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The Resource This American life, Season one, Showtime presents ; created by Ira Glass [and] Chicago Public Radio ; director, Christopher Wilcha ; developed for television by Adam Beckman ... [et al.] ; producers, Diane Cook ... [et al.] ; Chicago Public Radio, Killer Films, Left Right, (videorecording)

This American life, Season one, Showtime presents ; created by Ira Glass [and] Chicago Public Radio ; director, Christopher Wilcha ; developed for television by Adam Beckman ... [et al.] ; producers, Diane Cook ... [et al.] ; Chicago Public Radio, Killer Films, Left Right, (videorecording)

Label
This American life, Season one
Title
This American life
Title number
Season one
Statement of responsibility
Showtime presents ; created by Ira Glass [and] Chicago Public Radio ; director, Christopher Wilcha ; developed for television by Adam Beckman ... [et al.] ; producers, Diane Cook ... [et al.] ; Chicago Public Radio, Killer Films, Left Right
Creator
Contributor
Director
Host
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name. In Reality check, we hear the stories of three people who hatched plans to make their dreams come true, only to be brought back to reality by unpleasant outcomes. Growth spurt introduces the viewer to three people who simply will themselves to the next stage of their lives, with mixed results. The Camera man introduces us to a young filmmaker who sets out to expose his alcoholic step-father, but instead creates a portrait of a flawed family; and animator Christopher Ward creates a piece about the perils of watching life explode from the safe distance of a camera lens. God's close up reveals stories where the faithful and not-so-faithful cross paths, trying to closer to God through pictures. My way explores the cost of stubbornness among four subjects. Pandora's box brings three stories of the unexpected consequences of trying new things
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • This American life (Television program)
  • This American life (Television program)
  • This American life (Radio program)
Credits note
Director of photography, Adam Beckman ; editor, Jenny Golden ... [et al.]
Dewey number
973
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated; Canadian rating: PG
Language note
Audio track in English (Dolby 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo) or Spanish (mono) ; English closed-captions for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1992.8.R43
LC item number
T45 2008
PerformerNote
Host: Ira Glass
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Glass, Ira
  • Wilcha, Christopher
  • Beckman, Adam
  • WBEZ (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Killer Films
  • Left/Right (Firm)
  • Showtime Entertainment
  • CBS DVD (Firm)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
168
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humorous stories, American
  • United States
  • Cuentos humorosos estadounidenses
  • Estados Unidos
Target audience
adolescent
Technique
live action
Label
This American life, Season one, Showtime presents ; created by Ira Glass [and] Chicago Public Radio ; director, Christopher Wilcha ; developed for television by Adam Beckman ... [et al.] ; producers, Diane Cook ... [et al.] ; Chicago Public Radio, Killer Films, Left Right, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/par852964d.gif
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the Chicago Public Radio program of the same name, also broadcast nationally on NPR
  • Originally produced in 2006; broadcast on Showtime in 2007
  • Bonus features: Optional audio commentary by Ira Glass and Christopher Wilcha ; photo gallery ; Ira Glass biography
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • Reality check
  • Growth spurt
  • The cameraman
  • God's close-up
  • My way
  • Pandora's box
Control code
ocn236106722
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (168 min.)
Isbn
9781415738009
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368529649
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
85296
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)236106722
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
This American life, Season one, Showtime presents ; created by Ira Glass [and] Chicago Public Radio ; director, Christopher Wilcha ; developed for television by Adam Beckman ... [et al.] ; producers, Diane Cook ... [et al.] ; Chicago Public Radio, Killer Films, Left Right, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/par852964d.gif
Publication
Note
  • Based on the Chicago Public Radio program of the same name, also broadcast nationally on NPR
  • Originally produced in 2006; broadcast on Showtime in 2007
  • Bonus features: Optional audio commentary by Ira Glass and Christopher Wilcha ; photo gallery ; Ira Glass biography
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • Reality check
  • Growth spurt
  • The cameraman
  • God's close-up
  • My way
  • Pandora's box
Control code
ocn236106722
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (168 min.)
Isbn
9781415738009
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368529649
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
85296
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)236106722
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital surround
Video recording format
DVD

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