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The Resource Mark Twain, a Florentine Films production ; produced by Dayton Duncan & Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan & Geoffrey C. Ward ; a film directed by Ken Burns ; produced in association with WETA

Mark Twain, a Florentine Films production ; produced by Dayton Duncan & Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan & Geoffrey C. Ward ; a film directed by Ken Burns ; produced in association with WETA

Label
Mark Twain
Title
Mark Twain
Statement of responsibility
a Florentine Films production ; produced by Dayton Duncan & Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan & Geoffrey C. Ward ; a film directed by Ken Burns ; produced in association with WETA
Contributor
Distributor
Film director
Film producer
Narrator
Production company
Screenwriter
Voice actor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Samuel Clemens rose from a hardscrabble boyhood in the backwoods of Missouri to become, as Mark Twain, America's best-known and best-loved author. Considered in his time as the funniest man on earth, Twain was also an unflinching critic of human nature who used his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed and racism. He created some of the world's most memorable characters as well as its most quoted sayings. And, in his often-misunderstood novel "Huckleberry Finn," he brought forth a masterpiece that Ernest Hemingway called the true beginning of American literature. This remarkable film tells the story of Twain's extraordinary life -- full of rollicking adventure, stupendous success and crushing defeat, hilarious comedy and almost unbearable tragedy
Cataloging source
HT#
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore, and Ken Burns; editing, Erik W. Ewers and Craig Mellish
Intended audience
TV rating: TV-PG
Language note
Closed captioned
PerformerNote
  • Narrator, Keith David
  • Voice of Mark Twain: Kevin Conway. Other voices, Philip Bosco, Blythe Danner, Ann Duquesnay
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • David, Keith
  • Conway, Kevin
  • Bosco, Philip
  • Danner, Blythe
  • Duquesnay, Ann
  • Burns, Ken
  • Duncan, Dayton
  • Ward, Geoffrey C.
  • Florentine Films
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • PBS DVD (Firm)
Runtime
240
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twain, Mark
  • Authors, American
Technique
live action
Label
Mark Twain, a Florentine Films production ; produced by Dayton Duncan & Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan & Geoffrey C. Ward ; a film directed by Ken Burns ; produced in association with WETA
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally broadcast in 2002
  • Special features: The making of Mark Twain, with Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan ; Interview outtakes with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, Russell Banks and others ; Memorable Mark Twain quotes and photographs ; Ken Burns -- making history ; A conversation with Ken Burns
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1024147343
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 240 min.)
Isbn
9781531700874
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887032537
Other physical details
sound, black and white with color sequences
Publisher number
MKTW500
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1024147343
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; full screen ; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Mark Twain, a Florentine Films production ; produced by Dayton Duncan & Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan & Geoffrey C. Ward ; a film directed by Ken Burns ; produced in association with WETA
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally broadcast in 2002
  • Special features: The making of Mark Twain, with Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan ; Interview outtakes with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, Russell Banks and others ; Memorable Mark Twain quotes and photographs ; Ken Burns -- making history ; A conversation with Ken Burns
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1024147343
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 240 min.)
Isbn
9781531700874
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887032537
Other physical details
sound, black and white with color sequences
Publisher number
MKTW500
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1024147343
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; full screen ; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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