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The Resource The soloist, DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures present, in association with StudioCanal and Participant Media ; a Between Two Trees production ; in association with Working Title Films ; directed by Joe Wright ; screenplay by Susannah Grant ; produced by Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff ; a Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment production ; in association with Working Title Films, (videorecording)

The soloist, DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures present, in association with StudioCanal and Participant Media ; a Between Two Trees production ; in association with Working Title Films ; directed by Joe Wright ; screenplay by Susannah Grant ; produced by Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff ; a Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment production ; in association with Working Title Films, (videorecording)

Label
The soloist
Title
The soloist
Statement of responsibility
DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures present, in association with StudioCanal and Participant Media ; a Between Two Trees production ; in association with Working Title Films ; directed by Joe Wright ; screenplay by Susannah Grant ; produced by Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff ; a Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment production ; in association with Working Title Films
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist and recent bike accident victim Steve Lopez more than his banged-up face, was his pressing need for story ideas. He soon discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a skid row schizophrenic street musician, who possesses extraordinary talent - even though he only has half-broken instruments to play. Inspired by Nathaniel's story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about him and attempts to do more to help both him, and the rest of the underclass of L.A. have a better life. Lopez's good intentions run headlong into Nathaniel's personal demons and the larger issues of social injustice facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Nathaniel find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Seamus McGarvey ; film editor, Paul Tothill ; music by Dario Marianelli ; production designer, Sarah Greenwood ; costume designer, Jacqueline Durran
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some drug use and language
Language note
In English, French, or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, LisaGay Hamilton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1972-
  • 1965-
  • 1967-
  • 1964-
  • 1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Foster, Gary
  • Krasnoff, Russ
  • Grant, Susannah
  • Wright, Joe
  • Foxx, Jamie
  • Downey, Robert
  • Keener, Catherine
  • Hollander, Tom
  • Hamilton, Lisa Gay
  • Lopez, Steve
  • McGarvey, Seamus
  • Tothill, Paul
  • Marianelli, Dario
  • Dreamworks Pictures
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Studio Canal
  • Participant Media
  • Between Two Trees (Firm)
  • Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment (Firm)
  • Working Title Films
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
116
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lopez, Steve
  • Lopez, Steve
  • Ayers, Nathaniel Anthony
  • Journalists
  • Cellists
  • African American homeless persons
  • Schizophrenics
  • Skid row
  • Friendship
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The soloist, DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures present, in association with StudioCanal and Participant Media ; a Between Two Trees production ; in association with Working Title Films ; directed by Joe Wright ; screenplay by Susannah Grant ; produced by Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff ; a Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment production ; in association with Working Title Films, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "The soloist: a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music" by Steve Lopez
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Special features: An unlikely friendship: Making The soloist -- Deleted scenes -- Commentary by director Joe Wright
Control code
370470840
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Isbn
9781415747162
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097363494447
  • 097363494461
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
34944
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)370470840
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen (16:9) presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The soloist, DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures present, in association with StudioCanal and Participant Media ; a Between Two Trees production ; in association with Working Title Films ; directed by Joe Wright ; screenplay by Susannah Grant ; produced by Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff ; a Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment production ; in association with Working Title Films, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "The soloist: a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music" by Steve Lopez
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Special features: An unlikely friendship: Making The soloist -- Deleted scenes -- Commentary by director Joe Wright
Control code
370470840
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Isbn
9781415747162
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097363494447
  • 097363494461
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
34944
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)370470840
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen (16:9) presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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