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Author: Jeffrey BlitzSean WelchAngela ArenivarNupur LalaTed BrighamAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, ©2002, 2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Follows the lives of eight young Americans who share one goal: to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The Bee is as intense a competition as any Olympic match, for both the spellers and their families. The unbearable pressure becomes even more extraordinary when it is felt by ordinary teenagers.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Blitz; Sean Welch; Angela Arenivar; Nupur Lala; Ted Brigham; Emily Stagg; Ashley White; Neil Kadakia; April DeGideo; Harry Altman; Yana Gorskaya; Daniel Hulsizer; Blitz/Welch (Firm); Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm); Film Arts Foundation (San Francisco, Calif.); International Documentary Association.
ISBN: 1404947604 9781404947603
OCLC Number: 53479655
Language Note: English or dubbed French soundtrack ; optional French subtitles ; English closed captions for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally produced in 2002.
Full names of profiled spellers taken from Bonus footage.
Link to online version of the Educational guide (shown in bonus features menu) is no longer active.
Credits: Camera, Jeffrey Blitz ; editor, Yana Gorskaya ; composer, Daniel Hulsizer.
Cast: Angela Arenivar, Nupur Lala, Ted Brigham, Emily Stagg, Ashley White, Neil Kadakia, April DeGideo, Harry Altman.
Awards: Woodstock Film Festival, 2002: Maverick Award - Best Documentary (Jeffrey Blitz).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: G.
Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-ROM ; NTSC, Region 1 ; full screen presentation ; Dolby Digital stereo. ; dual-layer disc ; access to Educational Guide through disc requires computer with DVD-ROM drive and an internet connection.
Contents: Special features: Optional audio feature commentary by filmmakers ; Theatrical trailer ; Bonus footage; 'Where are they now?' [updates on all 8 profiled spellers] ; About the filmmakers [text feature] ; DVD-ROM content: Interactive Hangman game: deluxe edition --
Educational guide, including "Host your own spelling bee" kit.
Responsibility: A Blitz/Welch picture ; produced by Jeffrey Blitz, Sean Welch ; directed by Jeffrey Blitz.

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Follows the lives of eight young Americans who share one goal: to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The Bee is as intense a competition as any Olympic match, for both the spellers and their families. The unbearable pressure becomes even more extraordinary when it is felt by ordinary teenagers.

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