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The Resource The great debaters, TWC presents ; a Harpo Films production ; directed by Denzel Washington ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; produced by Todd Black and Kate Forte ; produced by Joe Roth and Oprah Winfrey, (videorecording)

The great debaters, TWC presents ; a Harpo Films production ; directed by Denzel Washington ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; produced by Todd Black and Kate Forte ; produced by Joe Roth and Oprah Winfrey, (videorecording)

Label
The great debaters
Title
The great debaters
Statement of responsibility
TWC presents ; a Harpo Films production ; directed by Denzel Washington ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; produced by Todd Black and Kate Forte ; produced by Joe Roth and Oprah Winfrey
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Great debaters (2007)
Credits note
Photography, Philippe Rousselot ; editor, Hughes Winborne ; music, Peter Golub, James Newton Howard
Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: PG-13; strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, language, and brief sexuality
  • Ontario Film Review Board: PG
Language note
  • Language for Disc 1: English and French with Spanish and English (SDH) subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Language for Disc 2: English with English (SDH) subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Forest Whitaker, Gina Ravera, John Heard, Kimberly Elise
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1948-
  • 1954-
  • 1948-
  • 1979-
  • 1986-
  • 1990-
  • 1973-
  • 1945-
  • 1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Black, Todd
  • Forte, Kate
  • Roth, Joe
  • Washington, Denzel
  • Winfrey, Oprah
  • Eisele, Robert
  • Porro, Jeffrey
  • Parker, Nate
  • Smollett-Bell, Jurnee
  • Whitaker, Denzel
  • Williams, Jerome
  • Whitaker, Forest
  • Ravera, Gina
  • Heard, John
  • Elise, Kimberly
  • Scherman, Tony
  • American Legacy (Firm)
  • TVC, Inc
  • Harpo Films
  • Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Genius Products, Inc
Runtime
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wiley College (Marshall, Tex.)
  • Debates and debating
  • African American college students
  • African American college teachers
  • Texas
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The great debaters, TWC presents ; a Harpo Films production ; directed by Denzel Washington ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; produced by Todd Black and Kate Forte ; produced by Joe Roth and Oprah Winfrey, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Inspired by the American Legacy article by Tony Scherman
  • Widescreen
  • Special features: Disc 1: deleted scenes; "The Great Debaters: an historical perspective."; "That's what my baby likes," music video; "My soul is a witnes," music video
  • Special features: Disc 2: "The Great Debaters: a heritage of music; scoring "The Great Debaters with James Newton Howard & Peter Golub: learning the art: our young actors go to debate camp; Forest Whitaker on becoming James Farmer, Sr.; a new generation of actors; the 1930s wardrobe of Sharen Davis; The production design f David J. Bomba; the poetry of Melvin B. Tolson
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. [Feature film; special features] -- disc 2. [Special features]
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Second-disc collector's edition; widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9781594450624
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019811583
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
81158
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 191685045
  • 5261593
System details
DVD, region 1; English Dolby 5.1; French Dolby 5.1; English stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The great debaters, TWC presents ; a Harpo Films production ; directed by Denzel Washington ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; produced by Todd Black and Kate Forte ; produced by Joe Roth and Oprah Winfrey, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Inspired by the American Legacy article by Tony Scherman
  • Widescreen
  • Special features: Disc 1: deleted scenes; "The Great Debaters: an historical perspective."; "That's what my baby likes," music video; "My soul is a witnes," music video
  • Special features: Disc 2: "The Great Debaters: a heritage of music; scoring "The Great Debaters with James Newton Howard & Peter Golub: learning the art: our young actors go to debate camp; Forest Whitaker on becoming James Farmer, Sr.; a new generation of actors; the 1930s wardrobe of Sharen Davis; The production design f David J. Bomba; the poetry of Melvin B. Tolson
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. [Feature film; special features] -- disc 2. [Special features]
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Second-disc collector's edition; widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9781594450624
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019811583
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
81158
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 191685045
  • 5261593
System details
DVD, region 1; English Dolby 5.1; French Dolby 5.1; English stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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