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The Resource The Civil War, American Documentaries, Inc., Florentine Films and Time-Life Video presents a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns ; writers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward ; director, Ken Burns, (DVD videorecording)

The Civil War, American Documentaries, Inc., Florentine Films and Time-Life Video presents a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns ; writers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward ; director, Ken Burns, (DVD videorecording)

Label
The Civil War
Title
The Civil War
Statement of responsibility
American Documentaries, Inc., Florentine Films and Time-Life Video presents a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns ; writers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward ; director, Ken Burns
Title variation
Civil War, a film by Ken Burns
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again
Awards note
Emmy Awards, 1991: Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming (Geoffrey C. Ward (writer), Ric Burns (writer), Ken Burns (writer) - For episode #9: "The Better Angels Of Our Nature") ; Outstanding Informational Series (Ken Burns (producer), Ric Burns (producer), Stephen Ives (co-producer), Julie Dunfey (co-producer), Mike Hill (co-producer), Catherine Eisele (coordinating producer) - For episode #5 "The Universe Of Battle").
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographers, Ken Burns, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Tricia Reidy, Bruce Shaw
Language note
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Narrator: David McCullough ; voices: Hoyt Axton, Colleen Dewhurst, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Jason Robards, Sam Waterston
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burns, Ken
  • Burns, Ric
  • Ward, Geoffrey C
  • McCullough, David G
  • Axton, Hoyt
  • Dewhurst, Colleen
  • Fishburne, Larry
  • Freeman, Morgan
  • Irons, Jeremy
  • Jacobi, Derek
  • Robards, Jason
  • American Documentary, Inc
  • Florentine Films
  • Time-Life Video
  • PBS Home Video
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
660
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Military life
  • Military art and science
  • Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861
  • Feature films
  • Films for the hearing impaired
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The Civil War, American Documentaries, Inc., Florentine Films and Time-Life Video presents a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns ; writers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward ; director, Ken Burns, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • DVD
  • "PBS DVD Gold."
  • Originally produced as a television mini series in 1990
  • Special features: behind-the-scenes: "The Civil War Reconstruction"; commentary track by Ken Burns; interviews with George Will, Shelby Foote and Stanley Crouch; biography cards and interactive maps
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Disc 1. The cause : 1861 -- Disc 2 : Episodes two and three. A very bloody affair : 1862 ; Forever free : 1862 -- Disc 3 : Episodes four and five: Simply murder : 1863 ; The universe of battle : 1863 -- Disc 4 : Episodes six and seven: Valley of the shadow of death : 1864 ; Most hallowed ground : 1864 -- Disc 5 : Episodes eight and nine: War is all hell : 1865 ; The better angels of our nature : 1865
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (ca. 660 min.)
Isbn
9780780638877
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794054868920
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
B8689
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm50606677
System details
DVD, 5.1 stereo surround sound
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Civil War, American Documentaries, Inc., Florentine Films and Time-Life Video presents a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns ; writers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward ; director, Ken Burns, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • DVD
  • "PBS DVD Gold."
  • Originally produced as a television mini series in 1990
  • Special features: behind-the-scenes: "The Civil War Reconstruction"; commentary track by Ken Burns; interviews with George Will, Shelby Foote and Stanley Crouch; biography cards and interactive maps
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Disc 1. The cause : 1861 -- Disc 2 : Episodes two and three. A very bloody affair : 1862 ; Forever free : 1862 -- Disc 3 : Episodes four and five: Simply murder : 1863 ; The universe of battle : 1863 -- Disc 4 : Episodes six and seven: Valley of the shadow of death : 1864 ; Most hallowed ground : 1864 -- Disc 5 : Episodes eight and nine: War is all hell : 1865 ; The better angels of our nature : 1865
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (ca. 660 min.)
Isbn
9780780638877
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794054868920
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
B8689
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm50606677
System details
DVD, 5.1 stereo surround sound
Video recording format
DVD

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