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Primary
     

Primary

Director: Robert Drew, Albert Maysles, D.A. Pennebaker

Cast: Robert Drew, Albert Maysles, D.A. Pennebaker, John F. Kennedy

 
This celebrated documentary -- in which the filmmaker followed a young Senator from Massachusetts named John F. Kennedy as he campaigned against Hubert Humphrey in the 1960 Wisconsin presidential primary -- arrives on DVD for the first time in a well-appointed edition. Primary has been transferred to disc in its original full-screen aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and

Overview

This celebrated documentary -- in which the filmmaker followed a young Senator from Massachusetts named John F. Kennedy as he campaigned against Hubert Humphrey in the 1960 Wisconsin presidential primary -- arrives on DVD for the first time in a well-appointed edition. Primary has been transferred to disc in its original full-screen aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The film is in English and no multiple-language options have been included. Bonus materials include a commentary track featuring director Robert Drew and cinematographer Richard Leacock; a short featurette on the making of Primary with interviews with Drew and Leacock as well as fellow ground-breaking documentarians D.A. Pennebaker and Albert Maysles; and another short profiling Drew and his career in filmmaking.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/11/2003
UPC:
0767685956236
Original Release:
1960
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Video Group
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
0:53:00

Special Features

Running commentary from Robert Drew and photographer Richard Leacock; The Originators: Robert Drew, Richard Leacock, D. A. Pennebaker, and Albert Maysles recall their Primary breakthrough; 30/15: 30 Years of Robert Drew Filmmaking; Filmmaker statement; Filmmaker biography; Interactive menus; Scene selection

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Big Handshake [4:12]
2. High Hopes [3:25]
3. Downtown Reception [6:17]
4. Political Bombshell [5:25]
5. Midwest Farmers [4:45]
6. Ask Senator Humphrey [3:58]
7. The Kennedy Strength [7:35]
8. Meeting the People [2:01]
9. Election Day [3:23]
10. Awaiting the Results [6:09]
11. Big City Votes [3:27]
12. No Knockout [2:25]

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