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The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman / produced by Robert W. Christiansen and Rick Rosenberg ; screenplay by Tracy Keenan Wynn ; directed by John Korty.

Korty, John, (film director.). Christiansen, Bob (Robert W.), (film producer.). Rosenberg, Rick, (film producer.). Wynn, Tracy Keenan, (screenwriter.). Tyson, Cicely, (actor.). Dysart, Richard, (actor.). Helmond, Katherine, (actor.). Murphy, Michael, 1938- (actor.). Chaney, Barbara, (actor.). Poole, Roy, 1924-1986 (actor.). Premice, Josephine, (actor.). Rasulala, Thalmus, 1939-1991 (actor.). Wilcox Paxton, Collin, 1935-2009 (actor.). Winde, Beatrice, (actor.). Odetta, 1930-2008 (actor.). Karlin, Fred, (composer (expression)). Crabe, James, (director of photography.). Levin, Sidney, (editor of moving image work.). Haller, Michael, (production designer.). Gaines, Ernest J., 1933- Television adaptation of (work): Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. (Added Author). Classic Media, Inc., (publisher.). Sony Wonder (Firm), (film distributor.). Cicely Tyson, Richard A. Dysart, Katherine Helmond, Michael Murphy, Barbara Chaney, Roy Poole, Josephine Premice, Thalmus Rasulala, Collin Wilcox-Horne, Beatrice Winde, Odetta. (Cast).

Item details

  • ISBN: 0738930938
  • ISBN: 9780738930930
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 30th anniversary special edition.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Classic Media, Inc., [2004]
  • Distributor: New York, New York : Sony Wonder, [2004]
  • Badges:
    • Top Circs: 3 / 5.0
    • Most Copies: 3 / 5.0

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Full screen.
Based on the novel of the same title by Ernest J. Gaines.
Special features: The making of The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (behind the scenes footage, new interviews with Ernest J. Gaines, Odetta, director John Korty, producers Rick Rosenberg and Bob Christiansen and more); The writing of The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (Ernest J. Gaines gives an in-depth look at the people and places that inspired his award-winning novel); The oral tradition (scholars explain the important of oral story-telling); Best special and best actress Emmy clips.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. Film -- disc 2. Special features.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music by Fred Karlin ; director of photography, James Crabe ; film editor, Sidney Levin ; production designer, Michael Haller.
Participant or Performer Note:
Cicely Tyson, Richard A. Dysart, Katherine Helmond, Michael Murphy, Barbara Chaney, Roy Poole, Josephine Premice, Thalmus Rasulala, Collin Wilcox-Horne, Beatrice Winde, Odetta.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced as a television movie in 1973.
Summary, etc.:
The history of blacks in the South as seen through the eyes of a 110-year-old former slave.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Winner of 9 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Special, Best Actress and Best Teleplay.
Subject: African American women > Louisiana > Drama.
Older women > Louisiana > Drama.
African Americans > Drama.
Slavery > United States > Drama.
Civil rights movements > Southern States > Drama.
Gaines, Ernest J., 1933- > Television adaptations.
Southern States > History > Audio-visual material.
Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-2019
African American women.
African Americans.
Civil rights movements.
Older women.
Slavery.
Louisiana.
Southern States.
United States.
Genre: Biographical > Television feature.
Ethnic > Television feature.
Biographical television programs.
Made-for-TV movies.
Television adaptations.
Fiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Drama.

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