The Resource The towering inferno, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant

The towering inferno, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant

Label
The towering inferno
Title
The towering inferno
Statement of responsibility
Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The opening night gala at the world's tallest building, located in San Francisco, turns deadly for guests who become trapped on the 129th floor when a fire breaks out on the lower levels due to faulty wiring
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, John Williams
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
Soundtrack in English and Spanish; Subtitles in English, Spanish, and French; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.T69 2009
PerformerNote
Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1916-1991
  • 1925-2015
  • 1918-1996
  • 1930-1980
  • 1925-2008
  • 1918-1981
  • 1935-
  • 1919-2009
  • 1947-
  • 1932-2016
  • 1930-
  • 1932-
  • 1915-2001
  • 1926-1986
  • 1926-2014
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  • Allen, Irwin
  • Guillermin, John
  • Silliphant, Stirling
  • McQueen, Steve
  • Newman, Paul
  • Holden, William
  • Dunaway, Faye
  • Astaire, Fred
  • Blakely, Susan
  • Chamberlain, Richard
  • Jones, Jennifer
  • Simpson, O. J.
  • Vaughn, Robert
  • Wagner, Robert
  • Williams, John
  • Stern, Richard Martin
  • Scortia, Thomas N.
  • Robinson, Frank M.
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Runtime
165
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  • Skyscrapers
  • Fire extinction
  • Parties
  • Architects
  • Electric contracting
  • Architects
  • Electric contracting
  • Fire extinction
  • Parties
  • Skyscrapers
  • California
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The towering inferno, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novels "The tower" by Richard Martin Stern and "The glass inferno" by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
  • Canadian home video rating: PG
  • Special features: Audio commentary by film historian F.X. Feeney; screen-specific commentary by Mike Vézina, special effects director on X-Men: the last stand, and Branko Racki, stunt coordinator: Montreal on The day after tomorrow; over 30 extended/deleted scenes; "Inside the Tower: we remember" featurette; "Innovating Tower: the SPFX of an Inferno" featurette; "The art of Towering" featurette; "Irwin Allen: the great producer" featurette; "Directing the inferno" featurette; "Putting out fire" featurette; "Running on fire" featurette; "Still the world's tallest building" featurette; "The writer: Stirling Silliphant" featurette; AMC backstory: The towering inferno; storyboard-to-film comparisons; NATO presentation reel; Original "Making of" featurettes; 1977 Irwin Allen interview; original teaser, trailer and The Poseidon adventure trailer; 3 interactive articles from American Cinematographer; still galleries (shot compositions, publicity, behind-the-scenes, conceptual sketches, costumes)
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
Control code
ocn320779670
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Blu-ray version, Widescreen format.
Extent
1 videodisc (165 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543600008
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2260000
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)320779670
System details
  • Blu-ray; AVC @ 24 MBPS, 50-GB, dual-layer; 1080p High Definition; 5.1 DTS-HD master audio in English; Dolby Digital 4.0 in English; Dolby Digital surround in English; Dolby Digital mono. in Spanish; region A
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Terms governing use
This Blu-ray disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
The towering inferno, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novels "The tower" by Richard Martin Stern and "The glass inferno" by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
  • Canadian home video rating: PG
  • Special features: Audio commentary by film historian F.X. Feeney; screen-specific commentary by Mike Vézina, special effects director on X-Men: the last stand, and Branko Racki, stunt coordinator: Montreal on The day after tomorrow; over 30 extended/deleted scenes; "Inside the Tower: we remember" featurette; "Innovating Tower: the SPFX of an Inferno" featurette; "The art of Towering" featurette; "Irwin Allen: the great producer" featurette; "Directing the inferno" featurette; "Putting out fire" featurette; "Running on fire" featurette; "Still the world's tallest building" featurette; "The writer: Stirling Silliphant" featurette; AMC backstory: The towering inferno; storyboard-to-film comparisons; NATO presentation reel; Original "Making of" featurettes; 1977 Irwin Allen interview; original teaser, trailer and The Poseidon adventure trailer; 3 interactive articles from American Cinematographer; still galleries (shot compositions, publicity, behind-the-scenes, conceptual sketches, costumes)
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
Control code
ocn320779670
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Blu-ray version, Widescreen format.
Extent
1 videodisc (165 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543600008
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2260000
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)320779670
System details
  • Blu-ray; AVC @ 24 MBPS, 50-GB, dual-layer; 1080p High Definition; 5.1 DTS-HD master audio in English; Dolby Digital 4.0 in English; Dolby Digital surround in English; Dolby Digital mono. in Spanish; region A
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Terms governing use
This Blu-ray disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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