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The Resource The player, Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; a David Brown/Addis-Wechsler production ; a Robert Altman film ; 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, Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; a David Brown/Addis-Wechsler production ; a Robert Altman film ; 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
Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; a David Brown/Addis-Wechsler production ; a Robert Altman film ; 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
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Director of photography
Distributor
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Jean Lépine ; edited by Geraldine Peroni ; music by Thomas Newman; production designer, Stephen Altman ; wardrobe designed by Alexander Julian
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for language, nudity, some sexuality
Language note
In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.P539 2016
PerformerNote
Tim Robbins (Griffin Mill), Greta Scacchi (June Gudmundsdottir), Fred Ward (Walter Stuckel), Whoopi Goldberg (Detective Avery), Peter Gallagher (Larry Levy), Brion James (Joel Levison), Cynthia Stevenson (Bonnie Sherow), Vincent D'Onofrio (David Kahane), Dean Stockwell (Andy Civella), Richard E. Grant (Tom Oakley), Dina Merrill (Celia), Angela Hall (Jan), Lyle Lovett (Detective DeLongpre), Sydney Pollack (Dick Mellen)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1925-2006
  • 1916-2010
  • 1958-
  • 1942-
  • 1955-
  • 1955-
  • 1945-1999
  • 1962-
  • 1938-
  • 1957-
  • 1934-2008
  • 1948-
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Altman, Robert
  • Gilmore, William S.
  • Brokaw, Cary
  • Tolkin, Michael
  • Brown, David
  • Wechsler, Nick
  • Robbins, Tim
  • Scacchi, Greta
  • Ward, Fred
  • Goldberg, Whoopi
  • Gallagher, Peter
  • James, Brion
  • Stevenson, Cynthia
  • D'Onofrio, Vincent
  • Stockwell, Dean
  • Grant, Richard E.
  • Merrill, Dina
  • Hall, Angela
  • Lovett, Lyle
  • Pollack, Sydney
  • Lépine, Jean
  • Peroni, Geraldine
  • Newman, Thomas
  • Tolkin, Michael
  • Avenue Pictures
  • Spelling Entertainment Inc
  • Addis-Wechsler (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wide-screen DVDs
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Motion picture industry
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Feature films
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The player, Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; a David Brown/Addis-Wechsler production ; a Robert Altman film ; 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 motion picture in 1992
  • Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Special features: On disc one: New 4K digital restoration; Audio commentary from 1992 featuring director Robert Altman, writer Michael Tolkin, and cinematographer Jean Lepine; The film's opening shot with alternate commentaries by Altman, Lépine, and Tolkin; Trailers and TV spots. On disc two: 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. Insert includes essay "The Screenplayer" by film critic Sam Wasson
Carrier category
DVD
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
local
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515177214
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)946446501
  • 648854
  • (OCoLC)ocn946446501
  • 648854
System details
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The player, Avenue Pictures in association with Spelling Entertainment presents ; a David Brown/Addis-Wechsler production ; a Robert Altman film ; 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 motion picture in 1992
  • Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Special features: On disc one: New 4K digital restoration; Audio commentary from 1992 featuring director Robert Altman, writer Michael Tolkin, and cinematographer Jean Lepine; The film's opening shot with alternate commentaries by Altman, Lépine, and Tolkin; Trailers and TV spots. On disc two: 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. Insert includes essay "The Screenplayer" by film critic Sam Wasson
Carrier category
DVD
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
local
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515177214
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)946446501
  • 648854
  • (OCoLC)ocn946446501
  • 648854
System details
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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