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The Resource The bridge, IFC presents an Easy There Tiger production ; produced and directed by Eric Steel ; executive producer, Alison Palmer Bourke, Evan Shapiro

The bridge, IFC presents an Easy There Tiger production ; produced and directed by Eric Steel ; executive producer, Alison Palmer Bourke, Evan Shapiro

Label
The bridge
Title
The bridge
Statement of responsibility
IFC presents an Easy There Tiger production ; produced and directed by Eric Steel ; executive producer, Alison Palmer Bourke, Evan Shapiro
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2004, 24 people jumped to their deaths from the Golden Gate Bridge. More people have chosen to end their lives at the Golden Gate Bridge than anywhere else in the world."--End titles. What makes the suicides at the bridge so unusual is that they take place in broad daylight, in front of people in a busy place - unlike most suicides, which are enacted in extreme privacy. Filmmaker Eric Steel and his crew spent 2004 filming the bridge during daylight hours from two locations, grappling with the ethical question of when to alert authorities, and their responsibilities as observers. The film features interviews with the families and friends of some of the victims that year, as well as one person who changed his mind. Offering a glimpse into one of the darkest, most impenetrable corners of the human mind, the film also interrogates society's ability to blithely ignore the grim realities of depression, mental illness, and drug abuse that underly so many suicides. These are only some of the factors discussed by the film, common to the twenty four people who died at the Golden Gate Bridge in 2004, who are now linked together forever by a 4 second fall in an otherwise magically, mysteriously beautiful place
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Peter McCandless ; editor, Sabine Krayenbühl ; music by Alex Heffes
Date time place
Originally produced as an American documentary in 2005
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Rated R for disturbing content involving suicide, and for some language
Language note
In English with optional English (SDH) subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
PerformerNote
Commentators, Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown, Susan Ginwalla, Caroline Pressley, Rachel Marker, Tara Harrell, Lyle Smith, Dave Williams, Christina Koelling, the Figueroa family, Wally and Mary Manikow, Matt and Jen Rossi, Steve Meronek, Keith Glenn, Richard Waters, Kevin Hines, Pat Hines, Gordon Smith, Shelley Albar, Ginny Matthews
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Steel, Eric
  • Bourke, Alison Palmer
  • Shapiro, Evan
  • Friend, Tad
  • Easy There Tiger, Inc
  • Independent Film Channel
  • Koch Lorber Films
Runtime
94
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suicide
  • Suicide victims
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Cinéma vérité
  • Suicide
  • California
  • Cinéma vérité
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Suicide victims
  • California
  • California
  • United States
  • Suicidal behavior
Technique
live action
Label
The bridge, IFC presents an Easy There Tiger production ; produced and directed by Eric Steel ; executive producer, Alison Palmer Bourke, Evan Shapiro
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Inspired by the article "Jumpers," written by Tad Friend, initially published in New Yorker magazine
  • Special features: Short feature on the making of "The Bridge" (19 min.); Message from Kevin Hines (1 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Previews (9 min.)
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
Common occurrence -- Gene -- Lisa -- Family recounts -- Wally & Mary Manikow -- Photographer's perspective -- Kevin Hines: A survivor's struggle -- Process of deciding -- David, Ruby and Jim -- False romanticism -- Hurt left behind -- End credits
Control code
95219242
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (94 min.)
Isbn
9781417201389
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 741952312291
  • 738329158927
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
KLF-DV-3122
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)95219242
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo ; enhanced for 16x9 television
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The bridge, IFC presents an Easy There Tiger production ; produced and directed by Eric Steel ; executive producer, Alison Palmer Bourke, Evan Shapiro
Publication
Note
  • Inspired by the article "Jumpers," written by Tad Friend, initially published in New Yorker magazine
  • Special features: Short feature on the making of "The Bridge" (19 min.); Message from Kevin Hines (1 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Previews (9 min.)
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
Common occurrence -- Gene -- Lisa -- Family recounts -- Wally & Mary Manikow -- Photographer's perspective -- Kevin Hines: A survivor's struggle -- Process of deciding -- David, Ruby and Jim -- False romanticism -- Hurt left behind -- End credits
Control code
95219242
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (94 min.)
Isbn
9781417201389
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 741952312291
  • 738329158927
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
KLF-DV-3122
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)95219242
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo ; enhanced for 16x9 television
Video recording format
DVD

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