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Into the deep : America, whaling & the world

Author: Ric BurnsMary RecineBonnie LafaveRobin EspinolaWillem DafoeAll authors
Publisher: Arlington, Va. : PBS Distribution, ©2010.
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: Historical television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Historical reenactments (Television programs)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Closed caption video recordings
Named Person: Herman Melville
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ric Burns; Mary Recine; Bonnie Lafave; Robin Espinola; Willem Dafoe; Robert Sean Leonard; Josh Hamilton; Vincent Kartheiser; Callie Thorne; Philip Bosco; Brian Keane; Herman Melville; PBS Distribution (Firm); Steeplechase Films Inc.; WGBH Educational Foundation.; American Experience Films.
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.
Credits: Editor, Li-Shin Yu ; music, Brian Keane ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Paul Goldsmith.
Performer(s): Narrator, Willem Dafoe; voices, Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Hamilton, Vincent Kartheiser, Callie Thorne, Philip Bosco.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. w/ b&w seq. ; 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.).
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 for American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; producers, Bonnie Lafave, Mary Recine, Robin Espinola, Ric Burns ; written and directed by Ric Burns.

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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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