an American paranoia thriller unlike any other, as well as a devilish reflection on the act of movie making.
Note Special features: Disc 2. "Brian DePalma and Noah Baumbach" interview conducted October 2010; "Nancy Allen" interview conducted January 2011; "Garrett Brown" cameraman interview; "Louis Goldman photographs"; "Murder à la mod" DePalma's 1967 feature; Theatrical trailer. Booklet: "American scream" essay by Michael Sragow; "Portrait of the artist as a young gadgeteer" essay by Pauline Kael.
Credits Director of photography, Vilmos Zsigmond ; editor, Paul Hirsch ; music, Pino Donaggio ; conducted by Natale Massara ; costume designers, Vicki Sanchez, Ann Roth ; production designer, Paul Sylbert.
Contents disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Special features.
Subject Sound engineers -- United States -- Drama.
Conspiracies -- United States -- Drama.
Murder -- United States -- Drama.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author De Palma, Brian, screenwriter, film director.
Litto, George, film producer.
Caruso, Fred, film producer.
Zsigmond, Vilmos, director of photography.
Hirsch, Paul, 1945- editor of moving image work.
Donaggio, Pino, composer (expression)
Masara, Natale, conductor.
Sanchez, Vicki, costume designer.
Roth, Ann, 1931- costume designer.
Sylbert, Paul, 1928- production designer.
Travolta, John, 1954- actor.
Allen, Nancy, 1950 June 24- actor.
Lithgow, John, 1945- actor.
Franz, Dennis, actor.
DiAquino, John, 1958- actor.
Boyden, Peter, 1945- actor.
May, Curt, actor.
Baumbach, Noah, 1969- interviewer (expression)
Brown, Garrett, interviewee (expression)
Sragow, Michael, writer of supplementary textual content.
Kael, Pauline, writer of supplementary textual content.
Filmways Pictures.
Cinema 77 (Firm)
Geria (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Murder à la mod.
ISBN 9781604654172
Standard No. 715515080118
Music No. CC2005D Criterion Collection

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