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The Resource American dream, Miramax Films ; Prestige ; Cabin Creek Films ; produced by Barbara Kopple and Arthur Cohn ; directed by Barbara Kopple, (DVD/)

American dream, Miramax Films ; Prestige ; Cabin Creek Films ; produced by Barbara Kopple and Arthur Cohn ; directed by Barbara Kopple, (DVD/)

Label
American dream
Title
American dream
Statement of responsibility
Miramax Films ; Prestige ; Cabin Creek Films ; produced by Barbara Kopple and Arthur Cohn ; directed by Barbara Kopple
Contributor
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • American dream: After President Ronald Regan broke the air traffic controllers' strike in 1981, American corporations declared open season on organized labor. This Academy Award winner for best documentary in 1991 presents the true-life story of the 1985-1986 workers' strike against Geo. A. Hormel & Company in Austin, Minnesota. When Geo. A. Hormel & Company made $2 million in profits, then cut its workers' salaries by $2.00 an hour each, the workers had only one option: Go out on strike. This film is documents the workers efforts to retain these middle-class, blue-collar jobs from beginning to end
  • Children of the night: "More than a million Jewish children died in the Holocaust. This brief film is the result of a world-wide search for archival material showing some of these children. The footage we discovered - in the U.S.A., Israel, Britain, France and Germany - was often in extremely poor condition and always silent. It reveals the barest trace of what was lost"--Title screen
Awards note
Academy Awards, 1991: Best Documentary, Features (Barbara Kopple and Arthur Cohn)
Cataloging source
XFF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Peter Gilbert, Kevin Keating, Hart Perry [and others] ; editors, Cathy Caplan, Tom Haneke, Lawrence Silk ; music, Michael Small
Dewey number
331.89/2864/9/09776/17
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for momentary strong language
Language note
In English with optional English captions for the hearing impaired; closed captioned
LC call number
  • PN1995.9.D6
  • HD5325.P152 1985
LC item number
  • A44 2000
  • A44 2000z
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1928-
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  • Kopple, Barbara
  • Cohn, Arthur
  • Small, Michael
  • Wiesel, Marion
  • Miramax Films
  • Prestige (Firm)
  • Cabin Creek Films
  • Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Buena Vista Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
102
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  • Geo. A. Hormel & Company
  • United Packinghouse, Food, and Allied Workers
  • Geo. A. Hormel & Company Strike, Austin, Minn., 1985-1986
  • Labor unions
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Labor unions
  • Working class
  • Industrial relations
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Packing-house workers
  • Packing-house workers
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Austin (Minn.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
American dream, Miramax Films ; Prestige ; Cabin Creek Films ; produced by Barbara Kopple and Arthur Cohn ; directed by Barbara Kopple, (DVD/)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • American dream: Originally produced as documentary in 1990 ; Children of the night: Originally produced as a documentary in 2002
  • Special features include: intro to 'Children of the Night' with Marion Wiesel (3 min.); Children of the night (18 min.), an Arthur Cohn production ; written and narrated by Marion Wiesel ; directed by Jolanta Dylewska ; editing, Miroslawa Garlicka, Malgrozata Orlowska; sneak peeks [trailers]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Hell of a mess" -- Hard times in Hormel -- "Labor Fights!" -- Union friction -- On the road -- "Get the gloves on" -- Negotiations -- "They're not givin' in" -- Scabs incoming -- Calling in the Guard -- Spreading the picket -- Priorities -- "Settle it" -- Moving on -- End credits
Control code
ocm54533903
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 102 min.)
Isbn
9780788850431
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Other control number
786936232721
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
33359
System details
DVD; region 1; Dolby Digital surround sound; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1; NTSC
Label
American dream, Miramax Films ; Prestige ; Cabin Creek Films ; produced by Barbara Kopple and Arthur Cohn ; directed by Barbara Kopple, (DVD/)
Publication
Note
  • American dream: Originally produced as documentary in 1990 ; Children of the night: Originally produced as a documentary in 2002
  • Special features include: intro to 'Children of the Night' with Marion Wiesel (3 min.); Children of the night (18 min.), an Arthur Cohn production ; written and narrated by Marion Wiesel ; directed by Jolanta Dylewska ; editing, Miroslawa Garlicka, Malgrozata Orlowska; sneak peeks [trailers]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Hell of a mess" -- Hard times in Hormel -- "Labor Fights!" -- Union friction -- On the road -- "Get the gloves on" -- Negotiations -- "They're not givin' in" -- Scabs incoming -- Calling in the Guard -- Spreading the picket -- Priorities -- "Settle it" -- Moving on -- End credits
Control code
ocm54533903
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 102 min.)
Isbn
9780788850431
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Other control number
786936232721
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
33359
System details
DVD; region 1; Dolby Digital surround sound; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1; NTSC

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