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1776

Author: Jack L WarnerPeter StonePeter H HuntWilliam DanielsHoward Da SilvaAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen version, restored director's cutView all editions and formats
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1776 is a musical celebration of the founding of The United States of America. The story centers around familiar historical characters as they organize a movement for independence from Mother England. All events lead up to that most significant date, July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed.
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Genre/Form: Films for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Fiction films
Historical films
Musical films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Peter Stone; John Adams; Benjamin Franklin; Thomas Jefferson; John Adams; Benjamin Franklin; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jack L Warner; Peter Stone; Peter H Hunt; William Daniels; Howard Da Silva; Ken Howard; Blythe Danner; Virginia Vestoff; Donald Madden; John Cullum; Roy Poole; David Ford; Ron Holgate; Ray Middleton; William Hansen; Harry Stradling; Sherman Edwards; Stuart Ostrow; Columbia Pictures Industries.; Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0767860322 9780767860321
OCLC Number: 50857182
Language Note: English soundtrack; optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Book by Peter Stone. Based on the musical play "1776" produced on the New York stage by Stuart Ostrow.
Film version originally released in 1972.
"© Copyright 1972 by Jack L. Warner and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc."--Opening credits.
The DVD "restored" version runs ca. 166 minutes-- longer than the theatrical release cut, yet shorter than the laserdisc "restored" version.
Special features: commentary with director Peter Hunt and writer Peter Stone, screen tests, trailer from the film and other trailers, production notes.
Credits: Director of photography, Harry Stradling, Jr. ; supervising film editor, William Ziegler ; film editor, Florence Williamson ; orchestrations, Eddie Sauter ; dance music arranged by Peter Howard ; choreography, Onna White ; costumes, Patricia Zipprodt.
Cast: Starring William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden ; John Cullum, Roy Poole, David Ford, Ron Holgate, Ray Middleton, William Hansen ; Blythe Danner, Virginia Vestoff ; Emory Bass, Howard Caine, William Duell, Ralston Hill, Patrick Hines, Daniel Keyes, Leo Leydon, Joanthan Moore, John Myhers, Stephen Nathan, James Noble, Rex Robbins, Charles Rule.
Target Audience: Rated PG, for language.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 166 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 1 encoding, Dolby digital.
Contents: Mr. Adams --
"Sit down, John" --
"Piddle, twiddle & resolve" --
Benjamin Franklin --
"The Lees of old Virginia" --
Congress now in session --
The Declaration committee --
"But, Mr. Adams" --
Writer's block --
Mrs. Jefferson arrives --
"Till then" --
Reintroducing themselves --
"He plays the violin" --
Congregational committees --
"Cool considerate men" --
"Mama, look sharp" --
Reading the declaration --
"The egg" --
Alterations, deletions, amendments --
Slavery --
"Molasses to rum" --
Abigail's advice --
"Yours, yours, yours" --
"Is anybody there?" --
The vote on independence --
"The resolution is adopted" --
July 4 : let freedom ring.
Other Titles: 1776 (Motion picture : 1972)
Seventeen seventy six
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents a Jack L. Warner production ; produced by Jack L. Warner ; screenplay by Peter Stone ; directed by Peter H. Hunt ; music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards ; based on a conception by Sherman Edwards.
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1776 is a musical celebration of the founding of The United States of America. The story centers around familiar historical characters as they organize a movement for independence from Mother England. All events lead up to that most significant date, July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed.

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