The Resource A touch of greatness, directed by Leslie Sullivan ; produced by Catherine Gund, (videorecording)

A touch of greatness, directed by Leslie Sullivan ; produced by Catherine Gund, (videorecording)

Label
A touch of greatness
Title
A touch of greatness
Statement of responsibility
directed by Leslie Sullivan ; produced by Catherine Gund
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A documentary film about the extraordinary work of Albert Cullum, an elementary school teacher for over twenty years and a pioneer in American education. Championing an unorthodox educational philosophy, Cullum regularly taught his elementary school children literary masterpieces, most notably the works of Shakespeare, Sophocles and Shaw. Combining interviews with Cullum and his former students with stunning archival footage filmed by director Robert Downey, Sr., the film documents the extraordinary work of this maverick public school teacher who embraced creativity, motivation and self-esteem in the classroom through the use of poetry, drama and imaginative play
Cataloging source
OUN
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Archival footage by Robert Downey, Sr. ; music created by Tom O'Horgan ; edited by Bernadine Colish
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sullivan, Leslie
  • Gund, Catherine
  • Downey, Robert
  • Aubin Pictures
  • First-Run Features (Firm)
Runtime
54
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cullum, Albert
  • Drama in education
  • Poetry
  • Literature
  • Drama
  • Education
  • Elementary school teachers
Technique
live action
Label
A touch of greatness, directed by Leslie Sullivan ; produced by Catherine Gund, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Over two hours of bonus material, including three never-before-released original films from the 1960s directed by Albert Cullum and photographed and edited by Robert Downey, Sr. ; Two complete episodes of Camera Three, the award winning CBS television series featuring Albert Cullum and his students ; Archival stills gallery ; Filmmaker biographies
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm58472935
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (54 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col., b&w
Publisher number
FRF 911450D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) ADS-1085
System details
DVD; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A touch of greatness, directed by Leslie Sullivan ; produced by Catherine Gund, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Over two hours of bonus material, including three never-before-released original films from the 1960s directed by Albert Cullum and photographed and edited by Robert Downey, Sr. ; Two complete episodes of Camera Three, the award winning CBS television series featuring Albert Cullum and his students ; Archival stills gallery ; Filmmaker biographies
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm58472935
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (54 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col., b&w
Publisher number
FRF 911450D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) ADS-1085
System details
DVD; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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