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The Resource True stories, Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by David Byrne ; written by Stephen Tobolowsky & Beth Henley and David Byrne ; producer, Gary Kurfirst ; an Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation and Gary Kurfirst Pictures presentation ; True Stories Ventures, Inc

True stories, Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by David Byrne ; written by Stephen Tobolowsky & Beth Henley and David Byrne ; producer, Gary Kurfirst ; an Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation and Gary Kurfirst Pictures presentation ; True Stories Ventures, Inc

Label
True stories
Title
True stories
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by David Byrne ; written by Stephen Tobolowsky & Beth Henley and David Byrne ; producer, Gary Kurfirst ; an Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation and Gary Kurfirst Pictures presentation ; True Stories Ventures, Inc
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Production company
Production designer
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Music icon David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make his sole foray into feature-film directing, an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life and a distillation ot what was in his own idiosyncratic mind. The Talking Heads front man plays a visitor to Virgil, Texas, who introduces us to the citizens of the town during preparations for its Celebration of Specialness. As shot by cinematographer Ed Lachman, Texas becomes a hyperrealistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping malls, and prefab metal buildings. In True Stories, Byrne uses his songs to stitch together pop iconography, voodoo rituals, and a singular variety show--all in the service of uncovering the rich mysteries that lurk under the surface of everyday experience"--Container
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Director of photography, Ed Lachman ; editor, Caroline Biggerstaff ; production designer, Barbara Ling ; music composer, David Byrne
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
English dialogue with optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.T7155 2018
PerformerNote
John Goodman, Annie McEnroe, Jo Harvey Allen, Spalding Gray, Alix Elias, Roebuck "Pops" Staples, Humberto "Tito" Larriva, John Ingle, Matthew Posey, David Byrne, Swoosie Kurtz
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1952-
  • 1947-2009
  • 1951-
  • 1948-
  • 1952-
  • 1942-
  • 1941-2004
  • 1958-
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  • Byrne, David
  • Kurfirst, Gary
  • Tobolowsky, Stephen
  • Henley, Beth
  • Lachman, Edward
  • Biggerstaff, Caroline
  • Ling, Barbara C.
  • Goodman, John
  • McEnroe, Annie
  • Allen, Jo Harvey
  • Gray, Spalding
  • Elias, Alix
  • Staples, Pops
  • Larriva, Tito
  • Ingle, John
  • Posey, Matthew
  • Kurtz, Swoosie
  • Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation
  • True Stories Ventures, Inc
  • Gary Kurfirst Pictures
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
89
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
951
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  • Texas
  • Talent shows
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Bachelors
  • Mate selection
  • Talent shows
  • Texas
  • Bachelors
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Mate selection
Technique
live action
Label
True stories, Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by David Byrne ; written by Stephen Tobolowsky & Beth Henley and David Byrne ; producer, Gary Kurfirst ; an Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation and Gary Kurfirst Pictures presentation ; True Stories Ventures, Inc
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1986
  • Features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director David Byrne and cinematographer Ed Lachman; New documentary about the film's production, featuring Byrne, Lachman, screenwriter Stephen Tobolowsky, executive producer Edward Pressman, coproducer Karen Murphy, fashion-show costume designer Adelle Lutz, casting director Victoria Thomas, consultant Christina Patoski, actor Jo Harvey Allen, and artist and songwriter Terry Allen; Real Life (1986), a short documentary by Pamela Yates and Newton Thomas Sigel, made on the set of the film; No Time to Look Back, a new homage to Virgil, Texas, the fictional town where True Stories is set; New documentary about designer Tibor Kalman and his influence on Byrne and work on the film, featuring Byrne and artist Maira Kalman, Tibor's widow; Deleted scenes; Trailer
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
disc one. [Feature film and trailer] -- disc two. [Special features]
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (89 min.)
Isbn
9781681435275
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515223812
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC2970D
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • on1056157945
  • (OCoLC)1056157945
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; color
Video recording format
DVD
Label
True stories, Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by David Byrne ; written by Stephen Tobolowsky & Beth Henley and David Byrne ; producer, Gary Kurfirst ; an Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation and Gary Kurfirst Pictures presentation ; True Stories Ventures, Inc
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1986
  • Features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director David Byrne and cinematographer Ed Lachman; New documentary about the film's production, featuring Byrne, Lachman, screenwriter Stephen Tobolowsky, executive producer Edward Pressman, coproducer Karen Murphy, fashion-show costume designer Adelle Lutz, casting director Victoria Thomas, consultant Christina Patoski, actor Jo Harvey Allen, and artist and songwriter Terry Allen; Real Life (1986), a short documentary by Pamela Yates and Newton Thomas Sigel, made on the set of the film; No Time to Look Back, a new homage to Virgil, Texas, the fictional town where True Stories is set; New documentary about designer Tibor Kalman and his influence on Byrne and work on the film, featuring Byrne and artist Maira Kalman, Tibor's widow; Deleted scenes; Trailer
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
disc one. [Feature film and trailer] -- disc two. [Special features]
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (89 min.)
Isbn
9781681435275
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515223812
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC2970D
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • on1056157945
  • (OCoLC)1056157945
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; color
Video recording format
DVD

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