Video/Film , DVD in English

Medium cool

Paramount Pictures Corporation and H&J Pictures, Inc. ; produced by Tully Friedman ; written and directed by Haskell Wexler.
  • [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2013]
  • Director-approved two-DVD special ed.
  • 2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + Accompanied by: 1 booklet ([18] pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.)
  • DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 4K Digital restoration; PCM mono.
Also known as
Credits
  • Art director, Leon Erickson ; editor, Verna Fields ; music scored by Mike Bloomfield ; director of photography, Haskell Wexler.
Performers
  • Cast: Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill, Harold Blankenship.
Subjects
Genre
  • Fiction films.
  • Feature films.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
  • Feature films United States.
Series
Summary
  • The story of the working world and romantic life of a television cameraman is a visceral, lasting cinematic snapshot of the era, climaxing with an extended sequence shot right in the middle of the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. An inventive commentary on the pleasures and dangers of wielding a camera, Medium Cool is as prescient a political film as Hollywood has ever produced.
Other information
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1969.
  • Special features: Disc 1. Commentaries: Haskell Wexler, Paul Golding, and Marianna Hill; Paul Cronin; Trailer. Disc 2. Haskell Wexler (new interview); extended excerpts from "Look out Haskell, it's real!" a documentary about the making of Medium Cool; excerpts from Sooner or later, a documentary by Cronin about Harold Blankenship; Medium Cool revisited (new half-hour video by Wexler about the Occupy movement's protests against the 2012 NATO summit in Chicago). Booklet features an essay by film critic and programmer Thomas Beard.
  • Rating: R.
  • Language: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Awards: National Film Registry selection, 2003.
Publisher's number
  • CC2265D The Criterion Collection
ISBN
  • 9781604657272
  • 1604657278
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 715515106214
  • OCLC: 833439555
  • OCLC: 833439555