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The Resource The soloist, DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures present in association with StudioCanal and Participant Media, a Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment production in association with Working Title Films ; produced by Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff ; screenplay by Susannah Grant ; directed by Joe Wright, (videorecording)

The soloist, DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures present in association with StudioCanal and Participant Media, a Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment production in association with Working Title Films ; produced by Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff ; screenplay by Susannah Grant ; directed by Joe Wright, (videorecording)

Label
The soloist
Title
The soloist
Statement of responsibility
DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures present in association with StudioCanal and Participant Media, a Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment production in association with Working Title Films ; produced by Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff ; screenplay by Susannah Grant ; directed by Joe Wright
Title variation
Soloist
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some drug use and language
Language note
English, Spanish, or French dialogue with optional English, Spanish or French subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.S65 2009
PerformerNote
Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Lisagay Hamilton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1972-
  • 1965-
  • 1967-
  • 1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wright, Joe
  • Foxx, Jamie
  • Downey, Robert
  • Keener, Catherine
  • Hollander, Tom
  • Hamilton, Lisa Gay
  • Marianelli, Dario
  • Lopez, Steve
Runtime
116
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lopez, Steve
  • Ayers, Nathaniel Anthony
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The soloist, DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures present in association with StudioCanal and Participant Media, a Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment production in association with Working Title Films ; produced by Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff ; screenplay by Susannah Grant ; directed by Joe Wright, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "The soloist: a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music" by Steve Lopez
  • Special features: An unlikely friendship: making 'The soloist'; deleted scenes; commentary by director Joe Wright and more!
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Isbn
9781415747162
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097363494447
  • 097363494461
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
34944
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn370470840
  • (OCoLC)370470840
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The soloist, DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures present in association with StudioCanal and Participant Media, a Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment production in association with Working Title Films ; produced by Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff ; screenplay by Susannah Grant ; directed by Joe Wright, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "The soloist: a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music" by Steve Lopez
  • Special features: An unlikely friendship: making 'The soloist'; deleted scenes; commentary by director Joe Wright and more!
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Isbn
9781415747162
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097363494447
  • 097363494461
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
34944
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn370470840
  • (OCoLC)370470840
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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