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Something the Lord made

Author: Joseph SargentJulian KraininAlan RickmanMos Def, (Rapper)Kyra SedgwickAll 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 defined 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: Medical television programs
Biographical television programs
Fiction television programs
Made-for-TV movies
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
History
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; Alan Rickman; Mos Def, (Rapper); Kyra Sedgwick; Gabrielle Union; Merritt Wever; Christopher Young; HBO Video (Firm)
ISBN: 078312404X 9780783124049
OCLC Number: 56899406
Language Note: English, French, or Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Special features: Audio commentary with director Joseph Sargent, writer Peter Silverman and executive producers Robert W. Cort and Eric Hertzel; 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 (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 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, 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 defined 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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