The Resource About Schmidt, New Line Cinema presents a Michael Besman/Harry Gittes production ; produced by Harry Gittes and Michael Besman ; screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor ; directed by Alexander Payne

About Schmidt, New Line Cinema presents a Michael Besman/Harry Gittes production ; produced by Harry Gittes and Michael Besman ; screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor ; directed by Alexander Payne

Label
About Schmidt
Title
About Schmidt
Statement of responsibility
New Line Cinema presents a Michael Besman/Harry Gittes production ; produced by Harry Gittes and Michael Besman ; screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor ; directed by Alexander Payne
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Warren Schmidt is at sea after being left a widower shortly after retiring from a lifetime as an actuary at Woodmen of the World Insurance in Omaha, Nebraska. He matter-of-factly explains that, since he is 67, retired, and a widower, he should be dead within nine years--this in a letter to the African boy he is sponsoring through a charitable relief organization. As daughter Jeannie's wedding to waterbed salesman fiancé Randall looms, Warren sets out for Denver in his Winnebago Adventurer to attend, and discovers along the way that slavish devotion to an insurance company hasn't exactly made for a life well spent
Additional physical form
French language version also available.
Awards note
Winner, 2003 Golden Globes [USA] for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama: Jack Nicholson, and Best Screenplay-Motion Picture: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor.
Cataloging source
AzPhLCL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, James Glennon ; edited by Kevin Tent ; music by Rolfe Kent ; production designer, Jane Ann Stewart ; costume designer, Wendy Chuck
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for some language and brief nudity
PerformerNote
Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Len Cariou, Howard Hesseman, Kathy Bates, June Squibb, Matt Winston, Harry Groener, Connie Ray, Phil Reeves, James Michael Connor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1962-
  • 1967-
  • 1948-
  • 1929-
  • 1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Payne, Alexander
  • Taylor, Jim
  • Besman, Michael
  • Gittes, Harry
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Davis, Hope
  • Mulroney, Dermot
  • Cariou, Len
  • Hesseman, Howard
  • Bates, Kathy
  • Squibb, June
  • Winston, Matt
  • Glennon, James
  • Tent, Kevin
  • Kent, Rolfe
  • Chuck, Wendy
  • Stewart, Jane Ann
  • Begley, Louis
  • New Line Cinema Corporation
  • New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Entertainment One (Firm)
  • Criterion-on-Demand (Firm)
Runtime
125
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black humor
  • Retirement
  • Weddings
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Omaha (Neb.)
  • Padre e hijas
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
About Schmidt, New Line Cinema presents a Michael Besman/Harry Gittes production ; produced by Harry Gittes and Michael Besman ; screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor ; directed by Alexander Payne
Link
http://media2.criterionpic.com/display/006?t=AL013419
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Based on the novel by Louis Begley
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2002
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
v
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 streaming video file (125 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
AL013419
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System details
Content available as downloadable file or streaming video
Video recording format
other
Label
About Schmidt, New Line Cinema presents a Michael Besman/Harry Gittes production ; produced by Harry Gittes and Michael Besman ; screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor ; directed by Alexander Payne
Link
http://media2.criterionpic.com/display/006?t=AL013419
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Based on the novel by Louis Begley
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2002
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
v
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 streaming video file (125 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
AL013419
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System details
Content available as downloadable file or streaming video
Video recording format
other

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