Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns

Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns

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Director: Ken Burns

Cast: Ken Burns

     
 

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All eleven hours of celebrated documentarian Ken Burns' breakthough project, The Civil War are presented on this release along with additional interview footage cut out of the original broadcast.See more details below

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All eleven hours of celebrated documentarian Ken Burns' breakthough project, The Civil War are presented on this release along with additional interview footage cut out of the original broadcast.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Emily Fisher
War may be hell, but it can make for great television, as Ken Burns proves in his masterful 11-hour PBS series chronicling the deadliest war in American military history. The Civil War was a landmark TV event that held record numbers of viewers riveted to their screens and reinvented the documentary form. Taking full advantage of the fact that the Civil War was the first war to be captured extensively on camera, Burns synthesizes evocative archival photographs (among them, Matthew Brady's emblematic images of Union soldiers) with diverse and illuminating narrative voices. Well-known actors read diary entries, letters from the front, official dispatches, and speeches from the era. These voice-over readings convey the full range of human fears and hopes of those shaping and being shaped by the war, while an engaging group of historians (most notably Shelby Foote) provide historical perspective. The result is a seamless collage that illuminates, with quiet nobility, this most painful chapter in our nation's past. It's been said that history belongs to the victors; like Homer before him, Burns demonstrates that a major chunk of it belongs to the best storytellers

Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/2011
UPC:
0097368491342
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
11:00:00

Special Features

From the archive: Shelby Foote interviews; Interview with Ken Burns; Addiitonal interviews: George Will, Stanley Crouch, Shelby Foote, and Jay Ungar & Molly Mason; Commentary by Ken Burns; Biography cards; Battlefield maps; Civil War challenge

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ken Burns' Civil War
1. Prologue [12:32]
2. All Night Forever [6:41]
3. Are We Free? [4:29]
4. A House Divided [4:09]
5. The Meteor [4:59]
6. Secessionitis [9:48]
7. 4:30 A.M. April 12, 1861 [4:38]
8. Traitors and Patriots [4:59]
9. Gun Men [4:45]
10. Manassas [7:19]
11. A Thousand Mile Front [8:03]
12. Honorable Manhood [11:49]
13. Credits [7:09]
Disc #2 -- Ken Burns' Civil War
1. Prologue [8:54]
2. Politics [5:11]
3. Ironclads [4:58]
4. Lincolnites [3:37]
5. The Peninsula [4:57]
6. Our Boy [4:20]
7. Shiloh [12:01]
8. The Arts of Death [3:04]
9. Republics [7:02]
10. On the Richmond [3:20]
11. Credits [6:17]
1. Prologue [5:35]
2. Stonewall [5:24]
3. The Beast [3:03]
4. The Seven Days [2:48]
5. Kiss Daniel For Me [7:33]
6. Saving the Union [3:18]
7. Antietam [4:34]
8. The Higher Object [12:30]
9. Credits [17:32]
Disc #3 -- Ken Burns' Civil War
1. Prologue [8:19]
2. Northern Lights [13:19]
3. Oh! Be Joyful [9:53]
4. The Kingdom of Jones [:23]
5. Under the Shade of the Trees [9:44]
6. A Dust-Covered Man [:42]
7. Credits [9:10]
1. Prologue [4:25]
2. Gettysburg: The First Day [6:30]
3. Gettysburg: The Second Day [5:33]
4. Gettysburg: The Third Day [9:39]
5. She Ranks Me [6:16]
6. Vicksburg [2:13]
7. Bottom Rail on Top [17:17]
8. The River of Death [4:15]
9. A New Birth of Freedom [3:52]
10. Credits [13:31]
Disc #4 -- Ken Burns' Civil War
1. Prologue [6:30]
2. Grant [2:12]
3. Lee [6:41]
4. In the Wilderness [5:29]
5. Move by the Left Flank [15:23]
6. Now, Fix Me [13:24]
7. The Remedy [7:15]
8. Credits [8:01]
1. Prologue [7:09]
2. A Warm Place in the Field [3:11]
3. Nathan Bedford Forrest [3:49]
4. Summer, 1864 [4:51]
5. Spies [:14]
6. The Crater [2:53]
7. Headquarters, U.S.A. [6:00]
8. The Promised Land [2:35]
9. The Age of Shoddy [13:48]
10. Can Those Be Men? [3:35]
11. The People's Resolution [6:08]
12. Most Hallowed Ground [6:55]
13. Credits [6:13]
Disc #5 -- Ken Burns' Civil War
1. Prologue [7:14]
2. Sherman's March [10:58]
3. The Breath of Emancipation [5:34]
4. Died of a Theory [5:24]
5. Washington, March 4, 1865 [5:44]
6. I Want to See Richmond [14:26]
7. Appomattox [14:57]
8. Credits [4:19]
1. Prologue [11:27]
2. Assassination [:00]
3. Useless, Useless [14:30]
4. The Picklocks of Biographers [4:39]
5. Was it Not Real? [3:26]
6. Credits [21:21]

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