Something the Lord made

Tells the emotional true story of two men who defined the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on "blue babies", Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab t...

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Corporate Authors: HBO Films.
HBO Video (Firm)

Krainin Productions.
Other Authors: Sargent, Joseph, 1925-
Krainin, Julian.

Rickman, Alan.

Mos Def (Rapper)

Sedgwick, Kyra.

Union, Gabrielle.

Wever, Merritt.

Young, Christopher.

McCabe, Katie.

Silverman, Peter.

Caswell, Robert.
Format: Movie DVD
Language:English
French
Spanish
Published:[New York, NY] : HBO Video, c2004.
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Summary:Tells the emotional true story of two men who defined the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on "blue babies", Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab technician Vivien Thomas from an impressive team. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear them apart.
Language Notes:English, French, or Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
General Notes:Originally broadcast as a made-for-TV movie in 2004.
Special features: Audio commentary with director Joseph Sargent, writer Peter Silverman and executive producers Robert W. Cort and Eric Hertzel.
"Based in part on the magazine article "Like something the Lord made" by Katie McCabe."
Physical Description:1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 program sheet.
Credits:Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michael Brown ; music composer, Christopher Young ; costume designer, Karyn Wagner ; production designer, Vincent Peranio.
Performer:Alan Rickman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union, Merritt Wever, Clayton LeBouef, Charles Dutton, Mary Stuart Masterson.
System Details:DVD, region 1, Dolby Digital surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Audience:MPAA rating: Not rated.
Production Credits:Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michael Brown ; music composer, Christopher Young ; costume designer, Karyn Wagner ; production designer, Vincent Peranio.
ISBN:078312404X
9780783124049
Author Notes:

Gabrielle Union is a longtime star of film and TV who currently plays the title role in BET's Being Mary Jane, for which she won an NAACP Image Award. Union is also an activist supporting women's reproductive health and victims of sexual assault. Herself an assault victim, Union offers forthright essays on power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Her title, We're Goiing to Need More Wine: Stories that are Funny, Complicated and True, made the bestseller list in 2017.

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