The Resource Celebrity: Dominick Dunne

Celebrity: Dominick Dunne

Label
Celebrity: Dominick Dunne
Title
Celebrity: Dominick Dunne
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set against the contrasting backdrops of Manhattan and Los Angeles, this film examines the life of one of the world’s greatest celebrities of print journalism - Dominick Dunne. ..Drawing on the memories of big names in Dunne’s field, including Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, Tina Brown, Joan Didion and octogenarian New York Post gossip columnist Liz Smith as well as legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans (The Godfather, Chinatown), the film uncovers what lies beneath a life. ..The film examines Dunne’s life from childhood, and his early days of being "an outsider on the inside”: a theme that has informed his whole life. From his World War II service that made Dunne return an unlikely hero – awarded the Bronze Star for bravery – to his rise and ultimate fall in Hollywood and then total reincarnation as a writer in his fifties, this film explores the nature of reinvention, belief in oneself, and the all-pervasive cult of celebrity. ..Covering one-time star music producer Phil Spector’s murder trial in Los Angeles, Dunne returns to the scene of the famous crime that he covered over the years as Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine. The notorious trial of OJ Simpson, which divided a nation, cemented Dunne’s reputation as America’s default commentator on celebrity crimes – "the Trollope of our time,"as sister-in-law, novelist and journalist Joan Didion describes him. ..Dominick Dunne gained fame through his vociferous campaigning on behalf of the victim – something close to his heart, as his own daughter died at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, John Sweeney, in 1982. Sweeney’s skilful defence attorney ensured he spent just two years in prison for this violent crime. Phil Spector’s case – as Dunne sees it – is yet another example of a theatrical defence team prepared to stop at nothing to secure their client’s acquittal
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Film Art Media in 2008
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Film Art Media (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
84
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalism
  • Mass media--Study and teaching
Technique
live action
Label
Celebrity: Dominick Dunne
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/372279
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1372278
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (85 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1372278
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)985061558
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Celebrity: Dominick Dunne
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/372279
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1372278
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (85 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1372278
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)985061558
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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