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Something the Lord made

Author: Joseph SargentJulian KraininMike DrakePeter Silverman, (Television writer)Robert CaswellAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : HBO Video, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the emotional true story of two men who defied the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on "blue babies", Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab technician Vivien Thomas form an impressive team. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Drama
Fiction television programs
History
Made-for-TV movies
Medical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Teatro
Named Person: Vivien T Thomas; Alfred Blalock; Alfred Blalock; Vivien T Thomas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Sargent; Julian Krainin; Mike Drake; Peter Silverman, (Television writer); Robert Caswell; Alan Rickman; Mos Def, (Rapper); Kyra Sedgwick; Gabrielle Union; Merritt Wever; Clayton LeBouef; Charles S Dutton; Mary Stuart Masterson; Donald M Morgan; Michael Brown; Christopher Young; Karyn Wagner; Vincent Peranio; Katie McCabe; HBO Films,; Krainin Productions (firm),; HBO Video (Firm)
ISBN: 078312404X 9780783124049
OCLC Number: 56899406
Language Note: English, French, or Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based in part on the magazine article Like something the Lord made by Katie McCabe.
Special features: Audio commentary with director Joseph Sargent, writer Peter Silverman and executive producers Robert W. Cort and Eric Hertzel; featurette; Making history slide show.
Credits: Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michael Brown ; music composer, Christopher Young ; costume designer, Karyn Wagner ; production designer, Vincent Peranio.
Cast: Alan Rickman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union, Merritt Wever, Clayton LeBouef, Charles Dutton, Mary Stuart Masterson.
Event notes: Originally broadcast as a made-for-TV movie in 2004.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Responsibility: HBO Films presents a Cort/Madden production in association with Krainin Productions ; a Joseph Sargent film ; producer, Julian Krainin ; produced by Mike Drake ; written by Peter Silverman and Robert Caswell ; directed by Joseph Sargent.

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Tells the emotional true story of two men who defied the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on "blue babies", Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab technician Vivien Thomas form an impressive team. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear them apart.

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