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The Resource Sling blade, Miramax Films ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell

Sling blade, Miramax Films ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell

Label
Sling blade
Title
Sling blade
Statement of responsibility
Miramax Films ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
After 25 years, mildly retarded killer Karl Childers is released from the mental hospital where he was placed for killing his mother and her lover. He gets a job and is befriended by a fatherless boy and his mother, but his newfound peace is shattered by the mother's abusive boyfriend
Awards note
Academy Award (1996): Best Adapted Screenplay.
Cataloging source
BIB
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Sling blade (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Barry Markowitz; editor, Hughes Winborne; original music, Daniel Lanois
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
  • Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • English (5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio) or Spanish (2.0 Dolby Digital) dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles
  • Closed-captioned; English soundtrack, optional English or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.S55 2010
PerformerNote
Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thornton, Billy Bob
  • Rosser, Brandon
  • Bushell, David L
  • Yoakam, Dwight
  • Ritter, John
  • Walsh, J. T
  • Markowitz, Barry
  • Miramax Films
  • Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
135
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  • People with mental disabilities
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • People with mental disabilities
Technique
live action
Label
Sling blade, Miramax Films ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1996
  • Special features: interactive menus; scene selection; Sling Blade director's cut; feature commentary with writer/director/actor Billy Bob Thornton; Mr. Thornton goes to Hollywood; Billy Bob Thornton (Bravo Profiles); a roundtable discussion with Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, Mickey Jones and producer David Bushell; a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and Robert Duvall; a conversation with Robert Duvall; a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and composer Daniel Lanois; The return of Karl; On the Set (Billy Bob at work, Doyle's band : the Johnsons, Doyle gets pummeled); "Doyle's dead"; Sling Blade reviews
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1823079
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Blu-ray.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 135 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398138006
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 30506
  • 101231
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o767908324
  • (OCoLC)767908324
System details
  • Blu-ray; regions A, B and C; Dolby Digital DTS-HD Master Audio; 1080p high definition; widescreen 16x9 (1.85:1)
  • Requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Sling blade, Miramax Films ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1996
  • Special features: interactive menus; scene selection; Sling Blade director's cut; feature commentary with writer/director/actor Billy Bob Thornton; Mr. Thornton goes to Hollywood; Billy Bob Thornton (Bravo Profiles); a roundtable discussion with Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, Mickey Jones and producer David Bushell; a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and Robert Duvall; a conversation with Robert Duvall; a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and composer Daniel Lanois; The return of Karl; On the Set (Billy Bob at work, Doyle's band : the Johnsons, Doyle gets pummeled); "Doyle's dead"; Sling Blade reviews
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1823079
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Blu-ray.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 135 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398138006
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 30506
  • 101231
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o767908324
  • (OCoLC)767908324
System details
  • Blu-ray; regions A, B and C; Dolby Digital DTS-HD Master Audio; 1080p high definition; widescreen 16x9 (1.85:1)
  • Requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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