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The Resource Tarnation, produced by Jonathan Caouette, Stephen Winter ; written by Jonathan Caouette ; directed by Jonathan Caouette

Tarnation, produced by Jonathan Caouette, Stephen Winter ; written by Jonathan Caouette ; directed by Jonathan Caouette

Label
Tarnation
Title
Tarnation
Statement of responsibility
produced by Jonathan Caouette, Stephen Winter ; written by Jonathan Caouette ; directed by Jonathan Caouette
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
A multitude of family snapshots, Super-8 home movies, old answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, snippets of '80s pop culture, and dramatic reenactments are used to create an epic portrait of an American family travesty. Begins in 2003 when Jonathan learns that his schizophrenic mother, Renee, overdoses on her lithium medication. He is shot back into his real and horrifying family legacy of rape, abandonment, promiscuity, drug addiction, child abuse, and psychosis. He grows up on camera and finds his escape in musical theater and B-horror movies. A look into the future shows Jonathan as he confronts the almost unbearable love he shares with his tragically damaged mother
Awards note
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, 2004: BSFC Award - Best New Filmmaker (Jonathan Caouette); National Society of Film Critics: Best Documentary
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Jonathan Caouette ; editors, Jonathan Caouette, Brian A. Kates ; music, John Califra, Max Avery Lichtenstein
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English with optional French subtitles
PerformerNote
Renee LeBlanc, Jonathan Caouette, Adolph Davis, Rosemary Davis, David Sanin Paz, Michael Cox, Dagon James
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1973-
  • 1927-1995
  • 1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Caouette, Jonathan
  • LeBlanc, Renee
  • Davis, Adolph
  • Davis, Rosemary
  • Paz, David Sanin
  • Cox, Michael
  • Califra, John
  • Lichtenstein, Max Avery
  • Wellspring Media
Runtime
88
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Mothers and sons
  • Escape (Psychology)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Tarnation, produced by Jonathan Caouette, Stephen Winter ; written by Jonathan Caouette ; directed by Jonathan Caouette
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2003
  • Special features include audio commentary with director, extended rushes, two bonus tracks, poster gallery and trailer gallery
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 88 min.)
Isbn
9780794205669
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
720917545325
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Tarnation, produced by Jonathan Caouette, Stephen Winter ; written by Jonathan Caouette ; directed by Jonathan Caouette
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2003
  • Special features include audio commentary with director, extended rushes, two bonus tracks, poster gallery and trailer gallery
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 88 min.)
Isbn
9780794205669
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
720917545325
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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