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The Resource As good as it gets, TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a film by James L. Brooks ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks, (videorecording)

As good as it gets, TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a film by James L. Brooks ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks, (videorecording)

Label
As good as it gets
Title
As good as it gets
Statement of responsibility
TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a film by James L. Brooks ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Author
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Melvin Udall is an obsessive-compulsive novelist with Manhattan's meanest mouth. But when his gay neighbor Simon is hospitalized, Melvin is forced to babysit Simon's dog. And that unexpected act of kindness-- along with waitress Carol Connelly-- helps put Melvin back in the human race
Awards note
  • Academy Awards, 1998: Best actor; best actress
  • Golden Globe Awards, 1998: Best film - musical/comedy
  • Golden Globe Awards, 1998: Best performance by an actor and actress in a motion picture - musical/comedy
Cataloging source
ZGJ
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music by Hans Zimmer ; edited by Richard Marks ; director of photography, John Bailey
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
Rated PG-13
Language note
English or French dialogue with optional subtitles in English, Spanish and French; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
A84 2005
PerformerNote
Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Shirley Knight
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1963-
  • 1963-
  • 1968-
  • 1937-
  • 1943-
  • 1942 August 10-
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  • Brooks, James L
  • Andrus, Mark
  • Johnson, Bridget
  • Zea, Kristi
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Hunt, Helen
  • Kinnear, Greg
  • Gooding, Cuba
  • Ulrich, Skeet
  • Knight, Shirley
  • Zimmer, Hans
  • Marks, Richard
  • Bailey, John
  • Tri-Star Pictures
  • Gracie Films
  • Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
139
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comedy films
  • Films for the hearing impaired
  • Feature films
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
As good as it gets, TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a film by James L. Brooks ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1997
  • Filmmakers' commentary: Jim Brooks with Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, editor Richard Marks, producer Laurence Mark and composer Hans Zimmer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (139 min.)
Isbn
9780767811101
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396217096
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
21709
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm84851215
  • (OCoLC)84851215
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo; widescreen aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
As good as it gets, TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a film by James L. Brooks ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1997
  • Filmmakers' commentary: Jim Brooks with Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, editor Richard Marks, producer Laurence Mark and composer Hans Zimmer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (139 min.)
Isbn
9780767811101
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396217096
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
21709
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm84851215
  • (OCoLC)84851215
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo; widescreen aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD

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