Item Details

Print View

Word Wars

Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
"Word Wars" follows the lives of four of the top-rated Scrabble players in the country as they crisscross the United States in heated competitions culminating in their ultimate quest - the twenty-five-thousand-dollar top prize awarded at the national tournament in San Diego. Defending champ Joe Edley, known as the Jack Nicklaus of professional Scrabble, has memorized the dictionary many times over. Matt Graham, a stand-up comic, takes a lot of 'natural drugs' to aid his concentration. Marlon Hill despises the English language for stripping him of his African identity. 'G.I.' Joel Sherman (the G.I. is for gastrointestinal) downs copious amounts of Maalox. With its tongue firmly planted in cheek, "Word Wars" uncovers the fiercely competitive, highly idiosyncratic world of professional Scrabble. Warning: This is not your grandmother's game of Scrabble.
Release Date
2004
Run Time
87 min.
Language
In English
Notes
  • Title from title frames.
  • In Process Record.
  • Film
Published
Seventh Art Releasing Exclusive, 2004.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Seventh Art Releasing Exclusive in 2004.
Publisher no.
1281382 Kanopy
Related Resources
Cover Image
Description
1 online resource (streaming video file) (87 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Technical Details
  • Staff View

    LEADER 02279ngm a22004094i 4500
    001 kan1281382
    003 CaSfKAN
    006 m o c
    007 cr una---unuuu
    007 vz uzazuu
    008 170424p20172004cau086 o vleng d
    028
    5
    2
    a| 1281382 b| Kanopy
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)985043720
    040
      
      
    a| VDU b| eng e| rda c| VDU
    245
    0
    0
    a| Word Wars
    264
      
    1
    b| Seventh Art Releasing Exclusive, c| 2004.
    264
      
    1
    a| [San Francisco, California, USA] : b| Kanopy Streaming, c| 2017.
    300
      
      
    a| 1 online resource (streaming video file) (87 minutes): b| digital, .flv file, sound
    306
      
      
    a| 012634
    336
      
      
    a| two-dimensional moving image b| tdi 2| rdacontent
    337
      
      
    a| video b| v 2| rdamedia
    337
      
      
    a| computer b| c 2| rdamedia
    338
      
      
    a| online resource b| cr 2| rdacarrier
    500
      
      
    a| Title from title frames.
    500
      
      
    a| In Process Record.
    500
      
      
    a| Film
    518
      
      
    a| Originally produced by Seventh Art Releasing Exclusive in 2004.
    520
      
      
    a| "Word Wars" follows the lives of four of the top-rated Scrabble players in the country as they crisscross the United States in heated competitions culminating in their ultimate quest - the twenty-five-thousand-dollar top prize awarded at the national tournament in San Diego. Defending champ Joe Edley, known as the Jack Nicklaus of professional Scrabble, has memorized the dictionary many times over. Matt Graham, a stand-up comic, takes a lot of 'natural drugs' to aid his concentration. Marlon Hill despises the English language for stripping him of his African identity. 'G.I.' Joel Sherman (the G.I. is for gastrointestinal) downs copious amounts of Maalox. With its tongue firmly planted in cheek, "Word Wars" uncovers the fiercely competitive, highly idiosyncratic world of professional Scrabble. Warning: This is not your grandmother's game of Scrabble.
    538
      
      
    a| Mode of access: World Wide Web.
    546
      
      
    a| In English
    650
      
    0
    a| Documentary-style films
    650
      
    0
    a| Sociology
    655
      
    7
    a| Documentary films. 2| lcgft
    710
    2
      
    a| Seventh Art Releasing Exclusive (Firm), 4| dst
    710
    2
      
    a| Kanopy (Firm), 4| dst
    856
    4
    0
    u| http://proxy.its.virginia.edu/login?url=http://virginia.kanopystreaming.com/node/281383 z| A Kanopy streaming video
    856
    4
    2
    z| Cover Image u| http://proxy.its.virginia.edu/login?url=https://www.kanopystreaming.com/node/281383/external-image
    999
      
      
    w| WEB l| INTERNET m| UVA-LIB t| INTERNET
▾See more
▴See less

Availability

Google Preview

Google Books Preview