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War of the Worlds

Author: Films Media Group,; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Films Media Group, [2013] ©2013 2017.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Summary:
Relive Orson Welles' infamous radio dramatization 75 years after the mass hysteria event it spawned. The film examines the elements that made America ripe for the hoax: America's longtime fascination with life on Mars; the emergence of radio as a powerful new medium; the shocking Hindenburg explosion of 1937; and Welles himself, the 23-year-old wunderkind director of the drama and mischief-maker supreme.
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Documentary films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Orson Welles; Orson Welles
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films Media Group,; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 1003826264
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 2013.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 15, 2017.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (52 min., 54 sec.)) : sound, color.
Contents: The Panic Broadcast (2:47) --
Mischief Night (4:20) --
Radio Life Line (3:02) --
Period of Fear in America (1:50) --
The Shadow (3:32) --
Grover's Mill, New Jersey (2:28) --
News Bulletins and Eyewitness Accounts (2:42) --
Invading Army From Mars (2:59) --
Life on Mars (2:16) --
Mass Panic (2:44) --
End of the World (2:07) --
Irrational Thoughts (3:10) --
Halloween Prank (4:00) --
Outrage After Broadcast (2:04) --
"War of the Worlds" Press Conference (4:08) --
Stupidity of the Masses (3:34) --
Sunday, October 30, 1938 (3:16) --
Credits: War of the Worlds (1:45)
Responsibility: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.).
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Relive Orson Welles' infamous radio dramatization 75 years after the mass hysteria event it spawned. The film examines the elements that made America ripe for the hoax: America's longtime fascination with life on Mars; the emergence of radio as a powerful new medium; the shocking Hindenburg explosion of 1937; and Welles himself, the 23-year-old wunderkind director of the drama and mischief-maker supreme.

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