|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies|
Milos Foreman's cinematic adaptation of E.L. Doctrow's sprawling pop-culture epic Ragtime follows a variety of characters whose lives intertwine during the earliest years of the 20th century. Brad Dourif plays the meek young brother in a wealthy family who ends up helping Coalhouse Walker Jr. (Howard E. Rollins) when the proud black man stands up to the racism that surrounds him with a criminal act that leads to a standoff with a police commissioner (James Cagney - making his return to the big screen after fifteen years away). Secondary characters include a street artist (Mandy Patinkin) who gets his foot in the door of the nascent film business, and a flighty young woman (Elizabeth McGovern) who inspires men who desire her to violence. Randy Newman composed the score, which included a song that earned him his first Oscar nomination. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
|Series||Widescreen DVD collection.|
Ragtime music -- Drama.
America -- History -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Hollywood, Calif. :Paramount,2004
|Other Titles|| Ragtime.
Cagney, James, 1899-1986.
Dourif, Brad, 1950-
Gunn, Moses, 1822-1887.
McGovern, Elizabeth, 1961-
McMillan, Kenneth, 1932-1989.
Doctorow, E. L., 1931-2015. Ragtime.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
James Cagney, Brad Dourif, Moses Gunn, Elizabeth McGovern, Kenneth McMillan.
Music, Randy Newman.
Includes English and French language tracks.
Title from container.
DVD release of the 1981 motion picture.
Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow.
Special features: Remembering Ragtime; commentary by Milos Forman and Michael Hausman; deleted scenes.
DVD; Dolby digital; Region 1.
1 DVD (155 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.