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The Resource America the beautiful, producers, Kurt Engfehr, Stela Georgieva ; written, produced and directed by Darryl Roberts, (videorecording)

America the beautiful, producers, Kurt Engfehr, Stela Georgieva ; written, produced and directed by Darryl Roberts, (videorecording)

Label
America the beautiful
Title
America the beautiful
Statement of responsibility
producers, Kurt Engfehr, Stela Georgieva ; written, produced and directed by Darryl Roberts
Contributor
Author of dialog
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a two year journey to examine America's new obsession: physical perfection. In America the beautiful, we learn secrets, confessions, and strikingly harsh realities as Roberts unearths the origins and deadly risks of our nation's quest for physical perfection ... [and] see how these increasingly unattainable images contribute greatly to the rise in low self-esteem, body dismorphia, and eating disorders for young women and girls who also happen to be the beauty industry's largest consumers. Who actually benefits from this high-priced journey towards this ideal? Is corporate America's bottom line so important that it justifies a nation's psychosis? What are the true costs of our obsession with youth, beauty, and a slender physique? At the heart of America the beautiful is the story of Gerren Taylor, a teenager who went from being an innocent 12 year old girl to being one of America's next top supermodels. ... Her tumultuous quest acts as a mirror to the American psyche, and it becomes apparent how the same beauty that could jump-start her career could ultimately destroy her young life. ... Roberts dives deep into America's culture of fear, consumption, and idolatry for all things external; he seeks answers from celebrities, media, academia, as well as everyday Americans"--Synopsis
Cataloging source
BUF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cameras, Michele G. Bluthenthal, Terence Wright, Isaac Davis, Gavin Wynn, Charles Miller, Darryl Roberts ; associate editors, Bernardo Loyola, T. Woody Richman, Brian Singbiel ; editors, Charles Miller, Stela Georgieva ; supervising editor, Kurt Engfehr ; executive producer, Henry L.N. Anderson ; executive producers, Michael Beach, Dennis Damore, Terence Wright ; co-producers, Jason Brouseau, Michele G. Bluenthal, Sherese Locke, Kimberly Bennink ; original music, Michael Bearden, Cliff Lim, Sam Martin, Denny Schauffler, Nick Seeley, Jason Zaffary
Dewey number
306.4
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
Closed-captioned. In English with optional English and Spanish subtitles;
PerformerNote
Gerren Taylor (supermodel)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Roberts, Darryl
  • Engfehr, Kurt
  • Georgieva, Stela
  • Taylor, Gerren
  • Sensory Overload Productions
Runtime
105
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Body image
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Identity (Psychology) and mass media
  • Human body
  • Video recordings
  • DVD-Video discs
Technique
live action
Label
America the beautiful, producers, Kurt Engfehr, Stela Georgieva ; written, produced and directed by Darryl Roberts, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features include: Deleted scenes; Boris Kodjoe and Reggie Theus on being attractive; Interview with Eve Ensler; Cosmetic ingredients are mislabeled; Girls with eating disorders; Canaries in the coal mine; Meet the victims: guys on the couch; Physiognomy with Stuart Ewen; Interview with Ethie Ann Vare
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
467374786
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (105 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)467374786
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
America the beautiful, producers, Kurt Engfehr, Stela Georgieva ; written, produced and directed by Darryl Roberts, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features include: Deleted scenes; Boris Kodjoe and Reggie Theus on being attractive; Interview with Eve Ensler; Cosmetic ingredients are mislabeled; Girls with eating disorders; Canaries in the coal mine; Meet the victims: guys on the couch; Physiognomy with Stuart Ewen; Interview with Ethie Ann Vare
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
467374786
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (105 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)467374786
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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