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Martin Scorsese presents the blues. / Warming by the devil's fire

Author: Martin Scorsese; Charles Burnett
Publisher: New York : Vulcan Productions, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videodisc   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Burnett explores his own past as a young boy who was shuttled back and forth between Los Angeles and Mississippi, torn between an uncle who loved the blues and a mother who believed that blues was the devil's music. His film mixes fictional storytelling with documentary footage of a host of blues, legends in a tale about a young boy's encounter with his family in Mississippi in 1955.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Scorsese; Charles Burnett
ISBN: 0738903787 9780738903781 0738903892 9780738903897
OCLC Number: 566324526
Notes: Special features: Bonus performance ; on-camera interview with Charles Burnett ; director commentary ; director biography and filmography ; special menu option to scan for all music performances ; 5.1 and stereo mixes ; The Blues trailer.
Credits: Directed by Charles Burnett.
Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. (with b&w sequences) ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Warming by the devil's fire
Martin Scorsese presents The blues (Television program)
Responsibility: a Vulcan Productions and Road Movies Production in association with Cappa Productions & Jigsaw Productions.

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Charles Burnett explores his own past as a young boy who was shuttled back and forth between Los Angeles and Mississippi, torn between an uncle who loved the blues and a mother who believed that blues was the devil's music. His film mixes fictional storytelling with documentary footage of a host of blues, legends in a tale about a young boy's encounter with his family in Mississippi in 1955.

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