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The Resource Ray, Universal Pictures and Bristol Bay Productions present an Anvil Films production in association with Baldwin Entertainment ; produced by Stuart Benjamin, Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin ; story by Taylor Hackford and James L. White ; screenplay by James L. White ; produced and directed by Taylor Hackford, (videorecording)

Ray, Universal Pictures and Bristol Bay Productions present an Anvil Films production in association with Baldwin Entertainment ; produced by Stuart Benjamin, Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin ; story by Taylor Hackford and James L. White ; screenplay by James L. White ; produced and directed by Taylor Hackford, (videorecording)

Label
Ray
Title
Ray
Statement of responsibility
Universal Pictures and Bristol Bay Productions present an Anvil Films production in association with Baldwin Entertainment ; produced by Stuart Benjamin, Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin ; story by Taylor Hackford and James L. White ; screenplay by James L. White ; produced and directed by Taylor Hackford
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ray Charles was born in a poor predominantly black town in central Florida. He went blind at the age of 7. With the staunch support of his determined single mother, he developed a fierce resolve. He had wit and incredible talent which would eventually enable him to overcome not only Jim Crow racism and the cruel prejudices against the blind, but also discover his own sound which revolutionized American popular music. Nonetheless, as Ray's unprecedented fame grew, so did his weakness for drugs and women, until they threatened to strip away the very things he held most dear
Cataloging source
DAC
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; editor, Paul Hirsch ; score composer, Craig Armstrong
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements
Language note
In English or French, with optional French or Spanish subtitles; SDH, English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
  • PN1997.2
  • PN1997.2
LC item number
  • .R39 2006
  • .R39 2006
PerformerNote
Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Terrence Dashon Howard, Larenz Tate, Richard Schiff, Regina King
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1964-
  • 1945-
  • 1977-
  • 1955-
  • 1959-
  • 1930-2004
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Benjamin, Stuart
  • Baldwin, Howard L
  • Baldwin, Karen
  • Hackford, Taylor
  • White, James L
  • Foxx, Jamie
  • Washington, Kerry
  • Powell, Clifton
  • Lennix, Harry J
  • Howard, Terrence
  • Tate, Larenz
  • Schiff, Richard
  • King, Regina
  • Armstrong, Craig
  • Charles, Ray
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Bristol Bay Productions (Firm)
  • Anvil Films (United States)
  • Baldwin Entertainment (Firm)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
153
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Charles, Ray
  • Blind entertainers
  • African American men
  • African American men
  • Racism
  • Ciegos
  • Hombres afronorteamericanos
Technique
live action
Label
Ray, Universal Pictures and Bristol Bay Productions present an Anvil Films production in association with Baldwin Entertainment ; produced by Stuart Benjamin, Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin ; story by Taylor Hackford and James L. White ; screenplay by James L. White ; produced and directed by Taylor Hackford, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2004
  • Special features: 14 deleted scenes; Ray remembered: friends and fellow musicians remember Ray Charles; feature commentary with director Taylor Hackford; cast and filmmakers
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
sky228573282
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (153 min.)
Isbn
9781417013142
Lccn
76263162
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193061225
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
30612
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ray, Universal Pictures and Bristol Bay Productions present an Anvil Films production in association with Baldwin Entertainment ; produced by Stuart Benjamin, Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin ; story by Taylor Hackford and James L. White ; screenplay by James L. White ; produced and directed by Taylor Hackford, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2004
  • Special features: 14 deleted scenes; Ray remembered: friends and fellow musicians remember Ray Charles; feature commentary with director Taylor Hackford; cast and filmmakers
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
sky228573282
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (153 min.)
Isbn
9781417013142
Lccn
76263162
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193061225
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
30612
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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