The Resource The Civil War, American Documentaries, Inc., Florentine Films and Time-Life Video presents a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns ; writers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward ; director, Ken Burns, (videorecording)

The Civil War, American Documentaries, Inc., Florentine Films and Time-Life Video presents a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns ; writers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward ; director, Ken Burns, (videorecording)

Label
The Civil War
Title
The Civil War
Statement of responsibility
American Documentaries, Inc., Florentine Films and Time-Life Video presents a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns ; writers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward ; director, Ken Burns
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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").
Cataloging source
IHG
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographers, Ken Burns, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Tricia Reidy, Bruce Shaw
Dewey number
973.7
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
E468
LC item number
.C58w 2004 Vol. DVD
PerformerNote
Narrator: David McCullough ; voices: Hoyt Axton, Colleen Dewhurst, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Jason Robards, Sam Waterston
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burns, Ken
  • Burns, Ric
  • Dewhurst, Colleen
  • Fishburne, Larry
  • Freeman, Morgan
  • Irons, Jeremy
  • Jacobi, Derek
  • Robards, Jason
  • Waterston, Sam
  • Shaw, Bruce
  • Axton, Hoyt
  • Ward, Geoffrey C
  • McCullough, David G
  • American Documentary, Inc
  • Florentine Films
  • Time-Life Video
  • PBS Home Video
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
700
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Military art and science
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861
Technique
live action
Label
The Civil War, American Documentaries, Inc., Florentine Films and Time-Life Video presents a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns ; writers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward ; director, Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a television mini-series in 1990
  • Special features: 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
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Disc 1. Episode one : the Cause (1861), DVD special features -- Disc 2. Episodes two and three : A Very Bloody Affair, Forever Free (1862) -- Disc 3. Simply Murder, the 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, the Better Angles of Our Nature (1865)
Control code
ocm57408580
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen version.
Extent
5 videodiscs (700 min.)
Isbn
9781415702475
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368858244
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
  • 88582
  • CIVW6200
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)57408580
System details
DVD, 5.1 surround sound, digitally remastered
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Civil War, American Documentaries, Inc., Florentine Films and Time-Life Video presents a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns ; writers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward ; director, Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a television mini-series in 1990
  • Special features: 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
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Disc 1. Episode one : the Cause (1861), DVD special features -- Disc 2. Episodes two and three : A Very Bloody Affair, Forever Free (1862) -- Disc 3. Simply Murder, the 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, the Better Angles of Our Nature (1865)
Control code
ocm57408580
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen version.
Extent
5 videodiscs (700 min.)
Isbn
9781415702475
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368858244
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
  • 88582
  • CIVW6200
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)57408580
System details
DVD, 5.1 surround sound, digitally remastered
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Anacostia LibraryBorrow it
      1800 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC, 20020, US
      38.86598050000001 -76.9785383
    • Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) LibraryBorrow it
      115 Atlantic St. SW, Washington, DC, 20032, US
      38.8312359 -77.00939129999999
    • Benning (Dorothy I. Height) LibraryBorrow it
      3935 Benning Rd. NE, Washington, DC, 20019, US
      38.8941177 -76.9478286
    • Capitol View LibraryBorrow it
      5001 Central Ave. SE, Washington, DC, 20019, US
      38.8889423 -76.9295681
    • Chevy Chase LibraryBorrow it
      5625 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20015, US
      38.9651433 -77.07510599999999
    • Cleveland Park LibraryBorrow it
      3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20008, US
      38.9338203 -77.05791820000002
    • Deanwood LibraryBorrow it
      1350 49th St. NE, Washington, DC, 20019, US
      38.9082997 -76.9324515
    • Francis A. Gregory LibraryBorrow it
      3660 Alabama Ave. SE, Washington, DC, 20020, US
      38.8648665 -76.9542163
    • Georgetown LibraryBorrow it
      3260 R St. NW, Washington, DC, 20007, US
      38.9134043 -77.0660321
    • Mt. Pleasant LibraryBorrow it
      3160 16th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20010, US
      38.9304774 -77.0372288
    • Palisades LibraryBorrow it
      4901 V St. NW, Washington, DC, 20007, US
      38.9183989 -77.0971728
    • Parklands-Turner LibraryBorrow it
      1547 Alabama Ave. SE, Washington, DC, 20032, US
      38.8461739 -76.9811453
    • Rosedale LibraryBorrow it
      1701 Gales St. NE, Washington, DC, 20002, US
      38.8980947 -76.9796564
    • Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) LibraryBorrow it
      7420 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20012, US
      38.9803141 -77.026951
    • Tenley-Friendship LibraryBorrow it
      4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20016, US
      38.9476208 -77.0799279
    • West End LibraryBorrow it
      2522 Virginia Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20037, US
      38.8992872 -77.05423379999999
    • Woodridge LibraryBorrow it
      1790 Douglas St. NE, Washington, DC, 20018, US
      38.9234096 -76.9791283
    • Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) LibraryBorrow it
      1630 7th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001, US
      38.9123733 -77.022493
Processing Feedback ...