The Plow that Broke the Plains & The River

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
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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
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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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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/30/2007
  • UPC: 747313552153
  • Source: Naxos
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 46,694

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Virgil Thomson Composer
Technical Credits
Pare Lorentz Director
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Plow That Broke the Plains - The River
   The Plow That Broke the Plains
      Play
   The River
      Play
   Special Features
      George Stoney on The Plow and The River
         Play
      The New Deal, The River and Race
         Play
      Charles Fussell on Virgil Thomason
         Play
      Virgil Thomson on Virgil Thomson (Audio)
         Play
      The Original Ending of The Plow
      The Original Beginning of The Plow
      Original Soundtracks...
         Enable
   Audio Setup
      2.0 Dolby Stereo
      Dolby Surround
      DTS Surround
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