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The Resource The West, Ken Burns presents ; a film by Stephen Ives ; a co-production of Insignia Films and WETA-TV Washington in association with Florentine Films and Time-Life Video & Television ; produced by Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor ; directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Dayton Duncan, (videorecording)

The West, Ken Burns presents ; a film by Stephen Ives ; a co-production of Insignia Films and WETA-TV Washington in association with Florentine Films and Time-Life Video & Television ; produced by Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor ; directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Dayton Duncan, (videorecording)

Label
The West
Title
The West
Statement of responsibility
Ken Burns presents ; a film by Stephen Ives ; a co-production of Insignia Films and WETA-TV Washington in association with Florentine Films and Time-Life Video & Television ; produced by Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor ; directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Dayton Duncan
Title variation
Ken Burns presents The West
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Related
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editors, Richard Hankin, Michael Levine, Adam Zucker ; supervising editor, Paul Barnes ; director of photography, Buddy Squires with Allen Moore ; music by Matthias Gohl ; narrator, Peter Coyote
Dewey number
978
Intended audience
Not rated
Intended audience source
PBS Home Video
Language note
In English; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
F591
LC item number
.W44 2004
PerformerNote
Narrated by Peter Coyote
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ives, Stephen
  • Ward, Geoffrey C.
  • Duncan, Dayton
  • Abramson, Jody
  • Kantor, Michael
  • Coyote, Peter
  • Burns, Ken
  • Insignia Films
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • Florentine Films
  • Time Life Video & Television
  • West Film Project, Inc
  • PBS Home Video
  • Paramount Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
707
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • West (U.S.)
Technique
live action
Label
The West, Ken Burns presents ; a film by Stephen Ives ; a co-production of Insignia Films and WETA-TV Washington in association with Florentine Films and Time-Life Video & Television ; produced by Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor ; directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Dayton Duncan, (videorecording)
Link
http://videoindex.pbs.org/program/series.asp?nola=WESTDX0
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features (disc 1): making-of featurette (9 min.); interview with Burns & Ives & Geoffrey C. Ward (originally broadcast on The Charlie Rose Show, 22 min.); 4 interactive maps; "The West" trivia quiz (10 questions); "Did you know ...? Frontier facts" (10 entries)
  • "Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container
  • Individual episodes of this program are indexed by the PBS Video database of America's history & culture merged index. The index is available in print and online
  • Originally produced as a documentary television program in 1996
  • Program notes on set container include episode summaries and a message from Ken Burns & Stephen Ives ("New perspectives on the West")
Bar code
  • 31223106026520
  • 31223106026496
  • 31223106026488
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc 1. Ep. 1, The people (82 min.) -- disc 2. Eps. 2 & 3, Empire upon the trails (84 min.) ; The speck of the future (84 min.) -- disc 3. Eps. 4 & 5, Death runs riot (84 min.) ; The grandest enterprise under God (84 min.) -- disc 4. Eps. 6 & 7, Fight no more forever (85 min.) ; The geography of hope (84 min.) -- disc 5, Eps. 8 & 9, Ghost dance (58 min.) ; One sky above us (62 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
5 videodiscs (707 min.)
Isbn
9781415702482
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 841887051279
  • 097368858343
Other physical details
sd., col. & b&w
Publisher number
  • WEST600
  • 88583
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)56612413
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby surround stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The West, Ken Burns presents ; a film by Stephen Ives ; a co-production of Insignia Films and WETA-TV Washington in association with Florentine Films and Time-Life Video & Television ; produced by Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor ; directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Dayton Duncan, (videorecording)
Link
http://videoindex.pbs.org/program/series.asp?nola=WESTDX0
Publication
Note
  • Special features (disc 1): making-of featurette (9 min.); interview with Burns & Ives & Geoffrey C. Ward (originally broadcast on The Charlie Rose Show, 22 min.); 4 interactive maps; "The West" trivia quiz (10 questions); "Did you know ...? Frontier facts" (10 entries)
  • "Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container
  • Individual episodes of this program are indexed by the PBS Video database of America's history & culture merged index. The index is available in print and online
  • Originally produced as a documentary television program in 1996
  • Program notes on set container include episode summaries and a message from Ken Burns & Stephen Ives ("New perspectives on the West")
Bar code
  • 31223106026520
  • 31223106026496
  • 31223106026488
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc 1. Ep. 1, The people (82 min.) -- disc 2. Eps. 2 & 3, Empire upon the trails (84 min.) ; The speck of the future (84 min.) -- disc 3. Eps. 4 & 5, Death runs riot (84 min.) ; The grandest enterprise under God (84 min.) -- disc 4. Eps. 6 & 7, Fight no more forever (85 min.) ; The geography of hope (84 min.) -- disc 5, Eps. 8 & 9, Ghost dance (58 min.) ; One sky above us (62 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
5 videodiscs (707 min.)
Isbn
9781415702482
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 841887051279
  • 097368858343
Other physical details
sd., col. & b&w
Publisher number
  • WEST600
  • 88583
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)56612413
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby surround stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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