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The Resource A lesson before dying, HBO NYC presents ; a Spanky Pictures production ; producer, Robert Benedetti ; teleplay by Ann Peacock ; directed by Joseph Sargent, (videorecording DVD)

A lesson before dying, HBO NYC presents ; a Spanky Pictures production ; producer, Robert Benedetti ; teleplay by Ann Peacock ; directed by Joseph Sargent, (videorecording DVD)

Label
A lesson before dying
Title
A lesson before dying
Statement of responsibility
HBO NYC presents ; a Spanky Pictures production ; producer, Robert Benedetti ; teleplay by Ann Peacock ; directed by Joseph Sargent
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A young African-American man living in Louisiana in the 1940s is wrongly convicted of murder. Awaiting a death sentence, he receives jail cell visits from a local frustrated teacher, whose education is being underutilized. He attempts to impart some wisdom and pride to the condemned man before his death. In teaching one person to die with dignity, he redeems himself
Cataloging source
KCP
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michael Brown ; music by Ernest Troost
Dewey number
  • [Fic]
  • 813/.54
Intended audience
Rated PG-13
Language note
  • Soundtrack in English or Spanish; subtitles in English, French or Spanish
  • Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Mekhi Phifer
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1975-
  • 1925-2014
  • 1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cheadle, Don
  • Tyson, Cicely
  • Phifer, Mekhi
  • Benedetti, Robert L
  • Peacock, Ann
  • Sargent, Joseph
  • Troost, Ernest V
  • Gaines, Ernest J.
  • HBO Video (Firm)
  • HBO NYC Productions
  • Spanky Pictures (Firm)
Runtime
101
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American men
  • Death row inmates
  • Friendship
  • African Americans
  • Prisoners
  • Friendship
  • Race relations
  • Films for the hearing impaired
  • African American men
  • African Americans
  • Death row inmates
  • Friendship
  • Prisoners
  • Race relations
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Louisiana
  • Louisiana
  • Louisiana
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
A lesson before dying, HBO NYC presents ; a Spanky Pictures production ; producer, Robert Benedetti ; teleplay by Ann Peacock ; directed by Joseph Sargent, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines
  • Originally produced for television in 1999
  • Special features include: Interactive menus, Cast and crew bios
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard format.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.)
Isbn
9780783117157
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
026359157028
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
91570
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 3223905
  • (OCoLC)1001333715
  • (OCoLC)on1001333715
  • 3223905
System details
DVD; Dolby surround in English; mono. in Spanish; region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A lesson before dying, HBO NYC presents ; a Spanky Pictures production ; producer, Robert Benedetti ; teleplay by Ann Peacock ; directed by Joseph Sargent, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines
  • Originally produced for television in 1999
  • Special features include: Interactive menus, Cast and crew bios
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard format.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.)
Isbn
9780783117157
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
026359157028
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
91570
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 3223905
  • (OCoLC)1001333715
  • (OCoLC)on1001333715
  • 3223905
System details
DVD; Dolby surround in English; mono. in Spanish; region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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