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Save the last dance

Title
Save the last dance [videorecording] / presented by Paramount Pictures in association with MTV Films ; directed by Thomas Carter ; produced by Robert W. Cort and David Madden.
Publication
Hollywood, Calif : Paramount, c2001.

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Additional Authors
  • Stiles, Julia, 1981-
  • Thomas, Sean Patrick.
  • Kinney, Terry
  • Starr, Fredro.
  • Washington, Kerry, 1977-
  • Talauega, Richmond
  • Paskevska, Anna
  • Wilkins, Maia
  • Robertson, Davis C.
  • K-Ci, 1969-
  • JoJo, 1971-
  • Carter, Thomas, 1953-
  • Cort, Robert W.
  • Madden, David, 1933-
  • Adler, Duane G.
  • Edwards, Cheryl.
  • Fatima (Choreographer)
  • Duncan, Randy
  • Isham, Mark.
  • Eads, Paul.
  • Hernandez, Sandra.
  • Gorman, Kevin.
  • Rus, William.
  • Joffrey Ballet of Chicago.
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation.
  • MTV Films (Firm)
  • MCA Records, Inc.
Description
1 videodisc (162 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. (DVD)
Uniform Title
  • Présages (Choreographic work : Massine)
  • Sea shadow (Choreographic work : Arpino)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Features.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Music videos.
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Widescreen format.
  • Audio options: Dolby Digital: English 5.1 surround, English Dolby surround, French Dolby surround.
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired.
Credits (note)
  • [Hip-hop] choreography, Fatima ; ballet choreography, Randy Duncan ; music, Mark Isham ; production design, Paul Eads ; costumes, Sandra Hernandez ; director of photography, Robbie Greenberg ; editing, Peter E. Berger ; co-producer, Marie Cantin ; screenplay, Duane G. Adler, Cheryl Edwards.
Performer (note)
  • Julia Stiles (Sara) ; Sean Patrick Thomas (Derek) ; Terry Kinney (Roy) ; Fredro Starr (Malakai) ; Bianca Lawson (Nikki) ; Kerry Washington (Chenille) ; Vince Green (Snookie) ; Garland Whitt (Kenny) ; with Richmond Talauega (Stepps dancer) ; Anna Paskevska (ballet instructor) ; others.
Language (note)
  • In English with optional French subtitles.
Contents
  • Feature presentation (ca. 112 min.).
  • Special features: Commentary by director Thomas Carter.
  • Deleted scenes (ca. 10 min.).
  • The making of Save the last dance (c2000 ; ca. 20 min.) / Paramount Pictures ; directed by Kevin Gorman ; produced and written by William Rus. Includes interviews with actors Sean Patrick Thomas, Julia Stiles, Kerry Washington, Fredro Starr, and Bianca Lawson ; and with director Thomas Carter, producer David Madden, choreographers Fatima and Randy Duncan. Among the many topics discussed are the filming of the hip-hop and ballet sequences (illustrated by footage of the actors at work with the choreographers and dancer Richmond Talauega), and the making of the music video by K-Ci and JoJo.
  • Cast and crew interviews: Save the last dance, a retrospective (ca. 13 min.) / interviews with Thomas Carter, Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Fredro Starr, Kerry Washington.
  • Crazy (c2000 ; ca. 4 min.) / MCA Records, Inc. ; music video by K-Ci and JoJo.
  • Theatrical trailer (ca. 2 1/2 min.).
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-18
ISBN
0792172809
OCLC
  • 47354685
  • 47354685
  • NYPY02-F55
Title
Save the last dance [videorecording] / presented by Paramount Pictures in association with MTV Films ; directed by Thomas Carter ; produced by Robert W. Cort and David Madden.
Imprint
Hollywood, Calif : Paramount, c2001.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Credits
[Hip-hop] choreography, Fatima ; ballet choreography, Randy Duncan ; music, Mark Isham ; production design, Paul Eads ; costumes, Sandra Hernandez ; director of photography, Robbie Greenberg ; editing, Peter E. Berger ; co-producer, Marie Cantin ; screenplay, Duane G. Adler, Cheryl Edwards.
Cast
Julia Stiles (Sara) ; Sean Patrick Thomas (Derek) ; Terry Kinney (Roy) ; Fredro Starr (Malakai) ; Bianca Lawson (Nikki) ; Kerry Washington (Chenille) ; Vince Green (Snookie) ; Garland Whitt (Kenny) ; with Richmond Talauega (Stepps dancer) ; Anna Paskevska (ballet instructor) ; others.
Performer
Hip-hop dancers: Earl Manning, Latisha Oliver, Nefertiti Robinson, Roland "Ro Ro" Tabor, Anthony Talauega, Richard Whitebear, Earl Wright.
Ballet dancers: Ariane Dolan, Chryssie Whitehead, Sarita Smith Childs, Trinity Hamilton, Randy Herrera, Audrey Leung, Katrina Oeffling, Joanna Wozniak.
Ballet performance excerpts danced by the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago: Maia Wilkins and Davis C. Robertson (Sea shadow) ; other dancers also appear in shorter excerpts from Les présages.
Summary
Drama about an aspiring ballet dancer who is forced by her mother's death to move to a new city. Attending a predominantly African-American high school, she finds romance and a new direction for her dancing. The film explores issues of race relations and interracial romance. Its many dance scenes include hip-hop dancing in clubs ; practice sessions in hip-hop dancing by the two main characters ; glimpses of ballet classes ; and auditions for the Juilliard School, including a solo combining ballet and hip-hop. The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago is seen in performance excerpts from Léonide Massine's Les présages and Gerald Arpino's Sea shadow.
Language
In English with optional French subtitles.
Added Author
Stiles, Julia, 1981- actor.
Stiles, Julia, 1981- interviewee.
Thomas, Sean Patrick. Actor
Thomas, Sean Patrick. Interviewee
Kinney, Terry, actor.
Starr, Fredro. Actor. Interviewee
Washington, Kerry, 1977- Actor
Washington, Kerry, 1977- Interviewee
Talauega, Richmond, dancer.
Paskevska, Anna, dancer.
Wilkins, Maia, dancer.
Robertson, Davis C., dancer.
K-Ci, 1969- Musician
JoJo, 1971- Musician
Carter, Thomas, 1953- film director.
Carter, Thomas, 1953- Commentator
Carter, Thomas, 1953- interviewee.
Cort, Robert W. Producer
Madden, David, 1933- Producer. Interviewee
Adler, Duane G. Screenwriter
Edwards, Cheryl. Screenwriter
Fatima (Choreographer) Interviewee
Duncan, Randy, choreographer. Interviewee
Isham, Mark. Composer
Eads, Paul. Designer
Hernandez, Sandra. Costume designer
Gorman, Kevin. Director
Rus, William. Producer. Author
Joffrey Ballet of Chicago.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
MTV Films (Firm)
MCA Records, Inc.
Added Title
Présages (Choreographic work : Massine)
Sea shadow (Choreographic work : Arpino)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-18
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