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The Resource Prohibition, a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, (videorecording)

Prohibition, a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, (videorecording)

Label
Prohibition
Title
Prohibition
Statement of responsibility
a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Narrator
Performer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
LPU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Buddy Squires with Allen Moore and Stephen McCarthy ; edited by Tricia Reidy, Erick Ewers and Ryan Gifford
Dewey number
363.41/0973
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English or Spanish dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles. Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
HV5089
LC item number
.P737 2011
PerformerNote
Narrated by Peter Coyote with Patricia Clarkson, Blythe Danner, Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks, John Lithgow and Oliver Platt
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1945-
  • 1972-
  • 1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Coyote, Peter
  • Clarkson, Patricia
  • Danner, Blythe
  • Giamatti, Paul
  • Hanks, Tom
  • Lithgow, John
  • Platt, Oliver
  • Ward, Geoffrey C
  • Botstein, Sarah
  • Novick, Lynn
  • Burns, Ken
  • Florentine Films
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
360
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prohibition
  • United States
  • Liquor laws
  • Prohibición alcohólica
  • Estados Unidos
  • Bebidas alcohólicas
Technique
live action
Label
Prohibition, a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 2011 television mini-series
  • Special features: additional scenes ; interviews ; outtakes
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Disc 1:
  • A nation of drunkards , special features
  • Disc 2:
  • A nation of scofflaws
  • Disc 3:
  • A nation of hypocrites
Control code
ocn738476083
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
3 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.)
Isbn
9781608834303
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 841887014335
  • 097368224742
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
822474
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)738476083
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Prohibition, a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 2011 television mini-series
  • Special features: additional scenes ; interviews ; outtakes
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Disc 1:
  • A nation of drunkards , special features
  • Disc 2:
  • A nation of scofflaws
  • Disc 3:
  • A nation of hypocrites
Control code
ocn738476083
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
3 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.)
Isbn
9781608834303
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 841887014335
  • 097368224742
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
822474
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)738476083
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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