Nova: Fireworks!

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Fireworks have long been one of the world's favorite ways to celebrate a special event, and this documentary takes a look at the past, present, and future of the art of pyrotechnics. Nova: Fireworks! examines how the Chinese first developed explosive displays in order to ward off unfriendly spirits, and follows the story to the present day, as several modern masters of the art of fireworks display the latest innovations, including computer-controlled triggering systems which can create displays with a new level ...
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Fireworks have long been one of the world's favorite ways to celebrate a special event, and this documentary takes a look at the past, present, and future of the art of pyrotechnics. Nova: Fireworks! examines how the Chinese first developed explosive displays in order to ward off unfriendly spirits, and follows the story to the present day, as several modern masters of the art of fireworks display the latest innovations, including computer-controlled triggering systems which can create displays with a new level of precision. This documentary was produced as part of the award-winning science series Nova, where it first aired in 2002.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Printable materials for educators; Access to NOVA web site
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2006
  • UPC: 783421356191
  • Original Release: 2002
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  • Source: Wgbh / Pbs
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 56:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stacy Keach Voice Only
Technical Credits
Michael Barner Director
Michael Barnes Director, Producer
Phillip Smith Director, Producer
Simon Abrahams Editor
Stephanie Munroe Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- NOVA: Fireworks!
1. Introduction [2:23]
2. The Science of Pyrotechnics [12:05]
3. The First Family of Fireworks [9:52]
4. Color, Light, and Noise [13:35]
5. Green Man Reborn; Pyro Boy [4:46]
6. Doing the Job Right [11:29]
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Disc #1 -- NOVA: Fireworks!
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