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The Resource The great debaters, Harpo Films ; Marshall Production ; Weinstein Company ; produced by Todd Black, Kate Forte, Joe Roth, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; directed by Denzel Washington, (videorecording DVD)

The great debaters, Harpo Films ; Marshall Production ; Weinstein Company ; produced by Todd Black, Kate Forte, Joe Roth, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; directed by Denzel Washington, (videorecording DVD)

Label
The great debaters
Title
The great debaters
Statement of responsibility
Harpo Films ; Marshall Production ; Weinstein Company ; produced by Todd Black, Kate Forte, Joe Roth, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; directed by Denzel Washington
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • 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
Credits note
Director of photography, Philippe Rousselot ; editors, John Breinholt, Hughes Winborne ; music, Peter Golub, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, David J. Bomba
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, language, and brief sexuality
Language note
English or dubbed French dialogue; Spanish subtitles, English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1995.9.M45
LC item number
G7438 2008
PerformerNote
Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Forest Whitaker, Gina Ravera, John Heard, Kimberly Elise, Devyn Tyler, Trenton McClain Boyd
Runtime
123
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The great debaters, Harpo Films ; Marshall Production ; Weinstein Company ; produced by Todd Black, Kate Forte, Joe Roth, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; directed by Denzel Washington, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: deleted scenes; The great debaters: an historical perspective; "That's what my baby likes" music video; "My soul is a witness" music video; 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 1930's wardrobe of Sharen Davis; the production design of David J. Bomba; the poetry of Melvin B. Tolson
Accompanying material
1 booklet
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
Control code
ocn191685045
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen, 2-disc collector's edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (123 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
  • (Sirsi) o191685045
  • (OCoLC)191685045
System details
DVD; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The great debaters, Harpo Films ; Marshall Production ; Weinstein Company ; produced by Todd Black, Kate Forte, Joe Roth, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; directed by Denzel Washington, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: deleted scenes; The great debaters: an historical perspective; "That's what my baby likes" music video; "My soul is a witness" music video; 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 1930's wardrobe of Sharen Davis; the production design of David J. Bomba; the poetry of Melvin B. Tolson
Accompanying material
1 booklet
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
Control code
ocn191685045
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen, 2-disc collector's edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (123 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
  • (Sirsi) o191685045
  • (OCoLC)191685045
System details
DVD; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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