Broadcast News [1987] [Criterion] (BLU)

James L. Brooks

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Synopsis

Since the 1970s, the name James L. Brooks was synonymous with intelligent television comedy - his shows were insightful about work and love and always tapped into the zeitgeist. He is also a master Hollywood storyteller, and none of his films is more quintessentially Brooks than Broadcast News. This caustic inside look at the Washington news media stars Holly Hunter in her breakout role, as a feisty television producer torn between an ambitious yet dim anchorman (William Hurt) and her closest confidant, a cynical veteran reporter (Albert Brooks). Brooks's witty, gently prophetic entertainment is a captivating transmission from an era in which ideas on love and media were rapidly changing.

Product Details

  • Starring: William Hurt, Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks, Joan Cusack
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: R
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 01/25/2011
  • Run Time: 132 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 552

Special Features

  • New Audio Commentary Featuring Brooks and Marks
  • James L. Brooks - A Singular Voice - A New Documentary on Brooks's Career in Television and Film, Featuring Actresses Marilu Henner and Julie Kavner, Among Other Collaborators
  • Alternate Ending and Deleted Scenes, With Commentary by Brooks
  • New Video Interview With Veteran CBS News Producer Susan Zirinsky, One of the Models for Actress Holly Hunter's Character and an Associate Producer on the Film
  • Featurette Containing On-Set Footage and Interviews With Brooks, Hunter, and Actor Albert Brooks
  • Film Booklet Featuring Essay by Film Critic Carrie Rickey

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