The player [videorecording] / Fine Line Features ; 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 ; screen play by Michael Tolkin ; produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler ; directed by Robert Altman.

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  • 1 copy at Sage Library System.

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Columbia Gorge Community College Library DRAMA PLAY 1992 (Text) 33892002485739 DVD Request Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780618564
  • ISBN: 9780780618565
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., color, double sided ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Fine Line Features : ©1997.

Content descriptions

General Note: Double-sided disc includes widescreen film (side one) and special features (side two).
Based on the novel by Michael Tolkin.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1992.
Special features: Film side: Commentary with Robert Altman and Michael Tolkin; The cast; The cameo players [interactive feature]; Special features side: One on one with Robert Altman [featurette] (17 min.); Deleted scenes (13 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Formatted Contents Note: Griffin's world -- Welcome to the game -- Pool party -- Jacuzzi rituals -- Ground rules -- Night caller -- The Rialto -- A writer erased -- A new player -- Prime suspect -- The funeral -- Spoils of the vanquished -- Pasadena PD -- Summoned to the St. James -- Don't open 'till Xmas -- A pitch for Levy -- Movers & shakers -- Down to the station -- Bonnie betrayed -- Desert hideaway -- Number 3 -- Habeas Corpus -- Survivors -- End credits.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Jean Lepine ; edited by Geraldine Peroni ; music by Thomas Newman; production designer, Stephen Altman ; wardrobe designed by Alexander Julian.
Participant or Performer Note: 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).
Summary, etc.: "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.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: Rated R for language, nudity, some sexuality.
System Details Note: DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, Dolby stereo; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio of 1.77:1, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
Language Note: In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Subject: Tolkin, Michael > Film adaptations.
Murder > Drama.
Murder > Investigation > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Motion picture industry > United States > Drama.
Los Angeles (Calif.) > Drama.

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