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Spellbound

Everyone Wants the Last Word
(DVD - 2004 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Title: Spellbound
everyone wants the last word
[videorecording]
Published: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2004.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr. 37 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: 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.
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.
Awards & Distinctions: Woodstock Film Festival, 2002: Maverick Award - Best Documentary (Jeffrey Blitz).
Local Note: 1
Alternate Title: Spell bound [videorecording]
ISBN: 1404947604
Branch Call Number: DVD 372.632 SPE
Statement of Responsibility: a Blitz/Welch picture ; produced by Jeffrey Blitz, Sean Welch ; directed by Jeffrey Blitz
Credits: Camera, Jeffrey Blitz ; editor, Yana Gorskaya ; music composer, Daniel Hulsizer.
Performers: Angela Arenivar, Nupur Lala, Ted Brigham, Emily Stagg, Ashley White, Neil Kadakia, April DeGideo, Harry Altman, Alex Cameron.
System Details: DVD, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Other Language: Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: High school students United States Video recordings. Middle school students United States Video recordings. Spelling bees United States Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Topical Term: High school students
Middle school students
Spelling bees
Publisher No: 03041
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Apr 06, 2013
  • Janice21383 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Glee, without music.

Got a good request from Britannia teacher for this one today. A fun documentary choice for the Secondary classroom.

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