The War - A Ken Burns Film (Barnes & Noble Exclusive)

The War - A Ken Burns Film (Barnes & Noble Exclusive)

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Producer-director Ken Burns and frequent collaborator Lynn Novick -- they shared an Emmy for Baseball in 1994 -- explore the stories of the Greatest Generation in this epic documentary film. Vivid eyewitness accounts of the harrowing realities of life on the front lines during World War II intertwine with recollections of Americans who remained at home and did their best to carry on with life as usual while their fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons were overseas. Reminiscent in scope and power of Burns's landmark series The Civil War, The War focuses on the stories of citizens in four geographically distributed and quintessentially American towns: Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota. In addition to narration by Keith David, The War features readings by Tom Hanks, Josh Lucas, Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Arkin, and others. Extras exclusive to this DVD presentation include: "Making The War"; deleted scenes; commentary by Burns and Novick; interview outtakes that expand stories told by Quentin Aanenson, Daniel Inouye, Paul Fussell, Katherine Phillips-Singer, and others; biographies, including now-and-then photos of participants in the series; and educational resources.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2007
UPC: 0841887052153
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Pbs Paramount

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This Barnes & Noble Exclusive Limited Edition includes the 17-cut soundtrack CD, featuring a selection of music from the 1940s plus performances by Norah Jones and Wynton Marsalis, who scored the film. DVD extras include: Making The War featurette; audio commentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick; deleted scenes; additional interviews; biographies; resources for educators.

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War - A Ken Burns Film (Barnes & Noble Exclusive) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To quote Ken Burns, this overview of WWII is a "necessary" look at the war. I haven't even seen this particular documentary of his yet, but have read the book version. It is the most vivid and personal account of the war I have ever read out of dozens. While quite graphic, I have had to set it down and try to focus on more pleasant thoughts, and even sickening in parts, it is also heartwarming and relevant to our times, both as a counterpoint to the war we are currently involved with, and to show how our modern world and societies developed. We owe the people who contributed these stories our gratitude, our attention, and our very lives.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good footage, lots of inside stuff on personal happenings. Just can't enjoy it if I can't hear it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing touching story of World War II. Hearing the veteran's and their families heartfelt stories will stay with me. I am proud of my country and what our troops and citizens did during the war. Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago