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The Resource The botany of desire, with Michael Pollan ; produced by Kikem Media ; produced & directed by Michael Schwarz ; co-produced by Edward Gray ; executive producer, Kiran Kiki Kapany, (videorecording)

The botany of desire, with Michael Pollan ; produced by Kikem Media ; produced & directed by Michael Schwarz ; co-produced by Edward Gray ; executive producer, Kiran Kiki Kapany, (videorecording)

Label
The botany of desire
Title
The botany of desire
Statement of responsibility
with Michael Pollan ; produced by Kikem Media ; produced & directed by Michael Schwarz ; co-produced by Edward Gray ; executive producer, Kiran Kiki Kapany
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shows how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history. The program will explore the natural history of four plants -the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato - and the corresponding human desires - sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control. This two-hour documentary begins in Michael Pollan's garden, and roams the world, from the fields of Iowa to the apple forests of Kazakhstan, from a medical marijuana hot house to the tulip markets of Amsterdam
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directors of photography, John Chater, Vicente Franco ; editors, Don Bernier, Gail Huddleson ; original score, Martin Bresnick ; animation, Brian Oakes Design
Dewey number
306.45
Intended audience
Rating: TV-PG
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
QK46.5.H85
LC item number
B68 2009
PerformerNote
Narrated by Frances McDormand
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pollan, Michael
  • Schwarz, Michael
  • Gray, Edward
  • Kapany, Kiran Kiki
  • McDormand, Frances
  • Chater, John
  • Franco, Vicente
  • Bresnick, Martin
  • Pollan, Michael
  • Kikim Media (Firm)
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
Runtime
116
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pollan, Michael
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Apples
  • Tulips
  • Cannabis
  • Marijuana
  • Potatoes
  • Nature
Technique
live action
Label
The botany of desire, with Michael Pollan ; produced by Kikem Media ; produced & directed by Michael Schwarz ; co-produced by Edward Gray ; executive producer, Kiran Kiki Kapany, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Michael Pollan
  • Originally produced for television in 2009
  • "A plant's-eye view of the world"--Container
  • Bonus features: deleted scenes; panel discussion on the interdisciplinary importance of The Botany of desire (19 min.); additional interview with Michael Pollan (29 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Introduction -- Apples: the desire for sweetness -- Apples as a commodity -- Tulips: the desire for beauty -- Breeding tulips -- Marijuana: the desire for intoxication -- The science behind marijuana -- Potatoes: the desire for control -- Today's potato monoculture -- The web of life
Control code
ocn456457382
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Isbn
9780793670840
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887010856
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
TBOD601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, Region 1, NTSC, widescreen; Dolby 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The botany of desire, with Michael Pollan ; produced by Kikem Media ; produced & directed by Michael Schwarz ; co-produced by Edward Gray ; executive producer, Kiran Kiki Kapany, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by Michael Pollan
  • Originally produced for television in 2009
  • "A plant's-eye view of the world"--Container
  • Bonus features: deleted scenes; panel discussion on the interdisciplinary importance of The Botany of desire (19 min.); additional interview with Michael Pollan (29 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Introduction -- Apples: the desire for sweetness -- Apples as a commodity -- Tulips: the desire for beauty -- Breeding tulips -- Marijuana: the desire for intoxication -- The science behind marijuana -- Potatoes: the desire for control -- Today's potato monoculture -- The web of life
Control code
ocn456457382
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Isbn
9780793670840
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887010856
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
TBOD601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, Region 1, NTSC, widescreen; Dolby 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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