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John Adams [videorecording]

HBO Films presents a Playtone production ; produced by David Coatsworth, Steven Shareshian ; directed by Tom Hooper
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history.
Director
Tom Hooper
Performers
Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, Danny Huston, David Morse, Sarah Polley, Tom Wilkinson, Clancy O'Connor, Rufus Sewell, Justin Theroux.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
501 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
In English (5.1) or dubbed Spanish (2.0) dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles
Rating
Rating: TV-14
Notes
  • Based on the book written by David McCullough.
  • Videodisc release of a 2008 broadcast on HBO as a seven-part mini-series.
  • Special features: Discs 1-3: Facts are stubborn things: an exclusive onscreen historical guide; disc 3: Documentary: David McCullough: painting with words (a rare and personal glimpse at the life and works of author David McCullough); "The making of 'John Adams'" featurette.
Edition
Widescreen
Contents
  • Disc one: Part I: Join or die / written by Kirk Ellis ; pt. II: Independence / written by Kirk Ellis
  • disc two: pt. III: Don't tread on me / written by Kirk Ellis ; pt. IV: Reunion / written by Kirk Ellis & Michelle Ashford; pt. V: Unite or die / written by Kirk Ellis
  • disc three: pt. VI: Unnecessary war / written by Kirk Ellis ; pt. VII: Peacefield / written by Kirk Ellis .
Credits
Directors of photography, Tak Fujimoto, Danny Cohen ; editor, Melanie Oliver ; composers, Rob Lane, Joseph Vitarelli ; costume designer, Donna Zakowska ; production designer, Gemma Jackson.
Published
[New York, N.Y.] : HBO Video, [2008]
Publisher no.
  • 2000003070 HBO Video (disc one)
  • 2000003071 HBO Video (disc two)
  • 2000003075 HBO Video (disc three)
Terms of Use
These DVDs are copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
3 videodiscs (ca. 501 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, NTSC; region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
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