The Resource Lee Daniels' the butler, Weinstein Company presents a Lee Daniels film ; a Laura Ziskin production in association with Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures and Pam Williams Productions.directed by Lee Daniels ; written by Danny Strong ; produced by Pamela Oas Williams, Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels, Buddy Patrick, Cassian Elwes ; written by Danny Strong ; directed by Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels' the butler, Weinstein Company presents a Lee Daniels film ; a Laura Ziskin production in association with Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures and Pam Williams Productions.directed by Lee Daniels ; written by Danny Strong ; produced by Pamela Oas Williams, Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels, Buddy Patrick, Cassian Elwes ; written by Danny Strong ; directed by Lee Daniels

Label
Lee Daniels' the butler
Title
Lee Daniels' the butler
Statement of responsibility
Weinstein Company presents a Lee Daniels film ; a Laura Ziskin production in association with Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures and Pam Williams Productions.directed by Lee Daniels ; written by Danny Strong ; produced by Pamela Oas Williams, Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels, Buddy Patrick, Cassian Elwes ; written by Danny Strong ; directed by Lee Daniels
Title variation
Butler
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Performer
Production company
Production designer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Inspired by a true story, Cecil Gaines is a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Andrew Dunn ; production designer, Tim Galvin ; edited by Joe Klotz ; costume designer, Ruth E. Carter ; music by Rodrigo Leão
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking
Language note
English, French or Spanish dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired; Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams, Yaya Alafia, Aml Ameen, David Banner, Colman Domingo, Nelsan Ellis, Nealla Gordon, Elijah Kelley, Minka Kelly, Adriane Lenox, Mo McRae, Pernell Walker, Jesse Williams, Clarence Williams III
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1959-
  • 1974-
  • 1984-
  • 1959-
  • 1966-
  • 1937-
  • 1968-
  • 1973-
  • 1990-
  • 1937-
  • 1951-2014,
  • 1985-
  • 1980-
  • 1981-
  • 1939-2021,
  • 1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Daniels, Lee
  • Strong, Danny
  • Williams, Pamela Oas,
  • Ziskin, Laura,
  • Patrick, Buddy
  • Elwes, Cassian
  • Whitaker, Forest,
  • Winfrey, Oprah,
  • Carey, Mariah,
  • Cusack, John
  • Fonda, Jane
  • Gooding, Cuba
  • Howard, Terrence,
  • Kravitz, Lenny,
  • Marsden, James
  • Oyelowo, David,
  • Pettyfer, Alex
  • Redgrave, Vanessa
  • Rickman, Alan,
  • Schreiber, Liev,
  • Williams, Robin
  • Ameen, Aml
  • Domingo, Colman,
  • Ellis, Nelsan,
  • Kelley, Elijah,
  • Kelly, Minka
  • Lenox, Adriane,
  • Mo
  • Walker, Pernell,
  • Williams, Jesse
  • Williams, Clarence
  • Galvin, Tim,
  • Leão, Rodrigo,
  • Knight, Gladys
  • Haygood, Wil
  • Haygood, Wil
  • Weinstein Company,
  • Windy Hill Pictures (Firm),
  • Follow Through Productions (Firm),
  • Salamander Pictures (Firm),
  • Pam Williams Productions (Firm),
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.,
Runtime
132
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Allen, Eugene
  • Haygood, Wil
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • Butlers
  • Butlers
  • Presidents
  • Families
  • United States
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Lee Daniels' the butler, Weinstein Company presents a Lee Daniels film ; a Laura Ziskin production in association with Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures and Pam Williams Productions.directed by Lee Daniels ; written by Danny Strong ; produced by Pamela Oas Williams, Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels, Buddy Patrick, Cassian Elwes ; written by Danny Strong ; directed by Lee Daniels
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Inspired by the article "A butler well served by this election" by Wil Haygood
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
  • Bonus features: Lee Daniels' The Butler: an American Story (behind-the-scenes documentary); Deleted scenes; The original freedom riders; "You and I ain't nothin' no more" performed by Gladys Knight and Lenny Kravitz (music video); Gag reel
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
864830260
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (132 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Bowdoin College: No Public Performance Rights purchased; home, library or classroom use only
Other control number
013132611808
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
WC61180
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)864830260
System details
DVD format; NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Lee Daniels' the butler, Weinstein Company presents a Lee Daniels film ; a Laura Ziskin production in association with Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures and Pam Williams Productions.directed by Lee Daniels ; written by Danny Strong ; produced by Pamela Oas Williams, Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels, Buddy Patrick, Cassian Elwes ; written by Danny Strong ; directed by Lee Daniels
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Inspired by the article "A butler well served by this election" by Wil Haygood
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
  • Bonus features: Lee Daniels' The Butler: an American Story (behind-the-scenes documentary); Deleted scenes; The original freedom riders; "You and I ain't nothin' no more" performed by Gladys Knight and Lenny Kravitz (music video); Gag reel
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
864830260
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (132 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Bowdoin College: No Public Performance Rights purchased; home, library or classroom use only
Other control number
013132611808
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
WC61180
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)864830260
System details
DVD format; NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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