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Dreamgirls

Author: Bill CondonLaurence MarkJamie FoxxBeyoncéEddie MurphyAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : 2-disc showstopper ed. ; widescreenView all editions and formats
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Three young women Deena Jones, Effie White, and Lorrell Robinson desire to become pop stars. They get their wish when they are picked to be backup singers for the legendary James "Thunder" Early. When they are set free for leads, Curtis Taylor and Effie's brother C.C. decide that Deena should be the lead singer, which upsets Effie. The girls discover exactly what it takes to be in the music business and what they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Musical films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Condon; Laurence Mark; Jamie Foxx; Beyoncé; Eddie Murphy; Danny Glover; Jennifer Hudson; Anika Noni Rose; Keith Robinson; Tom Eyen; Henry Krieger; Dreamworks Pictures.; Paramount Pictures Corporation.
ISBN: 1415731578 9781415731574
OCLC Number: 166408714
Language Note: Dialogue in English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0) with optional soundtrack in French (Dolby 5.1), and with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Based on the original Broadway production book and lyrics by Tom Eyen.
Special features: disc 1. 12 never-before-seen extended musical numbers, Beyoncé music video "Listen" ; disc 2. Behind-the-scenes full-length documentary "Building the dream", original auditions and screen tests, previsualization sequences, image gallery, additional featurettes.
Credits: Director of photography, Tobias Schliessler ; editor, Virginia Katz ; original music, Henry Krieger ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, John Myhre.
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson.
Awards: Golden Globes, USA, 2007: Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy ; Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Eddie Murphy) ; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Jennifer Hudson); Academy Awards, 2007: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Hudson) ; Best Sound Mixing (Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer, Willie D. Burton)
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for languages, some sexuality and drug content.
Description: 2 videodiscs (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., surround.
Other Titles: Building the dream.
Responsibility: DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present a Laurence Mark production, a Bill Condon film ; produced by Laurence Mark ; written for the screen and directed by Bill Condon.

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Three young women Deena Jones, Effie White, and Lorrell Robinson desire to become pop stars. They get their wish when they are picked to be backup singers for the legendary James "Thunder" Early. When they are set free for leads, Curtis Taylor and Effie's brother C.C. decide that Deena should be the lead singer, which upsets Effie. The girls discover exactly what it takes to be in the music business and what they must give up to realize their dream.

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