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|Genre/Form:||Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ken Burns; Lynn Novick; Keith David; Tom Hanks; Josh Lucas; Bobby Cannavale; Samuel L Jackson; Eli Wallach; Adam Arkin; Kevin Conway; Rebecca Holtz; Carolyn McCormick; Robert Wahlberg; American Lives II Film Project.
|Notes:||Originally broadcast by PBS in 2006.
DVD special features - Making the war featurette; Commentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick; Exclusive deleted scenes; Additional interviews; Biographies; Photo gallery; Educational resources.
Six years in the making, this epic 15 hour film focuses on the stories of citizens from four geographically distributed American towns -- Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota. These four communities stand in for -- and could represent -- any town in the United States that went through the war's four devastating years. Individuals from each community take the viewer through their own personal and quite often harrowing journey into war, painting vivid portraits of how the war dramatically altered their lives and those of their neighbors, as well as the country that helped to save for generations to come.
|Credits:||Cinematography, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers, Tricia Reidy ; original music, Wynton Marsalis.
Director of photography, Buddy Squires with Allen Moore ; edited by Richard Hankin, Michael Levine ; narrator, Peter Coyote ; music by Matthias Gohl.
|Performer(s):||Narrated by Keith David, with Tom Hanks, Josh Lucas, Bobby Cannavale, Samuel L. Jackson, Eli Wallach, Adam Arkin, Kevin Conway, Rebecca Holtz, Carolyn McCormick, Robert Wahlberg.|
|Target Audience:||Exempt from classification.|
|Description:||6 DVD videos (NTSC region 1) (840 min.) : sound, color and black and white|
|Contents:||Disc One -Episode one: A necessary war --
Disc Two -Episode two and three: When things get tough; Deadly calling --
Disc three -Episode four: Pride of our nation --
Disc four -Episode five: Fubar --
Disc six-Episode seven: World without war.
|Responsibility:||[American Lives II Film Project, LLC. ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA Washington D.C. ; produced by Sarah Botstein ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick].|