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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

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

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
  • 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 French dialogue with Spanish subtitles and 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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1948-
  • 1954-
  • 1948-
  • 1979-
  • 1986-
  • 1990-
  • 1982-
  • 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, Jermaine
  • Whitaker, Forest
  • Ravera, Gina
  • Heard, John
  • Elise, Kimberly
  • Tyler, Devyn
  • Boyd, Trenton McClain
  • Harpo Films
  • Marshall Production
  • Weinstein Company
Runtime
123
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wiley College (Marshall, Tex.)
  • Debates and debating
  • African American college students
  • African American college teachers
  • Texas
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
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
1125497
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special 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) 1125497
  • (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
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
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
1125497
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special 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) 1125497
  • (OCoLC)191685045
System details
DVD, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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