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The Resource Ray, Universal Pictures and Bristol Bay Productions present ; an Anvil Films production ; in association with Baldwin Entertainment ; a Taylor Hackford film ; producers Taylor Hackford, Stuart Benjamin, Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin ; story by Taylor Hackford and James L. White ; screenplay by James L. White ; directed by Taylor Hackford

Ray, Universal Pictures and Bristol Bay Productions present ; an Anvil Films production ; in association with Baldwin Entertainment ; a Taylor Hackford film ; producers Taylor Hackford, Stuart Benjamin, Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin ; story by Taylor Hackford and James L. White ; screenplay by James L. White ; directed by Taylor Hackford

Label
Ray
Title
Ray
Statement of responsibility
Universal Pictures and Bristol Bay Productions present ; an Anvil Films production ; in association with Baldwin Entertainment ; a Taylor Hackford film ; producers Taylor Hackford, Stuart Benjamin, Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin ; story by Taylor Hackford and James L. White ; screenplay by James L. White ; directed by Taylor Hackford
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Author
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Performer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Flashing back intermittently to dream-like scenes from his hardscrabble rural childhood, "Ray" chronicles Ray Charles' remarkable rise from sideman and Chitlin Circuit fixture to innovator, icon, and international superstar. Yet even as Charles ascends to the heights of the musical and cultural elite, he remains hobbled by heroin addiction and compulsive womanizing, a prisoner to his own insatiable needs. Through it all, Ray Charles possessed a rock-solid confidence in his music, a statement of faith in the inclusiveness of American culture. Ray Charles made a place for himself in the America of the '40s and '50s, and promptly transcended the barriers that defined what that place was. He incorporated and encompassed R & B, soul, rock and roll, blues, jazz, country, pop, gospel--all American music--giving us the lush sounds he had always heard in his head, unifying America's disparate musical bits into a cohesive whole
Awards note
  • Academy Award winner 2004, Best Actor (Foxx).
  • Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy (Foxx).
Cataloging source
SDL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; production designer, Stephen Altman ; edited by Paul Hirsch ; original and new recordings by Ray Charles ; score composed by Craig Armstrong ; costume designer, Sharen Davis
Date time place
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2004
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements
Language note
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in Spanish or French; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.R39 2005
PerformerNote
Jamie Foxx (Ray Charles), Kerry Washington (Della Bea Robinson), Clifton Powell (Jeff Brown), Aunjanue Ellis (Mary Ann Fisher), Harry Lennix (Joe Adams), Terrence Dashon Howard (Gossie McGee), Larenz Tate (Quincy Jones), Bokeem Woodbine (Fathead Newman), Sharon Warren (Aretha Robinson), Curtis Armstrong (Ahmet Ertegun), Richard Schiff (Jerry Wexler), Wendell Pierce (Wilbur Brassfield), Chris Thomas King (Lowell Fulson), David Krumholtz (Milt Shaw), Kurt Fuller (Sam Clark), Warwick Davis (Oberon), Patrick Bauchau (Dr. Hacker), Robert Wisdom (Jack Lauderdale), Denise Dowse (Marlene), Regina King (Margie Hendricks)
Runtime
153
Technique
live action
Label
Ray, Universal Pictures and Bristol Bay Productions present ; an Anvil Films production ; in association with Baldwin Entertainment ; a Taylor Hackford film ; producers Taylor Hackford, Stuart Benjamin, Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin ; story by Taylor Hackford and James L. White ; screenplay by James L. White ; directed by Taylor Hackford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Disc 1 Includes both an extended version and the theatrical version of the film
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. The film:
  • Main titles/Seattle bound -- Talent night -- Golden goose -- To the piano born -- Chitlin' circuit -- Unnatural death -- No tears -- Messing around -- Hummingbird -- New Ray Charles -- Devil music -- On the road -- Double life -- Cat fight -- Junkie -- Improvising -- Disharmony -- Moving on -- M.O.R. -- Breaking the rules -- Battling Jim Crow -- Busted -- Going country -- State of the art -- Broken hearts -- Border crossing -- Rehab -- Salvation/End titles
  • (2004) (153 min.); Special features: Feature commentary with director Taylor Hackford [optional audio feature]; Cast and filmmakers [text feature]
  • Disc 2. Special features: Deleted scenes [with optional commentary by director Taylor Hackford] (28 min.); Extended musical scenes (5 min.); Stepping into the part [featurette] (11 min.); Ray remembered [featurette] (4 min.); A look inside "Ray" (4 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Previews (4 min.)
Control code
2554665
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (153 min.)
Isbn
9781417047451
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 025192594427
  • 025192724626
  • 025192759727
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
25944
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)57931659
  • (OCoLC)57931659
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ray, Universal Pictures and Bristol Bay Productions present ; an Anvil Films production ; in association with Baldwin Entertainment ; a Taylor Hackford film ; producers Taylor Hackford, Stuart Benjamin, Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin ; story by Taylor Hackford and James L. White ; screenplay by James L. White ; directed by Taylor Hackford
Publication
Note
Disc 1 Includes both an extended version and the theatrical version of the film
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. The film:
  • Main titles/Seattle bound -- Talent night -- Golden goose -- To the piano born -- Chitlin' circuit -- Unnatural death -- No tears -- Messing around -- Hummingbird -- New Ray Charles -- Devil music -- On the road -- Double life -- Cat fight -- Junkie -- Improvising -- Disharmony -- Moving on -- M.O.R. -- Breaking the rules -- Battling Jim Crow -- Busted -- Going country -- State of the art -- Broken hearts -- Border crossing -- Rehab -- Salvation/End titles
  • (2004) (153 min.); Special features: Feature commentary with director Taylor Hackford [optional audio feature]; Cast and filmmakers [text feature]
  • Disc 2. Special features: Deleted scenes [with optional commentary by director Taylor Hackford] (28 min.); Extended musical scenes (5 min.); Stepping into the part [featurette] (11 min.); Ray remembered [featurette] (4 min.); A look inside "Ray" (4 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Previews (4 min.)
Control code
2554665
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (153 min.)
Isbn
9781417047451
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 025192594427
  • 025192724626
  • 025192759727
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
25944
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)57931659
  • (OCoLC)57931659
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD

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