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The Resource If these walls could talk, HBO NYC Productions ; HBO NYC presents ; a Moving Pictures production

If these walls could talk, HBO NYC Productions ; HBO NYC presents ; a Moving Pictures production

Label
If these walls could talk
Title
If these walls could talk
Statement of responsibility
HBO NYC Productions ; HBO NYC presents ; a Moving Pictures production
Contributor
Actor
Director
Film director
Presenter
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A trilogy of stories set in the same house--with different occupants and spanning over 40 years--examines three women, the common crisis of an unexpected pregnancy, and the wrenching decision to have an abortion. In 1952, abortion is illegal. A widowed nurse deals with her unexpected pregnancy by taking drastic measures to obtain one. In 1974, a happily married woman, the mother of four children, discovers that she is pregnant again. Now she must choose between losing her lifelong dream and terminating her pregnancy. In 1996, a Catholic college student finds herself pregnant as the result of an affair with a professor. She decides on an abortion, but does not realize what it means to go through with one, while society rends itself asunder with violent protest
Cataloging source
VT2
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • 1952: Directed by Nancy Savoca ; teleplay by Nancy Savoca ; story by Pamela Wallace & Earl Wallace and Nancy Savoca ; director of photography, Ellen Kuras ; edited by Elena Maganini
  • 1972: Directed by Nancy Savoca ; written by Susan Nanus and Nancy Savoca ; director of photography, Bobby Bukowski ; edited by Elena Maganini
  • 1996: Directed by Cher ; story by I. Marlene King ; teleplay by I. Marlene King and Nancy Savoca ; director of photography, John Stanier ; edited by Peter Honess
  • All episodes: music composed and conducted by Cliff Eidelman ; production designer, Hilda Stark Manos ; costume designer, Jacqueline Arthur
Dewey number
791.45/72
Language note
In English or dubbed Spanish with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, or French; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.I29 1999
PerformerNote
1952: Demi Moore, Shirley Knight, Catherine Keener, Jason London, C.C.H. Pounder. 1974: Sissy Spacek, Xander Berkeley, Hedy Burress, Joanna Gleason, Harris Yulin. 1996: Cher, Anne Heche, Jada Pinkett, Eileen Brennan, Lindsay Crouse, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid, Lorraine Toussaint, Rita Wilson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1955-
  • 1971-
  • 1955-
  • 1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Savoca, Nancy
  • Wallace, Pamela
  • Wallace, Earl W.
  • Nanus, Susan
  • King, I. Marlene
  • Cher
  • Moore, Demi
  • Spacek, Sissy
  • Knight, Shirley
  • Keener, Catherine
  • London, Jason
  • Pounder, C. C. H.
  • Berkeley, Xander
  • Burress, Hedy
  • Gleason, Joanna
  • Yulin, Harris
  • Heche, Anne
  • Smith, Jada Pinkett
  • Brennan, Eileen
  • Crouse, Lindsay
  • Nelson, Craig T.
  • Scarwid, Diana
  • Toussaint, Lorraine
  • Wilson, Rita
  • HBO NYC Productions
  • Moving Pictures (Firm : Santa Monica, Calif.)
Runtime
97
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Abortion
  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Reproductive rights
  • Abortion services
  • Abortion
  • Women
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Abortion services
  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Reproductive rights
  • Women
  • Women
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
If these walls could talk, HBO NYC Productions ; HBO NYC presents ; a Moving Pictures production
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced in 1996
  • Based on material by Stuart Kaplan
  • Special features: Cast/crew bios [text feature]
  • "91365"--Container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1952 -- 1974 -- 1996
Control code
1762221
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Isbn
9780783116891
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
026359136528
Other physical details
digital, sound, color
Publisher number
91365
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o858752273
  • (OCoLC)858752273
System details
DVD format ; Dolby surround sound, mono
Terms governing use
Home use - Inquire for classroom rights.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
If these walls could talk, HBO NYC Productions ; HBO NYC presents ; a Moving Pictures production
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced in 1996
  • Based on material by Stuart Kaplan
  • Special features: Cast/crew bios [text feature]
  • "91365"--Container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1952 -- 1974 -- 1996
Control code
1762221
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Isbn
9780783116891
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
026359136528
Other physical details
digital, sound, color
Publisher number
91365
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o858752273
  • (OCoLC)858752273
System details
DVD format ; Dolby surround sound, mono
Terms governing use
Home use - Inquire for classroom rights.
Video recording format
DVD

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