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The Resource When we were kings, a DASFilms presentation ; a film by Leon Gast & Taylor Hackford ; a David Sonenberg production ; produced by Leon Gast, David Sonenberg & Taylor Hackford ; directed by Leon Gast

When we were kings, a DASFilms presentation ; a film by Leon Gast & Taylor Hackford ; a David Sonenberg production ; produced by Leon Gast, David Sonenberg & Taylor Hackford ; directed by Leon Gast

Label
When we were kings
Title
When we were kings
Statement of responsibility
a DASFilms presentation ; a film by Leon Gast & Taylor Hackford ; a David Sonenberg production ; produced by Leon Gast, David Sonenberg & Taylor Hackford ; directed by Leon Gast
Contributor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"In 1974, Leon Gast traveled to Africa to film Zaire 74, a music festival planned to accompany an unprecedented sports spectacle: the Rumble in the Jungle, in which late-career underdog Muhammad Ali would contend with the younger powerhouse George Foreman for the boxing heavyweight championship title--'a fight between two blacks in a black nation, organized by blacks,' as a Kinshasa billboard put it. When the main event was delayed, extending Ali's stay in Africa, Gast wound up amassing a treasure trove of footage, observing the wildly charismatic athlete training for one of the toughest bouts of his career while basking in his role as black America's proud ambassador to postcolonial Africa. Two decades in the making, When We Were Kings features interviews with Norman Mailer and George Plimpton that illustrate the sensational impact of the fight, rounding out an Academy Award-winning portrait of Ali that captures his charm, grace and defiance"--Container
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • When we were kings (Motion picture)
  • Soul power (Motion picture)
Credits note
Cinematography, Maryse Alberti, Paul Goldsmith, Kevin Keating, Albert Maysles, Roderick Young ; editors, Leon Gast, Taylor Hackford, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Keith Robinson
Dewey number
796.83092
Intended audience
Rating: PG; for images of violence, brief nudity and some language
Language note
English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
GV1132.A44
LC item number
W44 2019
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PerformerNote
Featuring Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown, B.B. King, Mobutu Sese Seko, Spike Lee, Norman Mailer, George Plimpton, Thomas Hauser
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1944-
  • 1944-
  • 1942-2016
  • 1949-
  • 1931-
  • 1933-2006
  • 1930-1997
  • 1974
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gast, Leon
  • Sonenberg, David
  • Hackford, Taylor
  • Alberti, Maryse
  • Goldsmith, Paul
  • Keating, Kevin
  • Maysles, Albert
  • Young, Roderick
  • Levy-Hinte, Jeff
  • Robinson, Keith
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • Foreman, George
  • King, Don
  • Brown, James
  • King, B. B.
  • Mobutu Sese Seko
  • Lee, Spike
  • Mailer, Norman
  • Plimpton, George
  • Hauser, Thomas
  • Das Films
  • Zaire '74
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
87
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
998
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • Foreman, George
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Boxing matches
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • Foreman, George
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Boxing matches
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
When we were kings, a DASFilms presentation ; a film by Leon Gast & Taylor Hackford ; a David Sonenberg production ; produced by Leon Gast, David Sonenberg & Taylor Hackford ; directed by Leon Gast
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title and credits from screen
  • Title from title frame
  • Originally released as a documentary film in 1996
  • Widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio)
  • Accompanying sheet includes an essay by critic Kelefa Sanneh
Accompanying material
1 sheet (17 cm x 70 cm folded to 17 cm x 12 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Features: New, restored 4K digital transfer -- "Soul Power," a 2008 documentary about the Zaïre 74 music festival directed by Jefrey Kusama-Hinte -- New interview with producer David Sonenberg -- Interview from 1997 with director Leon Gast -- Trailer -- An essay by critic Kelefa Sanneh
Control code
on1113940820
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
DVD special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (87 min.)
Isbn
9781681436517
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515235914
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
  • CC3079DDVD
  • CC3079D
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio); Dolby 5.0 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
When we were kings, a DASFilms presentation ; a film by Leon Gast & Taylor Hackford ; a David Sonenberg production ; produced by Leon Gast, David Sonenberg & Taylor Hackford ; directed by Leon Gast
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title and credits from screen
  • Title from title frame
  • Originally released as a documentary film in 1996
  • Widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio)
  • Accompanying sheet includes an essay by critic Kelefa Sanneh
Accompanying material
1 sheet (17 cm x 70 cm folded to 17 cm x 12 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Features: New, restored 4K digital transfer -- "Soul Power," a 2008 documentary about the Zaïre 74 music festival directed by Jefrey Kusama-Hinte -- New interview with producer David Sonenberg -- Interview from 1997 with director Leon Gast -- Trailer -- An essay by critic Kelefa Sanneh
Control code
on1113940820
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
DVD special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (87 min.)
Isbn
9781681436517
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515235914
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
  • CC3079DDVD
  • CC3079D
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio); Dolby 5.0 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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