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Author: Chandler TuttleThor HalvorssenJames CosmoJulie HagertyArmie HammerAll authors
Publisher: Erie, PA : Izzit.org, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Classroom versionView all editions and formats
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"A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th amendment to the Constitution and the vigilance of the United States Handicapper General, everyone is "finally equal ..." The strong wear weights, the beautiful wear masks and the intelligent wear earpieces that fire off loud noises to keep them from taking unfair advantage of their brains. It  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction films
Short films
Film adaptations
Fiction
Named Person: Kurt Vonnegut
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Chandler Tuttle; Thor Halvorssen; James Cosmo; Julie Hagerty; Armie Hammer; Patricia Clarkson; Elizabeth Koch; John Eckel; Kurt Vonnegut; Izzit.org (Firm); Kronos Quartet.; Moving Picture Institute.; Halvorssen/Tuttle.
OCLC Number: 712672626
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: Subject areas: Character education, civics, culture, debate, government, literature, political science, psychology, social studies, sociology.
This classroom version includes three different introductions to the film. View them all and then select the introduction that will work best for each of your classes.
Teacher's guide included on DVD in pdf file.
For additional resources for this program go to www.izzit.org/products and click on the title of this video.
"Based on the short story 'Harrison Bergeron' by Kurt Vonnegut"--Credits.
Score performed by Kronos Quartet.
Credits: Music, Lee Brooks ; editing, Chandler Tuttle ; director of photography, Austin Schmidt.
Cast: James Cosmo, Julie Hagerty, Armie Hammer, Patricia Clarkson.
Target Audience: 9-12.; Mature audience advisory: Teachers are strongly encouraged to preview. Some scenes, while brief, may be too intense for young students.
Description: 1 videodisc (28 min., 8 sec.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Two thousand eighty-one
Twenty eighty one
Responsibility: Moving Picture Institute presents a Halvorssen/Tuttle production ; a Chandler Tuttle film ; written and directed by Chandler Tuttle ; produced by Thor Halvorssen ; executive producers, Elizabeth Koch, John Eckel.

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"A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th amendment to the Constitution and the vigilance of the United States Handicapper General, everyone is "finally equal ..." The strong wear weights, the beautiful wear masks and the intelligent wear earpieces that fire off loud noises to keep them from taking unfair advantage of their brains. It is a poetic tale of triumph and tragedy about a broken family, a brutal government, and an act of defiance that changes everything"--Container.

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