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Ralph Ellison : an American journey

Author: Avon KirklandJohn AmosPaul BenjaminJacques C SmithAndre BraugherAll authors
Publisher: [San Francisco, CA] : California Newsreel, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"First documentary on one of the most gifted and intellectually provocative authors of modern American literature ... presents the first scenes ever filmed from Ellison's landmark novel, Invisible man"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Biography
Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Avon Kirkland; John Amos; Paul Benjamin; Jacques C Smith; Andre Braugher; Bobby Shepard; Elise Robertson; New Images Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Independent Television Service.; California Newsreel (Firm); National Black Programming Consortium.
OCLC Number: 58434590
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Some credits from container; place of publication from publisher's Web site.
Accompanying student and teacher guide ([4] p.) written by Len Christensen and inserted in container.
"Co-presented by the National Black Programming Consortium and ITVS"--Container.
Originally produced in 2001 for television broadcast as an episode of the series American masters.
Special features: Interactive Ellison, timeline, resources/teacher's guide, additional videos, help/viewer's guide.
Credits: Directors of photography, Bobby Shepard, Henry Adebonojo, and Barry Stone ; director of dramatic scenes, Elise Robertson ; editor, Ken Schneider ; editor of dramatic scenes, Kimberlyn Bica ; music, Marcus Shelby ; DVD producer, Missing Pixel.
Cast: John Amos, Paul Benjamin, Jacques C. Smith.
Performer(s): Narrator, Andre Braugher ; narrator of additional videos, L. Peter Callendar.
Description: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Meet Ralph Ellison --
The early years --
Development of literary and philosophical vision --
Invisible Man --
Shadow and Act (Book of essays) --
Writing of a new novel --
Black Nationalism and the Black Arts Movement --
Ellison's struggle for literary accomplishment --
Last years of Ellison's life --
Publication of Juneteenth. Special features: Interactive Ellison --
Timeline --
Resources/teacher's guide --
Additional videos --
Help/Viewer's guide.
Other Titles: American masters (Television program)
Responsibility: producer/director/writer, Avon Kirkland ; a production of New Images Productions, Inc. [in association with Thirteen/WNET New York ; presented by] ITVS, Independent Television Service ; National Black Programming Consortium.

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"First documentary on one of the most gifted and intellectually provocative authors of modern American literature ... presents the first scenes ever filmed from Ellison's landmark novel, Invisible man"--Container.

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