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Title Play it as it lays / Universal Pictures presents ; a FP Films Inc. Production ; screenplay by Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne ; produced by Frank Perry and Dominick Dunne ; directed by Frank Perry.

Published [United States] : The Video Beat, [between 2010 and 2017]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (99 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Credits Cinematographer, Jordan Cronenweth ; editor, Sidney Katz.
Notes Based on the novel by Joan Didion.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1972.
Performers Tuesday Weld, Anthony Perkins, Tammy Grimes, Adam Roarke.
Summary Maria Wyeth, an ex-model and B-movie actress, strolls on the grounds of a mental hospital, recalling the traumatic events which led to her breakdown. She is married to an unfaithful, self-engrossed director, Carter Lane. Neglected by her husband, Maria is engaged in a series of one-night stands and becomes pregnant. Her husband divorces her, and she has an illegal abortion. Maria's only friend is B.Z., a homosexual movie producer. World weary, he tells Maria that he has discovered the meaning of life is nothing. He invites her to commit suicide with him.
Special features: Theatrical trailer, Tuesday Weld interview.
Original Version Originally produced: United States : FP Films, Universal Pictures, 1972.
System notes DVD.
Language notes In English.
Other author Didion, Joan, author, screenwriter.
Dunne, John Gregory, 1932-2003, screenwriter.
Dunne, Dominick, producer.
Perry, Frank, 1930-1995, director, producer.
Weld, Tuesday, 1943- actor.
Perkins, Anthony, 1932-1992, actor.
Grimes, Tammy, actor.
Roarke, Adam, 1937-1996, actor.
Cronenweth, Jordan, director of photography.
Universal Pictures (Firm), production company.
FP Films Inc. (Firm), production company.
Video Beat (Firm), issuing body.
Subject Feature films.
Motion picture industry -- Drama.
Women -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Drama.