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Angels in America [videorecording] / HBO Films presents an Avenue Pictures production, a Mike Nichols film ; produced by Celia Costas ; screenplay by Tony Kushner ; directed by Mike Nichols.

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  • 2 copies at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Media Center Reserve DVD 1490-1491 Disc 1 37684000993954 Media Center Desk Available -
Media Center Reserve DVD 1490-1491 Disc 2 37684000991941 Media Center Desk Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0783129505
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 352 min.) : sd., col. w/b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HBO Video, c2004.

Content descriptions

General Note: Faculty reserve.
Material for LENG-321 (Coroniti), FS-P343 (Mirowitz) and the Film Scoring Department.
Originally broadcast by HBO in 2003.
Based on the play by Tony Kushner.
Formatted Contents Note: pt. 1. Millennium approaches -- pt. 2. Perestroika.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, Thomas Newman ; costume designer, Stuart Wurtzel ; visual effects supervisor, Richard Edlund.
Participant or Performer Note: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justine Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, Brian Markinson, James Cromwell.
Summary, etc.: Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD, Region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround.
Language Note: English or Spanish dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Angels > Drama.
AIDS (Disease) > United States > Drama.
Gay men > United States > Drama.
Ángeles > Teatro.

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