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American experience. War of the worlds

Author: Cathleen O'ConnellMichelle FerrariA Brad SchwartzOliver PlattAmerican Experience Films,All authors
Publisher: [United States] : PBS, [2013]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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What began as a broadcast performance of H.G. Welles' fantasy, The War of the Worlds, turned into one of the biggest mass hysteria events in U.S. history. American Experience examines the elements that together created this frenzy, including our longtime fascination with life on Mars; the emergence of radio as a powerful new medium; and the creative wunderkind Orson Welles, the twenty-three-year-old director of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Historical reenactments (Television programs)
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television programs
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: H G Wells; H G Wells; H G Wells
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Cathleen O'Connell; Michelle Ferrari; A Brad Schwartz; Oliver Platt; American Experience Films,; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),; PBS Distribution (Firm),; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),
ISBN: 9781608839643 1608839648
OCLC Number: 858459509
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
Rating: Not rated.
Special features: On set: the making of War of the worlds ; Dear Mr. Welles: letters that inspired the film ; outtakes.
Credits: Produced and directed by Cathleen O'Connell ; edited by Brian Funck ; story by Michelle Ferrari & A. Brad Schwartz ; telescript by Michelle Ferrari ; directors of photography, Stephen McCarthy & Jason Longo ; original music by John Kusiak ; recreations directed by Josh Seftel ; a production of WGBH Boston.
Cast: Actors: Charissa Allen, Brady Coleman, Sonny Davis, Lucien Douglas, Bart Fletcher, Babs George, Jennifer Griffin, Brenda Isaacs-Booth, Annalee Jefferies, Betsy Lindley, Tim Mateer, Chris Olson, Tony Sears, Ashley Spillers, Mj Vandivier, Irene White.
Performer(s): Narrated by Oliver Platt.
Description: 1 DVD video (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround ; region 1.
Other Titles: War of the worlds
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: American Experience Films presents.

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What began as a broadcast performance of H.G. Welles' fantasy, The War of the Worlds, turned into one of the biggest mass hysteria events in U.S. history. American Experience examines the elements that together created this frenzy, including our longtime fascination with life on Mars; the emergence of radio as a powerful new medium; and the creative wunderkind Orson Welles, the twenty-three-year-old director of the drama and mischief-maker supreme. The film contains reanactments of reactions to the hoax from people all over the United States.

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