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The Resource Bessie, HBO Films presents a Flavor Unit Entertainment production and a Zanuck Company production ; produced by Ron Schmidt ; story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote ; screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees, (videorecording DVD)

Bessie, HBO Films presents a Flavor Unit Entertainment production and a Zanuck Company production ; produced by Ron Schmidt ; story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote ; screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Bessie
Title
Bessie
Statement of responsibility
HBO Films presents a Flavor Unit Entertainment production and a Zanuck Company production ; produced by Ron Schmidt ; story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote ; screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees
Contributor
Actor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Focuses on 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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: TV-MA
Language note
In English, French, or Latin Spanish, with English, French, or Latin Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tory Kittles, Tika Sumpter, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, Charles S. Dutton, Mo'nique
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Queen Latifah
  • Williams, Michael Kenneth
  • Mo'Nique
Runtime
135
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Bessie
  • African American women singers
  • Women blues musicians
Technique
live action
Label
Bessie, HBO Films presents a Flavor Unit Entertainment production and a Zanuck Company production ; produced by Ron Schmidt ; story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote ; screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • DVD release of the 2015 motion picture
  • Widescreen
  • Special feature : Bessie: a Creative Journey, an exclusive in-depth look at the collaborative process in Bringing the movie to life on screen; features interviews with cast and crew, including Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'Nique, and director Dee Rees
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (135 min.)
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
  • 1000568303
  • 3000064724
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn914241343
  • (OCoLC)914241343
System details
DVD ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; 5.1 surround (English and French) and 2.0 stereo. surround (Spanish)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bessie, HBO Films presents a Flavor Unit Entertainment production and a Zanuck Company production ; produced by Ron Schmidt ; story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote ; screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • DVD release of the 2015 motion picture
  • Widescreen
  • Special feature : Bessie: a Creative Journey, an exclusive in-depth look at the collaborative process in Bringing the movie to life on screen; features interviews with cast and crew, including Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'Nique, and director Dee Rees
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (135 min.)
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
  • 1000568303
  • 3000064724
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn914241343
  • (OCoLC)914241343
System details
DVD ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; 5.1 surround (English and French) and 2.0 stereo. surround (Spanish)
Video recording format
DVD

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