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The Resource Bessie., screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees

Bessie., screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees

Label
Bessie.
Title
Bessie.
Statement of responsibility
screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film distributor
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bessie Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into 'The Empress of the Blues', who became one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and is an enduring icon today
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, Rachel Portman ; editor, Brian A. Kates ; director of photography, Jeffrey Jur
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: TV-MA
LC call number
PN1992.77
LC item number
.B47 2015
PerformerNote
Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'nique
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1959-
  • 1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rees, Dee
  • Cleveland, Christopher
  • Gilois, Bettina
  • Queen Latifah
  • Williams, Michael Kenneth
  • Mo'Nique
  • HBO Video (Firm)
Runtime
135
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Bessie
  • African American women singers
  • Women blues musicians
Technique
live action
Label
Bessie., screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Title from container
  • DVD release of the 2015 motion picture
  • Widescreen
  • Special feature: Behind-the-scenes
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
1617262
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (135 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929477333
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
1000568303
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1617262
  • (OCoLC)914241343
System details
DVD ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; 5.1 surround (English and French) and 2.0 stereo. surround (Spanish)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bessie., screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Title from container
  • DVD release of the 2015 motion picture
  • Widescreen
  • Special feature: Behind-the-scenes
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
1617262
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (135 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929477333
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
1000568303
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1617262
  • (OCoLC)914241343
System details
DVD ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; 5.1 surround (English and French) and 2.0 stereo. surround (Spanish)
Video recording format
DVD

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