The thin red line

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[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2010].
Special edition.
9781604653199, 1604653191
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2 videodiscs (171 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm) 
Adult DVDs - Rated R (1st floor Audio/Video)
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[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2010].
Special edition.
9781604653199, 1604653191


General Note
Based upon the novel by James Jones.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, John Toll ; editors, Billy Weber, Leslie Jones, Saar Klein ; music, Hans Zimmer ; production designer, Jack Fisk ; costume designer, Margot Wilson.
Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, Jared Leto, Dash Mihok, Tim Blake Nelson, Nick Nolte, John C. Reilly, Larry Romano, John Savage, John Travolta, Arie Verveen.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1998.
In World War II, the outcome of the battle of Guadalcanal will strongly influence the Japanese's advance into the Pacific. Based on James Jones' novel, this is the story of Charlie Company's landing and battle experience there in 1942. The story concentrates on how the battle affects, and is effected by, Commanding officer Lt. Col. Gordon Tall, Captain James Staros, Sgt. Edward Welsh, and two privates, Witt and Bell. Charlie Company is attacking a seemingly impregnable position, and the terror and chaos of war are well illustrated, as scared men stare death in the face--a death that waits concealed in the beauty of a grassy hill. There are great deeds, and valor, but these men don't feel like heroes--they're simply doing what's necessary to survive. In typical Malick fashion, the film boasts exquisite nature photography, and a soundtrack layered with sounds of the rain forest, essential ingredients of this beautiful tone poem on the banality of combat and the troubled relationship between man and nature.
Target Audience
MPAA Rating: Rated R.
System Details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1, widescreen presentation preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for 16:9 televisions.
In English with optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Malick, T., Stevens, G., Jr., Geisler, R. M., Roberdeau, J., Hill, G., Penn, S., Brody, A., Caviezel, J., Chaplin, B., Clooney, G., Cusack, J., Harrelson, W., Koteas, E., Leto, J., Mihok, D., Nelson, T. B., Nolte, N., Reilly, J. C., Romano, L., Savage, J., Travolta, J., Verveen, A., Toll, J. (., Weber, B., Jones, L. (. p. e., Klein, S., Zimmer, H., & Jones, J. (2010). The thin red line (Special edition.). Criterion Collection.

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

Terrence Malick et al.. 2010. The Thin Red Line. Criterion Collection.

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

Terrence Malick et al.. The Thin Red Line Criterion Collection, 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Malick, Terrence, et al. The Thin Red Line Special edition., Criterion Collection, 2010.

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