The great debaters

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[New York, N.Y.] : The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment, [2008].
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DVD 791.43 G78686W
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[New York, N.Y.] : The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment, [2008].
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sound, color. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 11 x 19 cm)


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
General Note
Inspired by the American legacy article by Tony Scherman.
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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.
Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Gina Ravera, John Heard, Kimberly Elise.
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)
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)

Washington, D., Eisele, R., Black, T., Forte, K., Winfrey, O., Roth, J., Weinstein, B., Weinstein, H., Crockett, D., Rousselot, P., Porro, J., Whitaker, F., Parker, N., Smollett-Bell, J., Whitaker, D., Williams, J., Ravera, G., Heard, J., Elise, K., Davis, S., Howard, J. N., & Golub, 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)

Denzel Washington et al.. 2008. The Great Debaters. The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment.

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

Denzel Washington et al.. The Great Debaters The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

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

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