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Spellbound [videorecording] / a Blitz/Welch picture ; producers, Jeffrey Blitz, Sean Welch ; director, Jeffrey Blitz.

Blitz, Jeffrey, 1969- (Added Author). Welch, Sean, 1965- (Added Author). Arenivar, Angela, 1985- (Added Author). Lala, Nupur. (Added Author). Brigham, Ted. (Added Author). Stagg, Emily, 1984- (Added Author). White, Ashley. (Added Author). Kadakia, Neil, 1987- (Added Author). DeGideo, April. (Added Author). Altman, Harry. (Added Author). Cameron, Alex, 1937-2003 (Added Author). Blitz/Welch (Firm) (Added Author). Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Camera, Jeffrey Blitz ; editor, Yana Gorskaya ; music composer, Daniel Hulsizer. (Cast).
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  • ISBN: 1404947604
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Full screen ed.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2004], c2002.

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General Note: Originally released as a documentary special in 2002.
Special features: filmmakers commentary; bonus footage; where are they now? updates on all 8 profiled spellers; interactive Hangman game; educational guide: includes Host your own spelling bee, kit; theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Camera, Jeffrey Blitz ; editor, Yana Gorskaya ; music composer, Daniel Hulsizer.
Participant or Performer Note: Angela Arenivar, Nupur Lala, Ted Brigham, Emily Stagg, Ashley White, Neil Kadakia, April DeGideo, Harry Altman, Alex Cameron.
Summary, etc.: Follows the lives of eight young Americans who share one goal: to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The Bee is as intense a competition as any Olympic match, for both the spellers and their families. The unbearable pressure becomes even more extraordinary when it is felt by ordinary teenagers.
Target Audience Note: Rated G.
System Details Note: DVD, Dolby Digital.
Language Note: English or French language tracks; French subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Awards Note: Woodstock Film Festival, 2002: Maverick Award - Best Documentary (Jeffrey Blitz).
Subject: Spelling bees > United States.
School children > United States.
Middle school students > United States.
High school students > United States.
Competition (Psychology)
Genre: Documentary films.
Films for the hearing impaired.

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