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Paul Robeson : portraits of the artist.

Author: Paul RobesonDudley MurphySaul J TurellOscar MicheauxKenneth MacphersonAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, ©2007.
Series: Criterion collection, 369--373.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
A collection of feature films that starred Paul Robeson, plus one short documentary narrated by Sidney Poitier.

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Genre/Form: Films for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Silent films
Named Person: Paul Robeson; Paul Robeson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Robeson; Dudley Murphy; Saul J Turell; Oscar Micheaux; Kenneth Macpherson; Zoltan Korda; Thornton Freeland; Pen Tennyson; Leo T Hurwitz; Paul Strand
ISBN: 1934121193 9781934121191 1934121207 9781934121207 1934121215 9781934121214 1934121223 9781934121221 1934121231 9781934121238
OCLC Number: 1001845072
Language Note: Subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Notes: 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.
Credits: Directors: Dudley Murphy, Saul J. Turell, Oscar Micheaux, Kenneth Macpherson, Zoltan Korda, Thornton Freeland, Pen Tennyson, Leo Hurwitz, Paul Strand.
Performer(s): Paul Robeson.
Description: 4 videodiscs (approximately 586 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital mono., Dolby digital stereo.
Contents: [Disc 1] Icon. The Emperor Jones (1933, 76 min., directed by Dudley Murphy) ; Paul Robeson: Tribute to an artist (1979, 29 min., directed by Saul J. Turell) --
[Disc 2] Outsider. Body and soul (1925, 79 min., directed by Oscar Micheaux) ; Borderline (1930, 75 min., directed by Kenneth Macpherson) --
[Disc 3] Pioneer. Sanders of the river (1935, 87 min., directed by Zoltan Korda) ; Jericho (1937, 75 min., directed by Thornton Freeland) --
[Disc 4] Citizen of the world. The proud valley (1940, 77 min., directed by Pen Tennyson) ; Native land (1942, 88 min., directed by Leo Hurwitz and Paul Strand).
Series Title: Criterion collection, 369--373.
Other Titles: Icon.
Citizen of the world.
Emperor Jones.
Paul Robeson: Tribute to an artist.
Body and soul.
Sanders of the river.
Proud valley.
Native land.


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.


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