This was the first time that a new feature film was created by scanning and digitizing recorded film footage for the purpose of removing or manipulating colors. The black-and-white-meets-color world portrayed in the movie was filmed entirely in color; in all, approximately 163,000 frames of 35 mm footage were scanned, in order to selectively desaturate and adjust contrast digitally. The scanning was done in Los Angeles by Cinesite, utilizing a Spirit DataCine for scanning at 2K resolution and a MegaDef Colour Correction System from Pandora International. Principal Photography took place from March 1 to July 2, 1997.
- 1 Randy NewmanThe Pleasantville Theme 1:08
- 2 Randy NewmanReal Rain 4:31
- 3 Randy NewmanBud's a Hero 1:25
- 4 Randy NewmanIn the Bath 2:08
- 5 Randy NewmanMural 2:05
- 6 Randy NewmanMake-Up 1:39
- 7 Randy NewmanThe Art Book 1:22
- 8 Randy NewmanPunch 0:31
- 9 Randy NewmanTogether 0:45
- 10 Randy NewmanWaking Up 1:30
- 11 Randy NewmanNo Umbrellas 1:07
- 12 Randy NewmanBurning the Books 2:28
- 13 Randy NewmanThe Aftermath 2:03
- 14 Randy NewmanA New Day 5:01
- 15 Randy NewmanGoodbye 1:33
- 16 Randy NewmanThe Sweater 0:17
- 17 Randy NewmanLet's Go Bowling 1:32
|Runtime||2 hr 4 min|
|Budget||$60 000 000|
|Premiere: World||$49 805 462 December 31, 1998|
|USA||$40 584 421|
|Other countries||$9 221 041|
|Box Office – Budget||– $10 194 538|
|Premiere: USA||$40 584 421 October 23, 1998|
|Digital: World||July 1, 2008|
|Parental Advisory||Sex & Nudity, ...|
|Production Companies|| |
DescriptionTwo 1990s teenage siblings find themselves transported to a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that colorless, complacent world.
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Ends up having more on its mind than it can successfully handle.
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The picture has a very cool idea and a cool execution. I would like to get into some interesting series and rewrite the plot a little from the inside. Translated to English
A movie reminiscent of Back to the Future and The Truman Show in its atmosphere, as well as a tutorial on how to light a fire by coloring a black-and-white sitcom in a rainbow palette of colors. Translated to English
"Pleasantville" is like that shot from "Battleship Potemkin" with a splash of red on the flag, stretched out over two hours for greater effect, in addition to the related theme of revolution. It will not remain for centuries, because although the heroes beat blood and pain out of caramel, they are also made of plush. Translated to English