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Ken Burns's America

Verfasser/in: Gary R Edgerton
Verlag: New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Ausgabe/Format   Print book : Biografie : Englisch : 1st edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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"The Civil War. Baseball. Jazz. More than 150 million Americans have seen Ken Burns's documentaries chronicling their history on public television. With their signature blending of images, interviews, and evocative music, Burns's series have redefined documentary television. No one, before or since, has made history so popular. Who, though, ever believed that narrative-driven historical documentaries could command
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Gattung/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Name: Ken Burns; Ken Burns; Ken Burns
Medientyp: Biografie, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Gary R Edgerton
ISBN: 0312236468 9780312236465
OCLC-Nummer: 46386118
Beschreibung: x, 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Inhalt: Preface and acknowledgments --
Rebirth of a nation : reframing The Civil War (1990) on prime-time television --
Life lessons : learning the basics on Brooklyn Bridge (1982) --
Variations on a theme : American originals, symbols, and institutions --
Creative team as historian : inside the production process on Empire of the air : the men who made radio (1992) --
Whole new ball game : Baseball (1994) and The west (1996) as event TV --
American lives : Thomas Jefferson (1997) and the television biography as popular history --
Ken Burns's America reconsidered : mainstreaming Jazz (2001) for a national audience.
Verfasserangabe: Gary R. Edgerton.
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This study critically examines the work of Ken Burns, the innovative American producer-director as a television auteur, a pivotal programming influence within the industry and a popular historian who  Weiterlesen…

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