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The War [videorecording]

American Lives II Film Project, LLC. ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA Washington D.C. ; produced by Sarah Botstein ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.
Director
Ken Burns; Lynn Novick
Performers
Narrated by Keith David, with Tom Hanks, Josh Lucas, Bobby Cannavale, Samuel L. Jackson, Eli Wallach, Adam Arkin, Kevin Conway, Rebecca Holtz, Carolyn McCormick, Robert Wahlberg.
Release Date
2006
Run Time
840 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
TV-14; disturbing content, violence
Notes
  • Videodisc release of a 2006 PBS broadcast.
  • A seven-episode series.
  • Special features: Disc 1: "Making The war" featurette; commentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick; photo gallery; biographies; educational resources ; Disc 3: Commentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; Disc 6: Exclusive deleted scenes; additional interviews; educational resources.
Variant Title
Subtitle on container: In extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives, 1941-1945
Related Title
War (Television program : 2007)
Edition
Widescreen
Contents
  • Disc 1. Necessary war
  • disc 2. When things get tough ; Deadly calling
  • disc 3. Pride of our nation
  • disc 4. Fubar
  • disc 5. Ghost front
  • disc 6. World without war.
ISBN
141572749X, 9781415727492
Credits
Cinematography, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers, Tricia Reidy ; original music, Wynton Marsalis.
Published
[United States] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment [distributor], c2007.
Publisher no.
705212 PBS Home Video
Description
6 videodiscs (840 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, NTSC.
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