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Imitation of life
(DVD)

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Published:
[United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2023].
Format:
DVD
Physical Desc:
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert
Rating:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Status:
Description

It explores the friendship between two struggling single mothers: one a working-class white woman who ascends to the top of the business world, and the other her Black housekeeper, whose life is shattered by the rejection of her rebellious, white-passing daughter. It is this latter relationship attuned to America's bitter racial realities and heartbreakingly enacted by trailblazing Black performers Beavers and Washington that lends the film its transcendent emotional power. This first adaptation of Fannie Hurst's best-selling novel boldly confronts the complexities and contradictions of racial identity, economic exploitation, and the limits of the American dream

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9798886070071
UPC:
715515280716

Notes

General Note
Title from sell sheet
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1934
General Note
Aspect ratio, 1.33:1
General Note
Special features: 4K digital restoration; New interviews; Trailer; Plus, An essay by Petty
Creation/Production Credits
Director, John M. Stahl
Participants/Performers
Claudette Colbert, Louise Beavers, Fredi Washington, Warren William
Description
It explores the friendship between two struggling single mothers: one a working-class white woman who ascends to the top of the business world, and the other her Black housekeeper, whose life is shattered by the rejection of her rebellious, white-passing daughter. It is this latter relationship attuned to America's bitter racial realities and heartbreakingly enacted by trailblazing Black performers Beavers and Washington that lends the film its transcendent emotional power. This first adaptation of Fannie Hurst's best-selling novel boldly confronts the complexities and contradictions of racial identity, economic exploitation, and the limits of the American dream
Description
It explores the friendship between two struggling single mothers: one a working-class white woman who ascends to the top of the business world, and the other her Black housekeeper, whose life is shattered by the rejection of her rebellious, white-passing daughter. It is this latter relationship attuned to America's bitter racial realities and heartbreakingly enacted by trailblazing Black performers Beavers and Washington that lends the film its transcendent emotional power. This first adaptation of Fannie Hurst's best-selling novel boldly confronts the complexities and contradictions of racial identity, economic exploitation, and the limits of the American dream
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details
DVD; Aspect ratio, 1.33:1; Monaural
Language
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Hurst, F., Hurlbut, W. J. 1., Sturges, P., Stahl, J. M., Beavers, L., Colbert, C., Washington, F., & William, W. (2023). Imitation of life. [United States], The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fannie Hurst et al.. 2023. Imitation of Life. [United States], The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Fannie Hurst et al., Imitation of Life. [United States], The Criterion Collection, 2023.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hurst, Fannie, et al. Imitation of Life. [United States], The Criterion Collection, 2023.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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Last Sierra Extract TimeJan 25, 2023 02:42:27 PM
Last File Modification TimeJan 25, 2023 02:42:32 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJan 25, 2023 02:42:31 PM

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