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Title Spellbound [videorecording] / A Blitz/Welch picture ; produced by Jeffrey Blitz, Sean Welch ; directed by Jeffrey Blitz.

Publication Info. Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2003.


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Description 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD-ROM ; NTSC, Region 1 ; full screen presentation ; Dolby Digital stereo. ; dual-layer disc ; access to Educational Guide through disc requires computer with DVD-ROM drive and an internet connection.
Cast Angela Arenivar, Nupur Lala, Ted Brigham, Emily Stagg, Ashley White, Neil Kadakia, April DeGideo, Harry Altman.
Credits Camera, Jeffrey Blitz ; editor, Yana Gorskaya ; composer, Daniel Hulsizer.
Audience MPAA rating: G.
Summary Follows the lives of eight young Americans who share one goal: to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The Bee is as intense a competition as any Olympic match, for both the spellers and their families. The unbearable pressure becomes even more extraordinary when it is felt by ordinary teenagers.
Contents Special features: Optional audio feature commentary by filmmakers ; Theatrical trailer ; Bonus footage; 'Where are they now?' [updates on all 8 profiled spellers] ; About the filmmakers [text feature] ; DVD-ROM content: Interactive Hangman game: deluxe edition -- Educational guide, including "Host your own spelling bee" kit.
Awards Woodstock Film Festival, 2002: Maverick Award - Best Documentary (Jeffrey Blitz)
Funding Sponsored by the International Documentary Association & Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco
Note Originally produced in 2002.
Access Restricted to home use or face to face teaching.
Note Full names of profiled spellers taken from Bonus footage.
Link to online version of the Educational guide (shown in bonus features menu) is no longer active.
Language English or dubbed French soundtrack ; optional French subtitles ; English closed captions for the hearing impaired.
Subject Spelling bees -- United States.
Middle school students -- United States.
High school students -- United States.
High school students. (OCoLC)fst00956174
Middle school students. (OCoLC)fst01020531
Spelling bees. (OCoLC)fst01129509
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Local Subject Digital video collection.
Added Author Blitz, Jeffrey, 1969- producer, director.
Welch, Sean, 1965- producer.
Arenivar, Angela, 1985-
Lala, Nupur.
Brigham, Ted.
Stagg, Emily, 1984-
White, Ashley.
Kadakia, Neil, 1987-
DeGideo, April.
Altman, Harry.
Gorskaya, Yana.
Hulsizer, Daniel.
Blitz/Welch (Firm)
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
International Documentary Association.
Film Arts Foundation (San Francisco, Calif.)
ISBN 1404947604
Standard No. 043396030411
Music No. 03041 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment

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