The Resource Ironweed., Home Box Office ; TAFT Entertainment Pictures ; produced by Keith Barish, Marcia Nasatir ; screenplay by William Kennedy ; directed by Hector Babenco

Ironweed., Home Box Office ; TAFT Entertainment Pictures ; produced by Keith Barish, Marcia Nasatir ; screenplay by William Kennedy ; directed by Hector Babenco

Label
Ironweed.
Title
Ironweed.
Statement of responsibility
Home Box Office ; TAFT Entertainment Pictures ; produced by Keith Barish, Marcia Nasatir ; screenplay by William Kennedy ; directed by Hector Babenco
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums. She used to be a singer on the radio, he used to be a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them. Helen is sick, one of their pals has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped. Visions of his past haunt him, including ghosts of two men he killed. One night, while drinking, Helen tries to sing at a bar. Next day, Fran visits his wife and children and meets a grandson. He could stay, but decides it's not for him. Helen gets their things out of storage and finds a hotel. Amidst their mistakes and dereliction, they live with a code of fairness and loyalty
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Lauro Escorel ; editor, Anne Goursaud ; music, John Morris
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.I76 2009
PerformerNote
Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe, Diane Venora, Fred Gwynne
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1928-
  • 1931-
  • 1955-
  • 1928-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Barish, Keith
  • Nasatir, Marcia
  • Kennedy, William
  • Babenco, Hector
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Streep, Meryl
  • Baker, Carroll
  • O'Keefe, Michael
  • Venora, Diane
  • Gwynne, Fred
  • Kennedy, William
  • Home Box Office (Firm)
  • Taft Entertainment Pictures (Firm)
  • Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
143
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homeless persons
  • Death
  • Singers
  • Gravediggers
  • Husbands
Technique
live action
Label
Ironweed., Home Box Office ; TAFT Entertainment Pictures ; produced by Keith Barish, Marcia Nasatir ; screenplay by William Kennedy ; directed by Hector Babenco
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by William Kennedy
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1987
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1170596
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (143 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012236110170
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
24866
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1170596
  • (Sirsi) 1170596
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ironweed., Home Box Office ; TAFT Entertainment Pictures ; produced by Keith Barish, Marcia Nasatir ; screenplay by William Kennedy ; directed by Hector Babenco
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by William Kennedy
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1987
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1170596
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (143 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012236110170
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
24866
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1170596
  • (Sirsi) 1170596
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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