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The Resource Big fish, Columbia Pictures presents a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; a Zanuck Company production ; a Tim Burton film ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck ; produced by Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks ; screenplay by John August ; directed by Tim Burton, (DVD)

Big fish, Columbia Pictures presents a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; a Zanuck Company production ; a Tim Burton film ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck ; produced by Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks ; screenplay by John August ; directed by Tim Burton, (DVD)

Label
Big fish
Title
Big fish
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures presents a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; a Zanuck Company production ; a Tim Burton film ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck ; produced by Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks ; screenplay by John August ; directed by Tim Burton
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • William Bloom, is a young man who never really knew his now dying father, Edward - outside of the tall tales his dad told him about growing up. During Edward's last days William and his wife Josephine hold a bedside vigil next to the old man as he recollects elaborate memories of his youth
  • The story revolves around a dying father and his son. Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites. In his later years, he remains a mystery to his son, William, who begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing tales
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Philippe Rousselot ; editor, Chris Lebenzon ; music, Danny Elfman ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; production designer, Dennis Gassner ; visual effects supervisor, Kevin Scott Mack ; special effects supervisor, Hans Metz
Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: PG-13; for a fight scene, some images of nudity and a suggestive reference
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
Language note
English (5.1 Dolby digital sound) and French (Dolby surround) language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English and French; closed-captioned in English
PerformerNote
Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Robert Guillaume, Marion Cotillard
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1971-
  • 1936-
  • 1968-
  • 1966-
  • 1979-
  • 1945-
  • 1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burton, Tim
  • Zanuck, Richard D
  • Cohen, Bruce
  • Jinks, Dan
  • August, John
  • McGregor, Ewan
  • Finney, Albert
  • Crudup, Billy
  • Lange, Jessica
  • Bonham Carter, Helena
  • Lohman, Alison
  • Guillaume, Robert
  • Cotillard, Marion
  • Rousselot, Philippe
  • Lebenzon, Chris
  • Elfman, Danny
  • Atwood, Colleen
  • Gassner, Dennis
  • Wallace, Daniel
  • Jinks/Cohen Company
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Zanuck Company
  • Jinks/Cohen Company (Firm)
  • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
125
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terminally ill parents
  • Fathers and sons
  • Tall tales
  • Wallace, Daniel
Technique
live action
Label
Big fish, Columbia Pictures presents a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; a Zanuck Company production ; a Tim Burton film ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck ; produced by Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks ; screenplay by John August ; directed by Tim Burton, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2003
  • Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace
  • Aspect ratio 1.85
  • Special features: commentary by director Tim Burton ; Tim Burton featurettes ; Edward Bloom at large (take a look at the larger than life world of Edward Bloom); Amos at the Circus (Danny DeVito takes viewers through the Calloway Circus); Fathers and sons (examines the father and son dynamic); Tim Burton: storyteller (how Big fish was made); A fairytale world (the importance of fairytales and myths and how these elements were incorporated into Big fish); Creature features (explore Stan Winston Studios); the author's journey (Daniel Wallace and John August discuss the origins and inspirations for Big fish); The finer points (A Tim Burton trivia quiz)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
  • a290182
  • ocm54347266
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 125 min.)
Isbn
9781404930384
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396008373
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
00837
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)54347266
System details
DVD ;Region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Big fish, Columbia Pictures presents a Jinks/Cohen Company production ; a Zanuck Company production ; a Tim Burton film ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck ; produced by Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks ; screenplay by John August ; directed by Tim Burton, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2003
  • Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace
  • Aspect ratio 1.85
  • Special features: commentary by director Tim Burton ; Tim Burton featurettes ; Edward Bloom at large (take a look at the larger than life world of Edward Bloom); Amos at the Circus (Danny DeVito takes viewers through the Calloway Circus); Fathers and sons (examines the father and son dynamic); Tim Burton: storyteller (how Big fish was made); A fairytale world (the importance of fairytales and myths and how these elements were incorporated into Big fish); Creature features (explore Stan Winston Studios); the author's journey (Daniel Wallace and John August discuss the origins and inspirations for Big fish); The finer points (A Tim Burton trivia quiz)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
  • a290182
  • ocm54347266
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 125 min.)
Isbn
9781404930384
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396008373
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
00837
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)54347266
System details
DVD ;Region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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