The Resource If these walls could talk, HBO Home Entertainment ; HBO NYC presents a Moving Pictures production

If these walls could talk, HBO Home Entertainment ; HBO NYC presents a Moving Pictures production

Label
If these walls could talk
Title
If these walls could talk
Statement of responsibility
HBO Home Entertainment ; HBO NYC presents a Moving Pictures production
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Editor of moving image work
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A trilogy of stories set in the same house--with different occupants and spanning over 40 years--examines three women, the common crisis of an unexpected pregnancy, and the wrenching decision to have an abortion. In 1952, abortion is illegal. A widowed nurse deals with her unexpected pregnancy by taking drastic measures to obtain one. In 1974, a happily married woman, the mother of four children, discovers that she is pregnant again. Now she must choose between losing her lifelong dream and terminating her pregnancy. In 1996, a Catholic college student finds herself pregnant as the result of an affair with a professor. She decides on an abortion, but does not realize what it means to go through with one, while society rends itself asunder with violent protest
Cataloging source
TKN
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • 1952: Directed by Nancy Savoca ; teleplay by Nancy Savoca ; story by Pamela Wallace & Earl Wallace and Nancy Savoca ; director of photography, Ellen Kuras ; edited by Elena Maganini
  • 1974: Directed by Nancy Savoca ; written by Susan Nanus and Nancy Savoca ; director of photography, Bobby Bukowski ; editor, Elena Maganini
  • 1996: Directed by Cher ; story by I. Marlene King ; teleplay by I. Marlene King and Nancy Savoca ; director of photography, John Stanier ; editor, Peter Honess
  • All episodes: music, Cliff Eidelman ; production designer, Hilda Stark Manos ; costume designer, Jacqueline Arthur
Dewey number
791.45/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R ; Canadian Home Video rating: 14A
Language note
  • In English or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in English, Spanish or French
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1992.77
LC item number
.I29 2010
PerformerNote
  • 1952: Demi Moore, Shirley Knight, Catherine Keener, Jason London, C.C.H. Pounder
  • 1974: Sissy Spacek, Xander Berkeley, Hedy Burress, Joanna Gleason, Harris Yulin
  • 1996: Cher, Anne Heche, Jada Pinkett, Eileen Brennan, Lindsay Crouse, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid, Lorraine Toussaint, Rita Wilson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1936-2020
  • 1955-
  • 1971-
  • 1955-
  • 1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Savoca, Nancy
  • Wallace, Pamela
  • Wallace, Earl W
  • Nanus, Susan
  • King, I. Marlene
  • Cher
  • Moore, Demi
  • Spacek, Sissy
  • Knight, Shirley
  • Keener, Catherine
  • London, Jason
  • Pounder, C. C. H
  • Berkeley, Xander
  • Burress, Hedy
  • Gleason, Joanna
  • Yulin, Harris
  • Heche, Anne
  • Smith, Jada Pinkett
  • Brennan, Eileen
  • Crouse, Lindsay
  • Nelson, Craig T
  • Scarwid, Diana
  • Toussaint, Lorraine
  • Wilson, Rita
  • Kuras, Ellen
  • Bukowski, Bobby
  • Honess, Peter
  • Eidelman, Cliff
  • HBO Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
  • HBO NYC Productions
  • Moving Pictures (Firm : Santa Monica, Calif.)
  • HBO Video (Firm)
Runtime
97
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abortion applicants
  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Pregnant women
  • Abortion
  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Reproductive rights
  • Abortion services
  • Abortion
  • Women
  • Abortion
  • Abortion applicants
  • Abortion
  • Abortion services
  • Pregnant women
  • Reproductive rights
  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Women
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
If these walls could talk, HBO Home Entertainment ; HBO NYC presents a Moving Pictures production
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Based on material by Stuart Kaplan
  • DVD release of motion picture originally broadcast on television in 1996
  • Special features: Cast/crew bios [text feature]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1952 -- 1974 -- 1996
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Isbn
9780783116891
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 026359136528
  • 883316792278
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
91365
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43799376
  • 1848900
  • (OCoLC)ocm43799376
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; fullscreen (4:3) presentation ; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo. surround (English) and mono. (Spanish)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
If these walls could talk, HBO Home Entertainment ; HBO NYC presents a Moving Pictures production
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Based on material by Stuart Kaplan
  • DVD release of motion picture originally broadcast on television in 1996
  • Special features: Cast/crew bios [text feature]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1952 -- 1974 -- 1996
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Isbn
9780783116891
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 026359136528
  • 883316792278
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
91365
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43799376
  • 1848900
  • (OCoLC)ocm43799376
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; fullscreen (4:3) presentation ; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo. surround (English) and mono. (Spanish)
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

  • Arlington LibraryBorrow it
    135 N Washington Ave, Arlington, WA, 98223-1422, US
    48.193360 -122.118393
  • Brier LibraryBorrow it
    23303 Brier Rd, Brier, WA, 98036-8247, US
    47.787037 -122.273614
  • Camano Island LibraryBorrow it
    848 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano, WA, 98282-8770, US
    48.241210 -122.456128
  • Clinton LibraryBorrow it
    4781 Deer Lake Rd, Clinton, WA, 98236-0530, US
    47.978860 -122.358385
  • Coupeville LibraryBorrow it
    788 NW Alexander St, Coupeville, WA, 98239-0745, US
    48.219333 -122.688461
  • Darrington LibraryBorrow it
    1005 Cascade St, Darrington, WA, 98241-0025, US
    48.2546653 -121.6061872
  • Edmonds LibraryBorrow it
    650 Main St, Edmonds, WA, 98020-3056, US
    47.810102 -122.372921
  • Freeland LibraryBorrow it
    5495 Harbor Ave, Freeland, WA, 98249-1357, US
    48.011719 -122.523824
  • Granite Falls LibraryBorrow it
    815 E Galena St, Granite Falls, WA, 98252-8472, US
    48.082609 -121.9596561
  • Lake StevensBorrow it
    1804 Main St, Lake Stevens, WA, 98258-0217, US
    48.014012 -122.064432
  • Lakewood/Smokey Point LibraryBorrow it
    3411 169th Place NE, Arlington, WA, 98223, US
    48.1502268 -122.186305
  • Langley LibraryBorrow it
    104 2nd St, Langley, WA, 98260-0265, US
    48.040070 -122.406487
  • Lynnwood LibraryBorrow it
    19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA, 98036-5617, US
    47.824073 -122.293133
  • Mariner LibraryBorrow it
    520 128th St. SW Suites A9 & A10, Granite Falls, WA, 98204, US
    47.880604 -122.2417068
  • Marysville LibraryBorrow it
    6120 Grove St, Marysville, WA, 98270-4127, US
    48.063543 -122.147755
  • Mill Creek LibraryBorrow it
    15429 Bothell Everett Hwy, Mill Creek, WA, 98012-1212, US
    47.857655 -122.218219
  • Monroe LibraryBorrow it
    1070 Village Way, Monroe, WA, 98272-2035, US
    47.848817 -121.983236
  • Mountlake Terrace LibraryBorrow it
    23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043-4630, US
    47.787069 -122.311597
  • Mukilteo LibraryBorrow it
    4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo, WA, 98275-4725, US
    47.905749 -122.297175
  • Oak Harbor LibraryBorrow it
    1000 SE Regatta Dr, Oak Harbor, WA, 98277-3091, US
    48.289869 -122.634562
  • Sno-Isle BookmobileBorrow it
  • Snohomish LibraryBorrow it
    311 Maple Ave., Snohomish, WA, 98290-2525, US
    47.915298 -122.088401
  • Stanwood LibraryBorrow it
    9701 271st St NW, Stanwood, WA, 98292-8097, US
    48.242376 -122.364280
  • Sultan LibraryBorrow it
    319 Main St, #100, Sultan, WA, 98294-0580, US
    47.862518 -121.816875
Processing Feedback ...