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The Resource The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, produced by Robert W. Christiansen and Rick Rosenberg ; screenplay by Tracy Keenan Wynn ; directed by John Korty, (DVD)

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

Label
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Title
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Statement of responsibility
produced by Robert W. Christiansen and Rick Rosenberg ; screenplay by Tracy Keenan Wynn ; directed by John Korty
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Miss Jane Pittman is celebrating her 110th birthday. As the civil rights movement heats up, Miss Jane, a former slave, recounts her memories of the black experience from picking potatoes on a southern plantation to fetching water for soldiers in the Civil War to her views on the current and turbulent equal rights movement
Awards note
Winner of 9 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Special, Best Actress and Best Teleplay.
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, James Crabe ; music, Fred Karlin
Date time place
Originally broadcast on January 31, 1974
Language note
Close-captioned
PerformerNote
Cicely Tyson, Barbara Chaney, Richard A. Dysart, Katherine Helmond, Michael Murphy, Odetta, Thalmus Rasulala
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1938-
  • 1930-2008
  • 1933-2019
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Korty, John
  • Tyson, Cicely
  • Chaney, Barbara
  • Dysart, Richard
  • Helmond, Katherine
  • Murphy, Michael
  • Odetta
  • Gaines, Ernest J.
Runtime
110
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television plays
  • Film adaptations
  • American fiction
  • African American women
  • Older women
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • Civil rights movements
Technique
live action
Label
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, produced by Robert W. Christiansen and Rick Rosenberg ; screenplay by Tracy Keenan Wynn ; directed by John Korty, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel of the same title by Ernest J. Gaines
  • Originally produced as a television movie in 1973
  • Special features (2004 anniversary ed.): Disc 2 (40 min.) :"The Making of the Autobiography of Ms. Jane Pittman" documentary - 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 Ms. Jane Pittman" documentary - Ernest J. Gaines gives an in-depth look at the people and places that inspired his award-winning novel; "Oral Story Telling Tradition" documentary - scholars explain the important of oral story-telling; Best Picture and Best Actress Emmy clips; Digitally remastered
  • For specific features see interactive menu
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm51578708
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (110 min.)
Isbn
9780738924670
Lccn
ocm51578708
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780738924670
  • (Sirsi) 1431927
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, produced by Robert W. Christiansen and Rick Rosenberg ; screenplay by Tracy Keenan Wynn ; directed by John Korty, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel of the same title by Ernest J. Gaines
  • Originally produced as a television movie in 1973
  • Special features (2004 anniversary ed.): Disc 2 (40 min.) :"The Making of the Autobiography of Ms. Jane Pittman" documentary - 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 Ms. Jane Pittman" documentary - Ernest J. Gaines gives an in-depth look at the people and places that inspired his award-winning novel; "Oral Story Telling Tradition" documentary - scholars explain the important of oral story-telling; Best Picture and Best Actress Emmy clips; Digitally remastered
  • For specific features see interactive menu
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm51578708
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (110 min.)
Isbn
9780738924670
Lccn
ocm51578708
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780738924670
  • (Sirsi) 1431927
Video recording format
laserdisc

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