Category Archives: Featured DVD of the Week

Featured DVD of the Week

No Country for Old Men (2007)
Miramax Films and Paramount Vantage present ; written for the screen and directed by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen ; produced by Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen ; a Scott Rudin/Mike Zoss production.
Butler Media DVD6953

“He Found a Bundle of Money and Now There is Hell to Pay” by A.O. Scott. See Scott’s review in the New York Times published November 7, 2007.

Academy Awards, 2008: Best Achievement in Directing; Best Motion Picture of the Year; Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Bardem); Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published. Golden Globes, USA, 2008: Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Javier Bardem) ; Best Screenplay – Motion Picture (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)

Featured DVD of the Week

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
Written and Directed by Bill Jersey, Sam Pollard and Richard Wormser. 2002
Distributed by PBS Thirteen/WNET New York.
Butler Media DVD6924

In four separate episodes, this documentary provides a comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. It documents the context in which the laws of segregation known as the “Jim Crow” system originated and developed.

See Review:

“The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow.” By: Cassanello, Robert.
American Historical Review, 2003, Vol. 108 Issue 2, p623-624.