The Resource The great debaters, TWC presents a Harpo Films production ; 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 ; executive producers, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, David Crockett ; director of photography, Philippe Rousselot, (videorecording)

The great debaters, TWC presents a Harpo Films production ; 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 ; executive producers, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, David Crockett ; director of photography, Philippe Rousselot, (videorecording)

Label
The great debaters
Title
The great debaters
Statement of responsibility
TWC presents a Harpo Films production ; 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 ; executive producers, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, David Crockett ; director of photography, Philippe Rousselot
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • 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
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
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
In English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English (SDH) or Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Gina Ravera, John Heard, Kimberly Elise
Runtime
124
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
The great debaters, TWC presents a Harpo Films production ; 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 ; executive producers, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, David Crockett ; director of photography, Philippe Rousselot, (videorecording)
Label
The great debaters, TWC presents a Harpo Films production ; 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 ; executive producers, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, David Crockett ; director of photography, Philippe Rousselot, (videorecording)
Publication
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
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Accompanying material
1 booklet ([28] p. : col. ill. ; 11 x 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
191685045
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
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Edition
2-disc collector's ed., widescreen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9781594450624
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased.
Other control number
796019811583
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
81158
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)191685045
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen letterbox presentation, enhanced for widescreen televisions; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD

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