Title:
Format:
DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
Edition:
30th anniversary special ed., [DVD].
Publisher, Date:
[S.l.] : Classic Media, Inc. ; New York, NY : Sony Wonder, [2004].
Description:
2 videodiscs (150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
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.
Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System details:
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby digital.
Performer:
Cicely Tyson, Barbara Chaney, Richard Dysart, Katherine Helmond, Michael Murphy, Odetta, Thalmus Rasulala.
Credits:
Cinematographer, James Crabe ; music, Fred Karlin.
Language:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
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Notes:
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.
Winner of 9 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Special, Best Actress and Best Teleplay.
  
ISBN:
0738930938
9780738930930
0074645895390
Publisher Number:
L2D 58953
Other Number:
57490940
Control Number:
1236848
  
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Cicely Tyson ages from 19 to 110 in the role of Jane Pittman, a fictional African-American woman whose life began in slavery and ended at the inception of the Civil Rights Movement. Northern journalist Quentin Lerner (Michael Murphy) travels to the racially polarized south of 1962 to interview Ms. Pittman for a potential book. Her life unfolds in flashbacks, many painful and unpleasant, but just as many are uplifting and hopeful. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines and filmed on location in Baton Rouge, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman won nine Emmy Awards, including Best Actress (Tyson), Director (John Korty), and Screenplay (Tracy Keenan Wynn). The film premiered January 31, 1974, on CBS. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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