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The Resource The towering inferno, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present Irwin Allen's production ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin, (videorecording)

The towering inferno, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present Irwin Allen's production ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin, (videorecording)

Label
The towering inferno
Title
The towering inferno
Statement of responsibility
Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present Irwin Allen's production ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
On the night of the dedication ceremony of the world's tallest skyscraper, a raging blaze breaks out, threatening the party-goers
Awards note
Academy Awards, USA, 1975: Oscar - Best Cinematography (Fred J. Koenekamp, Joseph F. Biroc) ; Best Film Editing (Harold F. Kress, Carl Kress) ; Best Music, Original Song (Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Fred Koenekamp ; music, John Williams
Date time place
Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
English (Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 4.0 surround), and dubbed Spanish (Dolby digital mono.) soundtracks with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1930-1980
  • 1925-2015
  • 1916-1991
  • 1918-1996
  • 1925-2008
  • 1918-1981
  • 1947-
  • 1919-2009
  • 1932-
  • 1915-
  • 1926-1986
  • 1926-2014
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McQueen, Steve
  • Guillermin, John
  • Allen, Irwin
  • Silliphant, Stirling
  • Newman, Paul
  • Holden, William
  • Dunaway, Faye
  • Blakely, Susan
  • Simpson, O. J.
  • Astaire, Fred
  • Jones, Jennifer
  • Williams, John
  • Stern, Richard Martin
  • Scortia, Thomas N.
  • Robinson, Frank M.
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
164
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skyscrapers
  • Fire extinction
  • Rescues
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The towering inferno, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present Irwin Allen's production ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novels "The tower" by Richard Martin Stern and "The glass inferno" by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson
  • Container incorrectly lists a French and an English stereo soundtrack as available
  • Special features: Disc 1: all-new audio commentary by film historian F.X. Feeney; all-new scene-specific commentary by Mike Vezina, special effects director (X-Men 3) and Branko Racki, stunt coordinator (Day after tomorrow) ; Disc 2: "Inside the tower: we remember" featurette; "Innovating tower: the SPFX of an inferno" featurette; "The art of towering" featurette; "Irwin Allen: the great producer" featurette; "Directing the inferno" featurette; "Putting out fire" featurette; "Running on fire" featurette; "Still the world's tallest building" featurette; "The writer: Stirling Silliphant" featurette; over 30 extended/deleted scenes; AMC backstory: "The towering inferno"; storyboard-to-film comparisons; Nato presentation reel; 3 interactive articles from American Cinematographer; Original "Making-of" featurettes; 1977 Irwin Allen Interview; still photo galleries (Shot compositions, publicity, behind-the-scenes, conceptual sketches, costumes); original teaser; original trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm67705637
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD edition ; Special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 164 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
ACTION 791.436552 TOWERING ; L ; XX-D ; 2DVD/1AW ; Col. ; CC ; D02 ; YVN0804MW160 ; Repair09/01, wjm.
Other physical details
anamorphic, sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 67705637
  • (Sirsi) 67705637
  • (OCoLC)67705637
System details
DVD, region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; dual-layer; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The towering inferno, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present Irwin Allen's production ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novels "The tower" by Richard Martin Stern and "The glass inferno" by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson
  • Container incorrectly lists a French and an English stereo soundtrack as available
  • Special features: Disc 1: all-new audio commentary by film historian F.X. Feeney; all-new scene-specific commentary by Mike Vezina, special effects director (X-Men 3) and Branko Racki, stunt coordinator (Day after tomorrow) ; Disc 2: "Inside the tower: we remember" featurette; "Innovating tower: the SPFX of an inferno" featurette; "The art of towering" featurette; "Irwin Allen: the great producer" featurette; "Directing the inferno" featurette; "Putting out fire" featurette; "Running on fire" featurette; "Still the world's tallest building" featurette; "The writer: Stirling Silliphant" featurette; over 30 extended/deleted scenes; AMC backstory: "The towering inferno"; storyboard-to-film comparisons; Nato presentation reel; 3 interactive articles from American Cinematographer; Original "Making-of" featurettes; 1977 Irwin Allen Interview; still photo galleries (Shot compositions, publicity, behind-the-scenes, conceptual sketches, costumes); original teaser; original trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm67705637
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD edition ; Special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 164 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
ACTION 791.436552 TOWERING ; L ; XX-D ; 2DVD/1AW ; Col. ; CC ; D02 ; YVN0804MW160 ; Repair09/01, wjm.
Other physical details
anamorphic, sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 67705637
  • (Sirsi) 67705637
  • (OCoLC)67705637
System details
DVD, region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; dual-layer; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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