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Title Bigger than life / Twentieth Century Fox presents a Cinemascope picture ; story and screenplay by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum ; produced by James Mason ; directed by Nicholas Ray.

Publication Info. [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Media Room  DVD BIGGER    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  DVD BIGG    Check Shelf
Edition Special edition, [widescreen].
Description 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Series The Criterion collection ; 507
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 507.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC ; widescreen (2.55:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Cast James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Robert Simon, Christopher Olsen, Roland Winters, Rusty Lane, Rachel Stephens, Kipp Hamilton.
Credits Music, David Raksin ; film editor, Louis Loeffler ; costumes designed by, Mary Wills ; director of photography, Joe MacDonald
Note Based on an article in the New Yorker by Burton Roueché.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956.
Summary 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.
Note Special features: Audio commentary by critic 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.
Language English dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Drug addicts -- United States -- Drama.
Drug addiction -- Psychological aspects -- Drama.
Male elementary school teachers -- Drug use -- Drama.
Drug addicts' spouses -- Drama.
Children of drug addicts -- Drama.
Dysfunctional families -- Drama.
Fathers and sons -- Drama.
Medication abuse -- Drama.
Cortisone -- Drama.
Suburban life -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Added Author Ray, Nicholas, 1911-1979. Director.
Hume, Cyril, 1900-1966. Screenwriter.
Maibaum, Richard. Screenwriter.
MacDonald, Joe, 1906-1968. Cinematographer.
Mason, James, 1909-1984. Producer. Actor.
Rush, Barbara, 1927- Actor.
Matthau, Walter. Actor.
Simon, Robert (Robert F.) Actor.
Olsen, Christopher, 1946- Actor.
Winters, Roland, 1904-1989. Actor.
Lane, Rusty, 1899-1986. Actor.
Stephens, Rachel. Actor.
Hamilton, Kipp. Actor.
Raksin, David. Composer.
Newman, Lionel, 1916-1989. Conductor.
Wheeler, Lyle, 1905-1990. Artistic director.
Smith, Jack Martin. Artistic director.
Le Maire, Charles. Costume designer.
Roueché, Berton, 1911-1994. Author.
Andrew, Geoff, 1954- Commentator.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 9781604652468
Standard No. 715515054812
Music No. CC1876D The Criterion Collection
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