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The Resource Missing, a Universal Pictures ; a Polygram Pictures presentation ; an Edward Lewis production ; a Costa-Gavras film ; screenplay by Costa-Gavras & Donald Stewart ; produced by Edward and Mildred Lewis ; directed by Costa-Gavras, (videorecording)

Missing, a Universal Pictures ; a Polygram Pictures presentation ; an Edward Lewis production ; a Costa-Gavras film ; screenplay by Costa-Gavras & Donald Stewart ; produced by Edward and Mildred Lewis ; directed by Costa-Gavras, (videorecording)

Label
Missing
Title
Missing
Statement of responsibility
a Universal Pictures ; a Polygram Pictures presentation ; an Edward Lewis production ; a Costa-Gavras film ; screenplay by Costa-Gavras & Donald Stewart ; produced by Edward and Mildred Lewis ; directed by Costa-Gavras
Title variation
Film by Costa-Gavras M ssing
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Interviewee
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
As the title screens proclaim, "This film is based on a true story. The incidents and facts are documented. Some of the names have been changed to protect the innocent and also to protect the film." In a Latin American country in the throes of a military coup, Charles Horman, an American journalist and filmmaker living there with his wife Joyce, disappears--never to be seen again. His father Ed always found his son flaky and naïve, and didn't approve of his lifestyle, but he joins Joyce in a wild-goose chase through bureaucratic dead ends. They eventually come to suspect that the American consulate is lying to them about Charles' disappearance and about their country's investment in the coup's success. Ed makes the transition from unquestioning patriot to newly awakened skeptic of U.S. covert activities, a decent citizen who embodies the conscience of a nation
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Member of
Awards note
Winner, Palm D'Or: Costa-Gavras, Best Actor: Jack Lemmon--1982 Cannes Film Festival; Best Film Editing: Françoise Bonnot, Best Screenplay: Costa-Gavras and Donald Stewart--1983 BAFTA Film Awards; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Costa-Gavras and Donald Stewart--1983 Academy Awards.
Biographical or historical data
A film based loosely on actual events. A declassified document released in 1999 by the U.S. Government appears to contradict the State Department's official statement on the film, supporting the essential themes of the film.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Missing (Motion picture : 1982)
Credits note
Director of photography, Ricardo Aronovich ; film editor, Françoise Bonnot ; music composed and arranged by Vangelis ; production designer, Peter Jamison ; special visual effects by Albert Whitlock
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In English and Spanish with optional subtitles in English; subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.M57 2008
PerformerNote
Jack Lemmon (Ed Horman), Sissy Spacek (Beth Horman), John Shea (Charles Horman), Melanie Mayron (Terry Simon), David Clennon (Consul Phil Putman), Janice Rule (Kate Newman), Charles Cioffi (Captain Ray Tower), Richard Venture (U.S. Ambassador)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1933-
  • 1930-1999
  • 1949-
  • 1935-
  • 1936-
  • 1945-
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  • Lemmon, Jack
  • Lewis, Edward
  • Costa-Gavras
  • Stewart, Donald
  • Lewis, Mildred
  • Spacek, Sissy
  • Shea, John
  • Mayron, Melanie
  • Clennon, David
  • Rule, Janice
  • Cioffi, Charles
  • Daniel, Sean
  • Kornbluh, Peter
  • Hauser, Thomas
  • Wood, Michael
  • Simon, Terry
  • Crowdus, Gary
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Polygram Pictures
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
122
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
449
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  • Horman, Charles
  • Hauser, Thomas
  • Disappeared persons
  • Missing persons
  • Coups d'état
  • Journalists
  • United States
  • South America
  • Chile
  • Chile
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Missing, a Universal Pictures ; a Polygram Pictures presentation ; an Edward Lewis production ; a Costa-Gavras film ; screenplay by Costa-Gavras & Donald Stewart ; produced by Edward and Mildred Lewis ; directed by Costa-Gavras, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book The execution of Charles Horman / by Thomas Hauser
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • Disc 1 the film:
  • Charles and Terry -- Back home with Beth -- "They can't hurt us" -- Past curfew -- Ed Horman in D.C. -- Two weeks missing -- "The hiding theory" -- Viña Del Mar -- Capt. Ray Tower -- Charles's arrest -- Another theory -- Teruggi and Holloway -- "I just want my boy back" -- Hospital inquiries -- Getting to know Charlie -- National stadium -- Italian Embassy -- Charles's notes -- Morgue -- Closer -- Ford Foundation -- Reason to believe -- Call from Putnam -- Going home -- Color bars
  • (1982) (122 min.); Trailer (3 min.)
  • Disc 2 the supplements:
  • Costa-Gravas [featurette] (33 min.) -- Joyce Horman on "Missing" [featurette] (30 min.) -- Producing "Missing" [featurette] (18 min.) --1982 Cannes Film Festival [featurette] (20 min.) -- Pursuing truth: an interview with Peter Kornbluh, [featurette] (20 min.) -- In honor of "Missing" [featurette] (21 min.);
  • booklet includes the essays "Who would care about us if we disappeared?" by Michael Wood, "Real People" by Terry Simon, "An interview with Costa-Gavras" by Gary Crowdus, and "U.S. State Department's response to the film."
Control code
ocn244581035
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD.
Extent
2 videodiscs (122 min.)
Isbn
9781604650631
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
DRAMA 791.4365 MISSING ; XX-D ; 2DVD/1AW ; CC ; [B14MD156, #31, 4@39.99, HMH/MJ]
Other control number
715515031820
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1769D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)244581035
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Missing, a Universal Pictures ; a Polygram Pictures presentation ; an Edward Lewis production ; a Costa-Gavras film ; screenplay by Costa-Gavras & Donald Stewart ; produced by Edward and Mildred Lewis ; directed by Costa-Gavras, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book The execution of Charles Horman / by Thomas Hauser
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • Disc 1 the film:
  • Charles and Terry -- Back home with Beth -- "They can't hurt us" -- Past curfew -- Ed Horman in D.C. -- Two weeks missing -- "The hiding theory" -- Viña Del Mar -- Capt. Ray Tower -- Charles's arrest -- Another theory -- Teruggi and Holloway -- "I just want my boy back" -- Hospital inquiries -- Getting to know Charlie -- National stadium -- Italian Embassy -- Charles's notes -- Morgue -- Closer -- Ford Foundation -- Reason to believe -- Call from Putnam -- Going home -- Color bars
  • (1982) (122 min.); Trailer (3 min.)
  • Disc 2 the supplements:
  • Costa-Gravas [featurette] (33 min.) -- Joyce Horman on "Missing" [featurette] (30 min.) -- Producing "Missing" [featurette] (18 min.) --1982 Cannes Film Festival [featurette] (20 min.) -- Pursuing truth: an interview with Peter Kornbluh, [featurette] (20 min.) -- In honor of "Missing" [featurette] (21 min.);
  • booklet includes the essays "Who would care about us if we disappeared?" by Michael Wood, "Real People" by Terry Simon, "An interview with Costa-Gavras" by Gary Crowdus, and "U.S. State Department's response to the film."
Control code
ocn244581035
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD.
Extent
2 videodiscs (122 min.)
Isbn
9781604650631
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
DRAMA 791.4365 MISSING ; XX-D ; 2DVD/1AW ; CC ; [B14MD156, #31, 4@39.99, HMH/MJ]
Other control number
715515031820
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1769D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)244581035
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD

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