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What's it called? A raisin in the sun [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; a Paman-Doris production ; screen play by Lorraine Hansberry ; produced by David Susskind and Philip Rose ; directed by Daniel Petrie.
Who published it? [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
Edition info! Special edition.
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What's it like? 2 videodiscs (128 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
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Yea! More in this series! Criterion collection ; 945
Criterion collection ; 945.
Special stuff to know! DVD, region 1, NTSC; wide screen presentation; Dolby mono.
Helpful notes! Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH)
Performers! Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon, John Fiedler, Louis Gossett, Stephen Perry, Joel Fluellen, Louis Terkel, Roy Glenn.
Credits Music, Laurence Rosenthal ; director of photography, Charles Lawton, Jr. ; film editors, William A. Lyon, Paul Weatherwax.
Helpful notes! Based on the play by Lorraine Hansberry.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
What's it about? Members of an African American family living in a cramped Chicago apartment, in this deeply resonant tale of dreams deferred. Following the death of their patriarch, the Youngers await a life insurance check they hope will change their circumstances, but tensions arise over how best to use the money.
Helpful notes! Special features: New, restored 4K digital transfer ; interview from 1961 with playwright/screenwriter Lorraine Hansberry ; new interview with Imani Perry, author of Looking for Lorraine ; episode of Theater talk from 2002 featuring producer Philip Rose and actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis ; excerpt from Black theatre: the making of a movement (1978), with a new introduction by director Woodie King Jr. ; new interview with film scholar Mia Mask, coeditor of Poitier revisited ; interview from 2002 with director Daniel Petrie ; trailer ; plus: an essay by scholar Sarita Cannon and author James Baldwin's 1969 tribute to Hansberry, "Sweet Lorraine."
Closed-captioned.
Helpful subjects! African American families -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Home ownership -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Insurance claims -- Drama.
It's a special thing! Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
More people who helped! Petrie, Daniel, film director.
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965, screenwriter.
Rose, Philip, 1921-2011, film producer.
Susskind, David, 1920-1987, film producer.
Dee, Ruby, actor.
Poitier, Sidney, actor.
McNeil, Claudia, actor.
Sands, Diana, actor.
Dixon, Ivan, 1931-2008, actor.
Fiedler, John, 1925-2005, actor.
Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936- actor.
Perry, Stephen, 1952- actor.
Fluellen, Joel, 1907-1990, actor.
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008, actor.
Glenn, Roy, 1915-1971, actor.
Rosenthal, Laurence, 1926- composer (expression)
Lawton, Charles, 1904-1965, director of photography.
Lyon, William A., 1903-1974, editor of moving image work.
Weatherwax, Paul, editor of moving image work.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. Raisin in the sun
Columbia Pictures Corporation, presenter.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Other titles to try! Raisin in the sun (Motion picture).
Special numbers! 9781681435022
1681435020
715515220712
Special numbers! CC2947D The Criterion Collection
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