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The squid and the whale [videorecording] / written and directed by Noah Baumbach ; produced by Wes Anderson and Peter Newman ; producers, Charlie Corwin and Clara Markowicz ; Samuel Goldwyn Films, Sony Pictures Releasing International and Destination Films present an Original Media and Ambush Entertainment presentation ; produced in association with Andrew Lauren Productions ; an American Empirical/Peter Newman-InterAL production ; a film by Noah Baumbach.

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  • 22 of 24 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rowayton Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rowayton Library DVD SQU (Text to phone) 33625000250899 Adult Fiction DVD Available -

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General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: director commentary; Behind the scenes featurette (10 min.); interview with director Noah Baumbach and writer Phillip Lopate (38 min.); collectible insert.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Robert Yeoman ; editor, Tim Streeto ; music, Dean Wareham, Britta Phillips ; costume designer, Amy Westcott ; production designer, Anne Ross.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, William Baldwin, Halley Feiffer, Anna Paquin.
Summary, etc.:
Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s. The patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family claims to once have been a great novelist, but ultimately decided to settled into a teaching job. When his wife discovers a writing talent of her own, jealousy divides the family. The two teenage sons are forced to forge new relationships with their parents. Their mom begins dating her younger son's tennis coach. Meanwhile, dad has an affair with the student his older son is pursuing.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for strong sexual content, graphic dialogue and language.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen presentation (1.85:1); mastered in high definition.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) or French (Dolby Surround) with optional subtitles in English or French.
Subject: Children of divorced parents > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Mothers and sons > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Fathers and sons > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Children of divorced parents > Drama.
Genre: Videodiscs.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Comedy > Feature.
Family > Feature.

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