The Resource Amistad, [presented by] DreamWorks Pictures ; in association with HBO Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; written by David Franzoni ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Debbie Allen, Colin Wilson

Amistad, [presented by] DreamWorks Pictures ; in association with HBO Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; written by David Franzoni ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Debbie Allen, Colin Wilson

Label
Amistad
Title
Amistad
Statement of responsibility
[presented by] DreamWorks Pictures ; in association with HBO Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; written by David Franzoni ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Debbie Allen, Colin Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Based on a true story, the movie chronicles the incredible journey of a group of enslaved Africans who overtake their captor's ship and attempt to return to their beloved homeland. When the ship, La Amistad, is seized, these captives are brought to the United States where they are charged with murder and await their fate in prison. A battle ensues that captures the attention of the entire nation, confronting the very foundation of the American justice system. But for the men and women on trial, it is simply a fight for the basic right of all mankind ... freedom
Additional physical form
Anamorphic widescreen version.
Awards note
Academy Award Nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Hopkins), Best Music, Best Costume Design, and Best Cinematography.
Cataloging source
LVL
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Amistad (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Janusz Kaminski ; film editor, Michael Kahn ; music, John Williams
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PN1995.9.S557
LC item number
  • .A48 2004
  • A48 2004
PerformerNote
Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgård, Razaaq Adoti, Abu Bakaar Fofanah, Anna Paquin, Tomas Milian, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Derrick N. Ashong, Geno Silva, John Ortiz, Ralph Brown, Darren Burrows, Allan Rich, Paul Guilfoyle, Peter Firth, Xander Berkeley
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  • 1946-
  • 1950-
  • 1937-
  • 1964-
  • 1969-
  • 1959-
  • 1932-
  • 1977-
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  • Spielberg, Steven
  • Allen, Debbie
  • Wilson, Colin
  • Franzoni, David
  • Freeman, Morgan
  • Hawthorne, Nigel
  • Hopkins, Anthony
  • Hounsou, Djimon
  • McConaughey, Matthew
  • Paymer, David
  • Postlethwaite, Pete
  • Skarsgård, Stellan
  • Kamiński, Janusz
  • Williams, John
  • Adoti, Razaaq
  • Paquin, Anna
  • Milian, Tomas
  • Ejiofor, Chiwetel
  • Ortiz, John
  • Brown, Ralph
  • Burrows, Darren E.
  • Rich, Allan
  • Guilfoyle, Paul
  • Firth, Peter
  • Berkeley, Xander
  • Dreamworks Pictures
  • HBO Pictures
  • DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
155
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  • Amistad (Schooner)
  • Cinque
  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Slave insurrections
  • Trials (Mutiny)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Amistad, [presented by] DreamWorks Pictures ; in association with HBO Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; written by David Franzoni ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Debbie Allen, Colin Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1997
  • Special features: theatrical trailer; Making of Amistad; production notes; cast and crew biographies
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Anamorphic widescreen -- Production notes -- Cast and filmmakers' bios -- Theatrical trailer -- Behind the scenes featurette -- Language: English 5.1 surround -- Subtitles: English
Control code
ocm43439976
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (155 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9780783231204
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
667068416220
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
84162
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)43439976
System details
DVD region 1, NTSC ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; widescreen format (aspect ratio: 1.85:1) ; Dual layer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Amistad, [presented by] DreamWorks Pictures ; in association with HBO Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; written by David Franzoni ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Debbie Allen, Colin Wilson
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1997
  • Special features: theatrical trailer; Making of Amistad; production notes; cast and crew biographies
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Anamorphic widescreen -- Production notes -- Cast and filmmakers' bios -- Theatrical trailer -- Behind the scenes featurette -- Language: English 5.1 surround -- Subtitles: English
Control code
ocm43439976
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (155 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9780783231204
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
667068416220
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
84162
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)43439976
System details
DVD region 1, NTSC ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; widescreen format (aspect ratio: 1.85:1) ; Dual layer
Video recording format
DVD

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