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The Resource The great debaters [videorecording], the Weinstein Company presents a Harpo Films production ; 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 [videorecording], the Weinstein Company presents a Harpo Films production ; 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 [videorecording]
Title
The great debaters [videorecording]
Statement of responsibility
the Weinstein Company presents a Harpo Films production ; 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
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
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007
  • 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 ; art direction, John R. Jensen ; set decoration, Patrick Cassidy ; executive producers, David Crockett, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, language, and brief sexuality
Language note
Closed-captioned
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-
  • 1946-
  • 1971-
  • 1945-
  • 1953-
  • 1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Black, Todd
  • Forte, Kate
  • Roth, Joe
  • Washington, Denzel
  • Winfrey, Oprah
  • Eisele, Robert
  • Porro, Jeffrey
  • Parker, Nate
  • Smollett, Jurnee
  • Whitaker, Denzel
  • Williams, Jermaine
  • Whitaker, Forest
  • Ravera, Gina
  • Heard, John
  • Elise, Kimberly
  • Tyler, Devyn
  • Boyd, Trenton McClain
  • Rousselot, Philippe
  • Golub, Peter
  • Howard, James Newton
  • Crockett, David
  • Weinstein, Bob
  • Weinstein, Harvey
  • Weinstein Company
  • Harpo Films
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 [videorecording], the Weinstein Company presents a Harpo Films production ; 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Isbn
9781594450273
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 796019810708
  • 796019810722
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
81070
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)191685049
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The great debaters [videorecording], the Weinstein Company presents a Harpo Films production ; 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Isbn
9781594450273
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 796019810708
  • 796019810722
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
81070
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)191685049
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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