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The Resource Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson, a Florentine Films productions ; a film directed by Ken Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burns ; American Lives Film Project, (videorecording)

Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson, a Florentine Films productions ; a film directed by Ken Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burns ; American Lives Film Project, (videorecording)

Label
Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson
Title
Unforgivable blackness
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Jack Johnson
Statement of responsibility
a Florentine Films productions ; a film directed by Ken Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burns ; American Lives Film Project
Title variation
  • Unforgivable blackness:
  • Rise and fall of Jack Johnson
Title variation remainder
the rise and fall of Jack Johnson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports--Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographers, Buddy Squires, Stephen McCarthy ; editors, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers ; original music composer, Wynton Marsalis
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
GV1132.J6
LC item number
U54 2005
PerformerNote
Narrator: Keith David ; voice of Jack Johnson: Samuel L. Jackson ; interviews with: Stanley Crouch, James Earl Jones, Gerald Early, Jose Torres, Randy Roberts, Jack Newfield, Bert Sugar, W.C. Heinz, George Plimpton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1951-
  • 1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burns, Ken
  • Schaye, David
  • Barnes, Paul
  • Ward, Geoffrey C
  • David, Keith
  • Jackson, Samuel L
  • Crouch, Stanley
  • Jones, James Earl
  • Early, Gerald Lyn
  • Marsalis, Wynton
  • Florentine Films
  • American Lives Film Project
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
220
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Jack
  • African American boxers
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • United States
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Sports upsets
  • Boxing
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson, a Florentine Films productions ; a film directed by Ken Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burns ; American Lives Film Project, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features include the making-of 'Unforgivable blackness'; footage not shown on PBS broadcast; special music video featuring Wynton Marsalis
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
56899412
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen
Extent
2 videodiscs (220 min.)
Isbn
9781415707449
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368874541
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
88745
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson, a Florentine Films productions ; a film directed by Ken Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burns ; American Lives Film Project, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Special features include the making-of 'Unforgivable blackness'; footage not shown on PBS broadcast; special music video featuring Wynton Marsalis
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
56899412
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen
Extent
2 videodiscs (220 min.)
Isbn
9781415707449
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368874541
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
88745
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
Video recording format
DVD

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