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Something the Lord made

Author: Joseph SargentAlan RichmanMos Def, (Rapper)Kyra SedgwickGabrielle UnionAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : HBO Video, [2005]
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 from 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: Made-for-TV movies
Drama
History
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Teatro
Named Person: Vivien Thomas; Alfred Blalock; Alfred Blalock; Vivien Thomas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Sargent; Alan Richman; Mos Def, (Rapper); Kyra Sedgwick; Gabrielle Union; Merritt Wever; Donald M Morgan; Christopher Young; HBO Video (Firm)
ISBN: 078312404X 9780783124049
OCLC Number: 1002670235
Language Note: English, French, or Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast as a made-for-TV movie in 2004.
Special features: Audio commentary with director Joseph Sargent, writer Peter Silverman and executive producers Robert W. Cort and Eric Hertzel.
Credits: Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michel Brown ; music composer, Christopher Young ; costume designer, Karyn Wagner ; production designer, Vincent Peranio.
Cast: Alan Richman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union, Merritt Wever, Clayton LeBouef, Charles Dutton, Mary Stuart Masterson.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.; Closed-captioned.
Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen 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 from 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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