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The Resource The last king of Scotland, DNA Films ; Fox Searchlight Pictures ; FilmFour ; Cowboy Films ; Scottish Screen ; Slate Films ; Tatfilm ; UK Film Council ; produced by Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Christine Ruppert, Charles Steel ; written by Jeremy Brock, Peter Morgan ; directed by Kevin Macdonald, (DVD videorecording)

The last king of Scotland, DNA Films ; Fox Searchlight Pictures ; FilmFour ; Cowboy Films ; Scottish Screen ; Slate Films ; Tatfilm ; UK Film Council ; produced by Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Christine Ruppert, Charles Steel ; written by Jeremy Brock, Peter Morgan ; directed by Kevin Macdonald, (DVD videorecording)

Label
The last king of Scotland
Title
The last king of Scotland
Statement of responsibility
DNA Films ; Fox Searchlight Pictures ; FilmFour ; Cowboy Films ; Scottish Screen ; Slate Films ; Tatfilm ; UK Film Council ; produced by Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Christine Ruppert, Charles Steel ; written by Jeremy Brock, Peter Morgan ; directed by Kevin Macdonald
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chronicles Idi Amin's rise and fall. Amin's despotic reign of terror is viewed through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan, a Scottish doctor who arrives in Uganda in the early 1970s to serve as Amin's personal physician. His perspective as an outsider causes him to be initially impressed by Amin's calculated rise to power and he grows increasingly monstrous. A pointed examination of how independent Uganda (a British colony until 1962) became a breeding ground for Amin's genocidal tyranny. Amin is both seductive and horribly destructive. Garrigan grows increasingly prone to exploitation
Awards note
  • Academy Award, 2006: Best actor.
  • Golden Globes (USA), 2007: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Pictures - Drama (Forest Whitaker).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle ; editor, Justine Wright ; music, Alex Heffes ; costume designer, Michael O'Connor ; production designer, Michael Carlin ; special effects supervisor, Sebastian Bulst ; visual effects supervisors, John Lockwood, Steve Street
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney, David Oyelowo, Abby Mukiibi, Adam Kotz, Barbara Rafferty, David Ashton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1959-
  • 1967-
  • 1979-
  • 1977-
  • 1968-
  • 1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bryer, Lisa
  • Calderwood, Andrea
  • Ruppert, Christine
  • Steel, Charles
  • Brock, Jeremy
  • Morgan, Peter
  • Macdonald, Kevin
  • Whitaker, Forest
  • McAvoy, James
  • Washington, Kerry
  • Anderson, Gillian
  • McBurney, Simon
  • Oyelowo, David
  • Mukiibi, Abby
  • Kotz, Adam
  • Rafferty, Barbara
  • Ashton, David
  • Foden, Giles
  • Slate Films (Firm)
  • DNA Films
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • FilmFour (Firm)
  • Cowboy Films (Firm)
  • Scottish Screen (Organization)
  • Tatfilm (Firm)
  • UK Film Council
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
123
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amin, Idi
  • Physician and patient
  • Genocide
  • Dictators
  • Despotism
  • Uganda
  • Uganda
  • Uganda
  • DVDs
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The last king of Scotland, DNA Films ; Fox Searchlight Pictures ; FilmFour ; Cowboy Films ; Scottish Screen ; Slate Films ; Tatfilm ; UK Film Council ; produced by Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Christine Ruppert, Charles Steel ; written by Jeremy Brock, Peter Morgan ; directed by Kevin Macdonald, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by Giles Foden
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (123 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543407201
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2240720
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)81984531
  • 693460
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The last king of Scotland, DNA Films ; Fox Searchlight Pictures ; FilmFour ; Cowboy Films ; Scottish Screen ; Slate Films ; Tatfilm ; UK Film Council ; produced by Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Christine Ruppert, Charles Steel ; written by Jeremy Brock, Peter Morgan ; directed by Kevin Macdonald, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by Giles Foden
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (123 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543407201
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2240720
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)81984531
  • 693460
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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