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The Resource Sling Blade, Miramax Films ; The Shooting Gallery presents ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell

Sling Blade, Miramax Films ; The Shooting Gallery presents ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell

Label
Sling Blade
Title
Sling Blade
Statement of responsibility
Miramax Films ; The Shooting Gallery presents ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Distributor
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
After 25 years, mildly retarded killer Karl Childers is released from the mental hospital where he was placed for killing his mother and her lover. He gets a job and is befriended by a fatherless boy and his mother, but his newfound peace is shattered by the mother's abusive boyfriend
Member of
Awards note
  • Academy Awards, 1997: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (Thornton)
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards, 1997: Best First Feature.
  • Writers Guild of America, 1997: Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (Thornton)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Sling blade (Motion picture)
  • Sling blade (Motion picture)
  • Some folks call it a sling blade (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Barry Markowitz ; editor, Hughes Winborne ; original music, Daniel Lanois
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
English dialogue, with optional Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Natalie Canerday, James Hampton, Robert Duvall
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1948-2003
  • 1982-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thornton, Billy Bob
  • Rosser, Brandon
  • Bushell, David L.
  • Yoakam, Dwight
  • Walsh, J. T.
  • Ritter, John
  • Black, Lucas
  • Canerday, Natalie
  • Hampton, Jim
  • Duvall, Robert
  • Miramax Films
  • Shooting Gallery (Firm)
  • Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
148
Series statement
Miramax collector's series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Murder
  • Enfermedades mentales
  • Asesinato
  • Murder
  • People with mental disabilities
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Sling Blade, Miramax Films ; The Shooting Gallery presents ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • DVD release of the 1996 motion picture
  • "Extensive new bonus material"--Container
  • Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Special features: disc 1: Sling Blade director's cut; feature commentary with writer/director/actor Billy Bob Thornton -- disc 2: Mr. Thornton goes to Hollywood; Billy Bob Thornton (Bravo Profiles); a roundtable discussion with Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, Mickey Jones and producer David Bushell; a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and Robert Duvall; a conversation with Robert Duvall; a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and composer Daniel Lanois; The return of Karl; On the Set (Billy Bob at work, Doyle's band : the Johnsons, Doyle gets pummeled); "Doyle's dead"; Sling Blade reviews
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1: Director's cut featuring [optional] commentary with Billy Bob Thornton -- disc 2: Bonus features
Control code
60504525
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Exclusive director's cut.
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 148 min.)
Isbn
9780788853388
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
786936239096
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
035004
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)60504525
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, dual layer, widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Sling Blade, Miramax Films ; The Shooting Gallery presents ; written for the screen and directed by Billy Bob Thornton ; producers, Brandon Rosser, David L. Bushell
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • DVD release of the 1996 motion picture
  • "Extensive new bonus material"--Container
  • Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Special features: disc 1: Sling Blade director's cut; feature commentary with writer/director/actor Billy Bob Thornton -- disc 2: Mr. Thornton goes to Hollywood; Billy Bob Thornton (Bravo Profiles); a roundtable discussion with Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, Mickey Jones and producer David Bushell; a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and Robert Duvall; a conversation with Robert Duvall; a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and composer Daniel Lanois; The return of Karl; On the Set (Billy Bob at work, Doyle's band : the Johnsons, Doyle gets pummeled); "Doyle's dead"; Sling Blade reviews
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1: Director's cut featuring [optional] commentary with Billy Bob Thornton -- disc 2: Bonus features
Control code
60504525
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Exclusive director's cut.
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 148 min.)
Isbn
9780788853388
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
786936239096
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
035004
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)60504525
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, dual layer, widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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