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Uniform Title Ice storm (Motion picture)
Title The ice storm / Fox Searchlight Pictures presents a Good Machine production ; an Ang Lee film ; produced by Ted Hope, James Schamus and Ang Lee ; screenplay by James Schamus ; directed by Ang Lee.

Publication Info. [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  BLU RAY ICE STORM    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  AD BLU-RAY ICE STORM    Check Shelf
Edition Director-approved blu-ray special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([15] pages ; 16 cm.).
Series The Criterion collection ; 426
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) ; 426.
System Details Blu-ray; Region A; widescreen, 16:9, aspect ratio, 1.85:1; DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Surround.
Requires Blu-ray player.
Cast Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Henry Czerny, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Jamey Sheridan, Elijah Wood, Sigourney Weaver, Katie Holmes, David Krumholtz, Michael Cumpsty, Allison Janney, Glenn Fitzgerald, David Krumholtz.
Credits Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; editor, Tim Squyres ; composer, Mychael Danna ; costume designer, Carol Oditz ; production designer, Mark Friedberg ; casting by Avy Kaufman ; art director, Bob Shaw ; camera operators, Phil Oetiker, John Sosenko.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Based on the novel by Rick Moody.
Blu-ray release date: Jul. 23, 2013.
Summary Thanksgiving 1973. The climate is changing, both politically and physically. As the Watergate scandal unfolds in the background, the inhabitants of a small Connecticut town begin to slip into an existentialist void. Social taboos are shattered on whims and the line between adult authority and juvenile irresponsibility is practically nonexistant. Focuses on the Hood and Carver families. Chronicles a brief period of rapid moral deterioration. Their actions - including adultery, sexual experimentation, drug use and petty crimes - become increasingly unpredictable and impulsive. Once the 'ice storm' hits, though, reality sinks in, and the severity of their situation becomes all too apparent.
Note Special features: New, restored transfer, supervised and approved by director Ang Lee and director of photography Frederick Elmes; audio commentary featuring Lee and producer-screenwriter James Schamus; theatrical trailer; new documentary featuring interviews with actors Joan Allen, Kevin Kline, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Sigourney Weaver and Elijah Wood; new video interview with novelist Rick Moody; deleted scenes; footage from an event honoring Lee and Schamus at New York's Museum of the Moving Image; visual essays on the look of the film, featuring interviews with the cinematographer, production designer, and costume designer; in booklet, a new essay by film critic Bill Krohn.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for sexuality and drug use, including scenes involving children, and for language.
Awards Cannes Film Festival, Best Screenplay, 1997.
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Dysfunctional families -- Connecticut -- New Canaan -- Drama.
Suburban life -- Connecticut -- New Canaan -- Drama.
Winter storms -- Connecticut -- New Canaan -- Drama.
Adultery -- Drama.
Conflict of generations -- Drama.
Nineteen seventy-three, A.D. -- Drama.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1971- -- Drama.
Social change -- United States -- Drama.
Moody, Rick -- Film adaptations.
Moody, Rick. (OCoLC)fst00305068
Adultery. (OCoLC)fst00797378
Conflict of generations. (OCoLC)fst00874815
Dysfunctional families. (OCoLC)fst01728523
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Nineteen seventy-three, A.D. (OCoLC)fst01037816
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
Suburban life. (OCoLC)fst01136930
Winter storms. (OCoLC)fst01176100
Connecticut -- New Canaan. (OCoLC)fst01207718
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term Since 1971
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Film adaptations. (OCoLC)fst01710491
Added Author Lee, Ang, 1954-
Hope, Ted. Producer.
Schamus, James, 1959- Screenwriter. Producer.
Kline, Kevin. Actor.
Allen, Joan, 1956- Actor.
Czerny, Henry. Actor.
Hann-Byrd, Adam. Actor.
Maguire, Tobey, 1975- Actor.
Ricci, Christina. Actor.
Sheridan, Jamey. Actor.
Wood, Elijah, 1981- Actor.
Weaver, Sigourney, 1949- Actor.
Holmes, Katie, 1978- Actor.
Krumholtz, David, 1978- Actor.
Cumpsty, Michael. Actor.
Janney, Allison. Actor.
Fitzgerald, Glenn. Actor.
Moody, Rick. Ice storm.
Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Good Machine (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 9781604657449
Standard No. 715515107914
Music No. CC2281BD The Criterion Collection
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