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

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

Label
Bessie
Title
Bessie
Statement of responsibility
HBO Films presents a Flavor Unit Entertainment production and a Zanuck Company production ; produced by Ron Schmidt ; screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees
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Actor
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • 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
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, Rachel Portman ; editor, Brian A. Kates ; director of photography, Jeffrey Jur ; story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: TV-MA
Language note
In English, dubbed French or dubbed Latin Spanish, with optional English, French, or Latin Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.B48 2015
PerformerNote
Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tory Kittles, Tika Sumpter, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, Charles S. Dutton, Mo'nique
Runtime
135
Technique
live action
Bessie, HBO Films presents a Flavor Unit Entertainment production and a Zanuck Company production ; produced by Ron Schmidt ; screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees, (videorecording)
Label
Bessie, HBO Films presents a Flavor Unit Entertainment production and a Zanuck Company production ; produced by Ron Schmidt ; screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees, (videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • DVD release of the 2015 made-for-television movie
  • Special features: 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; filming in Georgia
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Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn914241343
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
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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
Publisher number
  • 1000568303
  • 3000064724
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)914241343
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1), 16:9; 5.1 surround (English and French) and 2.0 stereo (Spanish)
Video recording format
DVD

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