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The Resource Magic trip, Magnolia Pictures and History Films presents in association with Optimum Releasing, Imaginary Forces, and Jigsaw Productions ; an Alex Gibney production in association with Phoenix Wiley Ltd. ; a film by Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood ; produced by Will Clarke, Alex Gibney, Alexandra Johnes, (videorecording)

Magic trip, Magnolia Pictures and History Films presents in association with Optimum Releasing, Imaginary Forces, and Jigsaw Productions ; an Alex Gibney production in association with Phoenix Wiley Ltd. ; a film by Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood ; produced by Will Clarke, Alex Gibney, Alexandra Johnes, (videorecording)

Label
Magic trip
Title
Magic trip
Statement of responsibility
Magnolia Pictures and History Films presents in association with Optimum Releasing, Imaginary Forces, and Jigsaw Productions ; an Alex Gibney production in association with Phoenix Wiley Ltd. ; a film by Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood ; produced by Will Clarke, Alex Gibney, Alexandra Johnes
Title variation
Ken Kesey's search for a kool place
Contributor
Screenwriter
Author
Director
Film editor
Interviewer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1964, author Ken Kesey and his friends, known as the Merry Pranksters, set out on a cross-country bus trip from California to New York to visit the World's Fair. They also decided to record it, with several 16 mm movie cameras and audio tape. Compiled from more than 40 hours of footage shot during the journey, it was the magical mystery tour--fueled by both the countercultural sentiments of the time and lots of LSD--that became legend. The participants were not beatniks, not-yet-hippies, but a group of preppy-looking partygoers, outfitted in red, white, and blue, whose traveling bacchanal zigzagged across the country. In those more relaxed times, the Pranksters encountered only sporadic harassment, as they spread low-key mayhem in Phoenix, New Orleans, Houston, and the Millbrook, N.Y. estate where Timothy Leary held court. The film record of this famous bohemian lark is uneven, befitting an unsteady (if borderline revolutionary) group in a time of widespread cultural upheaval
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directors, Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood; original music, David Kahne
Dewey number
306/.1/0973
Intended audience
Rated R (restricted); for drug content, language, and some nudity
Language note
English dialogue; Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
DVD HM647
LC item number
.M34 2011
PerformerNote
Ken Kesey (Swashbucker), the Merry Bank of Pranksters including Ken Babbs (Intrepid Traveler), Neal Cassady (Sir Speed limit), Paula Sundsten (Slime Queen AKA Gretchen Fetchen), Jane Burton (Generally Famished), Kathy Casamo (Stark Naked), George Walker (Hardly Visible), Steve Lambrecht (Zonker), and Further (as the Bus); with appearances by Mike Hagen, Sandy Lehmann-Haupt, Chloe Scott, Faye Kesey, Roy Seburn, Zane Kesey, Jerry Garcia; interviewer, Stanley Tucci; original Prankster audio transcripts performed by Jim Meskimen, Andrea Cirie, Karen Gilliam, Kathleen McInerney
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gibney, Alex
  • Ellwood, Alison
  • Clarke, Will
  • Johnes, Alexandra
  • Kesey, Ken
  • Tucci, Stanley
  • Magnolia Pictures (Firm)
  • History Films Pty. Ltd
  • Optimum Releasing (Firm)
  • Imaginary Forces (Firm)
  • Jigsaw Productions
  • Phoenix Wiley (Firm)
  • Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
107
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kesey, Ken
  • Babbs, Ken
  • Cassady, Neal
  • Merry Band of Pranksters
  • Counterculture
  • Bus travel
  • Colección El viaje
  • Cultivo
  • Viaje
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Magic trip, Magnolia Pictures and History Films presents in association with Optimum Releasing, Imaginary Forces, and Jigsaw Productions ; an Alex Gibney production in association with Phoenix Wiley Ltd. ; a film by Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood ; produced by Will Clarke, Alex Gibney, Alexandra Johnes, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the words and recordings of Ken Kesey
  • Special features: deleted scenes, HDNet, commentary with directors
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
sky243042218
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (107 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Lccn
be2011028420
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
876964004237
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
10423
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1; widescreen presentation (1.78:1)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Magic trip, Magnolia Pictures and History Films presents in association with Optimum Releasing, Imaginary Forces, and Jigsaw Productions ; an Alex Gibney production in association with Phoenix Wiley Ltd. ; a film by Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood ; produced by Will Clarke, Alex Gibney, Alexandra Johnes, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the words and recordings of Ken Kesey
  • Special features: deleted scenes, HDNet, commentary with directors
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
sky243042218
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (107 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Lccn
be2011028420
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
876964004237
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
10423
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1; widescreen presentation (1.78:1)
Video recording format
DVD

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