Short cuts
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Blu-Ray, Notes, Video
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (187 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
715515187213, 00715515187213


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
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Based on the writings of Raymond Carver.
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Widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio).
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Essay by film critic Michael Wilmington in container.
General Note
Special features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by cinematographer Walt Lloyd; optional isolated music track; Conversation between director Robert Altman and actor Tim Robbins from 2004; Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country, a feature-length 1993 documentary on the making of Short Cuts; To Write and Keep Kind, a 1992 PBS documentary on the life of author Raymond Carver; One-hour 1983 audio interview with Carver, conducted for the American Audio Prose Library; Original demo recordings of the film's Doc Pomus--Mac Rebennack songs, performed by Rebennack (Dr. John); Deleted scenes; A look inside the marketing of Short Cuts; An essay by film critic Michael Wilmington on insert.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Walt Lloyd ; editor, Geraldine Peroni ; music, Mark Isham.
Tim Robbins, Julianne Moore, Robert Downey, Jr., Jack Lemmon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Andie MacDowell, Bruce Davison, Matthew Modine, Anne Archer, Fred Ward, Chris Penn, Lili Taylor, Madeleine Stowe, Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits, Frances McDormand, Peter Gallagher, Annie Ross, Lori Singer, Lyle Lovett, Buck Henry, Huey Lewis, Alex Trebek.
While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R; for graphic sexual language, and for nudity.
System Details
These are Blu-ray discs made for Blu-ray disc players and will not play in standard DVD players.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
For private home use only.
In English with optional English subtitles for the hearing-impaired.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Altman, R., Brokaw, C., Barhydt, F., Lloyd, W., Peroni, G., Isham, M., MacDowell, A., Davison, B., Modine, M., Archer, A., Ward, F., Leigh, J. J., Penn, C., Taylor, L., Stowe, M., Robbins, T., Waits, T., Gallagher, P., Ross, A., Singer, L., Lemmon, J., Lovett, L., Henry, B., Lewis, H., Tomlin, L., Moore, J., Downey, R., Jr., & McDormand, F. (2016). Short cuts (Blu-ray special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Robert Altman et al.. 2016. Short Cuts. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Robert Altman et al.. Short Cuts [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Altman, Robert, et al. Short Cuts Blu-ray special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2016.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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