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The Civil War / a Florentine Films presentation ; a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns and Ric Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ric Burns with Ken Burns ; produced in association with WETA-TV ; a production of Florentine Films.

Burns, Ken, 1953- (Producer, Director, Screenwriter). Ward, Geoffrey C. (Screenwriter). Burns, Ric. (Producer, Screenwriter). McCullough, David G. (Narrator). Dewhurst, Colleen. (Added Author). Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961- (Added Author). Freeman, Morgan. (Added Author). Irons, Jeremy, 1948- (Added Author). Jacobi, Derek. (Added Author). Robards, Jason. (Added Author). Waterston, Sam. (Added Author). Axton, Hoyt. (Added Author). Shaw, Bruce, 1941- (Film editor). Florentine Films. (Added Author). WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.) (Added Author). PBS Home Video. (Added Author). Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1415702470
  • ISBN: 9781415702475
  • ISBN: 0780638875 (set)
  • ISBN: 9780780638877 (set)
  • Physical Description: 5 videodiscs (approximately 700 min.) : sound, color with black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : PBS Home Video : 2004.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally broadcast as a television mini-series in 1990; produced in 1989.
Special features, disc 1: behind-the-scenes: "The Civil War Reconstruction" ; commentary track by Ken Burns ; interviews with George Will, Shelby Foote and Stanley Crouch ; biography cards and battlefield maps.
Formatted Contents Note:
disc 1. Episode one : Cause (1861) -- disc 2. Episodes two and three : A Very Bloody Affair, Forever Free (1862) -- disc 3. Episodes four and five : Simply Murder, Universe of Battle (1863) -- disc 4. Episodes six and seven : Valley of the Shadow of Death, Most Hallowed Ground (1864) -- disc 5. Episodes eight and nine : War is All Hell, Better Angles of Our Nature (1865).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Narrator, David McCullough ; cinematographers, Ken Burns, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Tricia Reidy, Bruce Shaw.
Participant or Performer Note:
Voices: Hoyt Axton, Colleen Dewhurst, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Jason Robards, Sam Waterston.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC; 5.1 surround sound, digitally remastered.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Emmy Awards, 1991: Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming (Geoffrey C. Ward (writer), Ric Burns (writer), Ken Burns (writer) - For episode #9: "The Better Angels Of Our Nature") ; Outstanding Informational Series (Ken Burns (producer), Ric Burns (producer), Stephen Ives (co-producer), Julie Dunfey (co-producer), Mike Hill (co-producer), Catherine Eisele (coordinating producer) - For episode #5 "The Universe Of Battle").
Subject: United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Confederate States of America > History, Military.
Military art and science > History.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861.
Genre: DVD-Video discs.
Television programs United States.

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