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The Resource Sling blade, Miramax Films ; [presented by] the Shooting Gallery ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell

Sling blade, Miramax Films ; [presented by] the Shooting Gallery ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell

Label
Sling blade
Title
Sling blade
Statement of responsibility
Miramax Films ; [presented by] the Shooting Gallery ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
After 25 years, mildly retarded killer Karl Childers is released from the mental hospital where he was placed for killing his mother and her lover. He gets a job and is befriended by a fatherless boy and his mother, but his newfound peace is shattered by the mother's abusive boyfriend
Awards note
Academy Award (1996): Best Adapted Screenplay
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Barry Markowitz ; editor, Hughes Winborne ; original music, Daniel Lanois
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
Closed-captioned; English soundtrack, optional English or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1997 .S633
LC item number
T513 2005
PerformerNote
Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Natalie Canerday, James Hampton, Robert Duvall
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1948-2003
  • 1982-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thornton, Billy Bob
  • Rosser, Brandon
  • Bushell, David L
  • Yoakam, Dwight
  • Walsh, J. T
  • Ritter, John
  • Black, Lucas
  • Canerday, Natalie
  • Hampton, Jim
  • Duvall, Robert
  • Miramax Films
  • Shooting Gallery (Firm)
  • Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
148
Series statement
Miramax collector's series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Murder
  • Feature films
  • Films for the hearing impaired
  • DVD-Video discs
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Sling blade, Miramax Films ; [presented by] the Shooting Gallery ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • DVD release of the 1996 motion picture
  • Region 1; dual-layer format; anamorphic widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound
  • "Exclusive director's cut"--Container
  • Special features: disc 1: Sling Blade director's cut; feature commentary with writer/director/actor Billy Bob Thornton; disc 2: Mr. Thornton goes to Hollywood; Billy Bob Thornton (Bravo Profiles); a roundtable discussion with Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, Mickey Jones and producer David Bushell; a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and Robert Duvall; a conversation with Robert Duvall; a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and composer Daniel Lanois; The return of Karl; On the Set (Billy Bob at work, Doyle's band : the Johnsons, Doyle gets pummeled); "Doyle's dead"; Sling Blade reviews
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed., director's cut.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 148 min.)
Isbn
9786314219000
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
786936239096
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
35004
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm60504525
  • (OCoLC)60504525
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Sling blade, Miramax Films ; [presented by] the Shooting Gallery ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell
Publication
Note
  • DVD release of the 1996 motion picture
  • Region 1; dual-layer format; anamorphic widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound
  • "Exclusive director's cut"--Container
  • Special features: disc 1: Sling Blade director's cut; feature commentary with writer/director/actor Billy Bob Thornton; disc 2: Mr. Thornton goes to Hollywood; Billy Bob Thornton (Bravo Profiles); a roundtable discussion with Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, Mickey Jones and producer David Bushell; a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and Robert Duvall; a conversation with Robert Duvall; a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and composer Daniel Lanois; The return of Karl; On the Set (Billy Bob at work, Doyle's band : the Johnsons, Doyle gets pummeled); "Doyle's dead"; Sling Blade reviews
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed., director's cut.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 148 min.)
Isbn
9786314219000
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
786936239096
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
35004
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm60504525
  • (OCoLC)60504525
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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