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Main Title: Pleasantville [videorecording] / New Line Cinema presents a Larger Than Life production ; written, produced and directed by Gary Ross ; produced by Jon Kilik, Robert J. Degus, Steven Soderbergh

Published/Created: New York, NY : New Line Productions, Inc. : Distributed by New Line Home Entertainment, 1999

Description: 1 videodisc in 1 can (DVD) (ca. 124 min.) : sd., col., b&w; 4 3/4 in

Cast: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J.T. Walsh, Don Knotts, Marley Shelton, Jane Kaczmarek, Reese Witherspoon.

Credits: Director of photography, John Lindley ; production designer, Jeannine Oppewall ; editor, William Goldenberg ; costume designer, Judianna Makovsky ; visual effects supervisor, Chris Watts ; color effects designer, Michael Southard ; music, Randy Newman

Summary: Twin siblings David and Jennifer couldn't be more different: she curses, smokes, and sleeps around; David is a prototypical nerdy outcast. Then, one dark and stormy night, they're sucked into the TV and Pleasantville: a perfect suburban Disneyland suffused with church-social niceness and Rotary Club boosterism. Jennifer despises it all. So, like a pint-size Lauren Bacall, she refuses to play the role of poodle-skirted good girl and introduces one of the boys to sex, after which this bland, black and white world magically begins changing into color. Through the combined forces of sex and rock 'n' roll, it becomes clear that the things that make life worth living--passion, knowledge, and love--are far removed from safety, stability, and bland sterility. Before too long, the whole town is wondering: what's outside Pleasantville

Subject: Television and teenagers -- Drama.
Subject: Television and families -- United States -- Drama.
Subject: Nineteen fifties -- Drama.
Subject: Love -- Drama.
Subject: Family life -- Drama.
Subject: Suburban life -- Drama.
Subject: Teenage boys -- Drama.
Subject: Teenage girls -- Drama.
Subject: High school students -- Drama.
Subject: Interpersonal relations -- Drama.

1 videodisc in 1 can (DVD) (ca. 124 min.) : sd., col. + b&w ;
©1999,  1999, New Line Home Video, [S.l.]
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AV Material ID 1000013276
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