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The adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Dale MinorGordon HyattDonald SutherlandMark TwainCronkite Ward Company.All authors
Publisher: Bethesda, MD : Discovery Communications : Distributed by Discovery Channel Education, ©2003.
Series: Discovery Channel school literature.; Great books (Discovery Channel (Firm))
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The novel grapples with the theme of slavery, and this video about it also traces the roots of Mark Twain from Hannibal, Missouri, where the novel is set, to Hartford, Connecticut, where Twain also lived, to the Mississippi, the site of Huck and Jim's journey.
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Genre/Form: Educational television programs
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Mark Twain
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Minor; Gordon Hyatt; Donald Sutherland; Mark Twain; Cronkite Ward Company.; Discovery Communications, Inc.; Discovery Channel Education.
ISBN: 1587384574 9781587384578
OCLC Number: 54770875
Notes: DVD release of a television program originally broadcast in 1999.
Special features include: video index, thematic units, slide show and teacher resources.
Credits: Cinematographer, Vic Losick ; editor, Barr Weissman ; music by Fred Karns.
Performer(s): Narrator, Donald Sutherland.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (12 p. ; 18 cm.)
Details: DVD.
Contents: Thematic units 1. Getting to know Samuel Langhorn Clemens (13 min.) --
2. Huckleberry's legacy (6 min.) --
3. Classic novel vs. useless trash (6 mn.) --
4. Meet Huck Finn (8 min.) --
5. Good boy/Bad boy (11 min.) --
Symbolism (6 min.).
Series Title: Discovery Channel school literature.; Great books (Discovery Channel (Firm))
Other Titles: Huckleberry Finn
Huck Finn
Responsibility: a presentation of Discovery Productions in association with Cronkite Ward ; producers, Dale Minor and Gordon Hyatt ; writer, Dale Minor.

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The novel grapples with the theme of slavery, and this video about it also traces the roots of Mark Twain from Hannibal, Missouri, where the novel is set, to Hartford, Connecticut, where Twain also lived, to the Mississippi, the site of Huck and Jim's journey.

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Huckleberry Finn

(EMRO user published 2004-12-01 ) Very Good Permalink
This DVD from the Discovery Channel’s Great Books series would an excellent resource for students tackling Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. An hour long, Huckleberry Finn provides background material on Twain, the overall plot, literary themes, and the book’s controversial...
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