Ken Burns' America Collection

Ken Burns' America Collection

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Director: Ken Burns, David McCullough, Jason Robards Jr., Roger M. Sherman

Cast: Ken Burns, David McCullough, Jason Robards Jr., Roger M. Sherman

     
 
Historian Ken Burns became one of the most famous and respected documentary directors of his time, thanks to his thorough research and his unique style. This box set combines seven of his films that originally aired on PBS that have to do with American history. Empire of the Air, Brooklyn Bridge, The Shakers, The Congress, The Statue of

Overview

Historian Ken Burns became one of the most famous and respected documentary directors of his time, thanks to his thorough research and his unique style. This box set combines seven of his films that originally aired on PBS that have to do with American history. Empire of the Air, Brooklyn Bridge, The Shakers, The Congress, The Statue of Liberty, Huey Long, and Thomas Hart Benton are each presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Supplemental materials include a featurette that reveals Burns' process and an interview with the director.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2004
UPC:
0841887051330
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Time:
9:00:00
Sales rank:
16,980

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Statue of Liberty
1. Introduction [4:55]
2. The Idea Takes Shape [3:48]
3. The Statue's Forebears [1:19]
4. The Site for the Statue [1:18]
5. Funding the Statue [:38]
6. The Statue's Design [1:45]
7. Building the Statue [2:06]
8. Displaying the Arm and Torch [1:58]
9. Eiffel Plans the Inner Structure [3:24]
10. Planning the Base in America [:53]
11. Shipping the Statue to America [1:23]
12. Raising the Money [2:27]
13. Erecting the Statue in America [:50]
14. The Statue Unveiled - October 28, 1886 [2:26]
15. The Promise of the Statue [3:36]
16. The Statue as a Symbol [2:45]
17. Immigrants Describe Coming to America [4:50]
18. The Statue as Propaganda [3:28]
19. The Statue of Liberty and the Meaning of Freedom [5:31]
20. The Threat to Liberty [5:51]
21. The Statue's Birthday [2:52]
22. Credits [2:00]
Side #2 -- Brooklyn Bridge
1. Prologue [4:56]
2. John Roebling [3:18]
3. Early Bridges [4:51]
4. The Caissons [8:46]
5. Building the Towers [4:08]
6. Politics [2:26]
7. Cable Making [4:10]
8. Building the Roadway [2:30]
9. Opening Ceremonies [1:49]
10. The Archetypal Monument [4:50]
11. A Walk Across the Bridge [3:03]
12. The Death of Washington Roebling [1:57]
13. Artists of the 1920's [4:07]
14. The Bridge in Popular Art and Film [2:17]
15. Conclusion [3:43]
16. Credits [1:38]
Side #3 -- The Congress
1. Prologue [9:27]
2. The Builders [7:32]
3. The Debaters [16:31]
4. The Bosses [8:16]
5. The Progressives [13:05]
6. The Hill [7:41]
7. The Managers [23:10]
8. Credits [3:36]
Side #4 -- Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio
1. Prologue [7:05]
2. The Men and the Idea - De Forest [17:22]
3. Armstrong [7:02]
4. Sarnoff [22:51]
5. Broadcasting [22:47]
6. A Little Black Box [32:20]
7. Credits [3:07]
Side #5 -- Thomas Hart Benton
1. Prologue [5:58]
2. Neosho [6:33]
3. New York [22:45]
4. Kansas City [14:55]
5. Years of Peril [11:25]
6. Outliving Your Enemies [16:44]
7. The Benton Bash [5:58]
8. Credits [2:32]
Side #6 -- Huey Long
1. Prologue [8:37]
2. Every Man a King [13:37]
3. The Kingfish [11:53]
4. Sure Enough Bigshot [10:34]
5. Share the Wealth [16:24]
6. A Wildness in the Air [25:18]
7. Credits [2:05]
Side #7 -- The Shakers
1. Prologue [8:33]
2. Opening the Gospel - 1770 [5:57]
3. Gathering Into Order - 1785 [4:04]
4. "The World's People" [2:09]
5. Dance [3:15]
6. Hearts to God [1:59]
7. The Kentucky Revival - 1800 [4:01]
8. Putting Into Practice [6:25]
9. Reaping the Harvest [5:43]
10. Renewing the Faith - 1840 [5:12]
11. Decline [10:49]
12. Credits [1:38]

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Ken Burns' America Collection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Ton49 More than 1 year ago
Ken Burns gives his treatmnt of portions of American history, such as the Shaker Movement. As such it is very informative and highgly enertaining. Highest recomdation.