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Spellbound / a Blitz/Welch picture ; produced by Jeffrey Blitz, Sean Welch ; directed by Jeffrey Blitz.

Blitz, Jeffrey, 1969- (Added Author). Welch, Sean, 1965- (Added Author). Arenivar, Angela, 1985- (Added Author). Lala, Nupur. (Added Author). Brigham, Ted. (Added Author). Stagg, Emily, 1984- (Added Author). White, Ashley. (Added Author). Kadakia, Neil, 1987- (Added Author). DeGideo, April. (Added Author). Altman, Harry. (Added Author). Cameron, Alex, 1937- (Added Author). Gorskaya, Yana. (Added Author). Hulsizer, Daniel. (Added Author). Biltz/Welch (Firm) (Added Author). Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).
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  • 15 of 15 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria jDVD 63 (Text) 37521530662321 AMPL Juvenile DVD Available -
Culver-Union Township Public Library - Culver DVD 372.632 SPE (Text) 34304000334447 Adult - DVD Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch DVD 372.632 SPELLBOUND (Text) 33946002354954 Nonfiction DVDs . 2nd Floor Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch DVD j 372.632 SPELLBOUND (Text) 33946002438872 Audio Visual - 1st Floor Available -
Kendallville Public Library - Kendallville DVD 372.63 S74 (Text) 37516001912841 Adult DVD-A Non-Fiction Available -
LaGrange County Public Library - LaGrange DVD 402 (Text) 30477000681332 Main Floor: DVD Available -
Linton Public Library - Linton DVD 2043 (Text) 30149000448273 Video DVD Biography Available -
Melton Public Library - Melton A DVD 372.63 SPE (Text) 79591000067087 Adult-DVD Available -
Monticello-Union Township Public Library - Monticello FAMILY DVD SPELLBOUND (Text) 37743001447244 Adult Video DVD Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Waverly DVD MP SPE 524 (Text) 78551000226524 DVD Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1404947604
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2004], c2002.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally released as a documentary special 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.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Camera, Jeffrey Blitz ; editor, Yana Gorskaya ; music composer, Daniel Hulsizer.
Participant or Performer Note: Angela Arenivar, Nupur Lala, Ted Brigham, Emily Stagg, Ashley White, Neil Kadakia, April DeGideo, Harry Altman, Alex Cameron.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: G.
System Details Note: DVD, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Awards Note: Woodstock Film Festival, 2002: Maverick Award - Best Documentary (Jeffrey Blitz).
Subject: Spelling bees > United States.
School children > United States.
Middle school students > United States.
High school students > United States.
Competition (Psychology)
Genre: Feature films.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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