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Author: Carl LernerGerda LernerVictor WeingartenJulius TannenbaumJames WhitmoreAll authors
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Video Service Corp., [2012]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on the landmark memoir by John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me stars James Whitmore as Griffin, who medically altered his pigment and, with the help of a sunlamp, reinvented himself as an itinerant black writer navigating his way through Mississippi and Alabama. Along the way he experienced firsthand both crushing racism and the incredible life force of the Afro-American communities.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Biography
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: John Howard Griffin; John Howard Griffin; John Howard Griffin
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Lerner; Gerda Lerner; Victor Weingarten; Julius Tannenbaum; James Whitmore; Roscoe Lee Browne; Clifton James; Will Geer; Sorrell Booke; Al Freeman, Jr.; Robert Gerringer; John Marriott; Thelma Oliver; P Jay Sidney; Lenka Peterson; Meyer Kupferman; Morgan C Atkinson; John Howard Griffin; Video Service Corp.
OCLC Number: 820036700
Language Note: Closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Based on the memoir by John Howard Griffin.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
"1959. Segregation. Lynchings. The true story of a white man's journey through the deep south ..."--Container.
Supplemental booklet contains an excerpt from Reluctant activist : the authorized biography of John Howard Griffin by Robert Bonazzi.
Special features: original trailers; lobby cards. Bonus disc: Uncommon vision: the life and times of John Howard Griffin / produced and written by Morgan C. Atkinson (2010 ; 60 min.); booklet with an excerpt from "Reluctant activists"--The authorized biography of John Howard Griffin / by Robert Bonazzi.
Credits: Photography, Victor Lukens, Henry Mueller II ; editor, Lora Hays ; music, Meyer Kupferman.
Cast: James Whitmore, Roscoe Lee Browne, Clifton James, Will Geer, Sorrell Booke, Al Freeman, Jr., Robert Gerringer, John Marriott, Thelma Oliver, Lenka Petersen, P.J. Sidney.
Description: 2 videodiscs (105 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Details: DVD, all regions; widescreen and full screen; 5.1 and 2.0 soundtracks.
Contents: disc 1. Black like me (105 min. ; 1964) --
disc 2. Uncommon vision (60 min. ; 2010).
Other Titles: Uncommon vision : the life and times of John Howard Griffin.
Black like me (Motion picture)
Responsibility: a Walter Reade/Sterling presentation ; presented by Victor Weingarten ; screenplay by Gerda Lerner, Carl Lerner ; produced by Julius Tannenbaum ; directed by Carl Lerner.

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Based on the landmark memoir by John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me stars James Whitmore as Griffin, who medically altered his pigment and, with the help of a sunlamp, reinvented himself as an itinerant black writer navigating his way through Mississippi and Alabama. Along the way he experienced firsthand both crushing racism and the incredible life force of the Afro-American communities.

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