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John Adams / HBO Films presents a Playtone production ; produced by David Coatsworth, Steven Shareshian ; directed by Tom Hooper.

Coatsworth, David, (television producer.). Shareshian, Steven, (television producer.). Hooper, Tom, 1972- (television director.). Hanks, Tom, (television producer.). Goetzman, Gary, 1952- (television producer.). Giamatti, Paul, (actor.). Linney, Laura, (actor.). Huston, Danny, 1962- (actor.). Lloyd, John Bedford, (actor.). Theroux, Justin, (actor.). Coster, Ritchie, (actor.). Henry, Guy, 1960- (actor.). Dillane, Stephen, 1956- (actor.). Morse, David, 1953- (actor.). Ivanek, Željko, 1957- (actor.). Dossett, John, (actor.). Anglade, Jean-Hugues, (actor.). Magre, Judith, (actor.). Hinkle, Steven, 1994- (actor.). Taylor, Madeline, 1996- (actor.). Huff, Neal, (actor.). Wilkinson, Tom, 1948- (actor.). Hollander, Tom, 1967- (actor.). Polley, Sarah, (actor.). Moss-Bachrach, Ebon, (actor.). Sewell, Rufus, 1967- (actor.). Barnett, Samuel, 1980- (actor.). Scott, Andrew, 1976- (actor.). Lane, Rob (Composer) (Added Author). Vitarelli, Joseph, (composer.). Oliver, Melanie, (editor of moving image work.). Jackson, Gemma, 1951- (television producer.). Fujimoto, Tak, (television director.). Cohen, Danny, 1963- (television director.). Ellis, Kirk, (screenwriter.). Ashford, Michelle, (screenwriter.). McCullough, David G. Television adaptation of (work): John Adams. (Added Author). HBO Films, (presenter.). Playtone (Firm), (television production company.). Home Box Office (Firm), (television production company.). HBO Video (Firm), (film distributor.). Warner Home Video (Firm), (film distributor.).
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  • 72 of 74 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main TV DVD JOH (3 DISCS) (Text) 36803000933635 DVD-TV Available -
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Brookston Prairie Twp PL - Brookston DVD JOH (Text) 38209000800865 DVD Available -
Butler PL - Butler DVD 921 ADAMS J (Text) 73174003029713 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola DVD INFO D1 (Text) 33118000135361 Adult: DVD Available -
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Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville DVD 1644 JOH (Text) 76895000072563 1st Floor Audio Visual Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1419878689
  • ISBN: 9781419878688
  • ISBN: 9781419868771
  • ISBN: 1419868772
  • Physical Description: 3 Blu-ray videodiscs (approximately 501 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : HBO Films, 2008.
  • Distributor: Burbank, Calif.: Warner Home Video, [2009]

Content descriptions

General Note:
This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book written by David McCullough.
Special features: Discs 1-3: Facts are stubborn things: an exclusive onscreen historical guide; Who's who in history, character biographies ; disc 3: Documentary: David McCullough: painting with words (a rare and personal glimpse at the life and works of author David McCullough); "The making of 'John Adams'" featurette.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc one. Join or die / written by Kirk Ellis ; director of photography, Tak Fujimoto ; Independence / written by Kirk Ellis ; director of photography, Tak Fujimoto -- Disc two. Don't tread on me / written by Kirk Ellis ; directors of photography, Danny Cohen, Tak Fujimoto ; Reunion / written by Kirk Ellis & Michelle Ashford ; directors of photography, Danny Cohen, Tak Fujimoto ; Unite or die / written by Kirk Ellis ; directors of photography, Tak Fujimoto, Danny Cohen -- Disc three. Unnecessary war / written by Kirk Ellis ; directors of photography, Tak Fujimoto, Danny Cohen ; Peacefield / written by Kirk Ellis ; director of photography, Danny Cohen.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Casting, Kathleen Chipin, Nina Gold ; music, Rob Lane, Joseph Vitarelli ; editor, Melanie Oliver ; production designer, Gemma Jackson ; consulting producer, Graham Yost ; executive producers, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman ; co-executive producers, Kirk Ellis, Frank Doelger.
Participant or Performer Note:
Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Danny Huston, John Bedford Lloyd, Justin Theroux, Ritchie Coster, Guy Henry, Stephen Dillane, David Morse, Željko Ivanek, John Dossett, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Judith Magre, Steven Hinkle, Madeline Taylor, Neal Huff, Tom Wilkinson, Tom Hollander, Sarah Polley, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Rufus Sewell, Samuel Barnett, Andrew Scott.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally broadcast on HBO as a seven-part mini-series in 2008.
Summary, etc.:
While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV-14.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
These Blu-ray discs are copy protected.
Language Note:
In English (DTS-HD 5.1, DTS 5.1), dubbed French (Dolby 2.0) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby 2.0) dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Subject: Adams, John, 1735-1826 > Drama.
Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818 > Drama.
Founding Fathers of the United States > Drama.
Presidents > United States > Biography > Drama.
United States > Politics and government > 1775-1783 > Drama.
United States > Politics and government > 1783-1809 > Drama.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Drama.
McCullough, David G. > Adaptations > Drama.
Adams, John, 1735-1826 > Teatro.
Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818 > Teatro.
Presidentes > Estados Unidos > Biografía > Teatro.
Genre: Television serials.
Historical drama.
Biographical television programs.
Historical television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Political television programs.
War television programs.
Television adaptations.
Television programs for the hearing impaired.
Television mini-series.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Historical > Television mini-series.
Biographical > Television mini-series.
Political > Television mini-series.
Adaptation > Television mini-series.

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