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Being There (Criterion Collection)

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Product Notes

In one of his most finely tuned performances, Peter Sellers (The Pink Panther) plays the pure-hearted Chance, a gardener forced out of moneyed seclusion and into the urban wilds of Washington, D.C., after the death of his employer. Shocked to discover that the real world doesn't respond to the click of a remote, Chance stumbles haplessly into celebrity after being taken under the wing of a tycoon (Oscar winner Melvyn Douglas), who mistakes his new protege's mumbling about horticulture for sagacious pronouncements on life and politics, and whose wife (The Apartment's Shirley MacLaine) targets Chance as the object of her desire. Adapted from a novel by Jerzy Kosinski, this hilarious, deeply melancholy satire marks the culmination a remarkable string of films by Hal Ashby (Harold and Maude) in the 1970s, and serves as a carefully modulated examination of the ideals, anxieties, and media-fueled delusions that shaped American culture during that decade.

Description

Title: Being There (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Comedy Video
Starring: Melvyn Douglas, Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers
Theme: Academy Award Winner, Rat Pack
Director: Hal Ashby
Studio: Criterion Collection
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 3/21/2017
Media Format: DVD
UPC: 715515195317
Year of Release: 1979