Driving Miss Daisy

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Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Alfred Uhry, Driving Miss Daisy affectionately covers the 25-year relationship between a wealthy, strong-willed Southern matron (Jessica Tandy) and her equally indomitable Black chauffeur, Hoke (Morgan Freeman). Both employer and employee are outsiders, Hoke because of the color of his skin, Miss Daisy because she is Jewish in a WASP-dominated society. At the same time, Hoke cannot fathom Miss Daisy's cloistered inability to grasp the social changes that are sweeping the South in the 1960s. Nor can Miss Daisy understand why Hoke's "people" are so indignant. It is only when Hoke is retired and Miss Daisy is confined to a home for the elderly that the two fully realize that they've been friends and kindred spirits all along. The supporting cast includes Esther Rolle as Miss Daisy's housekeeper and Dan Aykroyd as Miss Daisy's son, Boolie (reportedly, playwright Uhry based the character upon himself). Driving Miss Daisy won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actress (Jessica Tandy), Best Screenplay (Uhry), and Best Makeup (Manlio Rochetti). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Grouped Work IDe82c9a27-ed65-0a62-3907-5535453d838d
Grouping Titledriving miss daisy
Grouping Authorwarner bros pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
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auth_author2Aykroyd, Dan.
Aykroyd, Dan.,
Beresford, Bruce.
Beresford, Bruce.,
Freeman, Morgan.
Freeman, Morgan.,
James, Peter, 1947 March 7-
James, Peter.
LuPone, Patti.
LuPone, Patti.,
Rolle, Esther.
Rolle, Esther.,
Tandy, Jessica.
Tandy, Jessica.,
Uhry, Alfred,
Uhry, Alfred.
Warner, Mark
Warner, Mark.
Zanuck, Lili Fini.
Zanuck, Lili Fini.,
Zanuck, Richard D.
Zanuck, Richard D.,
Zimmer, Hans,
Zimmer, Hans.
author2-roleAykroyd, Dan.
Aykroyd, Dan.,actor.
Beresford, Bruce.
Beresford, Bruce.,film director.
Freeman, Morgan.
Freeman, Morgan.,actor.
James, Peter,1947 March 7-director of photography.
James, Peter.
LuPone, Patti.
LuPone, Patti.,actor.
Rolle, Esther.
Rolle, Esther.,actor.
Tandy, Jessica.
Tandy, Jessica.,actor.
Uhry, Alfred,screenwriter.
Uhry, Alfred.Driving Miss Daisy.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Warner, Mark.
Warner, Markeditor of moving image work.
Zanuck Company.
Zanuck, Lili Fini.
Zanuck, Lili Fini.,film producer.
Zanuck, Richard D.
Zanuck, Richard D.,film producer.
Zimmer, Hans,composer (expression)
Zimmer, Hans.
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display_descriptionSet in Atlanta in the 1950's, a textile factory owner insists on hiring an ever-patient chauffeur for his aging head-strong mother. The Jewish woman and her African American driver eventually build a relationship over many years.
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ils:.b22128748DVDMoviesEnglishDistributed by Warner Home Video, [2010]1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ils:.b16536356DVDMoviesSpecial ed.; Widescreen ed.EnglishWarner Home Video, 2003, c1989.1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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subject_facetAcademy Awards (Motion pictures)
African American men -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Drama
Chauffeurs -- Drama
Comedy films
DVD-Video discs
Feature films
Feature films -- Video recordings for French speakers
Feature films -- Video recordings for Spanish speakers
Films for the hearing impaired
Jewish women -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Drama
Mothers and sons -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Drama
Older women -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Drama
Southern States -- In motion pictures
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Working class -- Drama
title_displayDriving Miss Daisy
title_fullDriving Miss Daisy / Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Zanuck Company production ; screenplay by Alfred Uhry, based on his play ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Lily Fini Zanuck ; directed by Bruce Beresford
Driving Miss Daisy [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures ; Zanuck Company production ; screenplay by Alfred Uhry ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck ; directed by Bruce Beresford
title_shortDriving Miss Daisy
topic_facetAcademy Awards (Motion pictures)
African American men
Comedy films
Feature films
In motion pictures
Jewish women
Mothers and sons
Older women
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Working class