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The Resource Two-lane blacktop, Universal presents ; a Michael S. Laughlin production ; screenplay by Rudolph Wurlitzer and Will Corry ; story by Will Corry ; produced by Michael S. Laughlin ; directed by Monte Hellman, (videorecording)

Two-lane blacktop, Universal presents ; a Michael S. Laughlin production ; screenplay by Rudolph Wurlitzer and Will Corry ; story by Will Corry ; produced by Michael S. Laughlin ; directed by Monte Hellman, (videorecording)

Label
Two-lane blacktop
Title
Two-lane blacktop
Statement of responsibility
Universal presents ; a Michael S. Laughlin production ; screenplay by Rudolph Wurlitzer and Will Corry ; story by Will Corry ; produced by Michael S. Laughlin ; directed by Monte Hellman
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A car-obsessed Driver and Mechanic aimlessly head East from L.A. in a souped-up 1955 Chevy, drag racing for money and thrills. Drifting across the Southwest, they keep being buzzed by a Pontiac GTO. They are joined by The Girl after she climbs into their car while the two are eating in a diner. Later at a gas station, the three meet "GTO" and challenge him to a cross-country race to Washington, D.C. for "pink slips," where the winner will get the loser's car. Along the way, however, they keep stopping to help each other, and winning seems far from their thoughts. The road is itself a place to live, is home, not just a way to move
Member of
Awards note
Named to the National Film Registry in 2012 by the Library of Congress.
Cataloging source
JBO
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Jack Deerson ; film editor, Monte Hellman ; custom auto design & construction, Richard Ruth, William Kincheloe, H. Alan Deglin
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In English; SDH, subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
PerformerNote
Starring: James Taylor (The Driver), Warren Oates (G.T.O.), Laurie Bird (The Girl), and Dennis Wilson (The Mechanic) ; with H.D. Stanton, Alan Vint, Bill Keller, Katherine Squire, George Mitchell, Kreag Caffey, A.J. Solari, Rudolph Wurlitzer, Jaclyn Hellman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1932-
  • 1948-
  • 1928-1982
  • -1979
  • -1983
  • 1926-2017
  • 1944-2006
  • 1903-1995
  • 1905-1972
  • 1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Laughlin, Michael
  • Wurlitzer, Rudolph
  • Corry, Will
  • Hellman, Monte
  • Taylor, James
  • Oates, Warren
  • Bird, Laurie
  • Wilson, Dennis
  • Stanton, Harry Dean
  • Vint, Alan
  • Squire, Katherine
  • Mitchell, George
  • Caffey, Kreag
  • Anders, Allison
  • Meyer, David N
  • Kristofferson, Kris
  • Coblenz, Walter
  • Jones, Kent
  • Linklater, Richard
  • Wurlitzer, Rudolph
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
103
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
414
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drifters
  • GTO automobile
  • Chevrolet automobile
  • Hot rods
  • Drag racing
  • Automobile racing
  • Automobile racing drivers
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Muscle cars
Technique
live action
Label
Two-lane blacktop, Universal presents ; a Michael S. Laughlin production ; screenplay by Rudolph Wurlitzer and Will Corry ; story by Will Corry ; produced by Michael S. Laughlin ; directed by Monte Hellman, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1971
Accompanying material
1 booklet (36 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 18 cm.) + 1 screenplay (111 p. ; 19 cm.), in container (19 x 15 x 3 cm.).
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • [featurette] (28 min.)
  • Sure did talk to you
  • [featurette] (23 min.)
  • Those satisfactions are permanent
  • [featurette] (26 min.)
  • Color me gone
  • [slide show] -- Performance & image : [a look at the restoration of a '55 Chevy from the movie and the film's locations today]
  • [text feature with slide show] -- Trailer (3 min.). -- Booklet: includes the essays
  • "Slow ride"
  • by Kent Jones
  • Disc 1: The film: Street racers ; Driver & Mechanic ; The Girl ; Three yards ; GTO ; For pinks ; "Keep a hunger on" ; Up, down, or sideways ; Boswell, OK ; No dancing ; Too much speed ; Lakeland Raceway ; No good ; Two-lane blacktop (103 min.). -- Special features: Optional audio feature commentaries
  • "Ten (sixteen, actually) reasons I love 'Two-lane blacktop'"
  • by Richard Linklater
  • "On Route 66 : filming 'Two-lane blacktop'"
  • by Michael Goodwin
  • [by] Monte Hellman & Allison Anders, or by Rudy Wurlitzer & David Meyer ;
  • Disc 2: The supplements:
  • On the road again : 'Two-lane blacktop' revisited
  • [featurette] (43 min.)
  • Make it three yards
  • [featurette] (39 min.)
  • Somewhere near Salinas
Control code
ocn184934438
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (103 min.)
Isbn
9781604659597
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)184934438
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono.; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Two-lane blacktop, Universal presents ; a Michael S. Laughlin production ; screenplay by Rudolph Wurlitzer and Will Corry ; story by Will Corry ; produced by Michael S. Laughlin ; directed by Monte Hellman, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1971
Accompanying material
1 booklet (36 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 18 cm.) + 1 screenplay (111 p. ; 19 cm.), in container (19 x 15 x 3 cm.).
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • [featurette] (28 min.)
  • Sure did talk to you
  • [featurette] (23 min.)
  • Those satisfactions are permanent
  • [featurette] (26 min.)
  • Color me gone
  • [slide show] -- Performance & image : [a look at the restoration of a '55 Chevy from the movie and the film's locations today]
  • [text feature with slide show] -- Trailer (3 min.). -- Booklet: includes the essays
  • "Slow ride"
  • by Kent Jones
  • Disc 1: The film: Street racers ; Driver & Mechanic ; The Girl ; Three yards ; GTO ; For pinks ; "Keep a hunger on" ; Up, down, or sideways ; Boswell, OK ; No dancing ; Too much speed ; Lakeland Raceway ; No good ; Two-lane blacktop (103 min.). -- Special features: Optional audio feature commentaries
  • "Ten (sixteen, actually) reasons I love 'Two-lane blacktop'"
  • by Richard Linklater
  • "On Route 66 : filming 'Two-lane blacktop'"
  • by Michael Goodwin
  • [by] Monte Hellman & Allison Anders, or by Rudy Wurlitzer & David Meyer ;
  • Disc 2: The supplements:
  • On the road again : 'Two-lane blacktop' revisited
  • [featurette] (43 min.)
  • Make it three yards
  • [featurette] (39 min.)
  • Somewhere near Salinas
Control code
ocn184934438
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (103 min.)
Isbn
9781604659597
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)184934438
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono.; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer
Video recording format
DVD

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