The Resource Babylon, Kino Classics from Kino Lorber ; Ambi Media Group ; Kino Lorber Repertory ; Seventy-Seven ; screenplay by Martin Stellman & Franco Rosso ; produced by Gavrik Losey ; directed by Franco Rosso ; made by Diversity Music Ltd

Babylon, Kino Classics from Kino Lorber ; Ambi Media Group ; Kino Lorber Repertory ; Seventy-Seven ; screenplay by Martin Stellman & Franco Rosso ; produced by Gavrik Losey ; directed by Franco Rosso ; made by Diversity Music Ltd

Label
Babylon
Title
Babylon
Statement of responsibility
Kino Classics from Kino Lorber ; Ambi Media Group ; Kino Lorber Repertory ; Seventy-Seven ; screenplay by Martin Stellman & Franco Rosso ; produced by Gavrik Losey ; directed by Franco Rosso ; made by Diversity Music Ltd
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Performer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • cpe
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Raw and smoldering, the film follows a young reggae DJ in Thatcher-era Brixton as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front. Fearless and unsentimental, and set to a blistering reggae, dub, and lovers rock soundtrack featuring Aswad, Johnny Clarke, and more, anchored by legendary producer Dennis Bovell's atmospheric score
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Babylon (Motion picture)
  • Dread beat and blood (Motion picture)
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/composerexpression
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Credits note
  • Music, Dennis Bovell ; editor, Thomas Schwalm ; cinematography, Chris Menges
  • Director of photography, Chris Menges ; editor, Thomas Schwalm ; music composed and arranged by Dennis Bovell
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
Language note
Dialogue in English and Jamaican Patois with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B33 2019
PerformerNote
  • Brinsley Forde, Karl Howman, Archie Pool, Brian Bovell, Victor Romero Evans, David N. Haynes, Trevor Laird, T. Bone Wilson, Cynthia Powell, Beverly Michaels, Mark Monero
  • Featuring Aswad, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Bovell
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1941-
  • 1953-
  • 1957-
  • 1952-
  • 1968-
  • 1943-2005
  • 1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rosso, Franco
  • Stellman, Martin
  • Losey, Gavrik
  • Forde, Brinsley
  • Haynes, David N.
  • Laird, Trevor
  • Evans, Victor Romero
  • Howman, Karl
  • Pool, Archie
  • Bovell, Brian
  • Wilson, T-Bone
  • Powell, Cynthia
  • Monero, Mark
  • Bovell, Dennis
  • Schwalm, Tom
  • Menges, Chris
  • Aswad (Musical group)
  • Diversity Music (Firm)
  • AMBI Media Group
  • Seventy-Seven (Firm)
  • Kino Classics (Firm)
  • Kino Lorber, Inc
Runtime
95
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Linton Kwesi
  • Johnson, Linton Kwesi
  • Blacks
  • Racism
  • Reggae music
  • Jamaicans
  • Jamaicans
  • Blacks
  • Political and social views
  • Racism
  • Reggae music
  • England
Technique
live action
Label
Babylon, Kino Classics from Kino Lorber ; Ambi Media Group ; Kino Lorber Repertory ; Seventy-Seven ; screenplay by Martin Stellman & Franco Rosso ; produced by Gavrik Losey ; directed by Franco Rosso ; made by Diversity Music Ltd
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1980
  • Filmed entirely on location in London, England
  • Special features: audio commentary with director Franco Rosso, screenwriter Martin Stellman, actor Brinsley Forde and producer Gavrik Losey ; booklet essay by music journalist Mike Rubin ; Dread beat and blood (1979, a short documentary on Linton Kwesi Johnson directed by Franco Rosso) ; new interviews with Brinsley Forde and Dennis Bovell ; restoration featurette ; Q&A with cast and crew (recorded at the BFI Southbank in 2008) ; trailers
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. + booklet (8 unnumbered pages)
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (95 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329239176
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
K23917
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1109968750
  • 1915928
System details
DVD, NTSC region 1, wide screen, 1.85:1, 16 x 9, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Babylon, Kino Classics from Kino Lorber ; Ambi Media Group ; Kino Lorber Repertory ; Seventy-Seven ; screenplay by Martin Stellman & Franco Rosso ; produced by Gavrik Losey ; directed by Franco Rosso ; made by Diversity Music Ltd
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1980
  • Filmed entirely on location in London, England
  • Special features: audio commentary with director Franco Rosso, screenwriter Martin Stellman, actor Brinsley Forde and producer Gavrik Losey ; booklet essay by music journalist Mike Rubin ; Dread beat and blood (1979, a short documentary on Linton Kwesi Johnson directed by Franco Rosso) ; new interviews with Brinsley Forde and Dennis Bovell ; restoration featurette ; Q&A with cast and crew (recorded at the BFI Southbank in 2008) ; trailers
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. + booklet (8 unnumbered pages)
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (95 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329239176
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
K23917
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1109968750
  • 1915928
System details
DVD, NTSC region 1, wide screen, 1.85:1, 16 x 9, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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