The player

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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016].
Two-DVD special edition.
9781681431536, 168143153X
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2 videodiscs (124 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (12 panels : color illustrations ; 19 cm). 


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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016].
Two-DVD special edition.
9781681431536, 168143153X


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Based on the novel by Michael Tolkin.
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Originally released as motion picture in 1992.
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Widescreen (1.85:1).
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Special features: New 4K digital restoration; Audio commentary from 1992 featuring director Robert Altman, writer Michael Tolkin, and cinematographer Jean Lepine; Interview with Altman from 1992; New interviews with Tolkin, actor Tim Robbins, associate producer David Levy, and production designer Stephen Altman; Cannes Film Festival press conference from 1992 with case and crew; Robert Altman's Players: a short documentary about the shooting of the film's fund-raiser scene; Map to the Stars: a gallery dedicated to the cameo appearances in the film; Deleted scenes and outtakes: The film's opening shot with alternate commentaries by Altman, Lepin, and Tolkin; Trailers and TV spots. Insert includes essay "The Screenplayer" by film critic Sam Wasson.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Jean Lépine ; edited by Geraldine Peroni ; music by Thomas Newman; production designer, Stephen Altman ; wardrobe designed by Alexander Julian.
Tim Robbins (Griffin Mill), Greta Scacchi (June Gudmundsdottir), Fred Ward (Walter Stuckel), Whoopi Goldberg (Detective Avery), Peter Gallagher (Larry Levy), Brion James (Joel Levison), Cynthia Stevenson (Bonnie Sherow), Vincent D'Onofrio (David Kahane), Dean Stockwell (Andy Civella), Richard E. Grant (Tom Oakley), Dina Merrill (Celia), Angela Hall (Jan), Lyle Lovett (Detective DeLongpre), Sydney Pollack (Dick Mellen).
"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. Griffin is a slick, successful film studio vice president whose primary duty is to listen to story pitches from a constant stream of writers. Like all Hollywood producers, he's always looking over his shoulder, and he thinks up-and-comer Larry Levy is after his job. Along with power lunches, corporate in-fighting, and bottom-line priorities, a mysterious someone--probably an ignored and angry screenwriter--has been leaving him threatening postcards. When he finally takes action, his cool aplomb deserts him, things go seriously sideways, and Griffin's world begins falling apart.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for language, nudity, some sexuality.
System Details
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround.
In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Altman, R., Gilmore, W. S., Brokaw, C., Tolkin, M., Brown, D., Wechsler, N., Robbins, T., Scacchi, G., Ward, F., Goldberg, W., Gallagher, P., James, B., Stevenson, C., D'Onofrio, V., Stockwell, D., Grant, R. E., Merrill, D., Hall, A., Lovett, L., Pollack, S., Lépine, J., Peroni, G., Newman, T., & Tolkin, M. (2016). The player (Two-DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Robert Altman et al.. 2016. The Player. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Robert Altman et al.. The Player The Criterion Collection, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Altman, Robert, et al. The Player Two-DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2016.

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