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The Resource Cobb, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Warner Bros. presents ; in association with Regency Enterprises and Alcor Films ; a Ron Shelton film ; screenplay by Ron Shelton ; produced by David Lester ; directed by Ron Shelton, (DVD)

Cobb, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Warner Bros. presents ; in association with Regency Enterprises and Alcor Films ; a Ron Shelton film ; screenplay by Ron Shelton ; produced by David Lester ; directed by Ron Shelton, (DVD)

Label
Cobb
Title
Cobb
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures ; Warner Bros. presents ; in association with Regency Enterprises and Alcor Films ; a Ron Shelton film ; screenplay by Ron Shelton ; produced by David Lester ; directed by Ron Shelton
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in 1960, "Cobb," is a series of duets between two men. Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb and Al Stump. "The Georgia Peach," while perhaps the greatest baseball player who ever lived, was also a racist, a wife-beater, and probably a killer. Stump was a sportswriter with the job of a lifetime--a biography with full access to the principal. Cobb envisions the book as his way of controlling how history sees him, a piece of self-serving, glorifying hogwash. Stump wants the real story, which Cobb (who's wrangled editorial approval) insists Stump cannot include. Stump writes the book Cobb wants, while secretly making notes for his own unvarnished biography. Stump published his version in 1994, and in keeping with its conclusions, the film dares to voice a truth most people regard as unwelcome: Sometimes greatness has nothing to do with goodness
Cataloging source
FBR
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Russell Boyd ; edited by Paul Seydor, Kimberly Ray ; music composed by Elliot Goldenthal ; production designers, Armin Ganz, Scott T. Ritenour
Dewey number
796.357/092
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong language, violent behavior and nudity; Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
Language note
In English, with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
GV865.C6
LC item number
C62 2003
PerformerNote
Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Wuhl, Lolita Davidovich, Lou Myers, Bradley Whitford, Stephen Mendillo, Eloy Casados, William Utay, J. Kenneth Campbell, Tommy Bush
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1945-
  • 1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shelton, Ron
  • Lester, David V
  • Jones, Tommy Lee
  • Davidovich, Lolita
  • Wuhl, Robert
  • Stump, Al
  • Warner Bros
  • Regency Enterprises
  • Alcor Films
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
129
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cobb, Ty
  • Male friendship
  • Baseball
  • Baseball players
  • Baseball players
  • Baseball
  • Stump, Al
  • Baseball films
Technique
live action
Label
Cobb, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Warner Bros. presents ; in association with Regency Enterprises and Alcor Films ; a Ron Shelton film ; screenplay by Ron Shelton ; produced by David Lester ; directed by Ron Shelton, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based upon the book "Cobb: a biography" by Al Stump
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1994
  • Special features: Commentary by Ron Shelton [optional audio feature]; Commentary by Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Wuhl [optional audio feature]; Additional scenes (8 min.); The real Al Stump [featurette] (2 min.); On the field with Roger Clemens [featurette] (3 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Credits -- What a ballplayer! -- "Cobb wants to see me." -- Outta here -- "We need each other." -- Misunderstood genius -- Driving lessons -- Off-road detour -- Couldn't be hurt -- Baseball's most hated -- Passenger speaks his mind -- Reno and Ramona -- Piece of psychology -- Final editorial approval -- In the spotlight -- Stumps not himself -- Husband material -- $2,000 deal -- Stump strategy -- Fastest gun at craps -- Biographer, best friend, nurse -- Cochrane's bit of effort -- Lineup of legends -- Memories blur -- Not wanted -- Save the romance -- Nothing but grief -- Last his father saw -- Children need heroes -- Going crazy -- "You're my friend." -- Not worth killing -- "Print it all!" -- Writers never lie -- Truth is -- My weakness -- End credits and parting words
Control code
ocm53193535
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (129 min.)
Isbn
9780790782232
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085392799329
Other physical details
sd., col. & b&w
Publisher number
27993
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby surround stereo; widescreen presentation, preserving the aspect ratio 2.35:1 of the original theatrical presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Cobb, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Warner Bros. presents ; in association with Regency Enterprises and Alcor Films ; a Ron Shelton film ; screenplay by Ron Shelton ; produced by David Lester ; directed by Ron Shelton, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based upon the book "Cobb: a biography" by Al Stump
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1994
  • Special features: Commentary by Ron Shelton [optional audio feature]; Commentary by Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Wuhl [optional audio feature]; Additional scenes (8 min.); The real Al Stump [featurette] (2 min.); On the field with Roger Clemens [featurette] (3 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Credits -- What a ballplayer! -- "Cobb wants to see me." -- Outta here -- "We need each other." -- Misunderstood genius -- Driving lessons -- Off-road detour -- Couldn't be hurt -- Baseball's most hated -- Passenger speaks his mind -- Reno and Ramona -- Piece of psychology -- Final editorial approval -- In the spotlight -- Stumps not himself -- Husband material -- $2,000 deal -- Stump strategy -- Fastest gun at craps -- Biographer, best friend, nurse -- Cochrane's bit of effort -- Lineup of legends -- Memories blur -- Not wanted -- Save the romance -- Nothing but grief -- Last his father saw -- Children need heroes -- Going crazy -- "You're my friend." -- Not worth killing -- "Print it all!" -- Writers never lie -- Truth is -- My weakness -- End credits and parting words
Control code
ocm53193535
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (129 min.)
Isbn
9780790782232
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085392799329
Other physical details
sd., col. & b&w
Publisher number
27993
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby surround stereo; widescreen presentation, preserving the aspect ratio 2.35:1 of the original theatrical presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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