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Lost in America

Albert Brooks

 
Lost in America (Criterion Blu-Ray)

25 Jul 2017

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • United States
  • 1985
  • 91 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #887

In this hysterical satire of Reagan-era values, written and directed by Albert Brooks, a successful Los Angeles advertising executive (Brooks) and his wife (Julie Hagerty) decide to quit their jobs, buy a Winnebago, and follow their Easy Rider fantasies of freedom and the open road. When a stop in Las Vegas nearly derails their plans, they’re forced to come to terms with their own limitations and those of the American dream. Brooks’s barbed wit and confident direction drive Lost in America, an iconic example of his restless comedies about insecure characters searching for satisfaction in the modern world that established his unique comic voice and transformed the art of observational humor.

Cast

David HowardAlbert Brooks
Linda HowardJulie Hagerty
Paul DunnMichael Greene
Casino managerGarry K. Marshall
PattyMaggie Roswell
Brad TooleyTom Tarpey
PharmacistErnie Brown
SkippyJoey Coleman
Employment agentArt Frankel
Ex-convictDonald Gibb
RayRaynold Gideon
Highway patrolmanCharles Boswell
Hotel clerkMichael Cornelison
BellmanRadu Gavor
Mercedes driverHerb Nanas

Credits

DirectorAlbert Brooks
Written byAlbert Brooks and Monica Johnson
ProducerMarty Katz
Executive producerHerb Nanas
Director of photographyEric Saarinen
EditorDavid Finfer
Production designRichard Sawyer
SoundBill Nelson
Music byArthur B. Rubinstein
CastingBarbara Claman
Set decoratorRichard Goddard
CostumesJulie Glick
MakeupRick Sharp
HairRamsey
Still photographerBruce Birmelin

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Albert Brooks, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation with Brooks and filmmaker Robert Weide
  • New interviews with actor Julie Hagerty, executive producer Herb Nanas, and filmmaker and screenwriter James L. Brooks
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Scott Tobias

Film Essays

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Lost in America: The $100,000 Box

By Scott Tobias July 25, 2017

Albert Brooks brings the gift for comic deconstruction he honed in his stand-up career to this uproarious satire of baby boomer values. Read more »

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Lost in America with Albert Brooks

July 28, 2017

One of the wittiest chroniclers of modern American life, Albert Brooks talks with filmmaker Robert Weide about how he arrived at the concept for Lost in America. Also: a few words from James L. . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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Lost in America: The $100,000 Box

By Scott Tobias July 25, 2017

Albert Brooks brings the gift for comic deconstruction he honed in his stand-up career to this uproarious satire of baby boomer values. Read more »

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Lost in America (Criterion DVD)

25 Jul 2017

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