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Title The soloist [videorecording] / DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures present, in association with StudioCanal and Participant Media ; a Between Two Trees production ; in association with Working Title Films ; directed by Joe Wright ; screenplay by Susannah Grant ; produced by Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff ; a Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment production ; in association with Working Title Films

Publ Info Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2009]
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Common Titl Soloist (Motion picture)
Descript 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Note Based on the book "The soloist: a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music" by Steve Lopez
Originally produced in 2009
Special features: Commentary by director Joe Wright ; An unlikely friendship : making 'The soloist' ; Kindness, courtesy and respect : Mr. Ayers + Mr. Lopez ; One size does not fit all : addressing homelessness in Los Angeles ; Beth's story ; deleted scenes
Director of photography, Seamus McGarvey ; film editor, Paul Tothill ; music by Dario Marianelli ; production designer, Sarah Greenwood ; costume designer, Jacqueline Durran
DVD, NTSC; region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
English, dubbed Spanish, or French dialogue with optional English, Spanish or French subtitles; closed-captioned
Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, LisaGay Hamilton
In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist and recent bike accident victim Steve Lopez more than his banged-up face, was his pressing need for story ideas. He soon discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a skid row schizophrenic street musician, who possesses extraordinary talent - even though he only has half-broken instruments to play. Inspired by Nathaniel's story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about him and attempts to do more to help both him, and the rest of the underclass of L.A. have a better life. Lopez's good intentions run headlong into Nathaniel's personal demons and the larger issues of social injustice facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Nathaniel find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some drug use and language
LC subject Lopez, Steve -- Drama
Ayers, Nathaniel Anthony -- Drama
Journalists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography -- Drama
Cellists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography -- Drama
African American homeless persons -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama
Schizophrenics -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama
Skid row -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama
Friendship -- Drama
Film adaptations. lcgft
Biographical films. lcgft
Musical films. lcgft
Feature films. lcgft
Fiction films. lcgft
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. lcgft
Add Author Foster, Gary, 1961- producer
Krasnoff, Russ, producer
Grant, Susannah, screenwriter
Wright, Joe, 1972- director
Foxx, Jamie, actor
Downey, Robert, 1965- actor
Keener, Catherine, actor
Hollander, Tom, 1967- actor
Hamilton, Lisa Gay, 1964- actor
Lopez, Steve. Soloist
Dreamworks Pictures
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Studio Canal
Participant Media
Between Two Trees (Firm)
Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment (Firm)
Working Title Films
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1415747164
ISBN/ISSN 097363494447
Music # 34944