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

Imprint Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Library Connection DVD    372.632 SPE    Available
Edition Full screen.
Description 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a documentary film in 2002.
Special features: commentary by filmmakers; theatrical trailer; bonus footage; where are they now? updates on all 8 profiled spellers; interactive Hangman game: deluxe edition; educational guide: includes "Host your own spelling bee" kit.
Credits Camera, Jeffrey Blitz ; editor, Yana Gorskaya ; music composer, Daniel Hulsizer.
Performer Angela Arenivar, Nupur Lala, Ted Brigham, Emily Stagg, Ashley White, Neil Kadakia, April DeGideo, Harry Altman, Alex Cameron.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: G.
System Details DVD, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Closed-captioned.
Awards Woodstock Film Festival (2002): Maverick Award - Best Documentary (Jeffrey Blitz)
Subject Spelling bees -- United States.
Middle school students -- United States.
High school students -- United States
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Local Subject Non-fiction.
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.
Cameron, Alex, 1937-
Gorskaya, Yana.
Hulsizer, Daniel.
Blitz/Welch (Firm)
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1404947604
Standard No. 043396030411
Music No. 03041 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment

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