Lewis & Clark - The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

Lewis & Clark - The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

Director: Ken Burns Cast: Adam Arkin, Murphy Guyer, Sam Waterston
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Lewis & Clark - The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

This Ken Burns documentary, narrated by Hal Holbrook, chronologically traces the well-documented 1804-06 military expedition of Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) and Lt. William Clark (1770-1838) to survey newly acquired lands and seek a Northwest Passage. Ordered by Thomas Jefferson (who labeled it the Corps of Discovery), the expedition was approved by Congress in 1803, and several dozen men were trained in Illinois in the winter of 1803-04. On May 14, 1804, the explorers departed from St. Louis, heading up the Missouri River by keelboat and continuing westward over the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific. Ken Burns spent almost four years on this project, retracing the route with cameras capturing mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and forests at the same time of year as first seen by Lewis and Clark. Traditional and Native American music provides an accompaniment to the grandeur of these vast vistas, while Stephen Ambrose and other historians offer illuminating anecdotes. Paintings and maps are intercut, but unlike other Burns documentaries, few archival photos are included (since photography was not invented until decades later). Reenactments, seen at a distance, are also kept at a bare minimum. The four-hour film premiered as a PBS two-parter on November 4-5, 1997.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2001
UPC: 0794054349924
Original Release: 1997
Rating: NR
Source: Pbs Home Video
Region Code: 1
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 4:00:00

Special Features

Charlie Rose interviews director Ken Burns, author Stephen Ambrose, and producer Dayton Duncan; making-of featurette; exclusive interview Ken Burns Making History; A Conversation with Ken Burns.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adam Arkin Voice Only
Murphy Guyer Voice Only
Sam Waterston Voice Only
Matthew Broderick Voice Only
Kevin Conway Voice Only
Gene Jones Voice Only
Tantoo Cardinal Voice Only
Tim Clark Voice Only
Ken Little Hawk Voice Only
John Trudell Voice Only
Daniel Von Bargen Voice Only
Erika Funkhauser Voice Only
Hal Holbrook Narrator

Technical Credits
Ken Burns Director,Executive Producer,Cinematographer
Paul Barnes Editor
Buddy Squires Cinematographer
Dayton Duncan Producer,Screenwriter
Erik Ewers Editor
Allen Moore Cinematographer
Dominick Tavella Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen Ambrose Advisor

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Lewis & Clark - The Journey of the Corps of Discovery 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
lighthouse123 More than 1 year ago
I love Adam Arkin voice,i could listing to him all day,love the voice he dose for Lewis,
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