Fail safe /

"This unnerving procedural thriller painstakingly details an all-too-plausible nightmare scenario in which a mechanical failure jams the United States military's chain of command and sends the country hurtling toward nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Working from a contemporary best selle...

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Bibliographic Details
Uniform title:Fail-safe (Motion picture : 1964)
Edition:DVD special edition.
Imprint:[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]
©1964
Description:1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (48 x 33 cm folded to 12 x 18 cm)
Language:English
Series:Criterion collection ; 1011
Criterion collection ; 1011.
Subject:Nuclear warfare -- Drama.
Cold War -- Drama.
International relations -- Drama.
Nuclear weapons -- Drama.
International relations.
Nuclear warfare.
Nuclear weapons.
War films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations.
War films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Format: DVD Video
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12002647
Hidden Bibliographic Details
Other uniform titles:Lumet, Sidney, 1924-2011,
Bernstein, Walter,
Youngstein, Max E.,
O'Herlihy, Dan, 1919-2005,
Matthau, Walter,
Overton, Frank, 1918-1967,
Binns, Edward, 1916-1990,
Hagman, Larry,
Weaver, Fritz, 1926-2016,
Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982,
Hirschfeld, Gerald,
Rosenblum, Ralph,
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Burdick, Eugene. Fail-safe.
Fail-safe (Motion picture : 1964)
Other authors / contributors:Columbia Pictures Corporation, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
ISBN:9781681436814
1681436817
Physical medium:4 3/4 in.
stamping
Sound characteristics:digital
optical
mono
Video characteristics:NTSC
Digital file characteristics:video file
DVD video
region 1
Notes:Title and credits from screen.
From the novel by Eugene Burdick & Harvey Wheeler.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Wide screen (1.85:1)
Features: New 4K digital restoration; Audio commentary from 2000 featuring director Sidney Lumet; New interview with film critic J. Hoberman on 1960s nuclear paranoia and Cold War films; Fail Safe Revisited, a short documentary film from 2000 including interviews with Lumet, screenwriter Walter Bernstein, and actor Dan O'Herlihy; An essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri.
Director of photography, Gerald Hirschfeld ; editor, Ralph Rosenblum.
Dan O'Herlihy, Walter Matthau, Frank Overton, Edward Binns, Larry Hagman, Fritz Weaver, Henry Fonda, William Hansen, Russell Hardie, Russell Collns, Sorrell Booke.
DVD, NTSC, region 1; 16:9 wide screen presentation (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital mono.
In English.
Summary:"This unnerving procedural thriller painstakingly details an all-too-plausible nightmare scenario in which a mechanical failure jams the United States military's chain of command and sends the country hurtling toward nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Working from a contemporary best seller, screenwriter Walter Bernstein and director Sidney Lumet wrench harrowing suspense from the doomsday fears of the Cold War era, making the most of a modest budget and limited sets to create an atmosphere of clammy claustrophobia and astronomically high stakes. Starring Henry Fonda as a coolheaded U.S. president and Walter Matthau as a trigger-happy political theorist, Fail Safe is a long-underappreciated alarm bell of a film, sounding an urgent warning about the deadly logic of mutually assured destruction"--Container.
Target Audience:Rating: Not rated.
Standard no.:715515240512
Publisher's no.:CC3109DDVD The Criterion Collection

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