Words and pictures [videorecording] /

by Schepisi, Fred [film director.]; Burch, Curtis [film producer.]; Di Pego, Gerald [film producer,]; Owen, Clive [actor.]; Binoche, Juliette [actor.]; Brenneman, Amy [actor.]; Latitude Productions; Lascaux Films; Roadside Attractions (Firm) [production company.]; Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm) [film distributor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [United States] : Lionsgate Entertainment Inc., 2014.Description: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9780109836892; 0109836898.Language note: In English, subtitles in English or Spanish.Title notes: $19.99 10/15/2014 (cw)Other title: Words & pictures.Uniform titles: Words and pictures (Motion picture).Subject(s): Preparatory school teachers -- Drama | Art teachers -- Drama | English teachers -- Drama | Women painters -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | DVD-Video discs | Romantic comedy films | Comedy films | Romance films | Feature films | Fiction films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Films for the hearing impairedCast: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Amy Brenneman, Bruce Davison.Summary: Prep school teacher Jack Marcus meets his match in Dina Delsanto, an abstract painter and new teacher on campus. He challenges her to a war between words and pictures, and in the process, sparks an unlikely romance.
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An English teacher and fallen literary star challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama from director Fred Schepisi (It Runs in the Family, The Eye of the Storm). Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism is slowly taking over his life as his estranged son drifts ever further away, and the school's once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely. Jack respects Dina and even flirts with her on occasion, but he has a cruel habit of riling her that leads to swelling tensions between the two teachers. As Jack's performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack's desperation comes a flash of innovation, and he boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts: Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. Meanwhile, as the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

DVD; region 1; 16x9 widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.

In English, subtitles in English or Spanish.

Title from container.

Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Amy Brenneman, Bruce Davison.

Music, Paul Grabowsky ; editor, Peter Honess ; director of photography, Ian Baker.

DVD release of the 2014 motion picture.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for sexual material including nude sketches, language and some mature thematic material.

Prep school teacher Jack Marcus meets his match in Dina Delsanto, an abstract painter and new teacher on campus. He challenges her to a war between words and pictures, and in the process, sparks an unlikely romance.

Special features: Audio commentary with director Fred Schepisi ; behind-the-scenes.

$19.99 10/15/2014 (cw)

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