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The Resource Paul Robeson : portraits of the artist

Paul Robeson : portraits of the artist

Label
Paul Robeson : portraits of the artist
Title
Paul Robeson
Title remainder
portraits of the artist
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A collection of feature films that starred Paul Robeson, plus one short documentary narrated by Sidney Poitier
  • "All-American athlete, scholar, renowned baritone, stage actor, and social activist, Paul Robeson ... the son of an escaped slave, managed to become a top-billed movie star during the time of Jim Crow America ... his film legacy lives on and continues to speak eloquently of the long and difficult journey of a courageous and outspoken African-American."--Container
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
ZEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directors: Dudley Murphy, Saul J. Turell, Oscar Micheaux, Kenneth Macpherson, Zoltan Korda, Thornton Freeland, Pen Tennyson, Leo Hurwitz, Paul Strand
Dewey number
791.43/75
Language note
Subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
LC call number
E185.97.R63
LC item number
P38 2007
PerformerNote
Paul Robeson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1898-1976
  • 1897-1968
  • 1921-1986
  • 1884-1951
  • 1895-1961
  • 1898-1987
  • 1912-1941
  • 1909-1991
  • 1890-1976
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Robeson, Paul
  • Murphy, Dudley
  • Turell, Saul J.
  • Micheaux, Oscar
  • Macpherson, Kenneth
  • Korda, Zoltan
  • Freeland, Thornton
  • Tennyson, Pen
  • Hurwitz, Leo T.
  • Strand, Paul
Runtime
586
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
370--373
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robeson, Paul
  • Robeson, Paul
Technique
live action
Label
Paul Robeson : portraits of the artist
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Videodisc release of the 1925-1979 films
  • Special features include: audio commentaries by historians Jeffrey C. Stewart (The Emperor Jones) and Pearl Bowser (Body and Soul); musical scores by Wyclife Gordon (Body and Soul) and Courtney Pine (Borderline); Pacifica Radio interview with Paul Robeson from 1958 ; four new video programs, featuring actors Ruby Dee and James Earl Jones, filmmaker William Greaves, cinematographer Tom Hurwitz, Paul Robeson Jr., and film historians Ian Christie and Stephen Bourne, and including clips from throughout Robeson's film career. Booklet includes essays by Paul Robeson, Hilton Als, Charles Burnett, Ian Christie, Geraldyn dismond, Charles Musser, Clement Alexander Price, and Deborah Willis and a note from Pete Seeger
Accompanying material
1 booklet (76 pages, illustrations).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc [1], Icon. The Emperor Jones / restored by Library of Congress Motion Picture Conservation Center ; National Film Preservation Foundation ; preserved through Treasures of American Film Archives ; John Krimsky and Gifford Cochran present ; released by United Artists Corporation ; based upon the play by Eugene O'neill ; directed by Dudley Murphy ; screen play by Du-Bose Heyward ; music composed by Frank Tours ; photography, Ernest Haller ; film editor, Grant Whytock (cast: Paul Robeson, Dudley Digges, Frank Wilson, Fredi Washington, Ruby Elzy, George Stamper) (1933, 76 min.). Paul Robeson: Tribute to an artist / Janus Films ; written and directed by Saul J. Turell ; narrated by Sidney Poitier ; film editor, Donald P. Finamore (1979, 29 min.) -- Disc [2], Outsider. Body and soul / restored by George Eastman House ; musical score (2000) by Wycliffe Gordon ; . Borderline / restored by George Eastman House ; British Film Institute ; a Pool film ; written & directed by Kenneth Macpherson ; original music composed by Courtney Pine in 2006 (cast: Paul Robeson, Eslanda Robeson, Helga Doorn, Gavin Arthur, Charlotte Arthur) (silent film with musical score, 1930, 75 min.) -- Disc [3], Pioneer. Sanders of the river / Anglo-American Film Corporation, Ltd. presents ; a London Film production ; by Edgar Wallace ; scenario, continuity & dialogue by Lajos Biro and Jeffrey Dell ; produced by Alexander Korda ; directed by Zoltan Korda ; lyrics, Arthur Wimperis ; musical compositions, Michael Spolianski ; camera, Bernard Browne ; film editor, Charles Crichton (cast: Paul Robeson, Leslie Banks, Nina Mae McKinney, Robert Cochrane, Martin Walker) (1935, 87 min.). Jericho / Max Schach presents a Buckingham film ; produced by Walter Futter ; directed by Thornton Freeland ; original story by Walter Futter ; adaptation by Robert N. Lee and Peter Ruric, scenario by George Barraud, photography, John W. Boyle ; original songs by Michael Carr & Jimmy Kennedy ; musical direction by Van Phillips (cast: Paul Robeson, Henry Wilcoxon, Wallace Ford, Princess Kouka, John Laurie) (1937, 75 min.) -- Disc [4], Citizen of the world. The proud valley / Janus Films ; Studio Canal ; Capad presents ; produced by Michael Balcon ; directed by Pen Tennyson ; screen play, Pen Tennyson, Jack Jones, Louis Golding ; based on the story by Herbert Marshall and Alfredda Brilliant ; photography, Glen Macwilliams, Roy Kellino, editor, Ray Pitt ; music arranged by Ernest Irving (cast: Edward Chapman, Edward Rigby, Simon Lack, Janet Johnson, Rachel Thomas) (1940, 77 min.). Native land / Frontier Films presents ; script by David Wolff, Leo Hurwitz, Paul Strand ; directed by Leo Hurwitz, Paul Strand ; narrated by Paul Robeson ; photography, Paul Strand ; editor, Leo Hurwitz ; music, Marc Blitzstein (cast: Fred Johnson, Mary George, John Rennick, Amelia Romano, Housely Stevens) (1942, 88 min.)
Control code
ocm84837651
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 586 min.)
Isbn
9781934121221
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515021722
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • CC1676D
  • CC1677D--CC1680D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)84837651
System details
DVD; region 1; Dolby digital mono., Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Paul Robeson : portraits of the artist
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Videodisc release of the 1925-1979 films
  • Special features include: audio commentaries by historians Jeffrey C. Stewart (The Emperor Jones) and Pearl Bowser (Body and Soul); musical scores by Wyclife Gordon (Body and Soul) and Courtney Pine (Borderline); Pacifica Radio interview with Paul Robeson from 1958 ; four new video programs, featuring actors Ruby Dee and James Earl Jones, filmmaker William Greaves, cinematographer Tom Hurwitz, Paul Robeson Jr., and film historians Ian Christie and Stephen Bourne, and including clips from throughout Robeson's film career. Booklet includes essays by Paul Robeson, Hilton Als, Charles Burnett, Ian Christie, Geraldyn dismond, Charles Musser, Clement Alexander Price, and Deborah Willis and a note from Pete Seeger
Accompanying material
1 booklet (76 pages, illustrations).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc [1], Icon. The Emperor Jones / restored by Library of Congress Motion Picture Conservation Center ; National Film Preservation Foundation ; preserved through Treasures of American Film Archives ; John Krimsky and Gifford Cochran present ; released by United Artists Corporation ; based upon the play by Eugene O'neill ; directed by Dudley Murphy ; screen play by Du-Bose Heyward ; music composed by Frank Tours ; photography, Ernest Haller ; film editor, Grant Whytock (cast: Paul Robeson, Dudley Digges, Frank Wilson, Fredi Washington, Ruby Elzy, George Stamper) (1933, 76 min.). Paul Robeson: Tribute to an artist / Janus Films ; written and directed by Saul J. Turell ; narrated by Sidney Poitier ; film editor, Donald P. Finamore (1979, 29 min.) -- Disc [2], Outsider. Body and soul / restored by George Eastman House ; musical score (2000) by Wycliffe Gordon ; . Borderline / restored by George Eastman House ; British Film Institute ; a Pool film ; written & directed by Kenneth Macpherson ; original music composed by Courtney Pine in 2006 (cast: Paul Robeson, Eslanda Robeson, Helga Doorn, Gavin Arthur, Charlotte Arthur) (silent film with musical score, 1930, 75 min.) -- Disc [3], Pioneer. Sanders of the river / Anglo-American Film Corporation, Ltd. presents ; a London Film production ; by Edgar Wallace ; scenario, continuity & dialogue by Lajos Biro and Jeffrey Dell ; produced by Alexander Korda ; directed by Zoltan Korda ; lyrics, Arthur Wimperis ; musical compositions, Michael Spolianski ; camera, Bernard Browne ; film editor, Charles Crichton (cast: Paul Robeson, Leslie Banks, Nina Mae McKinney, Robert Cochrane, Martin Walker) (1935, 87 min.). Jericho / Max Schach presents a Buckingham film ; produced by Walter Futter ; directed by Thornton Freeland ; original story by Walter Futter ; adaptation by Robert N. Lee and Peter Ruric, scenario by George Barraud, photography, John W. Boyle ; original songs by Michael Carr & Jimmy Kennedy ; musical direction by Van Phillips (cast: Paul Robeson, Henry Wilcoxon, Wallace Ford, Princess Kouka, John Laurie) (1937, 75 min.) -- Disc [4], Citizen of the world. The proud valley / Janus Films ; Studio Canal ; Capad presents ; produced by Michael Balcon ; directed by Pen Tennyson ; screen play, Pen Tennyson, Jack Jones, Louis Golding ; based on the story by Herbert Marshall and Alfredda Brilliant ; photography, Glen Macwilliams, Roy Kellino, editor, Ray Pitt ; music arranged by Ernest Irving (cast: Edward Chapman, Edward Rigby, Simon Lack, Janet Johnson, Rachel Thomas) (1940, 77 min.). Native land / Frontier Films presents ; script by David Wolff, Leo Hurwitz, Paul Strand ; directed by Leo Hurwitz, Paul Strand ; narrated by Paul Robeson ; photography, Paul Strand ; editor, Leo Hurwitz ; music, Marc Blitzstein (cast: Fred Johnson, Mary George, John Rennick, Amelia Romano, Housely Stevens) (1942, 88 min.)
Control code
ocm84837651
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 586 min.)
Isbn
9781934121221
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515021722
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • CC1676D
  • CC1677D--CC1680D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)84837651
System details
DVD; region 1; Dolby digital mono., Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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