The Resource Being there, Lorimar presents ; a Northstar International picture ; an Andrew Braunsberg production ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; directed by Hal Ashby

Being there, Lorimar presents ; a Northstar International picture ; an Andrew Braunsberg production ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; directed by Hal Ashby

Label
Being there
Title
Being there
Statement of responsibility
Lorimar presents ; a Northstar International picture ; an Andrew Braunsberg production ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; directed by Hal Ashby
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Contributor
Actor
Costume designer
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
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Production company
Production designer
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"In one of his most finely tuned performances, Peter Sellers plays the pure-hearted, childlike Chance, a gardener who is forced into the wilds of Washington, D.C., when his wealthy guardian dies. Shocked to discover that the real world doesn't respond to the click of a remote, Chance stumbles into celebrity after being taken under the wing of a tycoon (Melvyn Douglas, in an Oscar-winning performance), who mistakes his protégé's horticultural mumblings for sagacious pronouncements on life and politics, and whose wife (Shirley MacLaine) targets Chance as the object of her desire. Adapted from a novel by Jerzy Kosinski, this satire, both deeply melancholy and hilarious, is the culmination of Hal Ashy's remarkable string of films in the 1970s and a carefully modulated examination of the ideals, anxieties and media-fueled delusions that shaped American culture during that decade"--Container
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TEFMT
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videorecording
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Being there (Motion picture : 1979)
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Credits note
Production designer, Michael Haller ; costumes designed by May Routh ; music, Johnny Mandel ; editor, Don Zimmerman ; director of photography, Caleb Deschanel
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
In English with optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.B45 2017
PerformerNote
Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1933-1991
  • 1925-1980
  • 1934-
  • 1944-
  • 1914-1984
  • 1933-1991
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  • Ashby, Hal
  • Braunsberg, Andrew
  • Kosinski, Jerzy
  • Sellers, Peter
  • MacLaine, Shirley
  • Warden, Jack
  • Douglas, Melvyn
  • Dysart, Richard
  • Deschanel, Caleb
  • Mandel, Johnny
  • Zimmerman, Don
  • Haller, Michael
  • Routh, May
  • Basehart, Richard
  • Kosinski, Jerzy
  • Lorimar Productions
  • Northstar International (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
130
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
864
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  • Gardeners
  • Social isolation
  • Political consultants
  • Business and politics
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Television viewers
  • Business and politics
  • Gardeners
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Political consultants
  • Social isolation
  • Television viewers
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Being there, Lorimar presents ; a Northstar International picture ; an Andrew Braunsberg production ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; directed by Hal Ashby
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Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979
  • Based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski
  • Wide screen (1.85:1)
  • Restored 4K digital transfer
  • Special features: new documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with members of the production team; excerpts from a 1980 American Film Institute seminar with director Hal Ashby; author Jerzy Kosinksi in a 1979 appearance on the Dick Cavett Show; appearances from 1980 by actor Peter Sellers on NBC's today and the Don Lane show; promo reel featuring Sellers and Ashby; trailer and TV spots; deleted scene, outtakes, and an alternate ending; plus: an essay by critic Mark Harris
Accompanying material
1 folded leaflet.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Blu-ray special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9781681432816
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515195218
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC2744BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971504138
  • 1649675
  • (OCoLC)ocn971504138
  • 1649675
System details
Blu-ray; requires Blu-ray player, 1.85:1 aspect ratio, monoaural
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Being there, Lorimar presents ; a Northstar International picture ; an Andrew Braunsberg production ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; directed by Hal Ashby
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979
  • Based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski
  • Wide screen (1.85:1)
  • Restored 4K digital transfer
  • Special features: new documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with members of the production team; excerpts from a 1980 American Film Institute seminar with director Hal Ashby; author Jerzy Kosinksi in a 1979 appearance on the Dick Cavett Show; appearances from 1980 by actor Peter Sellers on NBC's today and the Don Lane show; promo reel featuring Sellers and Ashby; trailer and TV spots; deleted scene, outtakes, and an alternate ending; plus: an essay by critic Mark Harris
Accompanying material
1 folded leaflet.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Blu-ray special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9781681432816
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515195218
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC2744BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971504138
  • 1649675
  • (OCoLC)ocn971504138
  • 1649675
System details
Blu-ray; requires Blu-ray player, 1.85:1 aspect ratio, monoaural
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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