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The Resource The great debaters, the Weinstein Company presents, a Harpo Films production ; a Denzel Washington film ; directed by Denzel Washington ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; produced by Todd Black and Kate Forte, Oprah Winfrey and Joe Roth

The great debaters, the Weinstein Company presents, a Harpo Films production ; a Denzel Washington film ; directed by Denzel Washington ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; produced by Todd Black and Kate Forte, Oprah Winfrey and Joe Roth

Label
The great debaters
Title
The great debaters
Statement of responsibility
the Weinstein Company presents, a Harpo Films production ; a Denzel Washington film ; directed by Denzel Washington ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; produced by Todd Black and Kate Forte, Oprah Winfrey and Joe Roth
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Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Costume designer
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
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Screenwriter
Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • 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
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TEFMT
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videorecording
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  • Great debaters (Motion picture)
  • Great debaters (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Production designer, David J. Bomba ; edited by Hughes Winborne ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; music composed by James Newton Howard and Peter Golub ; music supervisor, G. Marq Roswell ; co-producer, Molly Allen ; executive producers, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, David Crockett ; director of photography, Philippe Rousselot ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro
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
Disc 1: In English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English (SDH) or Spanish subtitles; Disc 2: In English with optional English (SDH) subtitles
LC call number
  • PN1995.9.M45
  • PN1997.2
LC item number
  • G7438 2008
  • .G7378 2008
PerformerNote
Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Gina Ravera, John Heard, Kimberly Elise
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  • 1954-
  • 1948-
  • 1948-
  • 1953-
  • 1952-
  • 1945-
  • 1979-
  • 1986-
  • 1990-
  • 1982-
  • 1946-2017
  • 1971-
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  • Washington, Denzel
  • Eisele, Robert
  • Black, Todd
  • Forte, Kate
  • Winfrey, Oprah
  • Roth, Joe
  • Weinstein, Bob
  • Weinstein, Harvey
  • Crockett, David
  • Rousselot, Philippe
  • Porro, Jeffrey
  • Whitaker, Forest
  • Parker, Nate
  • Smollett-Bell, Jurnee
  • Whitaker, Denzel
  • Williams, Jermaine
  • Ravera, Gina
  • Heard, John
  • Elise, Kimberly
  • Davis, Sharen
  • Howard, James Newton
  • Golub, Peter
  • Weinstein Company
  • Harpo Films
  • Genius Products, Inc
Runtime
124
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  • Tolson, Melvin B
  • Wiley College (Marshall, Tex.)
  • Debates and debating
  • African American college students
  • African American college teachers
  • Grabaciones vídeo para los de audición disminuida
  • Discos videos digitales (DVD)
  • Tolson, Melvin B
  • Wiley College (Marshall, Tex.)
  • African American college students
  • African American college teachers
  • Debates and debating
  • Texas
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The great debaters, the Weinstein Company presents, a Harpo Films production ; a Denzel Washington film ; directed by Denzel Washington ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; produced by Todd Black and Kate Forte, Oprah Winfrey and Joe Roth
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Inspired by the American legacy article by Tony Scherman
  • Special features include: Disc 1. Deleted scenes; The great debaters, an historical perspective; "That's what my baby likes", music video; "My soul is a witness", music video. Disc 2. The great debaters, a heritage of music; Scoring The great debaters with James Newton Howard & Peter Golub; Learning the art, our young actors go to debate camp; Forest Whitaker on becoming James Farmer, Sr.; A new generation of actors; The 1930's wardrobe of Sharen Davis; The production design of David J. Bomba; The poetry of Melvin B. Tolson
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 11 x 19 cm)
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • unknown
  • stereophonic
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. [Feature film; special features] -- disc 2. [Special features]
Control code
ocn191685045
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-disc collector's edition ; Widescreen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9781594450624
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019811583
Other physical details
sound, color.
Publisher number
  • 81158
  • 81070
  • 81070DVD1
  • 81158DVD1
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen letterbox presentation, enhanced for widescreen televisions; Dolby Digital, stereo (disc 2)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The great debaters, the Weinstein Company presents, a Harpo Films production ; a Denzel Washington film ; directed by Denzel Washington ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; produced by Todd Black and Kate Forte, Oprah Winfrey and Joe Roth
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Inspired by the American legacy article by Tony Scherman
  • Special features include: Disc 1. Deleted scenes; The great debaters, an historical perspective; "That's what my baby likes", music video; "My soul is a witness", music video. Disc 2. The great debaters, a heritage of music; Scoring The great debaters with James Newton Howard & Peter Golub; Learning the art, our young actors go to debate camp; Forest Whitaker on becoming James Farmer, Sr.; A new generation of actors; The 1930's wardrobe of Sharen Davis; The production design of David J. Bomba; The poetry of Melvin B. Tolson
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 11 x 19 cm)
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • unknown
  • stereophonic
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. [Feature film; special features] -- disc 2. [Special features]
Control code
ocn191685045
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-disc collector's edition ; Widescreen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9781594450624
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019811583
Other physical details
sound, color.
Publisher number
  • 81158
  • 81070
  • 81070DVD1
  • 81158DVD1
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen letterbox presentation, enhanced for widescreen televisions; Dolby Digital, stereo (disc 2)
Video recording format
DVD

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