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Mississippi burning

Zollo, Frederick. (Added Author). Colesberry, Robert F. (Added Author). Gerolmo, Chris. (Added Author). Parker, Alan, 1944- (Added Author). Hackman, Gene. (Added Author). Dafoe, Willem. (Added Author). McDormand, Frances. (Added Author). Dourif, Brad, 1950- (Added Author). Biziou, Peter. (Added Author). Hambling, Gerry. (Added Author). Jones, Trevor, 1949- (Added Author). Harrison, Philip. (Added Author). Kirkland, Geoffrey. (Added Author). Orion Pictures. (Added Author). MGM Home Entertainment Inc. (Added Author). Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif. (Cast).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library PN 1997 .M578 2013 30775305495922 Media Library-Circulating Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 027616860996
  • Physical Description: videorecording
    1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 25th anniversary [edition].
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, 2013, c1988.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Peter Biziou ; editor, Gerry Hambling ; music, Trevor Jones ; production designers, Philip Harrison, Geoffrey Kirkland.
Participant or Performer Note: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif.
Summary, etc.: Set in Mississippi in 1964, this controversial film is based on the true story of the case of three young civil rights workers (in real life they were named James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner) who were brutally murdered in June of 1964. The chaotic aftermath was dubbed Mississippi Burning. This movie is told from the perspective of the FBI's operations to uncover evidence and bring the killers to justice. Anger over the real incident prompted the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Although the fim was nominated for six Oscars and won the award for Best Cinematography, it stirred a great deal of controversy when it was released. In the years since, it has come to be considered a classic.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R.
System Details Note:
DVD, Region 1, NTSC, widescreen presentation (1.85:1); Dolby stereo. surround (English & French) and mono. (Spanish).
Language Note:
English, French or Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles. Closed captioned in English.
Subject: Murder Mississippi Drama
Civil rights workers Mississippi Drama
Civil rights movements United States Drama
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) Mississippi Drama
Goodman, Andrew 1943-1964 Drama
Chaney, James Earl 1943-1964 Drama
Schwerner, Michael Henry 1939-1964 Drama
Segregation Mississippi Drama
Mississippi Race relations Drama
Genre: Detective and mystery films.
Crime films.
Historical films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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