Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait

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 ...
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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.
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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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/2002
  • UPC: 033909200493
  • Original Release: 1987
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  • Source: View Video
  • Region Code: 2
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 73,084

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mason Adams Voice Only
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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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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Program
   Scene Search
   Biography
      Norman Rockwell
   Art Gallery
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