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Medium Cool

The story of the working world and romantic life of a television cameraman is a visceral, lasting cinematic snapshot of the era, climaxing with an extended sequence shot right in the middle of the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. An inventive commentary on the pleasures and dangers of wielding a camera, Medium Cool is as prescient a political film as Hollywood has ever produced.

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9781604657272


Format: DVD
Summary: The story of the working world and romantic life of a television cameraman is a visceral, lasting cinematic snapshot of the era, climaxing with an extended sequence shot right in the middle of the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. An inventive commentary on the pleasures and dangers of wielding a camera, Medium Cool is as prescient a political film as Hollywood has ever produced.
Title: Medium cool / Paramount Pictures Corporation and H&J Pictures, Inc. ; produced by Tully Friedman ; written and directed by Haskell Wexler.
Subject: Democratic National Convention (1968 : Chicago, Ill.) -- Drama. Riots -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama. Television journalists -- Drama. Television broadcasting of news -- Drama. Student protesters -- Drama.
Isbn: 9781604657272
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Call Number: 791.43 Med
Oclc: 833439555
Upc: 715515106214
Bib Id: 444670

Format: DVD
Uniform Title: Medium cool (Motion picture)
Summary: The story of the working world and romantic life of a television cameraman is a visceral, lasting cinematic snapshot of the era, climaxing with an extended sequence shot right in the middle of the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. An inventive commentary on the pleasures and dangers of wielding a camera, Medium Cool is as prescient a political film as Hollywood has ever produced.
Title: Medium cool / Paramount Pictures Corporation and H&J Pictures, Inc. ; produced by Tully Friedman ; written and directed by Haskell Wexler.
Edition: Director-approved two-DVD special ed.
Description: 2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([18] pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.)
Target Audience Note: Rating: R.
Series: Criterion collection ; 658
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 658.
Subjects: Democratic National Convention (1968 : Chicago, Ill.) -- Drama.
Subjects: Riots -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Subjects: Television journalists -- Drama.
Subjects: Television broadcasting of news -- Drama.
Subjects: Student protesters -- Drama.
Genre: Fiction films
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Genre: Feature films -- United States.
Other Author: Friedman, Tully, film producer.
Other Author: Wexler, Haskell film producer, screenwriter, film director, director of photography, commentator.
Other Author: Forster, Robert, 1942- actor.
Other Author: Bloom, Verna, 1939- actor.
Other Author: Bonerz, Peter actor.
Other Author: Hill, Marianna, 1941- actor, commentator.
Other Author: Blankenship, Harold, actor.
Other Author: Bloomfield, Michael, composer (expression)
Other Author: Golding, Paul commentator.
Other Author: Cronin, Paul commentator, film director.
Other Author: Paramount Pictures Corporation
Other Author: H&J Pictures, Inc.
Other Author: Criterion Collection (Firm)
Other Title: Look out Haskell, it's real.
Other Title: Sooner or later.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1969.
Notes: Special features: Disc 1. Commentaries: Haskell Wexler, Paul Golding, and Marianna Hill; Paul Cronin; Trailer. Disc 2. Haskell Wexler (new interview); extended excerpts from "Look out Haskell, it's real!" a documentary about the making of Medium Cool; excerpts from Sooner or later, a documentary by Cronin about Harold Blankenship; Medium Cool revisited (new half-hour video by Wexler about the Occupy movement's protests against the 2012 NATO summit in Chicago). Booklet features an essay by film critic and programmer Thomas Beard.
Notes: Art director, Leon Erickson ; editor, Verna Fields ; music scored by Mike Bloomfield ; director of photography, Haskell Wexler.
Notes: Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill, Harold Blankenship.
Notes: DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 4K Digital restoration; PCM mono.
Notes: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: National Film Registry selection, 2003.
ISBN: 9781604657272
Publisher Number: CC2265D
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Call Number: 791.43 Med