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  • ISBN: 1415747164
  • ISBN: 9781415747162
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment, [2009]
  • Distributor: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2009]

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General Note:
Based on the book "The soloist: a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music" by Steve Lopez.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: Commentary by director Joe Wright ; An unlikely friendship : making 'The soloist' ; Kindness, courtesy and respect : Mr. Ayers + Mr. Lopez ; One size does not fit all : addressing homelessness in Los Angeles ; Beth's story ; deleted scenes.
Formatted Contents Note:
Special features: An unlikely friendship: Making The soloist -- Deleted scenes -- Commentary by director Joe Wright -- Language: English Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; French Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; Spanish Dolby digital 5.1 surround -- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Seamus McGarvey ; film editor, Paul Tothill ; music by Dario Marianelli ; production designer, Sarah Greenwood ; costume designer, Jacqueline Durran.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, LisaGay Hamilton.
Summary, etc.:
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 discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a skid row schizophrenic street musician, who possesses extraordinary talent - even though he only has half-broken instruments to play. Inspired by Nathaniel's story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about him and attempts to do more to help both him, and the rest of the underclass of L.A. have a better life. Lopez's good intentions run headlong into Nathaniel's personal demons and the larger issues of social injustice facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Nathaniel find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some drug use and language.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC; region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
English, dubbed Spanish, or French dialogue with optional English, Spanish or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: n-us-ca
Lopez, Steve Film adaptations
Lopez, Steve Drama
Ayers, Nathaniel Anthony Drama
Ayers, Nathaniel Anthony
Lopez, Steve
Journalists California Los Angeles Biography Drama
Cellists California Los Angeles Biography Drama
African American homeless persons California Los Angeles Drama
Schizophrenics California Los Angeles Drama
Skid row California Los Angeles Drama
Friendship Drama
Biographical films
Journalists California Los Angeles Biography Drama
African American homeless persons
Cellists
Friendship
Journalists
Schizophrenics
Skid row
Cellists California Los Angeles Biography Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
California Los Angeles
Genre: Feature films > United States.
Biographical films.
Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Musical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Biographical films.
Musical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Biographical films.
Musical films.
Feature films.
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