King : a filmed record-- Montgomery to Memphis

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  • Creator a Commonwealth United Corporation production ; conceived and produced by Ely Landau
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication 2-disc special commemorative edition. [New York] : Richard Kaplan Productions, [2009] ©2009
  • Physical Details
    • 2 videodiscs (182 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
  • ISBNs 9781615849512, 1615849513
  • OCLC ocn300318315
  • Credits
    • Readings by Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Ben Gazzara, Charlton Heston, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Paul Newman, Anthony Quinn, Clarence Williams III, Joanne Woodward
    • Editors, John Carter, Lora Hays; associate producer, Richard Kaplan

Summary

  • "King documents the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his non-violent campaign for racial equality and justice from 1955-1968. Nothing is contrived and there is no narration, only the stirring words of Dr. King's memorable sermons and speeches. The film is history, unvarnished and unretouched, as recorded by newsreel and television camera of the period ... The live action sequences are linked by a series of short dramatic readings"--Container.

Notes

  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1970, copyright by Martin Luther King Film Project.
  • "[The film] premiered as a special 'one time only event' on March 24, 1970 in over 600 theaters throughout the United States. The film, billed as An evening in tribute to Martin Luther King, was an unprecedented event."--Opening screens.
  • Special features include producer's notes, Legacy of a dream (24 min.), dramatic readings; critical acclaim.
  • DVD-R, NTSC.
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