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Pleasantville / New Line Cinema presents a Larger Than Life production ; written, produced and directed by Gary Ross ; produced by Jon Kilik, Robert J. Degus, Steven Soderbergh.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0780625374
  • ISBN: 9780780625372
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color & black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : New Line Productions : ©1999.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1998.
Special features: Audio commentary by writer/director Gary Ross; Isolated score with commentary by composer Randy Newman; Storyboard gallery [slides]; Featurettes: The art of "Pleasantville" (32 min.); Fiona Apple music video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (4 min.); Original theatrical trailer (2 min.); Cast and crew [text feature]; Color television tune up (1 min.); DVD-ROM features [requires a DVD-ROM drive, Internet access, Web browser].
Formatted Contents Note:
Opening credits -- Pleasantville marathon -- "Once upon a time." -- Trivia -- That night -- "We'll fix you for good." -- "We're in Pleasantville?!" -- "Good morning, kids." -- "Stuck in nerdville." -- The undefeated Pleasantville Lions -- Go with the program -- The soda shop -- Lover's lane -- "Do you want some cookies?" -- A red rose -- With the universe -- The barber shop -- Betty takes a bath -- "Fire! Fire! Cat?" -- Take five -- Kind of blue -- "Stand up for what's right!" -- What's a mother to do? -- "Those are not your cookies, Bud!" -- "At last." -- From the tree of knowledge -- Rain -- A question of values -- Caught in the storm -- A lovely shade of blue -- Code of conduct -- Civil disobedience -- The trial -- Farewell -- "Across the Universe" -- End credits.
Special features: Widescreen format: Presented in a "letterboxed" widescreen format preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition. Enhanced for widescreen TVs -- Audio commentary by writer/director Gary Ross -- Isolated score with commentary by composer Randy Newman -- "The art of Pleasantville" a behind-the-scenes original featurette -- Fiona Apple's music video Across the universe -- Storyboard gallery -- Original theatrical trailer -- Scene selection -- Language: English 5.1 surround sound and Stereo surround sound -- Subtitles: English. This DVD also contains these enchance features for your PC: Script to screen with storyboards: 1. Access any scene in the movie directly from this early draft of the script. 2. Print any section, or the entire screenplay -- Up-to-the-minute in-depth cast and crew information and trivia with web links -- Web access, links and more!
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, John Lindley ; production designer, Jeannine Oppewall ; editor, William Goldenberg ; costume designer, Judianna Makovsky ; visual effects supervisor, Chris Watts ; color effects designer, Michael Southard ; music, Randy Newman.
Participant or Performer Note:
Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J.T. Walsh, Don Knotts, Marley Shelton, Jane Kaczmarek, Reese Witherspoon.
Summary, etc.:
Twin siblings David and Jennifer couldn't be more different: she curses, smokes, and sleeps around; David is a prototypical nerdy outcast. Then, one dark and stormy night, they're sucked into the TV and Pleasantville: a perfect suburban Disneyland suffused with church-social niceness and Rotary Club boosterism. Jennifer despises it all. So, like a pint-size Lauren Bacall, she refuses to play the role of poodle-skirted good girl and introduces one of the boys to sex, after which this bland, black and white world magically begins changing into color. Through the combined forces of sex and rock 'n' roll, it becomes clear that the things that make life worth living--passion, knowledge, and love--are far removed from safety, stability, and bland sterility. Before too long, the whole town is wondering: what's outside Pleasantville?
Target Audience Note:
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for language, thematic elements emphasizing sexuality.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, Dolby stereo surround; widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
Language Note:
In English with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Winner of a 1999 Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Performance - Female (Reese Witherspoon)
Subject: Teenage boys > Drama.
Teenage girls > Drama.
High school students > Drama.
Interpersonal relations > Drama.
Television and teenagers > Drama.
Nineteen fifties > Drama.
Culture conflict > Drama.
Culture conflict.
High school students.
Interpersonal relations.
Nineteen fifties.
Teenage boys.
Teenage girls.
Television and teenagers.
United States > Drama.
United States.
Genre: DVD-Video discs.
Feature films > United States.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.