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The Resource Flash of genius, Intermittent Productions ; Spyglass Entertainment ; Strike Entertainment ; Universal Pictures ; produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Michael Lieber ; written by Philip Railsback ; directed by Marc Abraham, (videorecording)

Flash of genius, Intermittent Productions ; Spyglass Entertainment ; Strike Entertainment ; Universal Pictures ; produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Michael Lieber ; written by Philip Railsback ; directed by Marc Abraham, (videorecording)

Label
Flash of genius
Title
Flash of genius
Statement of responsibility
Intermittent Productions ; Spyglass Entertainment ; Strike Entertainment ; Universal Pictures ; produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Michael Lieber ; written by Philip Railsback ; directed by Marc Abraham
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Based on the true story of Robert Kearns. The Kearns' were a typical 1960s Detroit family. Bob is a college professor and part-time inventor. When Bob invents a device that would eventually be used by every car in the world, the Kearns' think they have struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed after the auto giants, who originally embraced Bob's creation, unceremoniously shuns him. Ignored, threatened and then buried in years of litigation, Bob is haunted by what was done to his family and their future. He becomes a man obsessed with justice and the conviction that his life's work, or anyone else's for that matter, should be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. He and his family pay the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Dante Spinotti ; editor, Jill Savitt ; music, Aaron Zigman
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language
Language note
Can be viewed subtitled in English, French or Spanish, or dubbed in Spanish
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.F53 2009
PerformerNote
Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney, Bill Smitrovich
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1963-
  • 1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Barber, Gary
  • Birnbaum, Roger
  • Lieber, Michael
  • Railsback, Philip
  • Abraham, Marc
  • Kinnear, Greg
  • Graham, Lauren
  • Alda, Alan
  • Mulroney, Dermot
  • Smitrovich, Bill
  • Seabrook, John
  • Intermittent Productions (Firm)
  • Spyglass Entertainment (Firm)
  • Strike Entertainment (Firm)
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
120
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kearns, Robert W.
  • Inventors
  • Windshield wipers
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Procedure (Law)
  • Inventores
  • Automóviles
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Flash of genius, Intermittent Productions ; Spyglass Entertainment ; Strike Entertainment ; Universal Pictures ; produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Michael Lieber ; written by Philip Railsback ; directed by Marc Abraham, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the article "The flash of genius" written by John Seabrook
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
  • Special features: Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Marc Abraham; feature commentary with director Marc Abraham
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195032575
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
61104076
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn274228862
  • (OCoLC)274228862
System details
DVD, widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Flash of genius, Intermittent Productions ; Spyglass Entertainment ; Strike Entertainment ; Universal Pictures ; produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Michael Lieber ; written by Philip Railsback ; directed by Marc Abraham, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the article "The flash of genius" written by John Seabrook
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
  • Special features: Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Marc Abraham; feature commentary with director Marc Abraham
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025195032575
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
61104076
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn274228862
  • (OCoLC)274228862
System details
DVD, widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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