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The Resource Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures ; a Parkes/MacDonald production ; a Nickelodeon Movies 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 ; a Parkes/MacDonald production ; a Nickelodeon Movies 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 ; a Parkes/MacDonald production ; a Nickelodeon Movies production ; a Brad Silberling film ; produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jim Van Wyck ; screenplay by Robert Gordon ; directed by Brad Silberling
Title variation
Series of unfortunate events
Contributor
Creator
Film director
Film producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • 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
Cataloging source
RCS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Emmanuel Lubezki ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, Thomas Newman ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; production designer, Rick Heinrichs
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements, scary situations and brief language
Language note
English, French or Spanish dialogue; closed-captioned
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)
  • Voice, Jude Law
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1962-
  • 1988-
  • 1957-
  • 1972-
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Silberling, Bradley
  • Gordon, Robert
  • MacDonald, Laurie
  • Parkes, Walter F.
  • Van Wyck, Jim.
  • Carrey, Jim
  • Aiken, Liam
  • Browning, Emily
  • Spall, Timothy
  • O'Hara, Catherine
  • Law, Jude
  • Lubezki, Emmanuel
  • Newman, Thomas
  • Snicket, Lemony
  • Snicket, Lemony
  • Snicket, Lemony
  • Snicket, Lemony
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
107
Series statement
Full screen DVD collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphans
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Baudelaire, Violet (Fictitious character)
  • Baudelaire, Klaus (Fictitious character)
  • Baudelaire, Sunny (Fictitious character)
Target audience
pre adolescent
Technique
live action
Label
Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures ; a Parkes/MacDonald production ; a Nickelodeon Movies 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
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2004
  • Based on the books "The bad beginning", "The reptile room" and "The wide window" by Lemony Snicket
  • Special features: Commentary by Brad Silberling; Brad Silberling and the real Lemony Snicket commentary; bad beginnings; dismal deletions; obnoxious outtakes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
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
ocm58837652
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (107 min.)
Isbn
9781415708682
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360533842
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
53384
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) o58837652
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures ; a Parkes/MacDonald production ; a Nickelodeon Movies 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
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2004
  • Based on the books "The bad beginning", "The reptile room" and "The wide window" by Lemony Snicket
  • Special features: Commentary by Brad Silberling; Brad Silberling and the real Lemony Snicket commentary; bad beginnings; dismal deletions; obnoxious outtakes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
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
ocm58837652
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (107 min.)
Isbn
9781415708682
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360533842
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
53384
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) o58837652
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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