Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip

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Overview

This witty but informative documentary on the first cross-continental automobile trip gets a simple but serviceable presentation for its release on DVD. Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, while the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. While the disc does not include subtitles or multiple language options, it has been closed captioned in English. Bonus material includes a short feature on the making of Horatio's ...
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Overview

This witty but informative documentary on the first cross-continental automobile trip gets a simple but serviceable presentation for its release on DVD. Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, while the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. While the disc does not include subtitles or multiple language options, it has been closed captioned in English. Bonus material includes a short feature on the making of Horatio's Drive and an interview with Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; The making of Horatio's Drive; Outtakes from the film: Romance of Road; The First Road Trip; Horatio Nelson Jackson
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Editorial Reviews

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Filmmaker Ken Burns continues his investigation of the United States' cultural roots with Horatio's Drive, a romantic look at the way the automobile has shaped American life. Subtitled "America's First Road Trip," Horatio's Drive follows Vermont doctor Horatio Nelson Jackson -- and a professional bicyclist and his pet bulldog, Bud -- as they set off on the first coast-to-coast car trip. After making a bet that he could drive from San Francisco to New York in 90 days this was 1903, folks, Jackson bought a Winton two-seater and began his long journey on roads that were almost entirely unpaved. Burns employs his signature documentary style, using newspaper articles, period movies, and Jackson's photographs to re-create one of the more quixotic and sadly forgotten anecdotes in American history. Supplemental features for Horatio's Drive include interviews with Burns and a featurette, "The Making of Horatio's Drive."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • UPC: 841887051347
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,117

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Hanks Voice Only
Keith David Voice Only
Technical Credits
Ken Burns Director, Cinematographer, Producer
Dayton Duncan Producer, Screenwriter, Teleplay
Erik Ewers Editor
Drik Ewers Editor
Allen Moore Cinematographer
Susanna Steisel Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Horatio's Drive
1. Introduction [22:24]
2. Yours Till Death [10:11]
3. The Wonder [13:30]
4. Bud [12:41]
5. A Mighty Lucky Fellow [13:28]
6. History in the Making [12:19]
7. Watch Me Now [9:47]
8. The Distant Brought Near [9:25]
9. Credits [2:53]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Horatio's Drive
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   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      The Making of Horatio's Drive
      Program Outtakes
         Romance of the Road
         The First Road Trip
         Horatio Nelson Jackson
   PBS Online
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Engaging, Romantic Unique Road Trip!

    Throughly enjoyable documentary on a unique man, Horatio Nelson Jackson, who accomplished a cross country driving trip on a sudden dare in 1903 when few roads were paved, roadmaps and signs nonexistant, and the car did not even have a windshield!! The trip morphs into a race when corporate funded cars take up the chase, and all the while Jackson writes love letters to his wife! A great story that I had never heard of before. Highly recommended.

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