The Big Short

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Ackroyd, Barry, director of photography.
Bale, Christian, 1974- actor.
Britell, Nicholas, 1980- composer (expression)
Carell, Steve, 1963- actor.
Corwin, Hank, editor of moving image work.
Hollywood, California : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2016].
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1 videodisc (130 minutes) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
MPAA rating: R; for pervasive language and some sexuality/nudity ; Canadian Home Video rating: 14A.
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General Note
Based upon the book by Michael Lewis.
General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Barry Ackroyd ; production designer, Clayton Hartley ; edited by Hank Corwin ; costume designer, Susan Matheson ; music by Nicholas Britell.
Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Finn Wittrock, Marisa Tomei, Tracy Letts, Byron Mann, Adepero Oduye, Karen Gillan, Max Greenfield, Billy Magnussen,
The financial meltdown from the perspective of a number of players: Michael Burry, a bizarre autistic-like stock-picking genius, and the first to realize that the market's housing boom is based on a "house of cards" sham; Mark Baum, self-loathing fictional character whose firm picks up insider trading information from a wrong number phone call; Jared Vennet, a smart-aleck broker who confirms the ominous suspicion; and Charlie Gellar and Jamie Shipley, small-time players who hit it big.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R; for pervasive language and some sexuality/nudity ; Canadian Home Video rating: 14A.
System Details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
In English, dubbed French, or dubbed Spanish with optional English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned; English audio description track for people with visual disabilities.
Academy Awards, 2015: Best writing, adapted screenplay (Adam McKay)


APA Citation (style guide)

Ackroyd, B., Bale, C., Britell, N., Carell, S., Corwin, H., Gardner, D., Gillan, K., Gosling, R., Greenfield, M., Hartley, C. R., Kleiner, J., Leo, M., Letts, T., Linklater, H., Magaro, J., Magnussen, B., Mann, B., Matheson, S., McKay, A., Messick, K. J., Milchan, A., Oduye, A., Pitt, B., Randolph, C., Rosner, L., Spall, R., Strong, J., Tomei, M., Wittrock, F., & Lewis, M. (2016). The Big Short . Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Barry, Ackroyd et al.. 2016. The Big Short. Hollywood, California: Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Barry, Ackroyd et al.. The Big Short Hollywood, California: Paramount Home Entertainment, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ackroyd, Barry,, et al. The Big Short Paramount Home Entertainment, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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