Claudine

Starring: Diahann Carroll & James Earl Jones Director: John Berry  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
A heart and soul comedy. Can you dig it?
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1974
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono 1.0 - English
    • Mono 1.0 - Spanish
    • Stereo 2.0 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: James Earl Jones - Star, Dihann Carroll - Star, Spike Lee - Filmmaker, George Tillman Jr. - Filmmaker, Dan Pine - Son of Screenwriters
    • Trailers:
      1. Original Theatrical Trailer
      2. Spanish Language Trailer
      3. CARMEN JONES
      4. HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK
      5. MEN OF HONOR
      6. SOUL FOOD
      7. WAITING TO EXHALE
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Product Description:

Claudine (Diahann Carroll) is a single mother raising six children in the projects of Harlem. What little money she earns comes directly from a rich family for whom she keeps house. Struggling to make ends meet, she resorts to welfare. Claudine works to keep her dignity in the face of the humiliating hoops the welfare system--a system created precisely for women like her--forces her to jump through. She finds grace and romance in a pleasant garbage collector (James Earl Jones). Falling in love, the two work together to fight societal hypocrisy and to keep Claudine's family unit afloat.

Released in 1974 during blaxploitation's prime, CLAUDINE offered a more humanistic view of the black American experience. The independent feature showed African-Americans in a light they would not regularly be seen in for at least another decade. In addition to its warm depiction of ghetto romance, the film is also remembered for the soundtrack featuring Curtis Mayfield and Gladys Knight and the Pips. Diahann Carroll earned an Oscar nomination for her lead performance.

Plot Keywords:

African American Cinema | Black History Month | Family Interaction | Heartwarming | Independent | Race Relations | Romance | Social Issues | Theatrical Release

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  • Sales Rank: 87,275
  • UPC: 024543061830
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
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