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Broadcast news Cover Image DVD DVD

Broadcast news

Hurt, William (Added Author). Brooks, Albert, 1947- (Added Author). Hunter, Holly, 1958- (Added Author). Brooks, James L. (Added Author). Criterion Collection (Firm) (Added Author). Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (Added Author). Gracie Films (Added Author). William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter. (Cast).

Summary: A caustic inside look at the Washington news media, stars Holly Hunter in her breakout role, as a feisty television producer torn between an ambitious yet dim anchorman and her closest confidant, a cynical veteran reporter. James L. Brooks' witty, gently prophetic entertainment is a captivating transmission from an era in which ideas on love and media were rapidly changing.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781604653700
  • ISBN: 1604653701
  • Physical Description: videorecording
    2 videodiscs (132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Director-approved two-DVD special ed.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, 2010.

Contents / Notes

General Note: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Special features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer; new audio commentary on Brooks career in television and film; deleted scenes and an alternate ending, with commentary by Brooks; new video interview with veteran CBS new producer Susan Zirinsky; featurette containing on-set footage and interviews; original theatrical trailer; booklet featuring an essay by film critic Carrie Rickey.
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Michael Ballhaus ; film editor, Richard Marks ; music by Bill Conti.
Participant or Performer Note: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen (16x9, 1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround; region 1, NTSC.
Language Note:
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Broadcast journalism Washington (D.C.) Drama
Television journalists Washington (D.C.) Drama
Women television producers and directors Washington (D.C.) Drama
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Drama
Washington (D.C.) Drama

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