Stranger than fiction
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Published:
Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures Industries :, [2007].
Format:
DVD
Physical Desc:
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rating:
MPAA rating: Rating PG-13; for some disturbing images, sexuality, brief language and nudity.
Status:
Pine River Adult DVD
DVD F Stranger
Description
A socially isolated IRS agent whose every move is documented by a disembodied female voice discovers that his life is the subject of a book currently being written by a best-selling author, whose creative block has stunted her repeated efforts to kill him off, in a quirky fantasy comedy written by Hollywood hot property Zach Helm and directed by Finding Neverland's Marc Forester. Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) lives a life of solitude. Kay Eiffel (Emma Thompson) can't seem to find a way to finish her latest book. Though Harold and Kay have never actually met, their fates are about to become intertwined in a most unusual manner. With her publishers growing increasingly impatient with her apparent inability to put the finishing touches on her latest novel, Kay is assigned a new assistant whose task it is to help provide the creative push needed to get her book finished and into the hands of her many eager fans. The subject of Kay's novel is a lonely and despairing IRS agent named Harold Crick, who believes that his life has lost any real meaning. As Kay continues to weave Harold's woeful tale without realizing that her protagonist is actually a living human being unable to concentrate on his life and career due to the constant interference of the narrator who inexplicably seems to anticipate his every move and read his every thought, her continued efforts to kill her perplexed subject finally provide him with the incentive needed to fully experience life by seeking out the source of the voice that plagues him. Penned by the screenwriter named by Variety magazine as one of the "Top Ten Writers to Watch" and who was also included in Esquire magazine's "Best and Brightest" list of 2004, Stranger Than Fiction features supporting performances by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, and Queen Latifah. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Language:
English
ISBN:
1424820766, 9781424820764
UPC:
043396154070, 043396180659, 043396154094

Notes

General Note
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2006.
General Note
Special features: Actors In Search of a Story [featurette] (19 min.); Building the Team [featurette] (9 min.); On Location in Chicago [featurette] (11 min.); Words on a Page [featurette] (10 min.); Picture a Number: The Evolution of a G.U.I. [featurette] (17 min.); On the Set [featurette] (3 min.); Book Channel interview with Karen Eiffel [extended scene] (7 min.); Book Channel interview with Peter Allen Prothero [deleted scene] (5 min.); Previews (5 min.).
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Roberto Schaefer ; edited by Matt Chesse ; music by Britt Daniel, Brian Reitzell ; visual effects designer, Kevin Tod Haug ; main title sequence and Harold's mathematical graphics designed and animated by MK12.
Participants/Performers
Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, Emma Thompson, Tony Hale, Tom Hulce, Linda Hunt.
Description
Harold Crick - IRS auditor, milquetoast, and poster child for obsessive-compulsive disorder - wakes one morning to hear a woman's voice in his bathroom, narrating his life as he is living it, subsequently announcing his imminent death. This is a big problem, since Harold has a burning crush on Ana, his latest audit case. Searching for the source of the voice, he turns to literary theory-spewing professor Jules Hilburt, who eventually discovers that talented but troubled novelist Karen Eiffel is writing Harold--he is the central character of her new novel, "Death and Taxes." The question is: will Harold's story end as a comedy, or a tragedy?
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Rating PG-13; for some disturbing images, sexuality, brief language and nudity.
Target Audience
CHV rating: PG.
System Details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital Surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Language
In English (Dolby Digital Surround 5.1) or French (Dolby Digital Surround) with optional subtitles in English or French ; close-captioned in English.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Doran, L., Helm, Z., Forster, M., Ferrell, W., Gyllenhaal, M., Hoffman, D., Queen Latifah., Thompson, E., Hale, T., Hulce, T., & Hunt, L. (2007). Stranger than fiction. Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures Industries.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lindsay, Doran et al.. 2007. Stranger Than Fiction. Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures Industries.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lindsay, Doran et al., Stranger Than Fiction. Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures Industries, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Doran, Lindsay,, et al. Stranger Than Fiction. Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures Industries, 2007. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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