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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 [and others] ; producers, Diane Cook [and others] ; Chicago Public Radio, Killer Films, Left Right

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

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 [and others] ; producers, Diane Cook [and others] ; 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)
Credits note
Director of photography, Adam Beckman ; editor, Jenny Golden [and others]
Date time place
Originally produced in 2006; broadcast on Showtime in 2007
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
E169.Z83
LC item number
T485 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
Series statement
CBS DVD
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humorous stories, American
  • United States
  • Storytelling
  • Récits humoristiques américains
  • États-Unis
  • Cuentos humorosos estadounidenses
  • Estados Unidos
  • Humorous stories, American
  • Manners and customs
  • United States
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 [and others] ; producers, Diane Cook [and others] ; Chicago Public Radio, Killer Films, Left Right
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the Chicago Public Radio program of the same name, also broadcast nationally on NPR
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
Reality check -- Growth spurt -- The cameraman -- God's close-up -- My way -- Pandora's box ; Bonus features: Optional audio commentary by Ira Glass and Christopher Wilcha ; photo gallery ; Ira Glass biography
Control code
ocn236106722
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (168 min.)
Isbn
9781415738009
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368529649
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
85296
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital surround ; widescreen
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 [and others] ; producers, Diane Cook [and others] ; Chicago Public Radio, Killer Films, Left Right
Publication
Note
Based on the Chicago Public Radio program of the same name, also broadcast nationally on NPR
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
Reality check -- Growth spurt -- The cameraman -- God's close-up -- My way -- Pandora's box ; Bonus features: Optional audio commentary by Ira Glass and Christopher Wilcha ; photo gallery ; Ira Glass biography
Control code
ocn236106722
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (168 min.)
Isbn
9781415738009
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368529649
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
85296
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital surround ; widescreen
Video recording format
DVD

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