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The Resource Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures present ; a Nickelodeon Movies production ; a Parkes/MacDonald production ; a Brad Silberling film ; produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jim Van Wyck ; screenplay by Robert Gordon ; directed by Brad Silberling, (videorecording)

Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures present ; a Nickelodeon Movies production ; a Parkes/MacDonald production ; a Brad Silberling film ; produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jim Van Wyck ; screenplay by Robert Gordon ; directed by Brad Silberling, (videorecording)

Label
Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events
Title
Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events
Statement of responsibility
Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures present ; a Nickelodeon Movies production ; a Parkes/MacDonald production ; a Brad Silberling film ; produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jim Van Wyck ; screenplay by Robert Gordon ; directed by Brad Silberling
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off watching some other movie," warns our narrator, Lemony Snicket. "In this movie," he continues gravely, "not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle." This is the story of the Baudelaire children -- three "clever and reasonably attractive orphans"--Who embark on a shaky adventure after their home burns down, killing their parents. Violet is the eldest, a serious-minded girl with a knack for inventing things. Klaus is a brainy book-lover who retains every word he's ever read. And Sunny, barely more than an infant, has the unique distinction of being very good at biting things -- sometimes right through things
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Emmanuel Lubezki ; edited by Michael Kahn ; music by Thomas Newman ; costumes designed by Colleen Atwood ; production designer, Rick Heinrichs
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Rated PG; for thematic elements, scary situations and brief language
Language note
In English, Español, or Franc̜ais with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned
LC call number
PZ7.S6795
LC item number
Ser 2005
PerformerNote
Jim Carrey (Count Olaf), Liam Aiken (Klaus), Emily Browning (Violet), Timothy Spall (Mr. Poe), Catherine O'Hara (Justice Strauss), Billy Connolly (Uncle Monty), Cedric the Entertainer (Constable), Luis Guzman (Bald man), Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Adams (White faced women), Craig Ferguson (Person of indeterminate gender), Jamie Harris (Hook-handed man), Meryl Streep (Aunt Josephine), Kara Hoffman and Shelby Hoffman (Sunny), and Jude Law (as the voice of Lemony Snicket)
Runtime
107
Series statement
Widescreen DVD collection
Target audience
pre adolescent
Technique
live action
Label
Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures present ; a Nickelodeon Movies production ; a Parkes/MacDonald production ; a Brad Silberling film ; produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jim Van Wyck ; screenplay by Robert Gordon ; directed by Brad Silberling, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the books "The bad beginning," "The reptile room," and "The wide window" by Lemony Snicket
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2004
  • Special features: Alarming audio commentaries: Director Brad Silberling commentary [audio only feature]; Brad Silberling and the real Lemony Snicket commentary [audio only feature]; Bad beginnings [featurettes] (25 min.); Orphaned scenes (29 min.); Previews (5 min.)
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
Contents
Bad beginning -- Your new guardian -- Chores -- Custody granted -- Reptile room -- Stephano arrives -- Incredibly deadly viper -- Aunt Josephine -- Captain Sham -- Hurricane Herman -- Lachrymose leeches -- Marvelous marriage -- Let the wedding begin -- No one listens to children -- Letter that never came -- End titles
Control code
ocm57546451
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (107 min.)
Isbn
9781415708705
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097363407645
  • 883929302383
  • 883929306565
  • 032429257437
  • 032429259752
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 34076
  • 2064936
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)57546451
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures present ; a Nickelodeon Movies production ; a Parkes/MacDonald production ; a Brad Silberling film ; produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jim Van Wyck ; screenplay by Robert Gordon ; directed by Brad Silberling, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the books "The bad beginning," "The reptile room," and "The wide window" by Lemony Snicket
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2004
  • Special features: Alarming audio commentaries: Director Brad Silberling commentary [audio only feature]; Brad Silberling and the real Lemony Snicket commentary [audio only feature]; Bad beginnings [featurettes] (25 min.); Orphaned scenes (29 min.); Previews (5 min.)
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
Contents
Bad beginning -- Your new guardian -- Chores -- Custody granted -- Reptile room -- Stephano arrives -- Incredibly deadly viper -- Aunt Josephine -- Captain Sham -- Hurricane Herman -- Lachrymose leeches -- Marvelous marriage -- Let the wedding begin -- No one listens to children -- Letter that never came -- End titles
Control code
ocm57546451
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (107 min.)
Isbn
9781415708705
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097363407645
  • 883929302383
  • 883929306565
  • 032429257437
  • 032429259752
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 34076
  • 2064936
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)57546451
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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