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Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait
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Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait

Cast: Mason Adams

 

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This film presents a portrait of the artist Norman Rockwell. Famous and beloved for his idealized oil paintings of small-town America, Rockwell's work appeared on over 300 covers of The Saturday Evening Post. Many other magazines featured his illustrations, including Collier's, Look, and Life. His style became so familiar that the description of life "like in a

Overview

This film presents a portrait of the artist Norman Rockwell. Famous and beloved for his idealized oil paintings of small-town America, Rockwell's work appeared on over 300 covers of The Saturday Evening Post. Many other magazines featured his illustrations, including Collier's, Look, and Life. His style became so familiar that the description of life "like in a Norman Rockwell painting" entered the American vernacular. The video showcases some of his best work, which has only recently gained recognition for its artistic value, after his long run as America's favorite pop artist. Interviews with Erma Bombeck and other friends give perspective on the character and life of the artist.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/2002
UPC:
0033909200493
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
NR
Source:
View Video
Region Code:
2
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
15,906

Special Features

Dolby Digital Stereo audio; Digitally mastered audio & video; Multi-directional interactive menus; Over 30 scene selections; Instant access to all chapters; English narration by Mason Adams; Norman Rockwell biography; Bonus music selections from T.K. Blue and Nigel Clark; Art gallery

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mason Adams Narrator

Technical Credits

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [1:05]
2. Who Is Norman Rockwell? [2:27]
3. 1894 - Rockwell's Birth [1:37]
4. Painting From Experience [1:42]
5. A Nostalgic Vision of America [1:42]
6. 1910 - Art School [2:20]
7. The Golden Age of Illustration [1:08]
8. Rockwell's Artistic Influences [1:56]
9. Art Director for Boys' Life Magazine [:18]
10. The Saturday Evening Post [1:06]
11. Edward R. Murrow Interview [:34]
12. 1916 - First Cover [1:28]
13. The Theme of Love [:45]
14. The Marriage License [1:37]
15. The Post Reflects American Life [1:05]
16. Erma Bombeck - Innocence [1:16]
17. Creating the Illustration [2:58]
18. Creating the Idea & Making It Work [:17]
19. The Gossips Cover [2:25]
20. Family Life [1:39]
21. The Picture Tells the Story [1:41]
22. Rockwell - Americans at Work [2:47]
23. Americans at Play [1:04]
24. Moments of Anticipation [1:47]
25. Pictures of World War II [3:12]
26. The Four Freedoms Proclamation: Freedom of Speech-Freedom From Want-Freedom of Worship-Freedom From Fear [3:12]
27. The GIs Come Home [:59]
28. The Serious Side of Rockwell: Post-War America [2:51]
29. The 1960s - Look Magazine: Man on the Moon-The Peace Corps-The War on Poverty [1:00]
30. Christmas in Bethlehem [:42]
31. The Golden Rule & Civil Rights [2:56]
32. Epilogue (1894-1978) [2:49]
33. Painting the Stories of Our Lives [2:04]
34. VVCC - V.I.E.W. Video Collector's Club [1:43]

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