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Into the deep : America, whaling & the world

Author: Ric BurnsBonnie LafaveMary RecineRobin EspinolaSusan BellowsAll authors
Publisher: Arlington, Va. : PBS Distribution, [2010] ©2010
Series: American experience.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of the American whaling industry, from its 17th-century origins in drift and shore whaling off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age of deep ocean whaling, and on to its demise in the decades following the American Civil War.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Historical reenactments (Television programs)
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Closed caption video recordings
History
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ric Burns; Bonnie Lafave; Mary Recine; Robin Espinola; Susan Bellows; Mark Samels; Willem Dafoe; Robert Sean Leonard; Josh Hamilton; Vincent Kartheiser; Callie Thorne; Philip Bosco; Li-Shin Yu; Brian Keane; Buddy Squires; Paul Goldsmith; Herman Melville; American Experience Films,; Steeplechase Films Inc.,; WGBH Educational Foundation,; PBS Distribution (Firm),
ISBN: 9781608832521 160883252X
OCLC Number: 641540602
Language Note: Optional English SDH for the hearing impaired ; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced in 2010 as an episode of American experience.
Special features: Deleted scenes that take a closer look at whales, the history of Nantucket, and the whaling industry (ca. 23 min.); Bonus reenactment footage, featuring whaling sea shanties being sung aboard the Charles W. Morgan (ca. 15 min.).
Credits: Edited by Li-Shin Yu ; music by Brian Keane ; cinematography by Buddy Squires, Paul Goldsmith.
Performer(s): Narrated by Willem Dafoe ; voices, Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Hamilton, Vincent Kartheiser, Callie Thorne, Philip Bosco.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 114 min.) : DVD video, sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-Video; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround.
Contents: Special features: Deleted scenes that take a closer look at whales, the history of Nantucket, and the whaling industry (ca. 23 min.) ; bonus reenactment footage, featuring whaling sea shanties being sung aboard the Charles W. Morgan (ca. 15 min.).
Series Title: American experience.
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Into the deep
America, whaling & the world
America, whaling and the world
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: American Experience Films presents a Steeplechase Films production ; written and directed by Ric Burns ; produced by Bonnie Lafave, Mary Recine, Robin Espinola, Ric Burns ; series producer, Susan Bellows ; executive producer, Mark Samels ; a Steeplechase Films production for American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

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The history of the American whaling industry, from its 17th-century origins in drift and shore whaling off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age of deep ocean whaling, and on to its demise in the decades following the American Civil War.

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