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The Resource Selena, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Warner Bros. presents ; a Q Productions, Inc.-Esparza/Katz production ; a Gregory Nava film ; produced by Moctesuma Esparza and Robert Katz ; written and directed by Gregory Nava

Selena, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Warner Bros. presents ; a Q Productions, Inc.-Esparza/Katz production ; a Gregory Nava film ; produced by Moctesuma Esparza and Robert Katz ; written and directed by Gregory Nava

Label
Selena
Title
Selena
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures ; Warner Bros. presents ; a Q Productions, Inc.-Esparza/Katz production ; a Gregory Nava film ; produced by Moctesuma Esparza and Robert Katz ; written and directed by Gregory Nava
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Shot dead on March 31, 1995 at the age of 23, Selena Quintanilla was poised to become the first female singer to cross over from Spanish to English markets successfully. For a little girl from Corpus Christi, Texas, Selena's accomplishments were remarkable. She conquered the Spanish charts, had No. 1 hits, dominated Mexican-American pop music, won both acceptance in Mexico (despite shaky Spanish) and a Grammy. This biopic presents Selena as that rare popular girl who's not especially rich, cool, or perfect looking but is bubbly and warm and genuinely at ease. Nurtured by her family, Selena never pretended to be anything other than Mexican-American, which made her a cultural icon, while she continued to reach out to everyone. Her life was brutally cut short, but her example--working her way through obstacles with grace and grit--lives on
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Edward Lachman ; editor, Nancy Richardson ; original score, Dave Grusin ; costume designer, Elisabetta Beraldo ; production designer, Gary White ; choreographer, Miranda Garrison
Date time place
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1997
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Theatrical release version: MPAA rating: PG some mild language and thematic element; Director's cut extended version: MPAA Rating: Unrated
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.S45463 2007
PerformerNote
Jennifer Lopez (Selena Quintanilla), Edward James Olmos (Abraham Quintanilla), Jon Seda (Chris Perez), Constance Marie (Marcela Quintanilla), Jacob Vargas (Abie Quintanilla), Lupe Ontiveros (Yolanda Saldivar), Jackie Guerra (Suzette Quintanilla), Richard Coca (Bobby '61), Panchito Gomez (young Abraham '61), Seidy Lopez (Deborah), Victoria Elena Flores (young Suzette), Rafael Tamayo (young Alie), Leon Singer (Concert promoter), Rebecca Lee Meza (young Selena)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1943-
  • 1970-
  • 1965-
  • 1985-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nava, Gregory
  • Esparza, Moctesuma
  • Katz, Robert
  • Lopez, Jennifer
  • Olmos, Edward James
  • Seda, Jon
  • Marie, Constance
  • Vargas, Jacob
  • Ontiveros, Lupe
  • Guerra, Jackie
  • Coca, Richard
  • Gómez, Panchito
  • Lopez, Seidy
  • Flores, Victoria Elena
  • Tamayo, Rafael
  • Singer, León
  • Meza, Rebecca Lee
  • Grusin, Dave
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Q Productions
  • Esparza/Katz Productions (Firm)
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
127
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Selena
  • Women
  • Musicians
  • Entertainers
  • Tejano musicians
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Corpus Christi (Tex.)
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Selena
  • Latinos (Estados Unidos)
  • Artistas
  • Selena
  • Entertainers
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Musicians
  • Tejano musicians
  • Women
  • Women
  • California
  • Texas
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Selena, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Warner Bros. presents ; a Q Productions, Inc.-Esparza/Katz production ; a Gregory Nava film ; produced by Moctesuma Esparza and Robert Katz ; written and directed by Gregory Nava
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc one. Original version
  • Houston concert -- "I Will Survive/Last Dance" -- "Blue Moon/We Belong Together" -- "We Belong Together" -- Band is born? -- "Over the Rainbow" -- Selena's dream -- From deep inside -- "Regresa a Mi" -- "La Manzana"-- "Baila Esta Cumbia" -- Abraham's little girl -- Anything for Salinas -- Chris Perez -- Plain talk and pizza -- #1 hit: "Como la Flor" -- Feeling different -- Mexican-American is hard! -- Hollywood: dumb behavior -- "La Caracha/Coma la Flor" -- Love declared -- Love forbidden -- What if they're right? -- Selena let's go -- Newlywed jitters -- Reconciliation -- Flying "Bidi Bidi, Bom Bom" -- Dressing for the Grammys -- Triumphs "Amor Prohibito" -- Gift ideas -- "I Could Fall in Love" -- Ring between friends -- Anything's possible -- Problems with Yolanda -- "Dreaming of You" -- Farewell "Dreaming of You" -- "Where Did the Feeling Go?"
  • (1997) (127 min.); Special features:
  • Making of Selena: 10 years later
  • (2007) (30 min.); Additional scenes (12 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.)
  • Disc two. Extended version (1997) (134 min.); Special features:
  • Selena: Queen of Tejano
  • (2007) (19 min.)
Control code
ocn172896046
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
10th Anniversary special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (261 min.)
Isbn
9781419852046
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391154167
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
115416
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)172896046
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Selena, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Warner Bros. presents ; a Q Productions, Inc.-Esparza/Katz production ; a Gregory Nava film ; produced by Moctesuma Esparza and Robert Katz ; written and directed by Gregory Nava
Publication
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc one. Original version
  • Houston concert -- "I Will Survive/Last Dance" -- "Blue Moon/We Belong Together" -- "We Belong Together" -- Band is born? -- "Over the Rainbow" -- Selena's dream -- From deep inside -- "Regresa a Mi" -- "La Manzana"-- "Baila Esta Cumbia" -- Abraham's little girl -- Anything for Salinas -- Chris Perez -- Plain talk and pizza -- #1 hit: "Como la Flor" -- Feeling different -- Mexican-American is hard! -- Hollywood: dumb behavior -- "La Caracha/Coma la Flor" -- Love declared -- Love forbidden -- What if they're right? -- Selena let's go -- Newlywed jitters -- Reconciliation -- Flying "Bidi Bidi, Bom Bom" -- Dressing for the Grammys -- Triumphs "Amor Prohibito" -- Gift ideas -- "I Could Fall in Love" -- Ring between friends -- Anything's possible -- Problems with Yolanda -- "Dreaming of You" -- Farewell "Dreaming of You" -- "Where Did the Feeling Go?"
  • (1997) (127 min.); Special features:
  • Making of Selena: 10 years later
  • (2007) (30 min.); Additional scenes (12 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.)
  • Disc two. Extended version (1997) (134 min.); Special features:
  • Selena: Queen of Tejano
  • (2007) (19 min.)
Control code
ocn172896046
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
10th Anniversary special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (261 min.)
Isbn
9781419852046
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391154167
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
115416
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)172896046
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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