The Resource The great debaters, TWC presents a Harpo Films production ; produced by Todd Black ... [et al.] ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; directed by Denzel Washington, (videorecording)

The great debaters, TWC presents a Harpo Films production ; produced by Todd Black ... [et al.] ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; directed by Denzel Washington, (videorecording)

Label
The great debaters
Title
The great debaters
Statement of responsibility
TWC presents a Harpo Films production ; produced by Todd Black ... [et al.] ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; directed by Denzel Washington
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
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
ORK
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Philippe Rousselot ; edited by Hughes Winborne ; music, Peter Golub, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, David J. Bomba
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, language, and brief sexuality ; bonus material not rated
Language note
In English, or dubbed French; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, John Heard, Kimberly Elise
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1954-
  • 1948-
  • 1979-
  • 1986-
  • 1990-
  • 1946-
  • 1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Black, Todd
  • Washington, Denzel
  • Eisele, Robert
  • Porro, Jeffrey
  • Parker, Nate
  • Smollett-Bell, Jurnee
  • Whitaker, Denzel
  • Whitaker, Forest
  • Heard, John
  • Elise, Kimberly
  • Weinstein Company
  • Harpo Films
  • Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Genius Products, Inc
Runtime
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Debates and debating
  • Wiley College (Marshall, Tex.)
  • African American college students
  • African American college teachers
  • Texas
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The great debaters, TWC presents a Harpo Films production ; produced by Todd Black ... [et al.] ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; directed by Denzel Washington, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Blockbuster exclusive"--Disc label
  • Special features: deleted scenes; Denzel Washington as actor/director; "The great debaters : an historical perspective;" "That's what my baby likes," music video; "My soul is a witness," music video
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn310125371
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019810722
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
81072
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)310125371
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The great debaters, TWC presents a Harpo Films production ; produced by Todd Black ... [et al.] ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; directed by Denzel Washington, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "Blockbuster exclusive"--Disc label
  • Special features: deleted scenes; Denzel Washington as actor/director; "The great debaters : an historical perspective;" "That's what my baby likes," music video; "My soul is a witness," music video
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn310125371
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019810722
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
81072
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)310125371
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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