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The Resource The thin red line, 20th Century Fox ; Phoenix Pictures ; Fox 2000 Pictures presents ; from Phoenix Pictures in association with George Stevens, Jr., a Geisler-Roberdeau production ; produced by Robert Michael Geisler, John Roberdeau, Grant Hill ; screenplay by Terrence Malick ; directed by Terrence Malick, (videorecording)

The thin red line, 20th Century Fox ; Phoenix Pictures ; Fox 2000 Pictures presents ; from Phoenix Pictures in association with George Stevens, Jr., a Geisler-Roberdeau production ; produced by Robert Michael Geisler, John Roberdeau, Grant Hill ; screenplay by Terrence Malick ; directed by Terrence Malick, (videorecording)

Label
The thin red line
Title
The thin red line
Statement of responsibility
20th Century Fox ; Phoenix Pictures ; Fox 2000 Pictures presents ; from Phoenix Pictures in association with George Stevens, Jr., a Geisler-Roberdeau production ; produced by Robert Michael Geisler, John Roberdeau, Grant Hill ; screenplay by Terrence Malick ; directed by Terrence Malick
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In World War II, the outcome of the battle of Guadalcanal will strongly influence the Japanese's advance into the Pacific. Based on James Jones' novel, this is the story of Charlie Company's landing and battle experience there in 1942. The story concentrates on how the battle affects, and is effected by, Commanding officer Lt. Col. Gordon Tall, Captain James Staros, Sgt. Edward Welsh, and two privates, Witt and Bell. Charlie Company is attacking a seemingly impregnable position, and the terror and chaos of war are well illustrated, as scared men stare death in the face--a death that waits concealed in the beauty of a grassy hill. There are great deeds, and valor, but these men don't feel like heroes--they're simply doing what's necessary to survive. In typical Malick fashion, the film boasts exquisite nature photography, and a soundtrack layered with sounds of the rain forest, essential ingredients of this beautiful tone poem on the banality of combat and the troubled relationship between man and nature
Member of
Cataloging source
JFN
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Thin red line (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, John Toll ; editors, Billy Weber, Leslie Jones, Saar Klein ; music, Hans Zimmer ; production designer, Jack Fisk ; costume designer, Margot Wilson
Date time place
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1998
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Rated R
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, Jared Leto, Dash Mihok, Tim Blake Nelson, Nick Nolte, John C. Reilly, Larry Romano, John Savage, John Travolta, Arie Verveen
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1943-
  • 1932-
  • 1960-
  • 1968-
  • 1966-
  • 1961-
  • 1971-
  • 1974-
  • 1965-
  • 1949-
  • 1954-
  • 1921-1977
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  • Malick, Terrence
  • Stevens, George
  • Geisler, Robert Michael
  • Roberdeau, John
  • Hill, Grant
  • Penn, Sean
  • Brody, Adrien
  • Caviezel, Jim
  • Chaplin, Ben
  • Clooney, George
  • Cusack, John
  • Harrelson, Woody
  • Koteas, Elias
  • Leto, Jared
  • Mihok, Dash
  • Nelson, Tim Blake
  • Nolte, Nick
  • Reilly, John C.
  • Romano, Larry
  • Savage, John
  • Travolta, John
  • Verveen, Arie
  • Toll, John
  • Weber, Billy
  • Jones, Leslie
  • Klein, Saar
  • Zimmer, Hans
  • Jones, James
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Phoenix Pictures
  • Fox 2000 Pictures
  • Geisler-Roberdeau Productions (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
171
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
536
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jones, James
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943
  • Combat survival
  • Soldiers
  • War
  • Combat
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The thin red line, 20th Century Fox ; Phoenix Pictures ; Fox 2000 Pictures presents ; from Phoenix Pictures in association with George Stevens, Jr., a Geisler-Roberdeau production ; produced by Robert Michael Geisler, John Roberdeau, Grant Hill ; screenplay by Terrence Malick ; directed by Terrence Malick, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Based upon the novel by James Jones
  • Accompanying material may vary
Accompanying material
1 booklet (36 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • Disc one, the Film:
  • AWOL -- Brig -- Fear -- Charlie company -- Arrival -- March in -- Tall's order -- Combat begins -- Keck's mistake -- Property -- Staros's refusal -- "The key to the ridge" -- "What is it worth?" -- Gaff leads the charge -- Momentum -- "This great evil" -- Change in command -- What remains -- Bell -- Witt -- Reconnaissance -- "The glory" -- "All things shine" -- Color bars
  • (1998) (171 min.); Special features: Commentary [audio feature]; Trailer (3 min.)
  • [featurette] (17 min.)
  • Outtakes
  • [featurette] (14 min.)
  • Kaylie Jones
  • [featurette] (19 min.)
  • Guadalcanal in newsreels
  • [featurette] (15 min.)
  • Melanesian chants
  • [audio feature with slide show] (7 min.); Booklet includes the essays "This Side of Paradise" by David Sterritt and "Phony War Films" by James Jones
  • Disc two, the Supplements:
  • Actors
  • [featurette] (34 min.)
  • Casting
  • [featurette] (18 min.)
  • Editors
  • [featurette] (27 min.)
  • Music
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (171 min.)
Isbn
9781604653199
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 715515062312
  • 715515062312
  • 715515062312
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1932D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn664736779
  • (OCoLC)664736779
  • 448997
  • 448997
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1, widescreen presentation preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The thin red line, 20th Century Fox ; Phoenix Pictures ; Fox 2000 Pictures presents ; from Phoenix Pictures in association with George Stevens, Jr., a Geisler-Roberdeau production ; produced by Robert Michael Geisler, John Roberdeau, Grant Hill ; screenplay by Terrence Malick ; directed by Terrence Malick, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Based upon the novel by James Jones
  • Accompanying material may vary
Accompanying material
1 booklet (36 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • Disc one, the Film:
  • AWOL -- Brig -- Fear -- Charlie company -- Arrival -- March in -- Tall's order -- Combat begins -- Keck's mistake -- Property -- Staros's refusal -- "The key to the ridge" -- "What is it worth?" -- Gaff leads the charge -- Momentum -- "This great evil" -- Change in command -- What remains -- Bell -- Witt -- Reconnaissance -- "The glory" -- "All things shine" -- Color bars
  • (1998) (171 min.); Special features: Commentary [audio feature]; Trailer (3 min.)
  • [featurette] (17 min.)
  • Outtakes
  • [featurette] (14 min.)
  • Kaylie Jones
  • [featurette] (19 min.)
  • Guadalcanal in newsreels
  • [featurette] (15 min.)
  • Melanesian chants
  • [audio feature with slide show] (7 min.); Booklet includes the essays "This Side of Paradise" by David Sterritt and "Phony War Films" by James Jones
  • Disc two, the Supplements:
  • Actors
  • [featurette] (34 min.)
  • Casting
  • [featurette] (18 min.)
  • Editors
  • [featurette] (27 min.)
  • Music
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (171 min.)
Isbn
9781604653199
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 715515062312
  • 715515062312
  • 715515062312
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1932D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn664736779
  • (OCoLC)664736779
  • 448997
  • 448997
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1, widescreen presentation preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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