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Blanchard, Terence

Works: 424 works in 955 publications in 6 languages and 29,480 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Personal narratives  Music  Trumpet music (Jazz)  Jazz  Biography  Fiction  Police films 
Roles: Composer, Performer, Instrumentalist, Interviewee, Producer, Arranger, Conductor, Contributor, Commentator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Terence Blanchard
When the levees broke a requiem in four acts by Spike Lee ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale
4 little girls ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern
Red tails ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky--even as they battle discrimination on the ground"--Container
Malcolm X by Spike Lee ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born Malcolm Little, his minister father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. He became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. After getting out of jail, he preaches the teachings, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca. There he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim. He changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz and stops his anti-white teachings, having discovered the error of his mistakes. He is later assasinated and dies a Muslim martyr
Barbershop by Anthony Anderson ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calvin never wanted to take over the family business, a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. One morning he decides to sell the shop to Lester. Calvin spends the day cutting heads at the shop, and starts to understand the importance of the legacy left to him. Calvin learns to appreciate his barber friends, and discovers that the place where they work is more than just a place to get a haircut. Calvin gradually changes his mind about selling the shop, but it may be too late. grocery store across the street
Cadillac Records by Darnell Martin ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chess Records was located on the south side of Chicago. In 1947, it began recording blues music with Muddy Waters and Little Walter. This eventually gave birth to rock and roll in 1955 with Chuck Berry. Record producer Leonard Chess has an ear for this different type of music and believes he can cash in by signing up new talent such as songwriter Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, and Etta James. Chess makes all of his artists part of his family and takes care of them. This is not easy since they spend a small fortune on booze, drugs, and the high life. When Chuck Berry goes to jail, Leonard is able to find another talented performer, Etta James, to take his place. In the late sixties, as their music goes out of favor, Leonard Chess gets out of the record business
Bamboozled by Spike Lee ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a searing parody of American television, it takes a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a network executive's stunning rise and tragic downfall
Eve's bayou by Kasi Lemmons ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roz Batiste is a beautiful and dedicated mother of three, who is forced to admit that her family is falling apart due to her philandering husband Louis. Her younger daughter, Eve, witnesses one of her father's infidelities. Struggling to make sense of what she has seen, Eve turns to her older sister Cisely, who dismisses her in fear of the truth, and then to her Aunt Mozelle, a known psychic and rumored black widow. Unable to find the understanding she is looking for Eve decides to take matters into her own hands. For the Batiste family, the ties that bind may not be strong enough to keep them together, and what they learn will change their lives forever
Talk to me ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the life and career of charismatic Washington D.C.-area radio personality Ralph "Petey" Green, who was renowned for his "tell it like it is" approach to politics and race
Love & basketball ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film is divided into the quarters of a basketball game and tells the story of Quincy and Monica. It traces their lives as they run parallel and run apart -- from childhood, to high school, to college -- concluding with Quincy and Monica as adults. Both play basketball and each dreams of playing on a professional level. For Quincy, it is easier and expected since he is the son of a professional ballplayer. Monica has it harder being both a woman when there was no professional league, and as a daughter whose mother cannot understand why her daughter wants to be an athlete
Dark blue by Ron Shelton ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two LAPD detectives investigate a high-profile quadruple-homicide in April 1992, a few weeks before the Los Angeles Riots
If God is willing and da creek don't rise ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This follow-up to director Spike Lee's documentary, When the levees broke: a requiem in four acts, focuses on the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, five years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Bookending stories of individual heartache and perseverance are two momentous events: the historic 2010 Super Bowl victory by the New Orleans Saints and the disastrous British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Original sin ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luis is a wealthy Cuban coffee exporter, who sends away to America for a mail-order bride having had little luck finding love on his island. To his surprise, his new wife turns out to be not only beautiful, but passionate and devoted. But Luis' happiness proves to be short-lived when he learns that his bride may not be the person she claims to be
Jungle fever by Spike Lee ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Afro-American architect begins an affair with his working class Italian secretary. Their relationship causes them to be scrutinized by their friends, cast out from their families and shunned by their neighbors in this moving view of inner-city life
Who the #$ & % is Jackson Pollock? ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teri Horton, a 73-year-old former truck driver with an 8th grade education, buys a painting in a thrift shop for five dollars, but unbeknownst to her, the artist is Jackson Pollock. This adventure documents a 15-year war with the art world's inner circle, lifts the veil on how art is bought and sold in America and introduces audiences to the funny, profane and utterly unforgettable Teri Horton
Crooklyn by Spike Lee ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Director Spike Lee fashions a bold, flavorful picture of family life in a crowded but cozy Brooklyn neighborhood nicknamed "Crooklyn" by the Carmichaels, who experience one very special summer in their hometown under difficult but often wonderful circumstances
Mo' better blues by Spike Lee ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Talented trumpeter Bleek Gilliam is obsessed by his music and indecisive about his girlfriends Indigo and Clark. But when he is forced to come to the aid of his childhood manager and friend, Bleek finds his world more fragile than he ever imagined"--Container
A tale of God's will (a requiem for Katrina) by Terence Blanchard ( Recording )
12 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pour cet album, il s'est entouré d'un quintette constitué du pianiste Aaron Parks, du saxophoniste Brice Winston, du bassiste Derrick Hodge et du batteur Kendrick Scott
Clockers by Spike Lee ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jungle fever: "A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse"
Redemption ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While awaiting execution in prison, Stan 'Tookie' Williams, founder of the L.A. Crips street gang, denounces the lifestyle that landed him behind bars. Determined to stop violence, he begins writing anti-gang books for children, earning him critical acclaim - and four Nobel Peace Prize nominations
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Blachard, Terence 1962-
Blanchard, Terence.
Terence Blachard
Terrance Blanchard
Terrence Blanchard
English (129)
French (25)
Spanish (12)
German (8)
Italian (5)
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