Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson

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DVD - 2007
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Emperor Jones: Brutus Jones, a African American Pullman porter schemes, swindles, and powers his way to become ruler of a Caribbean island. Paul Robeson : tribute to an artist: traces the singer-actor and political activist's career through his activism and his socially charged performances of his signature song, Ol' Man River. Our Paul: Actors Ruby Dee and James Earl Jones and filmmaker William greaves recall Paul Robeson, his impact on African-American culture, and the controversy that plagued his final years. Robeson on Robeson: Paul Robeson's son, Paul Robeson, Jr. briefly discusses his father's approach to film and specifically his role as Emperor Jones.
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2007]
Branch Call Number: DVD PAUL RO ICON
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (75 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)

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LEE M OLSEN
Oct 01, 2016

Scholar, Athlete, Actor, Singer but above all an extraordinary Activist for Human Rights. Robeson had nothing short of an extraordinary life. As well as his history making performance in Eugene O'Neill's "Emperor Jones " on Broadway, and filmed in 1933 (with screenplay by no one less than Du-Bose Heyward), this disc also contains the documentary of Robeson's life narrated by Sidney Poitier and is an Academy Award winner !!!
Highly recommended.

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