The fisher king

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Gilliam, Terry, film director.
LaGravenese, Richard, screenwriter.
Hill, Debra, film producer.
Obst, Lynda Rosen, film producer.
Williams, Robin, 1951-2014, actor.
[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015].
Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
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2 videodiscs (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded-out insert. 


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[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015].
Director-approved two-DVD special edition.


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
General Note
Special features: New, restored 2k digital transfer, approved by director; Disc 1: Commentary (featuring director Terry Gilliam); Deleted scenes; Trailers. Disc 2: The tale of "The fisher king": The fool and the wounded king, The real and the fantastical (two new short documentaries, director Terry Gilliam, producer Lynda Obst, screenwriter Richard LaGravenese, and actors Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, and Mercedes Ruehl tell the tale of the film's production); The tale of the red knight (artists Keith Greco and Vincent Jefferds recall the challenges they faced in realizing director Terry Gilliam's fire-breathing vision of the Red Knight in the predigital era); Jeff's tale (production of the film documented through Jeff Bridges's images from the set); Jeff and Jack (production footage of Jeff Bridges transforming into radio shock jock Jack with the help of acting coach Stephen Bridgewater); Robin's tale (2006 interview with actor Robin Williams, discussing the making of the film); Costume tests. Insert includes an essay by critic Bilge Ebiri.
Creation/Production Credits
Costume designer, Beatrix Pasztor ; music by George Fenton ; editor, Lesley Walker ; production designer, Mel Bourne ; director of photography, Roger Pratt.
Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, Mercedes Ruehl, Michael Jeter, William Jay Marshall, Chris Howell, David Pierce.
Parry is a homeless history professor who lives in a fantasy world full of castles, Red Knights, and damsels in distress. Jack is New York's number one shock deejay, until the day his off-hand arrogance triggers a tragedy that ruins his career. Penniless and without prospects, Jack finds himself plucked from disaster by the most improbable of saviors, Parry.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R; for language, and violence.
System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital (5.1 Surround)
English dialogue; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gilliam, T., LaGravenese, R., Hill, D., Obst, L. R., Williams, R., Bridges, J., Plummer, A., Ruehl, M., Jeter, M., Pásztor, B., Fenton, G., Walker, L., Bourne, M., Pratt, R., Greco, K., Jefferds, V. (. d., Bridgewater, S. W., & Ebiri, B. (2015). The fisher king (Director-approved two-DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

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

Terry, Gilliam et al.. 2015. The Fisher King. The Criterion Collection.

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

Terry, Gilliam et al.. The Fisher King The Criterion Collection, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gilliam, Terry,, et al. The Fisher King Director-approved two-DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2015.

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