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
Contributor
Actor
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • 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
Member of
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, French, or Latin Spanish, with optional English, French, or Latin Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
PN1992.77
LC item number
.B47 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
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)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Wide screen (1.78:1)
  • Originally produced as a made for TV move in 2015
  • 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
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
Edition
Widescreen.
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 ; 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 ; screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees, (videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Wide screen (1.78:1)
  • Originally produced as a made for TV move in 2015
  • 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
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
Edition
Widescreen.
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 ; 5.1 surround (English and French) and 2.0 stereo. surround (Spanish)
Video recording format
DVD

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