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The Resource The great debaters, 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, (DVD)

The great debaters, 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, (DVD)

Label
The great debaters
Title
The great debaters
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
Awards note
Christopher Award, 2008.
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
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-
  • 1986-
  • 1946-2017
  • 1971-
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
  • Weinstein Company
  • Harpo Films
Runtime
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wiley College (Marshall, Tex.)
  • Wide-screen DVDs
  • Debates and debating
  • African American college students
  • African American college teachers
  • Feature films
  • Texas
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The great debaters, 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, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-disc collector's ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9781594450624
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019811583
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
81158
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn191685049
  • (OCoLC)191685049
  • 629324
System details
DVD, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The great debaters, 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, (DVD)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-disc collector's ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9781594450624
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019811583
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
81158
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn191685049
  • (OCoLC)191685049
  • 629324
System details
DVD, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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