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Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story.
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Harney County Library DVD GRE (Text) 37720000594333 Video DVD Branch_Only_3months 12/18/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594450624
  • ISBN: 1594450625
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([28] pages : color illustrations ; 11 x 19 cm.)
    videodisc
    videorecording
  • Edition: 2-disc collector's edition, widescreen version.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Weinstein Co., [2008]
  • Distributor: Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Genius Products.

Content descriptions

General Note: In English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English (SDH) or Spanish subtitles.
Special features include: Disc 1. Deleted scenes; The great debaters, an historical perspective; "That's what my baby likes", music video; "My soul is a witness", music video. Disc 2. The great debaters, a heritage of music; Scoring The great debaters with James Newton Howard & Peter Golub; Learning the art, our young actors go to debate camp; Forest Whitaker on becoming James Farmer, Sr.; A new generation of actors; The 1930's wardrobe of Sharen Davis; The production design of David J. Bomba; The poetry of Melvin B. Tolson.
Inspired by the American legacy article by Tony Scherman.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Formatted Contents Note: Disc 1. [Feature film; special features] -- disc 2. [Special features].
Creation/Production Credits Note: Production designer, David J. Bomba ; edited by Hughes Winborne ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; music composed by James Newton Howard and Peter Golub ; music supervisor, G. Marq Roswell ; co-producer, Molly Allen.
Participant or Performer Note: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Gina Ravera, John Heard, Kimberly Elise.
Summary, etc.: Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, language, and brief sexuality.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen letterbox presentation, enhanced for widescreen televisions; Dolby digital.
Language Note:
In English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English (SDH) or Spanish subtitles.
Subject: Texas Drama
African American college teachers Texas Drama
African American college students Texas Drama
Wiley College (Marshall, Tex.) Drama
Debates and debating Texas Drama
African American college teachers Texas Drama
African American college students Texas Drama
Wiley College (Marshall, Tex.) Drama
Debates and debating Texas Drama
Tolson, Melvin B 1900-1966 Drama
Genre: Melodrama -- Feature.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Melodramas (Drama)
Feature films.
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