Plow that Broke the Plains & The River
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The Plow that Broke the Plains & The River

Director: Pare Lorentz, Virgil Thomson

Cast: Pare Lorentz, Virgil Thomson

     
 
The Plow That Broke the Plains contains a new performance of Virgil Thomson's renowned score for the film from the 1930s. Conductor Angel Gil-Ordonez showcases Thomson's material from that film as well as his work from The River ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide

Overview

The Plow That Broke the Plains contains a new performance of Virgil Thomson's renowned score for the film from the 1930s. Conductor Angel Gil-Ordonez showcases Thomson's material from that film as well as his work from The River ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide

Editorial Reviews

Time Out New York - Daniel Felsenfeld
This DVD of Pare Lorentz's remarkable agitprop documentaries...bring to light not only the poetry of their scripts...but also the spare elegance of Virgil Thomson's music.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/2007
UPC:
0747313552153
Source:
Naxos
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
1:52:00
Sales rank:
55,839

Special Features

The Plow That Broke the Plains:; Special features include:; George Stoney on The Plow and The River 15:01; Stoney on The New Deal, The River, and Race 6:09; Charles Fussell on Virgil Thomson 17:35; Virgil Thomson on Virgil Thomson (Audio only) 7:15

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Plow That Broke the Plains - The River
2. Prelude [4:05]
3. Pastorale (Grass) [1:19]
4. Cattle [2:06]
5. The Homesteader [2:48]
6. Warning [1:44]
7. War and the Tractor [3:39]
8. Speculation (Blues) [2:54]
9. Drought [1:45]
10. Wind and Dust [2:02]
11. Devastation [4:25]
1. Prelude [:42]
2. First Forest [:57]
3. Big River [5:31]
4. Flaming Ruins [1:06]
5. Forest [2:15]
6. Clouds [4:00]
7. Barren Land [6:15]
8. Seagulls [1:13]
9. Field [3:04]
10. Finale [6:12]

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