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The Resource Ordinary people, Paramount Pictures presents a Wildwood Enterprises production ; produced by Ronald L. Schwary ; screenplay by Alvin Sargent ; directed by Robert Redford, (videorecording)

Ordinary people, Paramount Pictures presents a Wildwood Enterprises production ; produced by Ronald L. Schwary ; screenplay by Alvin Sargent ; directed by Robert Redford, (videorecording)

Label
Ordinary people
Title
Ordinary people
Statement of responsibility
Paramount Pictures presents a Wildwood Enterprises production ; produced by Ronald L. Schwary ; screenplay by Alvin Sargent ; directed by Robert Redford
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • The "ordinary" existence of the Jarretts, an upper middle class family, is shattered by the death of their older son Buck in a boating accident. The younger son Conrad survives the accident, but he struggles against suicide and guilt. And while Calvin, the father of the boys, tries to cope with overwhelming grief, their mother Beth remains inexplicably aloof. It is up to an empathetic psychiatrist to provide Conrad with a lifeline to survival
  • The "ordinary" existence of an upper middle class family is shattered with the death of the older son and the struggle of the younger son against guilt and suicide
Member of
Awards note
  • Academy Awards, 1980: Best Picture; Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Timothy Hutton); Best Director (Robert Redford); Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) (Alvin Sargent).
  • Golden Globe Awards, 1981: Best Motion Picture - Drama (Ronald L. Schwary); Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (Mary Tyler Moore); Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Timothy Hutton); Best Director - Motion Picture (Robert Redford); New Star Of The Year - Actor (Timothy Hutton).
Cataloging source
LVL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, John Bailey ; art directors, Phillip Bennett, John Michael Riva ; editor, Jeff Kanew ; music, Marvin Hamlisch ; costume designer, Bernie Pollack
Dewey number
791.43
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
Dialogue in English with optional French soundtrack, and with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PS3557.U345
LC item number
O7 2001
PerformerNote
Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton, Elizabeth McGovern with M. Emmet Walsh, Adam Baldwin, James B. Sikking
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1935-
  • 1936-2017
  • 1960-
  • 1961-
  • 1935-
  • 1962-
  • 1934-
  • 1942 August 10-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schwary, Ronald L
  • Sargent, Alvin
  • Redford, Robert
  • Sutherland, Donald
  • Moore, Mary Tyler
  • Hirsch, Judd
  • Hutton, Timothy
  • McGovern, Elizabeth
  • Walsh, M. Emmet
  • Baldwin, Adam
  • Sikking, James
  • Bailey, John
  • Bennett, Phillip
  • Kanew, Jefferey
  • Hamlisch, Marvin
  • Pollack, Bernie
  • Guest, Judith
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Wildwood Enterprises
  • Paramount Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
124
Series statement
Widescreen DVD collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guest, Judith
  • Sons
  • Bereavement
  • Brothers
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Ordinary people, Paramount Pictures presents a Wildwood Enterprises production ; produced by Ronald L. Schwary ; screenplay by Alvin Sargent ; directed by Robert Redford, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Judith Guest
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1980
  • Special features: theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm47780088
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Isbn
9780792171607
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097360896428
  • 097360896442
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
08964
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 620771
System details
DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ordinary people, Paramount Pictures presents a Wildwood Enterprises production ; produced by Ronald L. Schwary ; screenplay by Alvin Sargent ; directed by Robert Redford, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Judith Guest
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1980
  • Special features: theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm47780088
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Isbn
9780792171607
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097360896428
  • 097360896442
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
08964
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 620771
System details
DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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