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The Civil War [videorecording] / a Florentine Films presentation ; a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns and Ric Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ric Burns with Ken Burns ; produced in association with WETA-TV ; a production of Florentine Films.

Contributor(s): Burns, Ken, 1953- [pro, drt, aus] | Ward, Geoffrey C [aus] | Burns, Ric [pro, aus] | McCullough, David G [nrt] | Dewhurst, Colleen | Fishburne, Laurence, 1961- | Freeman, Morgan | Irons, Jeremy, 1948- | Jacobi, Derek | Robards, Jason | Waterston, Sam | Axton, Hoyt | Shaw, Bruce [flm] | Florentine Films | WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.) | PBS Home Video | Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: Burbank, CA : PBS Home Video : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, 2004ISBN: 1415702470; 9781415702475; 0780638875 (set); 9780780638877 (set).Uniform titles: Civil War (Television program) Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 | Military art and science -- History | Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861 | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | Confederate States of America -- History, MilitaryGenre/Form: DVD-Video discs.DDC classification: 973.7
Contents:
the Cause (1861) -- A Very Bloody Affair, Forever Free (1862) -- Simply Murder, the Universe of Battle (1863) -- Valley of the Shadow of Death, Most Hallowed Ground (1864) -- War is All Hell, the Better Angles of Our Nature (1865).
Production Credits: Narrator, David McCullough ; cinematographers, Ken Burns, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Tricia Reidy, Bruce Shaw.
Awards: Emmy Awards, 1991: Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming (Geoffrey C. Ward (writer), Ric Burns (writer), Ken Burns (writer) - For episode #9: "The Better Angels Of Our Nature") ; Outstanding Informational Series (Ken Burns (producer), Ric Burns (producer), Stephen Ives (co-producer), Julie Dunfey (co-producer), Mike Hill (co-producer), Catherine Eisele (coordinating producer) - For episode #5 "The Universe Of Battle").Voices: Hoyt Axton, Colleen Dewhurst, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Jason Robards, Sam Waterston.Summary: An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.
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Originally broadcast as a television mini-series in 1990; produced in 1989.

Special features, disc 1: behind-the-scenes: "The Civil War Reconstruction" ; commentary track by Ken Burns ; interviews with George Will, Shelby Foote and Stanley Crouch ; biography cards and battlefield maps.

disc 1. Episode one : the Cause (1861) -- disc 2. Episodes two and three : A Very Bloody Affair, Forever Free (1862) -- disc 3. Episodes four and five : Simply Murder, the Universe of Battle (1863) -- disc 4. Episodes six and seven : Valley of the Shadow of Death, Most Hallowed Ground (1864) -- disc 5. Episodes eight and nine : War is All Hell, the Better Angles of Our Nature (1865).

Narrator, David McCullough ; cinematographers, Ken Burns, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Tricia Reidy, Bruce Shaw.

Voices: Hoyt Axton, Colleen Dewhurst, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Jason Robards, Sam Waterston.

An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.

MPAA rating: Not rated.

DVD, NTSC; 5.1 surround sound, digitally remastered.

Closed-captioned.

Emmy Awards, 1991: Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming (Geoffrey C. Ward (writer), Ric Burns (writer), Ken Burns (writer) - For episode #9: "The Better Angels Of Our Nature") ; Outstanding Informational Series (Ken Burns (producer), Ric Burns (producer), Stephen Ives (co-producer), Julie Dunfey (co-producer), Mike Hill (co-producer), Catherine Eisele (coordinating producer) - For episode #5 "The Universe Of Battle").

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