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The Resource The player, Fine Line Features ; Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; co-executive producer, William S. Gilmore ; executive producer, Cary Brokaw ; screenplay by Michael Tolkin ; produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler ; directed by Robert Altman

The player, Fine Line Features ; Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; co-executive producer, William S. Gilmore ; executive producer, Cary Brokaw ; screenplay by Michael Tolkin ; produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler ; directed by Robert Altman

Label
The player
Title
The player
Statement of responsibility
Fine Line Features ; Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; co-executive producer, William S. Gilmore ; executive producer, Cary Brokaw ; screenplay by Michael Tolkin ; produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler ; directed by Robert Altman
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. Griffin is a slick, successful film studio vice president whose primary duty is to listen to story pitches from a constant stream of writers. Like all Hollywood producers, he's always looking over his shoulder, and he thinks up-and-comer Larry Levy is after his job. Along with power lunches, corporate in-fighting, and bottom-line priorities, a mysterious someone--probably an ignored and angry screenwriter--has been leaving him threatening postcards. When he finally takes action, his cool aplomb deserts him, things go seriously sideways, and Griffin's world begins falling apart
Member of
Cataloging source
SFR
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Player (Motion picture : 1992)
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
P53 2016b
PerformerNote
Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Brion James, Cynthia Stevenson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1925-2006
  • 1958-
  • 1942-
  • 1955-
  • 1955-
  • 1945-1999
  • 1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Altman, Robert
  • Robbins, Tim
  • Scacchi, Greta
  • Ward, Fred
  • Goldberg, Whoopi
  • Gallagher, Peter
  • James, Brion
  • Stevenson, Cynthia
  • Tolkin, Michael
Runtime
124
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
812
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The player, Fine Line Features ; Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; co-executive producer, William S. Gilmore ; executive producer, Cary Brokaw ; screenplay by Michael Tolkin ; produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler ; directed by Robert Altman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Michael Tolkin
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1992
  • Special features: Audio commentary from 1992 featuring director Robert Altman, writer Michael Tolkin, and cinematographer Jean Lepine; Interview with Altman from 1992; New interviews with Tolkin, actor Tim Robbins, associate producer David Levy, and production designer Stephen Altman; Cannes Film Festival press conference from 1992 with case and crew; Robert Altman's Players: a short documentary about the shooting of the film's fund-raiser scene; Map to the Stars: a gallery dedicated to the cameo appearances in the film; Deleted scenes and outtakes: The film's opening shot with alternate commentaries by Altman, Lepin, and Tolkin; Trailers and TV spots
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 minutes)
Isbn
9781681431536
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Set includes: 2 DVDs.
Other control number
715515177214
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC2622DDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn946446501
  • (OCoLC)946446501
System details
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The player, Fine Line Features ; Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; co-executive producer, William S. Gilmore ; executive producer, Cary Brokaw ; screenplay by Michael Tolkin ; produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler ; directed by Robert Altman
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Michael Tolkin
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1992
  • Special features: Audio commentary from 1992 featuring director Robert Altman, writer Michael Tolkin, and cinematographer Jean Lepine; Interview with Altman from 1992; New interviews with Tolkin, actor Tim Robbins, associate producer David Levy, and production designer Stephen Altman; Cannes Film Festival press conference from 1992 with case and crew; Robert Altman's Players: a short documentary about the shooting of the film's fund-raiser scene; Map to the Stars: a gallery dedicated to the cameo appearances in the film; Deleted scenes and outtakes: The film's opening shot with alternate commentaries by Altman, Lepin, and Tolkin; Trailers and TV spots
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 minutes)
Isbn
9781681431536
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Set includes: 2 DVDs.
Other control number
715515177214
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC2622DDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn946446501
  • (OCoLC)946446501
System details
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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