The Giver

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Noyce, Phillip, film director.
Melnick, Michael, screenwriter.
Weide, Robert B, screenwriter.
Silver, Nikki, film producer.
Bridges, Jeff, 1949- film producer,
[Troy, MI] : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2014].
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[Troy, MI] : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2014].
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Based on the book by Lois Lowry.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
General Note
Bonus: Highlights from the original script reading featuring Lloyd Bridges; Making The Giver: from page to screen; Jonas' harrowing journey (extended scene); "Ordinary human" featurette with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder; Author Lois Lowry on The Giver; Study guide.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Ross Emery ; production designer, Ed Verreaux ; edited by Barry Alexander Brown ; costume designer, Diana Cilliers ; music by Marco Beltrami ; "Ordinary human" performed by OneRepublic, written by Ryan Tedder.
Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Swift, Emma Tremblay.
The story centers on Jonas, young man who lives in a supposedly ideal world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with the elder, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all; a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.
Target Audience
Rating: PG-13; for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence.
System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen presentation (2.39:1); Dolby digital 5.1.
English dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Noyce, P., Melnick, M., Weide, R. B., Silver, N., Bridges, J., Koenigsberg, N., Weinstein, B., Weinstein, H., Burkle, R., Sellers, D., Winter, R., Owen, A., Braun, S., Streep, M., Thwaites, B., Skarsgård, A., Holmes, K., Rush, O., Monaghan, C., Swift, T., Tremblay, E., Emery, R., Verreaux, E., Brown, B. A., Cilliers, D., Beltrami, M., Tedder, R., Lowry, L., & Bridges, L. (2014). The Giver ([English/Spanish subtitled version]). Anchor Bay Entertainment.

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

Phillip, Noyce et al.. 2014. The Giver. Anchor Bay Entertainment.

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

Phillip, Noyce et al.. The Giver Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Noyce, Phillip,, et al. The Giver [English/Spanish subtitled version], Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2014.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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