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The Resource Mississippi burning, an Orion Pictures release ; producers, Frederick Zollo and Robert F. Colesberry ; writer, Chris Gerolmo ; director, Alan Parker, (videorecording)

Mississippi burning, an Orion Pictures release ; producers, Frederick Zollo and Robert F. Colesberry ; writer, Chris Gerolmo ; director, Alan Parker, (videorecording)

Label
Mississippi burning
Title
Mississippi burning
Statement of responsibility
an Orion Pictures release ; producers, Frederick Zollo and Robert F. Colesberry ; writer, Chris Gerolmo ; director, Alan Parker
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Set in Mississippi in 1964, this controversial film is based on the true story of the case of three young civil rights workers (in real life they were named James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner) who were brutally murdered in June of 1964. The chaotic aftermath was dubbed Mississippi Burning. This movie is told from the perspective of the FBI's operations to uncover evidence and bring the killers to justice. Anger over the real incident prompted the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Although the fim was nominated for six Oscars and won the award for Best Cinematography, it stirred a great deal of controversy when it was released. In the years since, it has come to be considered a classic
Member of
Cataloging source
JED
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Peter Biziou ; editor, Gerry Hambling ; music, Trevor Jones ; production designers, Philip Harrison, Geoffrey Kirkland
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
English, French or Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.M57 2001
PerformerNote
Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1944-
  • 1950-
  • 1949 March 23-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zollo, Frederick
  • Colesberry, Robert F
  • Gerolmo, Chris
  • Parker, Alan
  • Hackman, Gene
  • Dafoe, Willem
  • McDormand, Frances
  • Dourif, Brad
  • Biziou, Peter
  • Hambling, Gerry
  • Jones, Trevor
  • Harrison, Philip
  • Kirkland, Geoffrey
  • Orion Pictures
  • MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Runtime
127
Series statement
Contemporary classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goodman, Andrew
  • Chaney, James Earl
  • Schwerner, Michael Henry
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Ku-Klux Klan
  • Murder
  • Civil rights workers
  • Civil rights movements
  • Segregation
  • Asesinato
  • Movimiento de Derechos Civiles
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Mississippi burning, an Orion Pictures release ; producers, Frederick Zollo and Robert F. Colesberry ; writer, Chris Gerolmo ; director, Alan Parker, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (127 min.)
Isbn
9780792849490
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616860996
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1001829
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1352405
  • (OCoLC)46993423
  • (OCoLC)ocm46993423
  • 1352405
System details
DVD, Region 1, NTSC, widescreen presentation (1.85:1); Dolby stereo. surround (English & French) and mono. (Spanish)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Mississippi burning, an Orion Pictures release ; producers, Frederick Zollo and Robert F. Colesberry ; writer, Chris Gerolmo ; director, Alan Parker, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (127 min.)
Isbn
9780792849490
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616860996
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1001829
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1352405
  • (OCoLC)46993423
  • (OCoLC)ocm46993423
  • 1352405
System details
DVD, Region 1, NTSC, widescreen presentation (1.85:1); Dolby stereo. surround (English & French) and mono. (Spanish)
Video recording format
DVD

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