Playing for time
(DVD)

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Notes

General Note
Originally broadcast as a TV movie in 1980.
General Note
Based on the book by Fania Fenelon.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Arthur Ornitz ; editor, Jay Freund ; music, Brad Fiedel.
Participants/Performers
Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander, Maud Adams, Christine Baranski, Robin Bartlett, Marisa Berenson, Verna Bloom, Shirley Knight.
Description
Fania Fenelon is a Jewish cabaret singer in Paris during the Nazi invasion. Fania and thousands of other Jewish and political prisoners are sent to the Auschwitz death camp. She and a group of other classical musicians are spared from death in exchange for performing music for their captors. They are also ordered to play for the thousands being herded to the gas chambers, a 'humane' means of easing the condemned into the next world.
Target Audience
Not rated.
System Details
DVD, region 1; fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0.
Awards
Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Special, Best Actress (Vanessa Redgrave), Best Supporting Actress (Jane Alexander), Outstanding Writing (Arthur Miller).
Awards
Winner of the 1981 Christopher Award.
Awards
Winner of the 1981 Peabody Award.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Mann, D., Yellen, L., Miller, A., Redgrave, V., Alexander, J., Knight, S., Berenson, M., Adams, M., Baranski, C., Bartlett, R., Bloom, V., F�nelon, F., Ornitz, A. J. 1., & Fiedel, B. (2010). Playing for time. [Saint Charles, Ill.]: Olive Films.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Daniel Mann et al.. 2010. Playing for Time. [Saint Charles, Ill.]: Olive Films.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Daniel Mann et al., Playing for Time. [Saint Charles, Ill.]: Olive Films, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Mann, Daniel, et al. Playing for Time. [Saint Charles, Ill.]: Olive Films, 2010. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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