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Out of Africa
Director: Sydney Pollack (Dir)
Release Date:   1985
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles and New York openings: 18 Dec 1985
Duration (in mins):   150 or 161-62
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Cast:   Meryl Streep (Karen)  
    Robert Redford (Denys)  
    Klaus Maria Brandauer (Bror)  
    Michael Kitchen (Berkeley)  
    Malick Bowens (Farah)  

Production Company: Mirage Enterprises  
  Universal Pictures, Ltd.  
Distribution Company: Universal Pictures (MCA, Inc.)
Director: Sydney Pollack (Dir)
Producer: Sydney Pollack (Prod)
Writer: Kurt Luedtke (Scr)
Photography: David Watkin (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Stephen Grimes (Prod des)
Film Editor: Fredric Steinkamp (Ed)
  William Steinkamp (Ed)
  Pembroke Herring (Ed)
  Sheldon Kahn (Ed)
Music: John Barry (Orig mus comp and cond)
MPAA Rating: PG
Country: Great Britain and United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the book Out of Africa (Breve fra Afrika, 1914-1924 & 1925-1931) (London, 1937) and other writings by Isak Dinesen, the book Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller by Judith Thurman (New York, 1982) and the book Silence Will Speak by Errol Trzebinski (London, 1977).
Authors: Isak Dinesen
  Judith Thurman
  Errol Trzebinski

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Universal Pictures, Ltd. 21/3/1986 dd/mm/yyyy PA280542

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Genre: Biography
Sub-Genre: Historical

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   9 Dec 1985   p. 3, 18.
Los Angeles Times   18 Dec 1985   Calendar, pp. 1-2.
New York Times   18 Dec 1985   p. 17.
Variety   11 Dec 1985   p. 17.

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