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The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Author: Bob ChristiansenRick RosenbergTracy Keenan WynnJohn KortyCicely TysonAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Classic Media, Inc. ; New York, NY : Sony Wonder, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : 30th anniversary special edView all editions and formats
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The history of blacks in the South as seen through the eyes of a 110-year-old former slave. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Biographical
Ethnic
Drama
Made-for-TV movies
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Film and video adaptations
Audio-visual material
Named Person: Ernest J Gaines
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Christiansen; Rick Rosenberg; Tracy Keenan Wynn; John Korty; Cicely Tyson; Barbara Chaney; Richard Dysart; Katherine Helmond; Michael Murphy; Odetta; Thalmus Rasulala; James Crabe; Fred Karlin; Ernest J Gaines; Classic Media, Inc.; Sony Wonder (Firm)
ISBN: 0738930938 9780738930930
OCLC Number: 57490940
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novel of the same title by Ernest J. Gaines.
Special features: "The Making of the Autobiography of Ms. Jane Pittman" documentary - behind the scenes footage; new interviews with Ernest J. Gaines, Odetta, director John Korty, producers Rick Rosenberg and Bob Christiansen and more; "The Writing of the Autobiography of Ms. Jane Pittman" documentary - Ernest J. Gaines gives an in-depth look at the people and places that inspired his award-winning novel; "Oral Story Telling Tradition" documentary - scholars explain the important of oral story-telling; Best Picture and Best Actress Emmy clips; Digitally remastered.
Credits: Cinematographer, James Crabe ; music, Fred Karlin.
Cast: Cicely Tyson, Barbara Chaney, Richard Dysart, Katherine Helmond, Michael Murphy, Odetta, Thalmus Rasulala.
Event notes: Originally produced as a television movie in 1973.
Awards: Winner of 9 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Special, Best Actress and Best Teleplay.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (150 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby digital.
Contents: Disc 1. Film --
disc 2. Special features.
Responsibility: produced by Robert W. Christiansen, Rick Rosenberg ; written by Tracy Keenan Wynn ; directed by John Korty.

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The history of blacks in the South as seen through the eyes of a 110-year-old former slave. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.

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