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The Resource For love or country, HBO Films presents a CineSon production ; in association with Jellybean Productions, Inc. ; a Joseph Sargent film ; produced by Celia Costas ; written by Timothy J. Sexton ; directed by Joseph Sargent, (videorecording)

For love or country, HBO Films presents a CineSon production ; in association with Jellybean Productions, Inc. ; a Joseph Sargent film ; produced by Celia Costas ; written by Timothy J. Sexton ; directed by Joseph Sargent, (videorecording)

Label
For love or country
Title
For love or country
Statement of responsibility
HBO Films presents a CineSon production ; in association with Jellybean Productions, Inc. ; a Joseph Sargent film ; produced by Celia Costas ; written by Timothy J. Sexton ; directed by Joseph Sargent
Title variation
Arturo Sandoval story
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Frustrated by the Cuban government's response to his music, and after meeting American jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval secretly plans to escape to the U.S. Based on a true story
  • For Love or Country is a biopic about Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. It explores his life as an adult, when he becomes increasingly dissatisfied with Fidel Castro's constraints on his music and the politics of a "Revolution" that declares his real musical love, American jazz, illegal. The film does not concern itself with every nuance of Cuban politics, but is about Sandoval's struggles to remain true to his country, which he loves with a passion, while balancing it with his love for music, which he cannot give up despite countless roadblocks
Awards note
Winner, Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Arturo Sandoval (composer), Emmy Awards 2001.
Cataloging source
BKL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; edited by Michael Brown ; music by Arturo Sandoval
Dewey number
788.921
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13
Language note
In English (stereo/surround) or Spanish (mono) with optional subtitles English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.F673 2001
PerformerNote
Andy Garcia (Arturo Sandoval), Mia Maestro (Marianela), Gloria Estefan (Emilia), David Paymer (Interviewer [Embassy]), Fionnula Flanagan (Sally Lewis), Julio Oscar Mechoso (Jaime Arrondo), Tomas Milian (Sosa), Freddy Rodriguez (Leonel), Miguel Sandoval (Osvaldo), Charles S. Dutton (Dizzy Gillespie)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1925-2014
  • 1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Costas, Celia
  • Sexton, Timothy J
  • Sargent, Joseph
  • Garcia, Andy
  • Maestro, Mía
  • Estefan, Gloria
  • Paymer, David
  • Sandoval, Miguel
  • Dutton, Charles S
  • Sandoval, Arturo
  • HBO Films
  • CineSon Productions
  • Jellybean Productions, Inc. (Firm)
  • HBO Video (Firm)
Runtime
120
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sandoval, Arturo.
  • Jazz musicians
  • Jazz
  • Defectors
  • Cuba
  • Sandoval, Arturo
  • Músicos de jazz
  • Música de jazz
  • Cuba
Technique
live action
Label
For love or country, HBO Films presents a CineSon production ; in association with Jellybean Productions, Inc. ; a Joseph Sargent film ; produced by Celia Costas ; written by Timothy J. Sexton ; directed by Joseph Sargent, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a television motion picture in 2000
  • Special features: Cast and crew biographies [text feature]; Behind the scenes with Arturo Sandoval [The making of For Love or Country the Arturo Sandoval story] (12 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Main title/Introduction -- Seeking asylum -- Jamming -- "Love of my life" -- Lovers -- Quality time -- Matter of trust -- Tying the knot -- Dizzy Gillespie -- Sparks of a revolution -- Fear of shutdown -- Verdict -- Difficult decisions -- "They're asking questions!" -- Homecoming/Epilogue
Control code
ocm46794864
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Isbn
9780783118215
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
026359176920
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
91769
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 601699
System details
DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
For love or country, HBO Films presents a CineSon production ; in association with Jellybean Productions, Inc. ; a Joseph Sargent film ; produced by Celia Costas ; written by Timothy J. Sexton ; directed by Joseph Sargent, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a television motion picture in 2000
  • Special features: Cast and crew biographies [text feature]; Behind the scenes with Arturo Sandoval [The making of For Love or Country the Arturo Sandoval story] (12 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Main title/Introduction -- Seeking asylum -- Jamming -- "Love of my life" -- Lovers -- Quality time -- Matter of trust -- Tying the knot -- Dizzy Gillespie -- Sparks of a revolution -- Fear of shutdown -- Verdict -- Difficult decisions -- "They're asking questions!" -- Homecoming/Epilogue
Control code
ocm46794864
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Isbn
9780783118215
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
026359176920
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
91769
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 601699
System details
DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
laserdisc

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