Primary

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 ...
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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.
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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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2003
  • UPC: 767685956236
  • Original Release: 1960
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 53:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 19,914

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John F. Kennedy Interviewee
Technical Credits
Robert Drew Director, Editor, Producer
Albert Maysles Director, Cinematographer, Editor
D.A. Pennebaker Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Richard Leacock Cinematographer, Editor
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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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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Extras
      The Originators: Recalling the Primary Breakthough
      30/15: 30 Years of Robert Drew Filmmaking
      Commentary Track
         View the Film With Commentary From Filmmaker Robert Drew and Camera Operator Richard Leacock: On
         View the Film With Commentary From Filmmaker Robert Drew and Camera Operator Richard Leacock: Off
      About the Filmmaker
         Filmmaker Biography
         Filmmaker Statement
      About Docurama
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