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The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman [videorecording] / produced by Robert W. Christiansen, Rick Rosenberg ; written by Tracy Keenan Wynn ; directed by John Korty.

The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Christiansen, Robert. (Added Author).
Rosenberg, Rick. (Added Author).
Wynn, Tracy Keenan. (Added Author).
Korty, John. (Added Author).
Tyson, Cicely. (Added Author).
Chaney, Barbara. (Added Author).
Dysart, Richard. (Added Author).
Helmond, Katherine. (Added Author).
Murphy, Michael, 1938- (Added Author).
Odetta, 1930- (Added Author).
Rasulala, Thalmus, 1939-1991 (Added Author).
Crabe, James. (Added Author).
Karlin, Fred. (Added Author).
Gaines, Ernest J., 1933- Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. (Added Author).
Classic Media, Inc. (Added Author).
Sony Wonder (Firm) (Added Author).
Cinematographer, James Crabe ; music, Fred Karlin. (Cast).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main DVD Autobiography 2 discs (Text) 31307016161087 Storage Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0738930938
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 30th anniversary special ed.
  • Publisher: [S.l.] : Classic Media, Inc. ; [2005]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a television movie in 1973.
Based on the novel of the same title by Ernest J. Gaines.
Special features: "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.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematographer, James Crabe ; music, Fred Karlin.
Participant or Performer Note:
Cicely Tyson, Barbara Chaney, Richard Dysart, Katherine Helmond, Michael Murphy, Odetta, Thalmus Rasulala.
Summary, etc.:
The history of blacks in the South as seen through the eyes of a 110-year-old former slave. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital.
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.
Genre: Made-for-TV movies.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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