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Operation homecoming : writing the wartime experience

Author: Robert MacNeilRichard E RobbinsPublic Broadcasting Service (U.S.)Documentary Group (Firm)Independent Television Service.All authors
Publisher: Washington, DC : Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association ; Alexandria, VA : Distributed by PBS Home Video, ©2007.
Series: America at a crossroads.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This documentary explores the searing firsthand accounts of American troops through their own words--fiction, verse, letters, essays, and personal journals. Combining interviews and dramatic readings, the film transforms this remarkable collection of writing into a deep examination of life on the front lines, while providing depth and context through conversations with great American writers from previous wars. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video Collection (DVD)
Fiction
Military history
Personal narratives
Poetry
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
Personal narratives, American
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert MacNeil; Richard E Robbins; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Documentary Group (Firm); Independent Television Service.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0793693500 9780793693504
OCLC Number: 123570284
Language Note: In English; closed-captioned.
Notes: Special features: Discussion Guide [PDF format, requires a DVD-ROM and Adobe Acrobat]; web links [text feature].
Credits: Editor, Gillian McCarthy ; director of photography, Jason Ellson ; composer, Ben Decter.
Performer(s): Host, Robert MacNeil; commentators, Jaems Salter, Sharon D. Allen, Edward Parker Gyokeres, Joe Haldeman, Brian Turner, Sangjoon Han, Tim O'Brien, Yusef Komunyakaa, Colby Buzzell, John McCary, Tobias Wolff, Jack Lewis, Michael Thomas, Paul Fussell, Anthony Swofford, Ed Hrivnak, Michael R. Strobl; voices, Beau Bridges, Robert Duvall, Aaron Eckhart, Justin Kirk, John Krasinski, Josh Lucas, Brian Turner, Blair Underwood.
Event notes: Originally broadcast as an episode of the documentary series "America at a Crossroads" on PBS in April, 2007.
Target Audience: MPAA Rating: Not rated; This program contains edited language and graphic imagery viewer discretion is advised.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions.
Contents: Introduction --
What every soldier should know / [written] by Brian Turner --
Angry men in black --
Men in black / [written] by Colby Buzzell --
Road work / [written] by Jack Lewis --
Just kill me now --
Camp Muckamungus / [written] by Parker Gyokeres --
Aftermath / [written] by Sangjoon Han --
War is a bloody, ugly mess --
Medevac missions / [written] by Ed Hrivnak --
To the fallen / [written] by John McCary --
Only the dead have seen the end of war --
Taking Chance / [written] by Michael R. Strobl --
Credits.
Series Title: America at a crossroads.
Other Titles: Writing the wartime experience
America at a crossroads (Television program)
Responsibility: PBS ; a production of The Documentary Group ; director and producer, Richard E. Robbins ; ITVS ; WETA-Washington, D.C.
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This documentary explores the searing firsthand accounts of American troops through their own words--fiction, verse, letters, essays, and personal journals. Combining interviews and dramatic readings, the film transforms this remarkable collection of writing into a deep examination of life on the front lines, while providing depth and context through conversations with great American writers from previous wars. The stories recounted are sad, funny, violent, and uplifting. These writings are brought to life through readings, music, and artwork, and evoke the universal emotions of war with a haunting poignancy.

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