The Resource The Dungeon masters, Standard Pictures and Saving Throw Productions present an Antidote Films production ; a Keven McAlester film ; directed by Keven McAlester, (videorecording)

The Dungeon masters, Standard Pictures and Saving Throw Productions present an Antidote Films production ; a Keven McAlester film ; directed by Keven McAlester, (videorecording)

Label
The Dungeon masters
Title
The Dungeon masters
Statement of responsibility
Standard Pictures and Saving Throw Productions present an Antidote Films production ; a Keven McAlester film ; directed by Keven McAlester
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An evil drow-elf is displaced by Hurricane Katrina. A sanitation worker lures friends into a Sphere of Annihilation. A failed supervillian starts a cable access show involving ninjas, puppets, and a cooking segment. These are the characters, real and imagined, of Keven McAlester's new documentary film, The Dungeon masters. Against the backdrop of crumbling middle-class America, two men and one woman devote their lives to Dungeons and Dragons, the storied role-playing game, and its various descendants. As their baroque fantasies clash with real lives, the characters find it increasingly difficult to allay their fear, loneliness, and disappointment with the game's imaginary triumphs. Soon the true heroic act of each character's real life emerges, and the film follows each as he or she summons the courage to face it. Along the way, The Dungeon Masters reimagines the tropes of classic heroic cinema, creating an intimate portrait of minor struggles and triumphs writ large
Cataloging source
NOG
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Produced by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Kel Simons, Brian Gerber ; cinematographer, Lee Daniels ; supervising editor, Victor Livingston ; editor, Christine Khalafian ; original score, Blonde Redhead
Dewey number
793.93
Intended audience
Not rated
LC call number
GV1469.62.D84
LC item number
D86 2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McAlester, Keven
  • Standard Pictures (Firm)
  • Saving Throw Productions (Firm)
  • Antidote Films (Firm)
  • IFC Films
  • MPI Media Group
Runtime
87
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dungeons and Dragons (Game)
  • Fantasy gamers
  • Fantasy games
  • Role playing
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The Dungeon masters, Standard Pictures and Saving Throw Productions present an Antidote Films production ; a Keven McAlester film ; directed by Keven McAlester, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Bonus features: trailer; outtakes; not outtakes, exactly
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (87 min.)
Isbn
9780788611032
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
030306500195
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
00030306500195
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn652744877
  • 5394892
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen; Dolby digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Dungeon masters, Standard Pictures and Saving Throw Productions present an Antidote Films production ; a Keven McAlester film ; directed by Keven McAlester, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Bonus features: trailer; outtakes; not outtakes, exactly
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (87 min.)
Isbn
9780788611032
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
030306500195
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
00030306500195
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn652744877
  • 5394892
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen; Dolby digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD

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