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The Resource As good as it gets, TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a James L. Brooks film ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks

As good as it gets, TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a James L. Brooks film ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks

Label
As good as it gets
Title
As good as it gets
Statement of responsibility
TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a James L. Brooks film ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Production personnel
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Melvin Udall is an obsessive-compulsive novelist with Manhattan's meanest mouth. But when his gay neighbor Simon is hospitalized, Melvin is forced to babysit Simon's dog. And that unexpected act of kindness-- along with waitress Carol Connelly-- helps put Melvin back in the human race
Awards note
Academy Award, 1998: Best actor (Nicholson), Best actress (Hunt) ; Golden Globes, 1998: Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical (Hunt), Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical (Nicholson).
Cataloging source
MDK
Characteristic
videorecording
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As good as it gets (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, John Bailey ; production design, Bill Brzesski ; editor, Richard Marks ; music, Hans Zimmer
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Dialogue in English with optional French soundtrack, and optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
A84 1998
PerformerNote
Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Shirley Knight
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1963-
  • 1963-
  • 1968-
  • 1936-
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  • Brooks, James L
  • Johnson, Bridget
  • Zea, Kristi
  • Andrus, Mark
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Hunt, Helen
  • Kinnear, Greg
  • Gooding, Cuba
  • Ulrich, Skeet
  • Knight, Shirley
  • Tri-Star Pictures
  • Gracie Films
  • Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
139
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
As good as it gets, TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a James L. Brooks film ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks
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Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1997
  • Special features: commentary track
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
ocm39151090
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 139 min.)
Isbn
9780767811101
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
043396217096
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
21709
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)39151090
System details
DVD, region 1, double-sided disc, widescreen (1.85:1) and full screen formats; Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD
Label
As good as it gets, TriStar Pictures presents a Gracie Films production ; a James L. Brooks film ; story by Mark Andrus ; screenplay by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks ; produced by Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea ; produced and directed by James L. Brooks
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1997
  • Special features: commentary track
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
ocm39151090
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 139 min.)
Isbn
9780767811101
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
043396217096
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
21709
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)39151090
System details
DVD, region 1, double-sided disc, widescreen (1.85:1) and full screen formats; Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD

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