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The Resource The Vietnam War, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, DC ; a film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; directed by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick, & Ken Burns

The Vietnam War, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, DC ; a film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; directed by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick, & Ken Burns

Label
The Vietnam War
Title
The Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, DC ; a film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; directed by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick, & Ken Burns
Contributor
Cinematographer
Composer
Film editor
Narrator
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, The Vietnam War, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides -- Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. The Vietnam War features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era, and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma. - Publisher
  • In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. The Vietnam War features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Six years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, produced by Sarah Botstein, Novick and Burns, it includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations and more than 100 iconic musical recordings by many of the greatest artists of the era. The film will be accompanied by an unprecedented outreach and public engagement program, providing opportunities for communities to participate in a national conversation about what happened during the Vietnam War, what went wrong and what lessons are to be learned. In addition, there will be a robust interactive website and an educational initiative designed to engage teachers and students in multiple platforms. - kenburns.com
  • In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Buddy Squires ; editors, Tricia Reidy, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers, Craig Mellish ; original music, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Dewey number
959.704/3
Intended audience
Rating: TV-MA
Language note
English (5.1 surround) or Spanish (2.0 stereo) dialogue; English/Spanish subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); described video
LC call number
DS557.7
LC item number
.V54 2017
PerformerNote
Narrated by Peter Coyote
Runtime
0
Technique
live action
Label
The Vietnam War, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, DC ; a film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; directed by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick, & Ken Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen
  • "There is no single truth in war" - container
  • Wide screen
  • Special features: The making of "The Vietnam War"; Bonus content
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Episode five:
  • This is what we do (July 1967-December 1967)
  • Episode six:
  • Things fall apart (January 1968-July 1968)
  • Episode seven:
  • The veneer of civilization (June 1968-May 1969)
  • Episode eight:
  • The history of the world (April 1969-May 1970)
  • Episode nine:
  • A disrespectful loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)
  • Episode one:
  • Episode ten:
  • The weight of memory (March 1973-Onward)
  • Déjà vu (1858-1961)
  • Episode two:
  • Riding the tiger (1961-1963)
  • Episode three:
  • The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965)
  • Episode four:
  • Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
10 videodiscs (approximately 18 hr.)
Isbn
9781531701734
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887033398
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
VWAR600 (VWAR600.1-VWAR600.2)
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
on1000084050
System details
DVD, widescreen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Vietnam War, a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, DC ; a film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; directed by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick, & Ken Burns
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen
  • "There is no single truth in war" - container
  • Wide screen
  • Special features: The making of "The Vietnam War"; Bonus content
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Episode five:
  • This is what we do (July 1967-December 1967)
  • Episode six:
  • Things fall apart (January 1968-July 1968)
  • Episode seven:
  • The veneer of civilization (June 1968-May 1969)
  • Episode eight:
  • The history of the world (April 1969-May 1970)
  • Episode nine:
  • A disrespectful loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)
  • Episode one:
  • Episode ten:
  • The weight of memory (March 1973-Onward)
  • Déjà vu (1858-1961)
  • Episode two:
  • Riding the tiger (1961-1963)
  • Episode three:
  • The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965)
  • Episode four:
  • Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
10 videodiscs (approximately 18 hr.)
Isbn
9781531701734
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887033398
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
VWAR600 (VWAR600.1-VWAR600.2)
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
on1000084050
System details
DVD, widescreen
Video recording format
DVD

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