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

Edition [Blu-ray version].
Publication Info. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2009]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Blu-ray Fiction  F SOL    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details Blu-ray disc, widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 1080p High Definition; requires Blu-ray player.
Language English dialogue, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Cast Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey, Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Lisagay Hamilton.
Credits Director of photography, Seamus McGarvey ; editor, Paul Tothill ; music, Dario Marianelli.
Note Based on the novel "The soloist: a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music" by Steve Lopez.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some drug use and language.
Summary 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.
Subject Lopez, Steve -- Drama.
Ayers, Nathaniel Anthony -- Drama.
Journalists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Cellists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
African American homeless persons -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Schizophrenics -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Skid row -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Blu-ray discs.
Genre Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Foster, Gary, 1961-
Krasnoff, Russ.
Grant, Susannah.
Wright, Joe, 1972-
Foxx, Jamie.
Downey, Robert, Jr., 1965-
Keener, Catherine.
Hollander, Tom, 1967-
Hamilton, Lisa Gay, 1964-
Marianelli, Dario.
Lopez, Steve. Soloist.
Dreamworks Pictures.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Studio Canal.
Participant Media (Firm)
Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment (Firm)
Working Title Films.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1415750033
Standard No. 097360714845
Music No. 071484 Paramount Home Entertainment
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