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The War

(DVD - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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
[videorecording]
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.
Notes: Originally broadcast by PBS in 2007
A seven-episode series
Special features: Disc 1: "Making The war" featurette; commentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick; photo gallery; biographies; educational resources ; Disc 3: Commentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; Disc 6: Exclusive deleted scenes; additional interviews; educational resources
Contents: Disc 1. Necessary war
disc 2. When things get tough. Deadly calling
disc 3. Pride of our nation
disc 4. Fubar
disc 5. Ghost front
disc 6. World without war
Credits: Cinematography, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers, Tricia Reidy ; original music, Wynton Marsalis.
Performers: Narrated by Keith David, with Tom Hanks, Josh Lucas, Bobby Cannavale, Samuel L. Jackson, Eli Wallach, Adam Arkin, Kevin Conway, Rebecca Holtz, Carolyn McCormick, Robert Wahlberg.
Summary: 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.
Audience: TV-14 disturbing content, violence
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, NTSC
Other Language: Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Social aspects United States History 1933-1945 World War, 1939-1945 War work City dwellers Effects of war on United States World War, 1939-1945 United States
Genre/Form: Television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
City dwellers
World War, 1939-1945
Publisher No: 705212
ISBN: 141572749X
9781415727492
Branch Call Number: DVD 940.5428 W
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This is a great book for young adult's and most thrilling!

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”.

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.

Jul 05, 2011
  • 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).

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

It has many wonderful stories!

Mar 29, 2010
  • 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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Jul 04, 2012
  • brown_falcon_15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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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