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The Resource If these walls could talk, HBO NYC presents ; a Moving Pictures production, (DVD)

If these walls could talk, HBO NYC presents ; a Moving Pictures production, (DVD)

Label
If these walls could talk
Title
If these walls could talk
Statement of responsibility
HBO NYC presents ; a Moving Pictures production
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A trilogy of stories set in the same house--with different occupants and spanning over 40 years--examines three women, the common crisis of an unexpected pregnancy, and the wrenching decision to have an abortion. In 1952, abortion is illegal. A widowed nurse deals with her unexpected pregnancy by taking drastic measures to obtain one. In 1974, a happily married woman, the mother of four children, discovers that she is pregnant again. Now she must choose between losing her lifelong dream and terminating her pregnancy. In 1996, a Catholic college student finds herself pregnant as the result of an affair with a professor. She decides on an abortion, but does not realize what it means to go through with one, while society rends itself asunder with violent protest
Cataloging source
TKN
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • 1952: Directed by Nancy Savoca ; teleplay by Nancy Savoca ; story by Pamela Wallace & Earl Wallace and Nancy Savoca ; director of photography, Ellen Kuras ; edited by Elena Maganini
  • 1974: Directed by Nancy Savoca ; written by Susan Nanus and Nancy Savoca ; director of photography, Bobby Bukowski ; editor, Elena Maganini
  • 1996: Directed by Cher ; story by I. Marlene King ; teleplay by I. Marlene King and Nancy Savoca ; director of photography, John Stanier ; editor, Peter Honess
  • All episodes: music, Cliff Eidelman ; production designer, Hilda Stark Manos ; costume designer, Jacqueline Arthur
Dewey number
791.45/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
  • In English or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in English, Spanish or French
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.I29 1999
PerformerNote
  • 1952: Demi Moore, Shirley Knight, Catherine Keener, Jason London, C.C.H. Pounder
  • 1974: Sissy Spacek, Xander Berkeley, Hedy Burress, Joanna Gleason, Harris Yulin
  • 1996: Cher, Anne Heche, Jada Pinkett, Eileen Brennan, Lindsay Crouse, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid, Lorraine Toussaint, Rita Wilson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1955-
  • 1971-
  • 1955-
  • 1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Savoca, Nancy
  • Wallace, Pamela
  • Wallace, Earl W
  • Nanus, Susan
  • King, I. Marlene
  • Cher
  • Moore, Demi
  • Spacek, Sissy
  • Knight, Shirley
  • Keener, Catherine
  • London, Jason
  • Pounder, C. C. H
  • Berkeley, Xander
  • Burress, Hedy
  • Gleason, Joanna
  • Yulin, Harris
  • Heche, Anne
  • Smith, Jada Pinkett
  • Brennan, Eileen
  • Crouse, Lindsay
  • Nelson, Craig T
  • Scarwid, Diana
  • Toussaint, Lorraine
  • Wilson, Rita
  • HBO NYC Productions
  • Moving Pictures (Firm : Santa Monica, Calif.)
  • HBO Video (Firm)
Runtime
97
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Abortion
  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Reproductive rights
  • Abortion services
  • Abortion
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
If these walls could talk, HBO NYC presents ; a Moving Pictures production, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on material by Stuart Kaplan
  • DVD release of motion picture originally broadcast on television in 1996
  • Special features: Cast/crew bios [text feature]
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
1952 -- 1974 -- 1996
Control code
ocm43799376
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Isbn
9780783116891
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 026359136528
  • 883316792278
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
91365
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)43799376
System details
DVD ; fullscreen (4:3) presentation ; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo. surround (English) and mono. (Spanish)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
If these walls could talk, HBO NYC presents ; a Moving Pictures production, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on material by Stuart Kaplan
  • DVD release of motion picture originally broadcast on television in 1996
  • Special features: Cast/crew bios [text feature]
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
1952 -- 1974 -- 1996
Control code
ocm43799376
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Isbn
9780783116891
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 026359136528
  • 883316792278
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
91365
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)43799376
System details
DVD ; fullscreen (4:3) presentation ; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo. surround (English) and mono. (Spanish)
Video recording format
DVD

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