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The Resource Blood diamond, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; in association with Virtual Studios ; a Spring Creek /Bedford Falls production ; in association with Initial Entertainment Group ; an Edward Zwick film ; produced by Paula Weinstein, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Graham King, Gillian Gorfil ; story by Charles Leavitt and C. Gaby Mitchell ; screenplay by Charles Leavitt ; directed by Edward Zwick, (videorecording)

Blood diamond, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; in association with Virtual Studios ; a Spring Creek /Bedford Falls production ; in association with Initial Entertainment Group ; an Edward Zwick film ; produced by Paula Weinstein, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Graham King, Gillian Gorfil ; story by Charles Leavitt and C. Gaby Mitchell ; screenplay by Charles Leavitt ; directed by Edward Zwick, (videorecording)

Label
Blood diamond
Title
Blood diamond
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; in association with Virtual Studios ; a Spring Creek /Bedford Falls production ; in association with Initial Entertainment Group ; an Edward Zwick film ; produced by Paula Weinstein, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Graham King, Gillian Gorfil ; story by Charles Leavitt and C. Gaby Mitchell ; screenplay by Charles Leavitt ; directed by Edward Zwick
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer - an ex mercenary from Zimbabwe - and Solomon Vandy - a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories as different as any can be, until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that can transform their lives. While in jail for smuggling, Archer learns that Solomon - who was taken from his family and forced to work in the diamond fields - has found and hidden the extraordinary rough stone. With the help of Maddy Bowen, an American journalist whose idealism is tempered by a deepening connection with Archer, the two men embark on a trek through rebel territory, a journey that could save Solomon's family and give Archer the second chance he thought he would never have
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Eduardo Serra ; edited by Steven Rosenblum ; music by James Newton Howard ; production designer, Dan Weil ; costume designer, Ngila Dickson ; visual effects supervisor, Jeffrey A. Okun
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R; for strong violence and language
Language note
In English, Français, or Español, with optional subtitles in English, Français, or Español; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
PN1995.9.S87
LC item number
B5663 2007
PerformerNote
Leonardo DiCaprio (Danny Archer), Jennifer Connelly (Maddy Bowen), Djimon Hounsou (Solomon Vandy), Jimi Mistry (Nabil), Michael Sheen (Simmons), Arnold Vosloo (Colonel Coetzee), Stephen Collins (Ambassador Walker), David Harewood (Captain Poison), Basil Wallace (Benjamin Kapanay), Benu Mabhena (Jassie Vandy), Ntare Mwine (M'Ed), Ato Essandoh (Commander Rambo)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1964-
  • 1947 October 1-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • DiCaprio, Leonardo
  • Zwick, Edward
  • Connelly, Jennifer
  • Hounsou, Djimon
  • Sheen, Michael
  • Vosloo, Arnold
  • Collins, Stephen
  • Harewood, David
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Virtual Studios
  • Spring Creek Productions
  • Bedford Falls Company
  • Initial Entertainment Group
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
143
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conflict diamonds
  • Diamonds
  • Smugglers
  • Child soldiers
  • Fishers
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Blood diamond, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; in association with Virtual Studios ; a Spring Creek /Bedford Falls production ; in association with Initial Entertainment Group ; an Edward Zwick film ; produced by Paula Weinstein, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Graham King, Gillian Gorfil ; story by Charles Leavitt and C. Gaby Mitchell ; screenplay by Charles Leavitt ; directed by Edward Zwick, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
  • Disc 1: Special features: Commentary with director Edward Zwick [audio feature]; theatrical trailer (2 min.)
  • Disc 2: Special features: [Featurettes] Blood on the stone / written and presented by Sorious Samura (51 min.) -- Blood Diamond: Becoming Archer (9 min.) -- Blood Diamond: Journalists on the front line (6 min.) -- Blood Diamond: Inside the siege of Freetown (11 min.) -- Music video "Shine on Em" by Nas (3 min.)
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
Caught in revolution's net -- Conflict zone statistics -- Danny negotiates -- Give it to me -- Hidden stones -- Meeting Maddy -- Soldiers and captives -- Colored by blood -- Soldier of the revolution -- Get over yourself -- Freetown siege -- Shooting to kill -- Using each other -- Unhappy reunion -- His only chance -- Little bang-bang -- Drive to survive -- Good intentions -- Painful history -- Child soldier's target -- Parting company -- After skinning -- Master -- Searching for Dia -- Father forsaken -- Kill them all -- Deadly digsite -- I am your father -- Take your boy home -- Real story now -- Solomon negotiates -- Third World's voice/Coda -- End credits
Control code
ocm77564707
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD edition ; Widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (143 min.)
Isbn
9781419851841
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
DRAMA 791.4372 BLOOD ; XX-D ; 2DVD/1AW ; CC ; D02 ; HMH ; V1112M5 ; HMH ; VS1203M1.
Other control number
085391152996
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
115299
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 77564707
  • (Sirsi) 77564707
  • (OCoLC)77564707
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo ; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.40:1, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Blood diamond, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; in association with Virtual Studios ; a Spring Creek /Bedford Falls production ; in association with Initial Entertainment Group ; an Edward Zwick film ; produced by Paula Weinstein, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Graham King, Gillian Gorfil ; story by Charles Leavitt and C. Gaby Mitchell ; screenplay by Charles Leavitt ; directed by Edward Zwick, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
  • Disc 1: Special features: Commentary with director Edward Zwick [audio feature]; theatrical trailer (2 min.)
  • Disc 2: Special features: [Featurettes] Blood on the stone / written and presented by Sorious Samura (51 min.) -- Blood Diamond: Becoming Archer (9 min.) -- Blood Diamond: Journalists on the front line (6 min.) -- Blood Diamond: Inside the siege of Freetown (11 min.) -- Music video "Shine on Em" by Nas (3 min.)
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
Caught in revolution's net -- Conflict zone statistics -- Danny negotiates -- Give it to me -- Hidden stones -- Meeting Maddy -- Soldiers and captives -- Colored by blood -- Soldier of the revolution -- Get over yourself -- Freetown siege -- Shooting to kill -- Using each other -- Unhappy reunion -- His only chance -- Little bang-bang -- Drive to survive -- Good intentions -- Painful history -- Child soldier's target -- Parting company -- After skinning -- Master -- Searching for Dia -- Father forsaken -- Kill them all -- Deadly digsite -- I am your father -- Take your boy home -- Real story now -- Solomon negotiates -- Third World's voice/Coda -- End credits
Control code
ocm77564707
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD edition ; Widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (143 min.)
Isbn
9781419851841
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
DRAMA 791.4372 BLOOD ; XX-D ; 2DVD/1AW ; CC ; D02 ; HMH ; V1112M5 ; HMH ; VS1203M1.
Other control number
085391152996
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
115299
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 77564707
  • (Sirsi) 77564707
  • (OCoLC)77564707
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo ; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.40:1, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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