The great debaters
(DVD) 

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[New York, N.Y.] : The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment, [2008]., Santa Monica, CA :
Rating
MPAA rating: PG-13; strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, language, and brief sexuality.
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DVD F GRE
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Format
DVD
Edition
2-disc collector's edition ; Widescreen version.
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sound, color. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 11 x 19 cm)
Language
English
ISBN
1594450625, 9781594450624
UPC
796019811583

Notes

General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
General Note
Inspired by the American legacy article by Tony Scherman.
General Note
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.
Creation/Production Credits
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.
Participants/Performers
Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Gina Ravera, John Heard, Kimberly Elise.
Description
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, language, and brief sexuality.
System Details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen letterbox presentation, enhanced for widescreen televisions; Dolby Digital, stereo (disc 2)
Language
Disc 1: In English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English (SDH) or Spanish subtitles; Disc 2: In English with optional English (SDH) subtitles.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Smollett-Bell, J., Whitaker, D., Williams, J., Ravera, G., Howard, J. N., Elise, K., Davis, S., Whitaker, F., Golub, P., Parker, N., Heard, J., Porro, J., Crockett, D., Weinstein, H., Weinstein, B., Roth, J., Winfrey, O., Forte, K., Black, T., Eisele, R., Washington, D., & Rousselot, P. (2008). The great debaters (2-disc collector's edition ; Widescreen version.). The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jurnee Smollett-Bell et al.. 2008. The Great Debaters. [New York, N.Y.]: The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jurnee Smollett-Bell et al.. The Great Debaters [New York, N.Y.]: The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Smollett-Bell, Jurnee, et al. The Great Debaters 2-disc collector's edition ; Widescreen version., The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment, 2008.

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