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The Resource Death defying acts. : Houdini's secret, Film Finance Corporation Australia, BBC Films, the UK Film Council and Myriad Pictures present in association with the New South Wales Film and Television Office, a MacGowan Lupovitz Nasatir Films and Zephyr Films production of a film by Gillian Armstrong ; produced by Chris Curling and Marian MacGowan ; written by Tony Grisoni and Brian Ward ; directed by Gillian Armstrong

Death defying acts. : Houdini's secret, Film Finance Corporation Australia, BBC Films, the UK Film Council and Myriad Pictures present in association with the New South Wales Film and Television Office, a MacGowan Lupovitz Nasatir Films and Zephyr Films production of a film by Gillian Armstrong ; produced by Chris Curling and Marian MacGowan ; written by Tony Grisoni and Brian Ward ; directed by Gillian Armstrong

Label
Death defying acts. : Houdini's secret
Title
Death defying acts.
Title remainder
Houdini's secret
Statement of responsibility
Film Finance Corporation Australia, BBC Films, the UK Film Council and Myriad Pictures present in association with the New South Wales Film and Television Office, a MacGowan Lupovitz Nasatir Films and Zephyr Films production of a film by Gillian Armstrong ; produced by Chris Curling and Marian MacGowan ; written by Tony Grisoni and Brian Ward ; directed by Gillian Armstrong
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Mary McGarvie is a beautiful con artist who, with the help of her young daughter, fools audiences into believing she is psychic. The legendary magician Harry Houdini comes to town with a skeptic's challenge. He is going to give $10,000 to anyone who can correctly 'channel' his mother's dying words. Mary accepts the challenge. Houdini enters into a passionate affair with the charming clairvoyant even as he prepares for the most dangeros stunt of his career
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Haris Zambarloukos ; editor, Nicholas Beauman ; music, Cezary Skubiszewski
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG; for some sensuality, thematic material, language, violent content and smoking
Language note
English dialogue, Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.D43 2008
PerformerNote
Guy Pearce, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1950-
  • 1967-
  • 1969-
  • 1957-
  • 1994-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Curling, Chris
  • MacGowan, Marian
  • Grisoni, Tony
  • Ward, Brian
  • Armstrong, Gillian
  • Pearce, Guy
  • Zeta-Jones, Catherine
  • Spall, Timothy
  • Ronan, Saoirse
  • Film Finance Corporation Australia
  • BBC Films
  • UK Film Council
  • Myriad Pictures
  • New South Wales Film and Television Office
  • MacGowan Lupovitz Nasatir Films (Firm)
  • Zephyr Films
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
97
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Houdini, Harry
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Channeling (Spiritualism)
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Estafa
  • Relaciones humanas
Technique
live action
Label
Death defying acts. : Houdini's secret, Film Finance Corporation Australia, BBC Films, the UK Film Council and Myriad Pictures present in association with the New South Wales Film and Television Office, a MacGowan Lupovitz Nasatir Films and Zephyr Films production of a film by Gillian Armstrong ; produced by Chris Curling and Marian MacGowan ; written by Tony Grisoni and Brian Ward ; directed by Gillian Armstrong
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: Commentary by director Gillian Armstrong and producer Marian MacGowan; the making of Death defying acts; trailer
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
Control code
1152947
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019815512
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
81551
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1152947
  • (Sirsi) 1152947
  • (OCoLC)244252459
System details
DVD, widescreen (letterbox, enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Terms governing use
This disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Death defying acts. : Houdini's secret, Film Finance Corporation Australia, BBC Films, the UK Film Council and Myriad Pictures present in association with the New South Wales Film and Television Office, a MacGowan Lupovitz Nasatir Films and Zephyr Films production of a film by Gillian Armstrong ; produced by Chris Curling and Marian MacGowan ; written by Tony Grisoni and Brian Ward ; directed by Gillian Armstrong
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: Commentary by director Gillian Armstrong and producer Marian MacGowan; the making of Death defying acts; trailer
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
Control code
1152947
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019815512
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
81551
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1152947
  • (Sirsi) 1152947
  • (OCoLC)244252459
System details
DVD, widescreen (letterbox, enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Terms governing use
This disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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