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DVD006247

Being There

Ashby, Hal. USA. 1979.

Title:
Being There
Director:
Ashby, Hal
Production Co:
Lorimar Productions; North Star International
Country:
USA
Year:
1979
Publisher:
The Criterion Collection
Description:
1 videodisc of 1.   BluRay - Zone A.   viewing copy.
Feature.   130 minutes.   color.   sound - monaural.   widescreen
Language:
English
Genre:
Satire
Notes:
Peter Sellers plays childlike Chance, a gardener forced into the wilds of Washington D.C. when his wealthy guardian dies. He stumbles into celebrity after a tycoon mistakes his horticultural mumblings for sagacious pronouncements on life and politics. With Melvyn Douglas (Oscar,1980, Best Supporting Actor) and Shirley McLaine. Adapted from a novel by Jerzy Kosinski. Supplemental materials include: making-of documentary; excerpt from 1980 American Film Institute seminar with director Ashby; television appearances; trailer and tv spots; deleted scenes and alternate ending; essay booklet.
Link to:
FII catalog |
Status:
In