|提及的人：||Ira Gershwin; George Gershwin; DuBose Heyward; Ira Gershwin|
Ruby Dee; University of Michigan.; Vanguard Films (Los Angeles, Calif.); Mojo Working Productions.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
|餘額：||Produced by James A. Standifer ; directed by Nigel Noble ; director of photography, Dyanna Taylor ; edited by Ann Collins ; narrated by Ruby Dee ; written by Gloria Naylor, Ed Apfel.|
|表演者：||Narrated by Ruby Dee.|
|描述：||1 videocassette (85 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.|
|其他題名：||Porgy and Bess, an American voice|
|責任：||a presentation of the University of Michigan in collaboration with Vanguard Films and Mojo Working Productions, Inc.|
"A center of controversy over its portrayal of African-Americans since its debut, Porgy and Bess has thrived amidst a changing social climate for more than 60 years. This extraordinary program, narrated by Ruby Dee, chronicles the history of George and Ira Gershwin's uniquely American folk opera, set against the backdrop of America's turbulent struggle to resolve its racial inequities. Academic experts address the still-volatile racial aspects of the work, while octogenarian Anne Brown, the original Bess, and other illustrious alumni and noted literary figures including Leontyne Price, William Warfield, Diahann Carroll, and Maya Angelou are featured in interviews and eloquent performance clips."--Container.
Educational Media Reviews Online (1)
(發佈的EMRO讀者 2014-03-04 )
Narrated by Ruby Dee, and interspersed throughout with comments by social and cultural historians, this film is a history of "the first truly American opera," <I>Porgy and Bess</I> by George Gershwin. The film begins with a dramatization of Dubois Hayward, the white Charleston native who first...