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The Vietnam War / a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, DC ; a film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; directed by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick, & Ken Burns.

Burns, Ken, 1953- (television director,, television producer.). Novick, Lynn, (television director,, television producer.). Ward, Geoffrey C., (screenwriter.). Botstein, Sarah, 1972- (television producer.). Coyote, Peter, (narrator.). Squires, Buddy, (director of photography.). Reidy, Tricia, (editor of moving image work.). Barnes, Paul, 1951- (editor of moving image work.). Ewers, Erik, (editor of moving image work.). Mellish, Craig, (editor of moving image work.). Reznor, Trent, (composer.). Ross, Atticus, 1968- (composer.). Cieri, David, (composer.). Ma, Yo-Yo, 1955- (composer.). Silk Road Ensemble, (composer.). Florentine Films, (production company.). WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.), (production company.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (publisher.).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531701734
  • ISBN: 1531701736
  • Physical Description: 10 videodiscs (approximately 18 hr.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"There is no single truth in war"--Container.
Special features: The making of "The Vietnam War"; Bonus content.
Formatted Contents Note:
Volume one -- Episode one: Déjà vu (1858-1961) -- Episode two: Riding the tiger (1961-1963) -- Episode three: River Styx (January 1964-December 1965) -- Episode four: Resolve (January 1966-June 1967) -- Episode five: This is what we do (July 1967-December 1967).
Volume two -- Episode six: Things fall apart (January 1968-July 1968) -- Episode seven: Veneer of civilization (June 1968-May 1969) -- Episode eight: History of the world (April 1969-May 1970) -- Episode nine: A disrespectful loyalty (May 1970-March 1973) -- Episode ten: Weight of memory (March 1973-Onward).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Buddy Squires ; editors, Tricia Reidy, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers, Craig Mellish ; original music, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, The Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma, David Cieri.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Peter Coyote.
Summary, etc.:
"The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick : Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, The Vietnam War, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides -- Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. The Vietnam War features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era, and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma"--Publisher.
"In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Ten years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, produced by Sarah Botstein, Novick and Burns, it includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations and more than 100 iconic musical recordings by many of the greatest artists of the era. The film will be accompanied by an unprecedented outreach and public engagement program, providing opportunities for communities to participate in a national conversation about what happened during the Vietnam War, what went wrong and what lessons are to be learned. In addition, there will be a robust interactive website and an educational initiative designed to engage teachers and students in multiple platforms."--kenburns.com
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV-MA.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned; English (5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo) or Spanish (2.0 stereo) dialogue; optional English or Spanish subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); optional described video in English.
Subject: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > History.
United States > History > 1961-1969.
United States > History > 1969-
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.

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