Bigger than life

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Special ed., widescreen.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (22 pages : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)


General Note
Based on an article in the New Yorker by Burton Roueché
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Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956.
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Bonus features: Audio commentary by Geoff Andrew; "Profile of Nicholas Ray" a half-hour interview with the director; Interview with Jonathan Lethem featurette; Interview with Susan Ray featurette; Theatrical trailer; Booklet. "Somewhere in suburbia" essay by B. Kite.
Creation/Production Credits
Music, David Raksin ; conducted by Lionel Newman ; art direction, Lyle R. Wheeler, Jack Martin Smith ; set decorations, Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. Reiss ; film editor, Louis Loeffler ; executive wardrobe designer, Charles LeMaire ; costumes designed by Mary Wills ; orchestration, Edward B. Powell.
James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Robert Simon, Christopher Olsen, Roland Winters, Rusty Lane, Rachel Stephens, Kipp Hamilton.
When a friendly, successful suburban teacher and father is prescribed cortisone for a painful, possibly fatal affliction, he grows dangerously addicted to the experimental drug, resulting in his transformation into a psychotic and ultimately violent household despot.
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DVD; region 1, NTSC ; widescreen (2.55:1) presentation enhanced for (16:9) televisions; Dolby digital mono.
In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hume, C., Maibaum, R., MacDonald, J., Mason, J., Ray, N., Rush, B., Matthau, W., Simon, R., Olsen, C., Winters, R., Lane, R., Stephens, R., Hamilton, K., Raksin, D., Newman, L., Wheeler, L., Smith, J. M., Scott, W. M., Reiss, S., Loeffler, L. R., Le Maire, C., Wills, M., Powell, E. B., Roueché, B., Andrew, G., Lethem, J., & Ray, S. (2010). Bigger than life (Special ed., widescreen.). Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cyril Hume et al.. 2010. Bigger Than Life. [Irvington, NY]: Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cyril Hume et al.. Bigger Than Life [Irvington, NY]: Criterion Collection, 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hume, Cyril, et al. Bigger Than Life Special ed., widescreen., Criterion Collection, 2010.

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