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The great debaters Cover Image DVD DVD

The great debaters [DVD] / TWC presents a Harpo Films production ; produced by Todd Black ... [et al.] ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; directed by Denzel Washington.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1594450277
  • ISBN: 9781594450273
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen version.
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Genius Products, c2008.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Special features: deleted scenes; "The great debaters : an historical perspective;" "That's what my baby likes," music video; "My soul is a witness," music video.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Philippe Rousselot ; edited by Hughes Winborne ; music, Peter Golub, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, David J. Bomba.
Participant or Performer Note:
Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, John Heard, Kimberly Elise.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, language, and brief sexuality.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
In English, or dubbed French; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Wiley College (Marshall, Tex.) > Drama.
Wiley College (Marshall, Tex.) > Drama.
Debates and debating > Texas > Drama.
African American college students > Texas > Drama.
African American college teachers > Texas > Drama.
Debates and debating > Texas > Drama.
African American college students > Texas > Drama.
African American college teachers > Texas > Drama.
Texas > Drama.
Texas > Drama.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Melodrama.
Melodrama > Feature.
Feature films.
Melodrama.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Upper Skagit Library GRE 1012242 New DVD Reshelving -


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