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The Resource Midnight express, Columbia Pictures presents a Casablanca Filmworks production ; an Alan Parker film ; screenplay by Oliver Stone ; produced by Alan Marshall and David Puttnam ; directed by Alan Parker, (DVD)

Midnight express, Columbia Pictures presents a Casablanca Filmworks production ; an Alan Parker film ; screenplay by Oliver Stone ; produced by Alan Marshall and David Puttnam ; directed by Alan Parker, (DVD)

Label
Midnight express
Title
Midnight express
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures presents a Casablanca Filmworks production ; an Alan Parker film ; screenplay by Oliver Stone ; produced by Alan Marshall and David Puttnam ; directed by Alan Parker
Title variation
Express de minuit
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
This film is based on a true story. William Hayes, a naive young American vacationing with his girlfriend in Istanbul, Turkey, tries to smuggle a couple of kilos of hash out of the country. He is caught, thrown into a Turkish prison, and subsequently raped, tortured, and forced into the brutality that defines the inmates' constant struggle for survival. There are other foreigners there, many for smuggling, and word is that the only way out of the jail is by dying, or taking "the midnight express." Max, his friend and fellow inmate swears, "That train doesn't run around here."
Awards note
Winner, 1978 Academy Awards for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Oliver Stone; and Best Music, Original Score: Giorgio Moroder.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Midnight express (Motion picture : 1978)
Credits note
Director of photography, Michael Seresin ; editor, Gerry Hambling ; music, Giorgio Moroder ; production designer, Geoffrey Kirkland
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R
Language note
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.M5365448 2008
PerformerNote
Brad Davis (Billy Hayes), Irene Miracle (Susan), Bo Hopkins (Tex), Paolo Bonacelli (Rifki), Paul Smith (Hamidou), Randy Quaid (Jimmy Booth), Norbert Weisser (Erich), John Hurt (Max), Mike Kellin (Mr. Hayes), Franco Diogene (Yesil), Micheal Ensign (Stanley Daniels), Gigi Ballista (Chief Judge), Kevork Malikyan (Prosecutor), Peter Jeffrey (Ahmet)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1944-
  • 1938-
  • 1941-
  • 1949-1991
  • 1942-
  • 1939-
  • 1936-2012
  • 1950-
  • 1940-2017
  • 1922-1983
  • 1929-1999
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Parker, Alan
  • Marshall, Alan
  • Puttnam, David
  • Stone, Oliver
  • Davis, Brad
  • Miracle, Irene
  • Hopkins, Bo
  • Bonacelli, Paolo
  • Smith, Paul
  • Quaid, Randy
  • Hurt, John
  • Kellin, Mike
  • Jeffrey, Peter
  • Seresin, Michael
  • Moroder, Giorgio
  • Hayes, Billy
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Casablanca Filmworks
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
121
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hayes, Billy
  • Escapes
  • Prisons
  • Smuggling
  • Prisons
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Midnight express, Columbia Pictures presents a Casablanca Filmworks production ; an Alan Parker film ; screenplay by Oliver Stone ; produced by Alan Marshall and David Puttnam ; directed by Alan Parker, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1978
  • Based on the book by William Hayes with William Hoffer
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1978
  • Special features: Commentary with director Alan Parker [optional audio feature]; The producers [featurette] (26 min.); The production [featurette] (25 min.); The finished film [featurette] (24 min.); Photo gallery [slide show] (13 min.); Previews (6 min.). Booklet is an essay, Anatomy of a film: The making of "Midnight Express" by Alan Parker
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 pages : illustrated ; 19 cm)
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
Contents
Packing -- Security check -- Strip search -- Not afraid -- Chicken out -- Blindfold -- Peacocks -- "It's not a train" -- Sitting tight -- With good time -- Turkish revenge -- Cat call -- Blueprint -- Tortured -- Another way out -- Istanbul blues -- Like butter -- Breaking out -- Dead end -- No shape to kill -- Bad news -- Insane -- Circle walk -- Girlfriend visits -- Wrong way -- Photo album -- Bribe -- Key to freedom
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (121 min.)
Isbn
9781424884421
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
22609
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn182871602
  • (OCoLC)182871602
  • 1321254
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, Dolby Digital mono; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Midnight express, Columbia Pictures presents a Casablanca Filmworks production ; an Alan Parker film ; screenplay by Oliver Stone ; produced by Alan Marshall and David Puttnam ; directed by Alan Parker, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1978
  • Based on the book by William Hayes with William Hoffer
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1978
  • Special features: Commentary with director Alan Parker [optional audio feature]; The producers [featurette] (26 min.); The production [featurette] (25 min.); The finished film [featurette] (24 min.); Photo gallery [slide show] (13 min.); Previews (6 min.). Booklet is an essay, Anatomy of a film: The making of "Midnight Express" by Alan Parker
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 pages : illustrated ; 19 cm)
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
Contents
Packing -- Security check -- Strip search -- Not afraid -- Chicken out -- Blindfold -- Peacocks -- "It's not a train" -- Sitting tight -- With good time -- Turkish revenge -- Cat call -- Blueprint -- Tortured -- Another way out -- Istanbul blues -- Like butter -- Breaking out -- Dead end -- No shape to kill -- Bad news -- Insane -- Circle walk -- Girlfriend visits -- Wrong way -- Photo album -- Bribe -- Key to freedom
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (121 min.)
Isbn
9781424884421
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
22609
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn182871602
  • (OCoLC)182871602
  • 1321254
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, Dolby Digital mono; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD

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