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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, (videorecording 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, (videorecording 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
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, language, and brief sexuality
Language note
Closed-captioned
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-
  • 1948-
  • 1979-
  • 1986-
  • 1990-
  • 1982-
  • 1946-2017
  • 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-Bell, 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
  • Wiley College (Marshall, Tex.)
  • Debates and debating
  • African American college students
  • African American college teachers
  • 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, (videorecording DVD)
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
  • 065935816126
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
81070
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1673160
  • (OCoLC)ocn191685049
  • (OCoLC)191685049
  • 1117917
  • 2318403
  • 1673160
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation
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, (videorecording DVD)
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
  • 065935816126
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
81070
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1673160
  • (OCoLC)ocn191685049
  • (OCoLC)191685049
  • 1117917
  • 2318403
  • 1673160
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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