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American Experience. War of the Worlds

Author: Cathleen O'ConnellMichelle FerrariA Brad SchwartzOliver PlattCharissa AllenAll authors
Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS Distribution, [2013] ©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)
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television programs
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: H G Wells; H G Wells; Orson Welles; Howard Koch; Orson Welles; H G Wells
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cathleen O'Connell; Michelle Ferrari; A Brad Schwartz; Oliver Platt; 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 Vandiver; Irene White; Brian Funck; Stephen McCarthy, (Cinematographer); Jason Longo; John Kusiak; Joshua Seftel; American Experience Films,; Desert Penguin Pictures (Firm),; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),; WGBH Educational Foundation,; 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 (SDH).
Notes: Documentary.
Title from container.
"The radio play War of the Worlds was written by Howard Koch."--End credits.
Special features: On set: the making of War of the worlds ; Dear Mr. Welles: letters that inspired the film ; outtakes.
Credits: Edited by Brian Funck ; directors of photography, Stephen McCarthy & Jason Longo ; original music by John Kusiak ; recreations directed by Josh Seftel.
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.
Event notes: Originally produced as an episode of the PBS television program American Experience on October 29, 2013.
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
War of the Worlds
Responsibility: American Experience Films presents ; a Desert Penguin Pictures, LLC production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; Produced and directed by Cathleen O'Connell ; story by Michelle Ferrari & A. Brad Schwartz ; telescript by Michelle Ferrari.

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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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