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Uniform Title Soloist (Motion picture)
Title The soloist [videorecording] / DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures present, in association with StudioCanal and Participant Media ; a Krasnoff, Foster Entertainment production, in association with Working Title Films ; produced by Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff ; screenplay by Susannah Grant ; directed by Joe Wright.

Imprint Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    L SOLO SOL M44DVD    Available
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library DVD    SOL    Available
 GDL Grandview Library DVD    SOL    Available
 GDL Montrose Library DVD    SOL    Available
Description 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Based on the book "The soloist: a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music" by Steve Lopez.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Special features: An unlikely friendship : making 'The soloist' ; Deleted scenes ; Commentary by director Joe Wright.
Credits Director of photography, Seamus McGarvey ; film editor, Paul Tothill ; music by, Dario Marianelli.
Cast Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Lisagay Hamilton.
Summary In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist and recent bike accident victim Steve Lopez more than his banged-up face was his pressing need for story ideas. He soon discovered Nathaniel Ayers, a skid row schizophrenic street musician, who possessed extraordinary talent - even though he only had half-broken instruments to play. Inspired by Nathaniel's story, Lopez wrote an acclaimed series of articles about him and attempted to do more to help both him, and the rest of the underclass of L.A. have a better life. Lopez's good intentions ran headlong into Nathaniel's personal demons and the larger issues of social injustice facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Nathaniel found a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some drug use and language.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Closed-captioned.
English, dubbed Spanish, or dubbed French dialogue, optional English, Spanish or French subtitles.
Subject Lopez, Steve -- Drama.
Ayers, Nathaniel Anthony -- Drama.
Journalists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography -- Drama.
Violoncellists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography -- Drama.
African American homeless persons -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Schizophrenics -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Skid row -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Genre/Form Biographical films
Musical films
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Foster, Gary, 1961-
Krasnoff, Russ
Grant, Susannah.
Wright, Joe, 1972-
Foxx, Jamie
Downey, Robert, Jr., 1965-
Keener, Catherine
Hollander, Tom, 1967-
Hamilton, Lisa Gay, 1964-
Marianelli, Dario
Lopez, Steve. Soloist.
Dreamworks Pictures
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Studio Canal
Participant Media.
Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment (Firm)
Working Title Films
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1415747164
Standard No. 097363494447
Music No. 34944 Paramount Home Entertainment

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