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The Resource About Schmidt, New Line Cinema presents a Michael Besman/Harry Gittes production ; produced by Harry Gittes and Michael Besman ; screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor ; directed by Alexander Payne

About Schmidt, New Line Cinema presents a Michael Besman/Harry Gittes production ; produced by Harry Gittes and Michael Besman ; screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor ; directed by Alexander Payne

Label
About Schmidt
Title
About Schmidt
Statement of responsibility
New Line Cinema presents a Michael Besman/Harry Gittes production ; produced by Harry Gittes and Michael Besman ; screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor ; directed by Alexander Payne
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Warren Schmidt is at sea after being left a widower shortly after retiring from a lifetime as an actuary at Woodmen of the World Insurance in Omaha, Nebraska. He matter-of-factly explains that, since he is 67, retired, and a widower, he should be dead within nine years--this in a letter to the African boy he is sponsoring through a charitable relief organization. As daughter Jeannie's wedding to waterbed salesman fiancé Randall looms, Warren sets out for Denver in his Winnebago Adventurer to attend, and discovers along the way that slavish devotion to an insurance company hasn't exactly made for a life well spent
Awards note
Winner, 2003 Golden Globes [USA] for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama: Jack Nicholson, and Best Screenplay-Motion Picture: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, James Glennon ; edited by Kevin Tent ; music by Rolfe Kent ; production designer, Jane Ann Stewart ; costume designer, Wendy Chuck
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for some language and brief nudity
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.S6
LC item number
A36 2003
PerformerNote
Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Len Cariou, Howard Hesseman, Kathy Bates, June Squibb, Matt Winston, Harry Groener, Connie Ray, Phil Reeves, James Michael Connor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1962-
  • 1967-
  • 1948-
  • 1929-
  • 1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Payne, Alexander
  • Taylor, Jim
  • Besman, Michael
  • Gittes, Harry
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Davis, Hope
  • Mulroney, Dermot
  • Cariou, Len
  • Hesseman, Howard
  • Bates, Kathy
  • Squibb, June
  • Winston, Matt
  • Glennon, James
  • Tent, Kevin
  • Kent, Rolfe
  • Chuck, Wendy
  • Stewart, Jane Ann
  • Begley, Louis
  • New Line Cinema Corporation
  • New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Begley, Louis
  • Black humor
  • Retirement
  • Weddings
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Omaha (Neb.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
About Schmidt, New Line Cinema presents a Michael Besman/Harry Gittes production ; produced by Harry Gittes and Michael Besman ; screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor ; directed by Alexander Payne
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by Louis Begley
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2002
  • Special features: Deleted scenes (31 min.); Trailers (8 min.); Woodmen Tower sequences [short films] (14 min.); DVD-ROM content [requires a DVD-ROM drive and InterActual Player, included on disc]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21054662
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 124 min.)
Isbn
9780780642713
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794043631924
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
N6319
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51909746
  • (OCoLC)51909746
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound, DTS Surround, stereo surround sound; widescreen presentation preserving the original theatrical 1.85:1 aspect ratio; enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
About Schmidt, New Line Cinema presents a Michael Besman/Harry Gittes production ; produced by Harry Gittes and Michael Besman ; screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor ; directed by Alexander Payne
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by Louis Begley
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2002
  • Special features: Deleted scenes (31 min.); Trailers (8 min.); Woodmen Tower sequences [short films] (14 min.); DVD-ROM content [requires a DVD-ROM drive and InterActual Player, included on disc]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21054662
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 124 min.)
Isbn
9780780642713
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794043631924
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
N6319
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51909746
  • (OCoLC)51909746
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound, DTS Surround, stereo surround sound; widescreen presentation preserving the original theatrical 1.85:1 aspect ratio; enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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