Something the Lord made [videorecording] /

by Sargent, Joseph, 1925-; Krainin, Julian.; Rickman, Alan.; Mos Def (Rapper); Sedgwick, Kyra.; Union, Gabrielle.; Wever, Merritt.; Young, Christopher, 1957-. HBO Video (Firm).
Type: Visual Material
Publisher: New York, NY : HBO Video, c2004 .Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in .General Note: Special features: Audio commentary with director Joseph Sargent, writer Peter Silverman and executive producers Robert W. Cort and Eric Hertzel .Summary: Tells the emotional true story of two men who defined the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on "blue babies", Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab technician Vivien Thomas form an impressive team. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear them apart .ISBN: 078312404X; 9780783124049.Related Subjects: Thomas, Vivien T., 1910-1985 -- Drama | Blalock, Alfred, 1899-1964 -- Drama | Tetralogy of Fallot -- Drama | Heart -- Surgery -- History -- 20th century -- Drama | Racism -- Drama | Biographical films | Historical films | Videorecordings for the hearing impaired
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Item type Library Shelving Location Collection Call Number Status Date Due
Media, 7 Days Main Library Media Display MEDIA - DVDs, CDs, videotapes, and kits. RC 687 .S66 2004 DVD (Browse Shelf) Available

DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.

English, French, or Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

Cast: Alan Rickman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union, Merritt Wever, Clayton LeBouef, Charles Dutton, Mary Stuart Masterson.

Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michael Brown ; music composer, Christopher Young ; costume designer, Karyn Wagner ; production designer, Vincent Peranio.

Originally broadcast as a made-for-TV movie in 2004.

Tells the emotional true story of two men who defined the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on "blue babies", Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab technician Vivien Thomas form an impressive team. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear them apart.

Special features: Audio commentary with director Joseph Sargent, writer Peter Silverman and executive producers Robert W. Cort and Eric Hertzel.


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