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Driving Miss Daisy / Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Zanuck Company production ; screenplay by Alfred Uhry, based on his play ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck ; directed by Bruce Beresford.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 079077237X
  • ISBN: 9780790772370
  • ISBN: 1419892568
  • ISBN: 9781419892561
  • ISBN: 0790730987
  • ISBN: 9780790730981
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Special ed.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : ©2003.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1989.
Special features: Cast & crew [text feature]; Trailer (2 min.); Commentary [optional audio feature]; Awards [text feature]; Jessica Tandy: theatre legend to screen star [featurette] (7 min.); Driving Miss Daisy [Original featurette] (6 min.); Miss Daisy's journey: From stage to screen [featurette] (19 min.).
Formatted Contents Note:
Accident -- Without a car -- Hoke to the rescue -- Chauffeur in the house -- Uneasy relations -- Drive to the store -- Putting on airs -- Missing salmon -- Cemetery reading lesson -- Werthan Christmas -- Car changes hands -- Bound for Mobile -- Troopers -- Alone in the dark -- Negotiations -- Idella's death -- Ice storm -- Temple bombing -- King dinner -- My best friend -- Old acquaintances -- Thanksgiving visit -- End credits.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Peter James ; editor, Mark Warner ; production designer, Bruno Rubeo ; music composed by Hans Zimmer ; costume designer, Elizabeth McBride.
Participant or Performer Note:
Morgan Freeman (Hoke Colburn), Jessica Tandy (Daisy Werthan), Dan Aykroyd (Boolie Werthan), Patti Lupone (Florine Werthan), Esther Rolle (Idella).
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
"Driving Miss Daisy" was first produced Off-Broadway by Playwrights Horizons, New York City in 1987.
Summary, etc.:
In 1948, Miss Daisy Werthan, an elderly, cranky ex-school teacher from Atlanta, crashes her new Packard through a retaining wall into her neighbor's yard. Her concerned son Boolie reasons she no longer is able to drive herself, and over her strenuous objections hires the gentle, tactful, and wily black widower Hoke Colburn to be her chauffeur. As a Jew, Miss Daisy is also the victim of prejudice, and she gradually overcomes her subconscious bigotry to see Hoke as a true friend. Beginning in frostiness, their slow changing relationship mirrors the changing racial climate in the south through the burgeoning of civil rights movement.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Rated PG; Canadian Home Video Rating: Rated PG.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1; Dolby surround stereo (English and French), Dolby mono (Spanish).; widescreen presentation, preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition.
Language Note:
In English, dubbed French, or dubbed Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Winner, 1990 Academy Awards for Best Makeup--Manlio Rocchetti, Lynn Barber, Kevin Haney; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium--Alfred Uhry; Best Actress in a Leading Role--Jessica Tandy; Best Picture--Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck
Subject: Uhry, Alfred > Film adaptations.
Uhry, Alfred.
Older women > Drama.
Jewish women > Drama.
Chauffeurs > Drama.
African American men > Drama.
Friendship > Drama.
Working class > Drama.
Mothers and sons > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Older people > United States > Drama.
Jewish women > Georgia > Atlanta > Drama.
Older women > Georgia > Atlanta > Drama.
Chauffeurs > Georgia > Atlanta > Drama.
African American men > Georgia > Atlanta > Drama.
Mothers and sons > Georgia > Atlanta > Drama.
Culture conflict > United States > Race relations.
Friendship > Drama.
Mujeres JudÍas > Georgia > Atlanta > Teatro.
Ancianas > Georgia > Atlanta > Teatro.
African American men.
Man-woman relationships.
Chauffeurs.
Friendship.
Older people.
Jewish women.
Mothers and sons.
Older women.
Working class.
Jewish women > Georgia > Atlanta > Drama.
Elderly women > Georgia > Atlanta > Drama.
Chauffeurs > Drama.
Atlanta (Ga.) > Drama.
United States.
Georgia > Atlanta.
Genre: French language materials > Feature films.
Spanish language materials > Feature films.
Feature films > United States.
DVD.
Film adaptations.
Comedy films.
Drama.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.