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Title Being there / Warner Bros. Pictures ; Lorimar presents a Northstar International picture ; produced by Andrew Braunsberg ; screenplay by Jerzy Kosinski ; directed by Hal Ashby
Edition Deluxe edition
Published Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2009]


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Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Summary Chance is a secluded gardener who has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of Eve and her husband Ben. Ben is an influential, but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, as well as an unlikely political insider
Notes Recorded in Dolby digital mono
Widescreen (1.78:1) presentation
Dual-layer format
Based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979
Special features: Memories from Being there (featurette); theatrical trailer
Credits Director of photography, Caleb Deschanel ; editor, Don Zimmerman ; music, Johnny Mandel
Cast Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart, Ruth Attaway, Dave Clennon
Notes DVD, region 1
MPAA rating: PG
English, French or Spanish dialogue with optional French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Academy Awards (1980): winner for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Melvyn Douglas); nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Peter Sellers); Golden Globes (1980): winner for Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy (Sellers); Best Motion Picture Actor in a Supporting Role (Douglas); nominated for Best Director - Motion Picture; Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy; Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy (Shirley MacLaine); Best Screenplay - Motion Picture (Kosinski)
Available to Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Gardeners -- Washington (D.C.) -- Drama.
Social isolation -- Washington (D.C.) -- Drama.
Married people -- Washington (D.C.) -- Drama.
Male friendship -- Washington (D.C.) -- Drama.
Business and politics -- Washington (D.C.) -- Drama.
Washington (D.C.) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Comedy films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings.
Author Braunsberg, Andrew.
Kosinski, Jerzy, 1933-1991.
Ashby, Hal.
Sellers, Peter, 1925-1980.
MacLaine, Shirley, 1934-
Douglas, Melvyn.
Warden, Jack.
Dysart, Richard.
Basehart, Richard, 1914-1984.
Attaway, Ruth.
Clennon, David.
Deschanel, Caleb, 1944-
Mandel, Johnny.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Lorimar Film Entertainment.
Northstar International Pictures
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 1419873296