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Florentine Films

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Works: 442 works in 1,874 publications in 3 languages and 76,074 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television mini-series  Documentary films  Television programs 
Roles: Originator
Classifications: E468,
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Publications about Florentine Films
Publications by Florentine Films
Most widely held works about Florentine Films
 
Most widely held works by Florentine Films
Jazz by Ken Burns( visu )
221 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 5,349 libraries worldwide
One of 10 episodes tracing the history of Jazz from its roots in the African-American community of New Orleans to its heights and continuing presence, this video includes the artists Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and others
The Civil War by Ken Burns( visu )
67 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,312 libraries worldwide
An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again
Lewis & Clark the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Ken Burns( visu )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,339 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them
Jazz by Ken Burns( visu )
35 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,900 libraries worldwide
Episode 8. Between 1945 and 1955, jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis, find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
The war by Ken Burns( visu )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and French and held by 2,752 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America
The Civil War by Ken Burns( visu )
161 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,492 libraries worldwide
An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again. Episode Four covers the stormy battlegrounds Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Vicksburg. Desperate circumstances in the South and growing opposition to the Emancipation Proclamation in the North, along with the fierce combat led by Grant and Lee, strain both sides. In Episode Five, the war reaches its turning point at Gettysburg and continues west to Chattanooga and Chickamauga. Draft riots rage in New York. African American troops enter the fight. President Lincoln's address at Gettysburg's cemetery expresses hope "that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth."
Mark Twain by Ken Burns( visu )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,437 libraries worldwide
Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, Russell Banks and others
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( visu )
25 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,428 libraries worldwide
Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, discussing his role in early America as author of the Declaration of Independence, president, expansionist, ambassador, and in other areas of life, and discussing the controversy over his ownership of slaves
Not for ourselves alone the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( visu )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,409 libraries worldwide
Presents the history of women's suffrage through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship between Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony who were born into a world ruled entirely by men. By the time their lives were over, they had changed for the better the lives of a majority of American citizens
The national parks America's best idea ( visu )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,377 libraries worldwide
Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( visu )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,250 libraries worldwide
Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Discusses some of the 800+ buildings designed by Wright, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, Fallingwater, Unity Temple, and Taliesin. Examines how Wright's buildings and ideas changed the way we live, work, and see the world around us. Documents the turbulence of Wright's personal life, including his three marriages, financial troubles, and many scandals
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( visu )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,094 libraries worldwide
Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features
Prohibition by Ken Burns( visu )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,006 libraries worldwide
This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight
The West by Ken Burns( visu )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,824 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
Unforgivable blackness the rise and fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( visu )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,728 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the first African-American boxer to be heavyweight champion of the world and his struggle to live as a free man
Statue of Liberty by Ken Burns( visu )
28 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,701 libraries worldwide
"Filmmaker Ken Burns presents the definitive portrait of this great lady of the American imagination, in a program that won nominations for both an Academy Award and an Emmy. Follow her life, from her creation by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, through her painstaking construction and accident-prone dedication in 1886. Interviews with ordinary Americans reveal a deep understanding of the unique place the statue holds in our hearts"--Publisher's website
The Roosevelts : an intimate history ( visu )
21 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,583 libraries worldwide
Profiles Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor as the most prominent members of the most important family in history. Through their stories, PBS chronicles the history they helped to shape; from the Square Deal to the New Deal, San Juan Hill to the Western Front to the founding of the United Nations
The geography of hope ( visu )
53 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,582 libraries worldwide
By the 1870s there were only a few pockets of resistance against the nation's push to conquer the West. On the Great Plains, Sitting Bull followed his mystical visions and urged his Lakota people to fight rather than surrender their sacred Black Hills and traditional way of life. Custer's "Last stand" would also become, in effect, the last stand of the Sioux as a free people. In Utah, the Morman patriarch Brigham Young would be forced to choose between saving his church or sacrificing his spiritual son. Farther west, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce would find himself helping to lead one of the most extraordinary military compaigns in American history
Baseball by Ken Burns( visu )
23 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,549 libraries worldwide
The definitive documentary of America's pastime, Baseball. Through a skillful blend of still photographs, film footage, interviews and voice overs, the the history of "The Game" is brought to life. Covering the period from the 1840's to 1994 (just before the strike), the high and low moments, heroes and villains are explored and examined, providing an in-depth, informative, and enthralling look at this truly American passion
The Shakers hands to work, hearts to God by Ken Burns( visu )
29 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,546 libraries worldwide
This revealing and poignant film by Ken Burns portrays 200 years of Shaker life in America, guided by the recollections of the three surviving members of the faith, along with a wealth of archival material from over 40 collections. Explore every aspect of this strange and noble sect that produced some of the greatest architecture and furniture in American history
 
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