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Unforgivable blackness [videorecording] : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson / a Florentine Films productions ; PBS
DVDs DVDs | PBS Home Video | c2005 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 796.83092 U pt.1-2)
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Imprint
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount : PBS Home Video, c2005.
Edition
Widescreen version.
Descript
2 videodiscs (220 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD, 5.1 Dolby surround.
Note
Closed-captioned.
Performer
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.
Credits
Producers, David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burnes ; writer, Geoffrey C. Ward ; director, Ken Burns ; editors, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers ; original music composer, Wynton Marsalis.
Note
Originally released as a documentary film in 2004; broadcast on PBS television in 2004.
Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
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 Campion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man.
Note
Special features: the making-of 'Unforgivable blackness'; footage not shown on PBS broadcast; special music video featuring Wynton Marsalis.
Local Note
MW, 6-05
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ISBN
1415707448
ISBN/ISSN
097368874541
Music #
88745 Paramount
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