The Resource The road, Dimension Films and 2929 Productions present ; a Nick Wechsler and Chockstone Pictures production ; a film by John Hillcoat ; produced by Nick Wechsler, Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz ; screenplay by Joe Penhall ; directed by John Hillcoat, (videorecording)

The road, Dimension Films and 2929 Productions present ; a Nick Wechsler and Chockstone Pictures production ; a film by John Hillcoat ; produced by Nick Wechsler, Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz ; screenplay by Joe Penhall ; directed by John Hillcoat, (videorecording)

Label
The road
Title
The road
Statement of responsibility
Dimension Films and 2929 Productions present ; a Nick Wechsler and Chockstone Pictures production ; a film by John Hillcoat ; produced by Nick Wechsler, Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz ; screenplay by Joe Penhall ; directed by John Hillcoat
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • A father and his son are two of the last remaining people on earth after an unexplained tragedy has destroyed most of life. As the two head south, they are faced with many trials and tribulations along the way. An intense bond between the father and son is formed as together they strive to not only survive, but to retain humanity as they help the people they encounter along the way
  • A holocaust has destroyed the world. Civilization lies in ruins. Nothing grows. The Man and his young son, the Boy, struggle across the devastated, post-apocalyptic landscape, pushing their belongings in a shopping cart, hoping to reach the coast. It is almost impossible to find any food. Life on the road is a deadly game of hide, seek, and devour with bloodthirsty bands of roving, starving, survivalist types, many of whom have fallen into cannibalism. The Man carries the curse of remembering the world as it once was, while for the Boy, the world has always been destroyed, any intimation that life was once different is foreign to his existence. Love--of the Man and Boy for each other--is the one testament to a humanity that remains, even in the face of total chaos
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Javier Aguirresarobe ; film editor, Jon Gregory ; music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis ; costume designer, Margot Wilson
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for some violence, disturbing images, and language
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PS3563.C337
LC item number
R63 2010
PerformerNote
Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, Molly Parker, Michael Kenneth Williams, Garret Dillahunt, Charlize Theron
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1961-
  • 1967-
  • 1972-
  • 1964-
  • 1957-
  • 1965-
  • 1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mortensen, Viggo
  • Hillcoat, John
  • Penhall, Joe
  • Wechsler, Nick
  • Schwartz, Paula Mae
  • Schwartz, Steve
  • Smit-McPhee, Kodi
  • Duvall, Robert
  • Pearce, Guy
  • Parker, Molly
  • Williams, Michael Kenneth
  • Dillahunt, Garret
  • Theron, Charlize
  • Cave, Nick
  • Ellis, Warren
  • McCarthy, Cormac
  • Dimension Films (1990- )
  • 2929 Productions (Firm)
  • Nick Wechsler Productions
  • Chockstone Pictures
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
111
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCarthy, Cormac
  • Disasters
  • Survival
  • Fathers and sons
  • Voyages and travels
  • Regression (Civilization)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The road, Dimension Films and 2929 Productions present ; a Nick Wechsler and Chockstone Pictures production ; a film by John Hillcoat ; produced by Nick Wechsler, Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz ; screenplay by Joe Penhall ; directed by John Hillcoat, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Cormac McCarthy
  • Originally released as an American motion picture in 2009
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Optional audio feature commentary with director John Hillcoat [also with optional subtitles]; Deleted and extended scenes (7 min.); The making of 'The Road' [featurette] (14 min.); Theatrical trailers (5 min.); Previews (12 min.)
Control code
ocn535261137
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (111 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396347632
  • 043396347656
Other physical details
sd., color
Publisher number
  • 34763
  • 34765
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 1227785
System details
DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The road, Dimension Films and 2929 Productions present ; a Nick Wechsler and Chockstone Pictures production ; a film by John Hillcoat ; produced by Nick Wechsler, Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz ; screenplay by Joe Penhall ; directed by John Hillcoat, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Cormac McCarthy
  • Originally released as an American motion picture in 2009
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Optional audio feature commentary with director John Hillcoat [also with optional subtitles]; Deleted and extended scenes (7 min.); The making of 'The Road' [featurette] (14 min.); Theatrical trailers (5 min.); Previews (12 min.)
Control code
ocn535261137
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (111 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396347632
  • 043396347656
Other physical details
sd., color
Publisher number
  • 34763
  • 34765
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 1227785
System details
DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1
Video recording format
DVD

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