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The Resource The towering inferno, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present ; Irwin Allen's production of ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin

The towering inferno, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present ; Irwin Allen's production of ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin

Label
The towering inferno
Title
The towering inferno
Statement of responsibility
Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present ; Irwin Allen's production of ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin
Contributor
Actor
Art director
Commentator
Costume designer
Director
Director of photography
Film director
Film distributor
Film editor
Film producer
Lyricist
Presenter
Production company
Production designer
Screenwriter
Set designer
Singer
Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
On the night of the dedication ceremony of the world's tallest skyscraper, a raging blaze breaks out, threatening the party-goers
Awards note
Academy Awards, USA, 1975: Oscar - Best Cinematography (Fred J. Koenekamp, Joseph F. Biroc) ; Best Film Editing (Harold F. Kress, Carl Kress) ; Best Music, Original Song (Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Director of photography, Fred Koenekamp ; director of photography (action sequences), Joseph Biroc ; action sequences directed by Irwin Allen ; production designed by William Creber ; edited by Harold F. Kress and Carl Kress ; music by John Williams ; Maureen McGovern sings "We may never love like this again" words and music by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn ; costumes designed by Paul Zastupnevich ; art director, Ward Preston ; set decorator, Raphael Bretton
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
English (Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 4.0 surround) and dubbed French, Spanish soundtracks with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.D55
LC item number
T6947564 2006
PerformerNote
Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner, Susan Flannery, Sheila Mathews, Normann Burton, Jack Collins, Don Gordon, Felton Perry, Gregory Sierra, Ernie Orsatti, Dabney Coleman
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  • 1925-2015
  • 1916-1991
  • 1918-1996
  • 1930-1980
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  • 1919-2009
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  • 1932-2016
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http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Guillermin, John
  • Allen, Irwin
  • Silliphant, Stirling
  • McQueen, Steve
  • Newman, Paul
  • Holden, William
  • Dunaway, Faye
  • Astaire, Fred
  • Blakely, Susan
  • Chamberlain, Richard
  • Jones, Jennifer
  • Simpson, O. J.
  • Vaughn, Robert
  • Wagner, Robert
  • Flannery, Susan
  • Mathews, Sheila
  • Burton, Norman
  • Collins, Jack
  • Gordon, Don
  • Perry, Felton
  • Sierra, Gregory
  • Orsatti, Ernie
  • Coleman, Dabney
  • Williams, John
  • Stern, Richard Martin
  • Koenekamp, Fred J.
  • Biroc, Joseph
  • Creber, William
  • Kress, Harold F.
  • Kress, Carl
  • Williams, John
  • McGovern, Maureen
  • Kasha, Al
  • Hirschhorn, Joel
  • Zastupnevich, Paul
  • Preston, Ward
  • Bretton, Raphael
  • Scortia, Thomas N.
  • Robinson, Frank M.
  • Feeney, F. X.
  • Vezina, Mike
  • Racki, Branko
  • Loring, Charles
  • Fisher, Bob
  • Hammond, David
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
164
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • DVDs, Spanish
  • DVDs, French
  • Skyscrapers
  • Fire extinction
  • Rescues
  • Feature films
  • Disaster films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The towering inferno, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present ; Irwin Allen's production of ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novels "The tower" by Richard Martin Stern and "The glass inferno" by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
  • Special features: Disc 1: Commentary by film historian F.X. Feeney; Scene specific commentary by Mike Vezina, special effects director on X3; Scene specific commentary by Branko Racki, stunt coordinator on The day after tomorrow ; Disc 2: AMC backstory: The towering inferno; Featurettes: Inside the tower: we remember, Innovating tower: the SPFX of an inferno, The art of towering, Irwin Allen: the great producer, Directing the inferno, Putting out fire, Running on fire, Still the world's tallest building, The writer: Stirling Silliphant; Vintage promotional material: Nato presentation reel; Original 1974 featurette (#1 & #2), Irwin Allen 1977 interview, The towering inferno teaser, The towering infero trailer, The Poseidon adventure trailer; Extended and deleted scenes (over 30 scenes); American Cinematographer articles: "The towering inferno and how it was filmed" by Charles Loring, Photographing the dramatic sequences for "The Towering Inferno" by Bob Fisher, "Action unit" lives up to its name while shooting "The Towering Inferno" by David Hammond; Storyboard comparisons
Carrier category
DVD
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
local
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
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
Special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (164 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543231707
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)67705637
  • 589791
  • (OCoLC)ocm67705637
  • 589791
System details
DVD, region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; dual-layer; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The towering inferno, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present ; Irwin Allen's production of ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novels "The tower" by Richard Martin Stern and "The glass inferno" by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
  • Special features: Disc 1: Commentary by film historian F.X. Feeney; Scene specific commentary by Mike Vezina, special effects director on X3; Scene specific commentary by Branko Racki, stunt coordinator on The day after tomorrow ; Disc 2: AMC backstory: The towering inferno; Featurettes: Inside the tower: we remember, Innovating tower: the SPFX of an inferno, The art of towering, Irwin Allen: the great producer, Directing the inferno, Putting out fire, Running on fire, Still the world's tallest building, The writer: Stirling Silliphant; Vintage promotional material: Nato presentation reel; Original 1974 featurette (#1 & #2), Irwin Allen 1977 interview, The towering inferno teaser, The towering infero trailer, The Poseidon adventure trailer; Extended and deleted scenes (over 30 scenes); American Cinematographer articles: "The towering inferno and how it was filmed" by Charles Loring, Photographing the dramatic sequences for "The Towering Inferno" by Bob Fisher, "Action unit" lives up to its name while shooting "The Towering Inferno" by David Hammond; Storyboard comparisons
Carrier category
DVD
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
local
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
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
Special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (164 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543231707
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)67705637
  • 589791
  • (OCoLC)ocm67705637
  • 589791
System details
DVD, region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; dual-layer; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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