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Ashby, Hal. USA. 1979.
- Being There
- Ashby, Hal
- Production Co:
- Lorimar Productions; North Star International
- The Criterion Collection
- 1 videodisc of 1.   BluRay - Zone A.   viewing copy.
Feature.   130 minutes.   color.
sound - monaural.   widescreen
- 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 |