Nova: Fireworks!

Nova: Fireworks!

Director: Michael Barner, Michael Barnes, Phillip Smith Cast: Stacy Keach


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Nova: Fireworks!

Fireworks have long been one of the world's favorite ways to celebrate a special event, and this documentary takes a look at the past, present, and future of the art of pyrotechnics. Nova: Fireworks! examines how the Chinese first developed explosive displays in order to ward off unfriendly spirits, and follows the story to the present day, as several modern masters of the art of fireworks display the latest innovations, including computer-controlled triggering systems which can create displays with a new level of precision. This documentary was produced as part of the award-winning science series Nova, where it first aired in 2002.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/2006
UPC: 0783421356191
Original Release: 2002
Rating: NR
Source: Wgbh
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 0:56:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Printable materials for educators; Access to NOVA web site

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- NOVA: Fireworks!
1. Introduction [2:23]
2. The Science of Pyrotechnics [12:05]
3. The First Family of Fireworks [9:52]
4. Color, Light, and Noise [13:35]
5. Green Man Reborn; Pyro Boy [4:46]
6. Doing the Job Right [11:29]

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