The War

(DVD - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The War

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Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.
Statement of Responsibility: American Lives II Film Project, LLC. ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA Washington D.C. ; produced by Sarah Botstein ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Title: The war
Publisher: [United States] :, PBS Home Video ;, Hollywood, Calif. :, Paramount Home Entertainment [distributor],, [2007]
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 6 videodiscs (840 min.) :,sd., col. and b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
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This is a great book for young adult's and most thrilling!

Report This Nov 28, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. “Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box”.

Report This Jun 23, 2012
  • KCarraway rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I greatly appreciate the inclusion of the story of what happened to the Japanese-Americans on the West Coast during the Second World War.

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  • catslib rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Ken Burns is in a class by himself. So thorough, very real, often poignant. (I still think his "Civil War" series is his masterpiece. We own it).

Report This Feb 17, 2011
  • DavidDuong2009 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It has many wonderful stories!

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  • KarenW rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Once again Ken Burns film making has created a record of a time and a people that ring so completely true it is as if you are there. Quite a feat of time travel. Excellent coverage of this horrific time that includes first person accounts of the home front and the fighting and prisioner of war camps. Each part of the story is seen through the eyes of four towns and the citizens that fought and the citizens that stayed at home. Amazing full color film is insterseprsed with black and white to convey the true horror of the war that shaped a generation no matter where they were.


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Report This Nov 29, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very well done documentary movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD


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