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The Resource Little Miss Sunshine, Fox Searchlight Films ; Big Beach Films ; Third Gear Productions LLC ; Deep River Productions ; Bona Fide Productions ; produced by Albert Berger, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Ron Yerxa ; written by Michael Arndt ; directed by Jonathna Dayton, Valerie Faris

Little Miss Sunshine, Fox Searchlight Films ; Big Beach Films ; Third Gear Productions LLC ; Deep River Productions ; Bona Fide Productions ; produced by Albert Berger, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Ron Yerxa ; written by Michael Arndt ; directed by Jonathna Dayton, Valerie Faris

Label
Little Miss Sunshine
Title
Little Miss Sunshine
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Films ; Big Beach Films ; Third Gear Productions LLC ; Deep River Productions ; Bona Fide Productions ; produced by Albert Berger, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Ron Yerxa ; written by Michael Arndt ; directed by Jonathna Dayton, Valerie Faris
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Musician
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Olive is a little girl who dreams of winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Her family wants her dream to come true, but they are so dysfunctional that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster befalling them. Olive's father, Richard, is unsuccessful as a motivational speaker. He is barely on speaking terms with Olive's mother. Her uncle Frank has attempted suicide following an unsuccessful romance with a male graduate student. Her brother Dwayne, a fanatical follower of Nietzsche, has taken a vow of silence. And Olive's grandfather is a loser with a drug habit, but at least he enthusiastically coaches Olive in her contest talent routine. Circumstances conspire to put the entire family on the road together with the goal of getting Olive to the Little Miss Sunshine contest in California
Awards note
Academy Awards, 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Alan Arkin); Best Writing, Original Screenplay.
Cataloging source
CSB
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Tim Suhrstedt ; editor, Pamela Martin ; music, Mychael Danna, DevotchKa ; costume designer, Nancy Steiner ; production designer, Kalina Ivanov
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for language, some sex and drug content
Language note
  • In English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.L58 2006
PerformerNote
Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1996-
  • 1963-
  • 1984-
  • 1963-
  • 1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dayton, Jonathan
  • Faris, Valerie
  • Arndt, Michael D
  • Breslin, Abigail
  • Kinnear, Greg
  • Dano, Paul
  • Arkin, Alan
  • Collette, Toni
  • Carell, Steve
  • Cranston, Bryan
  • Suhrstedt, Tim
  • Martin, Pamela
  • Danna, Mychael
  • DeVotchKa (Musical group)
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Big Beach Films (Firm)
  • Third Gear Productions (Firm)
  • Deep River Productions (Firm)
  • Bona Fide Productions
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
103
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beauty contests
  • Beauty contestants
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Parent and child
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Grandparent and child
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Competencias
  • Familias problemáticas
  • Beauty contestants
  • Beauty contests
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Grandparent and child
  • Parent and child
  • California
  • United States
  • Beauty contests
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Little Miss Sunshine, Fox Searchlight Films ; Big Beach Films ; Third Gear Productions LLC ; Deep River Productions ; Bona Fide Productions ; produced by Albert Berger, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Ron Yerxa ; written by Michael Arndt ; directed by Jonathna Dayton, Valerie Faris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released in 2006 as a motion picture
  • Full screen (side A) and widescreen (side B) versions
  • Special features: Side A: audio commentary with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and writer Michael Arndt ; 4 alternate endings with optional commentary by directors Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris ; "Till the end of time" performed by DeVotchKa from the Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Side A: Fullscreen version ; audio commentary with Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, Michael Arndt ; "Till the end of time" performed by DeVotchka ; trailers -- Side B: Widescreen version ; audio commentary with Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, Michael Arndt ; 4 alternate endings with optional commentary by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris ; forced trailer combo
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
2 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (103 min.)
Isbn
9783341401002
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Emerson College: Gift of Charles L. Hoyt.
Other control number
  • 024543403319
  • 024543403357
  • 024543403371
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 2240331
  • 2240335
  • 2240337
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)83984335
  • (OCoLC)ocm83984335
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; widescreen (2.40:1) and full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Little Miss Sunshine, Fox Searchlight Films ; Big Beach Films ; Third Gear Productions LLC ; Deep River Productions ; Bona Fide Productions ; produced by Albert Berger, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Ron Yerxa ; written by Michael Arndt ; directed by Jonathna Dayton, Valerie Faris
Publication
Note
  • Originally released in 2006 as a motion picture
  • Full screen (side A) and widescreen (side B) versions
  • Special features: Side A: audio commentary with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and writer Michael Arndt ; 4 alternate endings with optional commentary by directors Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris ; "Till the end of time" performed by DeVotchKa from the Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Side A: Fullscreen version ; audio commentary with Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, Michael Arndt ; "Till the end of time" performed by DeVotchka ; trailers -- Side B: Widescreen version ; audio commentary with Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, Michael Arndt ; 4 alternate endings with optional commentary by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris ; forced trailer combo
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
2 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (103 min.)
Isbn
9783341401002
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Emerson College: Gift of Charles L. Hoyt.
Other control number
  • 024543403319
  • 024543403357
  • 024543403371
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 2240331
  • 2240335
  • 2240337
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)83984335
  • (OCoLC)ocm83984335
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; widescreen (2.40:1) and full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby surround
Video recording format
DVD

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