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Aro Recommended Pleasantville


USA 1998, 124 minutes, B/W+Colour
Dir. Gary Ross
Rating: [M]
Genres: Comedy / Youth

Topics: Period 1950s, Educational Resource.


Aroview: A pair of nineties teenagers are beamed into a starched black and white 50s TV show, where their modern 'freedoms' gradually liberate/corrupt the bland apple pie existence of its 'perfect' community.

Obvious but rich metaphors about America's loss of innocence and the price of liberty are ultimately spelled out in black and white, but the ingenious high-concept is often brilliantly executed and the photographic effects are wondrous to behold.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • music clips
  • trailers

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