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The Resource Bessie, HBO Films ; Flavor Unit Entertainment ; Zanuck Company ; producer, Ron Schmidt ; screenplay by Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees, (videorecording)

Bessie, HBO Films ; Flavor Unit Entertainment ; Zanuck Company ; producer, Ron Schmidt ; screenplay by Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees, (videorecording)

Label
Bessie
Title
Bessie
Statement of responsibility
HBO Films ; Flavor Unit Entertainment ; Zanuck Company ; producer, Ron Schmidt ; screenplay by Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Bessie Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into 'The Empress of the Blues', who became one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and is an enduring icon today
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, Rachel Portman ; editor, Brian A. Kates ; director of photography, Jeffrey Jur
Intended audience
FCC television rating: TV-MA
Language note
In English, French, and Spanish with English, French, and Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'nique, Khandi Alexander,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1970-
  • 1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rees, Dee
  • Queen Latifah
  • Williams, Michael Kenneth
  • Alexander, Khandi
  • Epps, Mike
  • Kittles, Tory
  • Platt, Oliver
  • Tumpter, Tika
  • Dutton, Charles S
  • Mo'Nique
  • HBO Films
  • Flavor Unit (Firm)
  • zanuck Company
Runtime
135
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Bessie
  • African American women singers
  • Women blues musicians
Technique
live action
Label
Bessie, HBO Films ; Flavor Unit Entertainment ; Zanuck Company ; producer, Ron Schmidt ; screenplay by Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • DVD release of the 2015 motion picture
  • Features: scene selection; making-of featurettes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn914241343
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (135 min.)
Lccn
00629861
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929477333
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
3000064724
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; widescreen (16:9) presentation; 5.1 surround (English and French) and 2.0 stereo. surround (Spanish)
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bessie, HBO Films ; Flavor Unit Entertainment ; Zanuck Company ; producer, Ron Schmidt ; screenplay by Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees, (videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • DVD release of the 2015 motion picture
  • Features: scene selection; making-of featurettes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn914241343
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (135 min.)
Lccn
00629861
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929477333
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
3000064724
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; widescreen (16:9) presentation; 5.1 surround (English and French) and 2.0 stereo. surround (Spanish)
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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