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The most dangerous man in America : Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers

Author: Judith EhrlichRick GoldsmithPatricia EllsbergRobert EllsbergRichard A FalkAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, making headlines around the world. ... one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, its president, and the Supreme Court--a political thriller whose events led  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Documentary films
Biographical films
Historical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings
Named Person: Daniel Ellsberg; Daniel Ellsberg
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Ehrlich; Rick Goldsmith; Patricia Ellsberg; Robert Ellsberg; Richard A Falk; Thomas C Schelling; Morton H Halperin; Randy Kehler; Paul N McCloskey; Howard Zinn; Hedrick Smith; Max Frankel; Ben H Bagdikian; Mike Gravel; Ann Beeson; Egil Krogh; Leonard Weinglass; Lawrence Lerew; Michael Chandler; Daniel Ellsberg; Vicente Franco; Blake Leyh; Independent Television Service.; Kovno Communications (Firm); Insight Productions.; First-Run Features (Firm)
OCLC Number: 609903373
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based in part on Secrets : a memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon papers by Daniel Ellsberg.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Special features: The Nixon tapes (audio highlights from the Oval office); Woody Harrelson and Naomi Wolf on Ellsberg; Daniel Ellsburg today; filmmaker's biographies.
Credits: Director of photography, Vicente Franco ; editors, Michael Chandler, Lawrence Lerew, Rick Goldsmith ; original music, Blake Leyh.
Performer(s): Narrated by Daniel Ellsberg.
Commentators, Patricia Ellsberg, Richard Falk, Thomas Schelling, Tom Oliphant, Mort Halperin, Janaki Tschannerl, Randy Kehler, Tony Russo, Robert Ellsberg, Pete McCloskey, Howard Zinn, Hedrick Smith, Max Frankel, James Goodale, Ben Bagdikian, Mike Gravel, Anne Beeson, John Dean, Egil 'Bud' Krogh, Leonard Weinglass.
Awards: Audience award: Mill Valley Film Festival, 2009 ; Freedom of Expression Award ; IDFA Special Jury Award.
Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD format ; Widescreen 16:9 ; Stereo or 5.1 audio options.
Contents: Gulf of Tonkin --
I need blood --
Vietnam, 1965 --
Asleep at the wheel --
Secrets --
My life, split in two --
Tony Russo --
Xeroxing --
The leak --
The New York times --
Pentagon papers revealed --
Senator Mike Gravel --
Wouldn't you go to prison? --
Nixon and his plumbers --
No one is listening --
The trial --
Aftermath.
Other Titles: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers
Responsibility: ITVS ; Kovno Communications and InSight Productions present ; a film by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith ; produced and directed by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith ; written by Lawrence Lerew, Rick Goldsmith, Judith Ehrlich, Michael Chandler.
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"In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, making headlines around the world. ... one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, its president, and the Supreme Court--a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation, and the end of the Vietnam War."--Container.

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The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

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Daniel Ellsberg’s odyssey from being a rising star in the Pentagon to becoming an anti-war activist willing to risk everything for his beliefs is the basis of this documentary. John F. Kennedy’s line that “one person can make a difference and everyone should try” embodies the bold stroke Mr....
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