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The Resource Being there, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; an Andrew Braunsberg production ; executive producer, Jack Schwartzman ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; directed by Hal Ashby, (videorecording)

Being there, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; an Andrew Braunsberg production ; executive producer, Jack Schwartzman ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; directed by Hal Ashby, (videorecording)

Label
Being there
Title
Being there
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; an Andrew Braunsberg production ; executive producer, Jack Schwartzman ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; directed by Hal Ashby
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Costume designer
Director
Designer
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Chance is a secluded gardener who has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run-in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of Eve and her husband Ben. Ben is an influential, but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidant to Ben, as well as an unlikely political insider
Awards note
Academy Awards (1980): winner for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Melvyn Douglas); nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Peter Sellers); Golden Globes (1980): winner for Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy (Sellers); Best Motion Picture Actor in a Supporting Role (Douglas); nominated for Best Director - Motion Picture; Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy; Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy (Shirley MacLaine); Best Screenplay - Motion Picture (Kosinski).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Caleb Deschanel ; editor, Don Zimmerman ; music, Johnny Mandel ; production designer, Michael Haller ; costume designer, May Routh
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH), French or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B4385 2009
PerformerNote
Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart, Ruth Attaway, Dave Clennon, Fran Brill
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1933-1991
  • 1944-
  • 1925-1980
  • 1934-
  • 1914-1984
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ashby, Hal
  • Braunsberg, Andrew
  • Schwartzman, Jack
  • Kosinski, Jerzy
  • Deschanel, Caleb
  • Zimmerman, Don
  • Mandel, Johnny
  • Haller, Michael
  • Routh, May
  • Sellers, Peter
  • MacLaine, Shirley
  • Warden, Jack
  • Douglas, Melvyn
  • Dysart, Richard
  • Basehart, Richard
  • Attaway, Ruth
  • Clennon, David
  • Brill, Fran
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Lorimar Film Entertainment
  • Northstar International (Firm)
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
130
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gardeners
  • Social isolation
  • Married people
  • Male friendship
  • Business and politics
  • Aislamiento social
  • Amistad
  • Business and politics
  • Gardeners
  • Male friendship
  • Married people
  • Social isolation
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
Technique
live action
Label
Being there, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; an Andrew Braunsberg production ; executive producer, Jack Schwartzman ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; directed by Hal Ashby, (videorecording)
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Publication
Note
  • "Newly remastered from original elements"--Container
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979
  • Special features: "Memories from Being there" featurette; theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe edition, widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9781419873294
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929037094
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 2000005232
  • 3000019008
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1010743
  • (OCoLC)297238430
  • (OCoLC)ocn297238430
  • 1010743
  • 1010743
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital mono; dual-layer format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Being there, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; an Andrew Braunsberg production ; executive producer, Jack Schwartzman ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; directed by Hal Ashby, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "Newly remastered from original elements"--Container
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979
  • Special features: "Memories from Being there" featurette; theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe edition, widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9781419873294
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929037094
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 2000005232
  • 3000019008
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1010743
  • (OCoLC)297238430
  • (OCoLC)ocn297238430
  • 1010743
  • 1010743
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital mono; dual-layer format
Video recording format
DVD

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