The Resource A touch of greatness, director, Leslie Sullivan ; producer, Catherine Gund ; Aubin Pictures

A touch of greatness, director, Leslie Sullivan ; producer, Catherine Gund ; Aubin Pictures

Label
A touch of greatness
Title
A touch of greatness
Statement of responsibility
director, Leslie Sullivan ; producer, Catherine Gund ; Aubin Pictures
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A documentary on the work of Albert Cullum, an elementary school teacher for over twenty years and a pioneer in modern American public education. Championing an unorthodox educational philosophy, Cullum regularly taught his elementary school children literary masterpieces, most notably the works of Shakespeare, Sophocles and Shaw. Combining interviews with Cullum and his former students with archival footage originally filmed by director Robert Downey, Sr., the film documents the unusual work of a school teacher who embraced creativity, and who sought to foster his students' motivation and self-esteem through the use of poetry, drama and imaginative play
  • A touch of greatness: Featuring Albert Cullum and elementary students of Westchester County, NY. Cullum works with the students to put on various theatrical productions of Shakespeare's plays, the process of which is captured by the camera, and narrated by the students themselves
  • Literature a-go-go: An experimental film featuring students of Westchester County, NY performing and interpreting various pieces of Shakespeare's plays, as well as engaging in other Cullum-led activities. Depicts examples of Cullum's mixing of poetry, drama, and play to foster educational motivation
  • From sea to shining sea: A visual montage accompanied by an audio recording of Cullum teaching a class of first grade students geography. Provides an example of Cullum's method for fostering student participation through creative activities
Member of
Cataloging source
OUN
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Independent lens (Television program)
Credits note
Editor, Bernadine Colish ; director of photography, David Mansfield
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
In English
LC call number
PN3171
LC item number
.T68 2004
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sullivan, Leslie
  • Gund, Catherine
  • Downey, Robert
  • O'Horgan, Tom
  • Aubin Pictures
  • First-Run Features (Firm)
Runtime
54
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cullum, Albert
  • Cullum, Albert
  • Drama in education
  • Poetry
  • Literature
  • Drama
  • Education
  • Elementary school teachers
  • Drama in education
  • Drama
  • Education
  • Elementary school teachers
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
A touch of greatness, director, Leslie Sullivan ; producer, Catherine Gund ; Aubin Pictures
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: "Camera 3 part 1 and 2" CBS' documentary television series episode featuring Albert Cullum (56 min.) ; archival photo gallery ; filmmaker biographies
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A touch of greatness / directed by Albert Cullum ; photographed and edited by Robert Downey, Sr. ; music by Tom O'Horgan and Geraldine Bryant (27 min. ; 1964) -- Literature au-go-go / directed by Albert Cullum ; photographed and edited by Robert Downey, Sr. ; music by Tom O'Horgan (26 min. ; 1966) -- From sea to shining sea / directed by Albert Cullum ; photographed and edited by Robert Downey, Sr. ; music by Tom O'Horgan (14 min. ; 196-?)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard format 4:3.
Extent
1 videodisc (54 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
720229911450
Other physical details
sound, color, black and white
Publisher number
FRF 911450D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)58472935
  • (OCoLC)ocm58472935
System details
DVD, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A touch of greatness, director, Leslie Sullivan ; producer, Catherine Gund ; Aubin Pictures
Publication
Note
Special features: "Camera 3 part 1 and 2" CBS' documentary television series episode featuring Albert Cullum (56 min.) ; archival photo gallery ; filmmaker biographies
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A touch of greatness / directed by Albert Cullum ; photographed and edited by Robert Downey, Sr. ; music by Tom O'Horgan and Geraldine Bryant (27 min. ; 1964) -- Literature au-go-go / directed by Albert Cullum ; photographed and edited by Robert Downey, Sr. ; music by Tom O'Horgan (26 min. ; 1966) -- From sea to shining sea / directed by Albert Cullum ; photographed and edited by Robert Downey, Sr. ; music by Tom O'Horgan (14 min. ; 196-?)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard format 4:3.
Extent
1 videodisc (54 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
720229911450
Other physical details
sound, color, black and white
Publisher number
FRF 911450D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)58472935
  • (OCoLC)ocm58472935
System details
DVD, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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