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The Resource Driving Miss Daisy, Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Zanuck Company production ; screenplay by Alfred Uhry, based on his play ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck ; directed by Bruce Beresford, (videorecording DVD)

Driving Miss Daisy, Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Zanuck Company production ; screenplay by Alfred Uhry, based on his play ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck ; directed by Bruce Beresford, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Driving Miss Daisy
Title
Driving Miss Daisy
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Zanuck Company production ; screenplay by Alfred Uhry, based on his play ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck ; directed by Bruce Beresford
Contributor
Actor
Adapter
Screenwriter
Author
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
In 1948, Miss Daisy Werthan, an elderly, cranky ex-school teacher from Atlanta, crashes her new Packard through a retaining wall into her neighbor's yard. Her concerned son Boolie reasons she no longer is able to drive herself, and over her strenuous objections hires the gentle, tactful, and wily black widower Hoke Colburn to be her chauffeur. As a Jew, Miss Daisy is also the victim of prejudice, and she gradually overcomes her subconscious bigotry to see Hoke as a true friend. Beginning in frostiness, their slow changing relationship mirrors the changing racial climate in the south through the burgeoning of civil rights movement
Awards note
Winner, 1990 Academy Awards for Best Makeup--Manlio Rocchetti, Lynn Barber, Kevin Haney; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium--Alfred Uhry; Best Actress in a Leading Role--Jessica Tandy; Best Picture--Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck.
Cataloging source
LKR
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Peter James ; editor, Mark Warner ; production designer, Bruno Rubeo ; music composed by Hans Zimmer ; costume designer, Elizabeth McBride
Date time place
"Driving Miss Daisy" was first produced Off-Broadway by Playwrights Horizons, New York City in 1987
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated PG; Canadian Home Video Rating: Rated PG
Language note
In English, dubbed French, or dubbed Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.U57
LC item number
D75 2003
PerformerNote
Morgan Freeman (Hoke Colburn), Jessica Tandy (Daisy Werthan), Dan Aykroyd (Boolie Werthan), Patti Lupone (Florine Werthan), Esther Rolle (Idella)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Uhry, Alfred
  • Zanuck, Richard D
  • Zanuck, Lili Fini
  • Beresford, Bruce
  • Freeman, Morgan
  • Tandy, Jessica
  • Aykroyd, Dan
  • LuPone, Patti
  • Rolle, Esther
  • Uhry, Alfred
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Zanuck Company
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
99
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Uhry, Alfred
  • Older women
  • Jewish women
  • Chauffeurs
  • African American men
  • Friendship
  • Working class
  • Mothers and sons
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Older people
  • Mujeres JudÍas
  • Ancianas
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Driving Miss Daisy, Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Zanuck Company production ; screenplay by Alfred Uhry, based on his play ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck ; directed by Bruce Beresford, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1989
  • Special features: Cast & crew [text feature]; Trailer (2 min.); Commentary [optional audio feature]; Awards [text feature]; Jessica Tandy: theatre legend to screen star [featurette] (7 min.); Driving Miss Daisy [Original featurette] (6 min.); Miss Daisy's journey: From stage to screen [featurette] (19 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Accident -- Without a car -- Hoke to the rescue -- Chauffeur in the house -- Uneasy relations -- Drive to the store -- Putting on airs -- Missing salmon -- Cemetery reading lesson -- Werthan Christmas -- Car changes hands -- Bound for Mobile -- Troopers -- Alone in the dark -- Negotiations -- Idella's death -- Ice storm -- Temple bombing -- King dinner -- My best friend -- Old acquaintances -- Thanksgiving visit -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (99 min.)
Isbn
9780790772370
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085392334025
  • 883929105359
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
23340
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51649379
  • (OCoLC)51649379
  • 719368
  • 1800735
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby surround stereo, Dolby mono.; widescreen presentation, preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Driving Miss Daisy, Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Zanuck Company production ; screenplay by Alfred Uhry, based on his play ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck ; directed by Bruce Beresford, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1989
  • Special features: Cast & crew [text feature]; Trailer (2 min.); Commentary [optional audio feature]; Awards [text feature]; Jessica Tandy: theatre legend to screen star [featurette] (7 min.); Driving Miss Daisy [Original featurette] (6 min.); Miss Daisy's journey: From stage to screen [featurette] (19 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Accident -- Without a car -- Hoke to the rescue -- Chauffeur in the house -- Uneasy relations -- Drive to the store -- Putting on airs -- Missing salmon -- Cemetery reading lesson -- Werthan Christmas -- Car changes hands -- Bound for Mobile -- Troopers -- Alone in the dark -- Negotiations -- Idella's death -- Ice storm -- Temple bombing -- King dinner -- My best friend -- Old acquaintances -- Thanksgiving visit -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (99 min.)
Isbn
9780790772370
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085392334025
  • 883929105359
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
23340
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51649379
  • (OCoLC)51649379
  • 719368
  • 1800735
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby surround stereo, Dolby mono.; widescreen presentation, preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition
Video recording format
DVD

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