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Encyclopedia > A Patch of Blue
A Patch of Blue

Promotional movie poster for the film
Directed by Guy Green
Produced by Guy Green
Written by Elizabeth Kata (novel)
Guy Green
Starring Sidney Poitier
Elizabeth Hartman
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Robert Burks
Editing by Rita Roland
Distributed by MGM
Release date(s) 1965
Running time 105 min.
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
IMDb profile

A Patch of Blue is a 1965 Academy Award winning film directed by Guy Green about the relationship between an African American man (played by Sidney Poitier) and a blind white female teenager (Elizabeth Hartman), and the problems that plague their relationship when they fall in love in a racially divided America. Made in 1965 against the backdrop of the growing civil rights movement, the film explores racism from the perspective of "love is blind." Shelley Winters won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in this film. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Guy Green, 1992 Guy Green (November 15, 1913 – September 15, 2005) was a British director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. ... Sir Sidney Poitier KBE, (IPA pronunciation: ) (born February 20, 1927), is an Academy Award-winning Bahamian American actor, film director, and activist. ... Mary Elizabeth Hartman (December 23, 1943 – June 10, 1987) was an American actress best known for her performance in the 1965 film A Patch of Blue, a role for which she won a Golden Globe for Most Promising Female Newcomer and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Mary Poppins The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews Goldfinger My Fair Lady Whats New Pussycat? Shenandoah The Sandpiper Father Goose Academy Awards Best Picture: The Sound of Music - Argyle, Twentieth Century-Fox Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou Best Actress: Julie Christie... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Mary Poppins The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews Goldfinger My Fair Lady Whats New Pussycat? Shenandoah The Sandpiper Father Goose Academy Awards Best Picture: The Sound of Music - Argyle, Twentieth Century-Fox Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou Best Actress: Julie Christie... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Guy Green, 1992 Guy Green (November 15, 1913 – September 15, 2005) was a British director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Sir Sidney Poitier KBE, (IPA pronunciation: ) (born February 20, 1927), is an Academy Award-winning Bahamian American actor, film director, and activist. ... Blindness is the condition of lacking visual perception due to physiological or psychological factors. ... The term white people (also whites or white race) has been defined as being a member of a group or race characterized by light pigmentation of the skin and to a human group having light-colored skin, especially of European ancestry. ... Look up Female in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ... Mary Elizabeth Hartman (December 23, 1943 – June 10, 1987) was an American actress best known for her performance in the 1965 film A Patch of Blue, a role for which she won a Golden Globe for Most Promising Female Newcomer and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Shelley Winters (August 18, 1920 – January 14, 2006) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


Scenes of Poitier and Hartman kissing were excised from the film when it was shown in movie theaters in the South. These scenes are intact in the DVD version.


The film was adapted by Guy Green from the novel by Elizabeth Kata. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Elizabeth Hartman), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White, Best Cinematography, Black-and-White and Best Music, Score - Substantially Original. Guy Green, 1992 Guy Green (November 15, 1913 – September 15, 2005) was a British director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. ... The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... The Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ...


Trivia

  • According to the DVD audio commentary, it was the decision of director Guy Green that A Patch of Blue be filmed in black-and-white, although color was available.

Black-and-white or black and white) can refer to a general term used in photography, film, and other media (see black-and-white). ...

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