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The Resource The national parks : America's best idea, a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns ; WETA

The national parks : America's best idea, a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns ; WETA

Label
The national parks : America's best idea
Title
The national parks
Title remainder
America's best idea
Statement of responsibility
a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns ; WETA
Contributor
Screenwriter
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
Related
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Buddy Squires with Allen Moore, Lincoln Else, Ken Burns (Episode 1, 2, 3); supervising film editor, Paul Barnes ; episode editors, Paul Barnes (Episode 1, 4), Craig Mellish (Episode 2, 6), Erik Ewers (Episode 3, 5)
Dewey number
973
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English or dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; video description for the visually impaired; closed-captioned
LC call number
  • E160
  • SB482.A4
LC item number
  • .N385 2009
  • .N385 2009
PerformerNote
Narrated by Peter Coyote
Runtime
750
Technique
live action
Label
The national parks : America's best idea, a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns ; WETA
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally broadcast as episodes of the television documentary on PBS in 2009
  • Special features: disc 1: "The making of The national parks: America's best idea" behind-the-scenes tour; disc 2. "Capturing the parks" Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and crew on location; disc 3: Musical journeys through the national parks; disc 4: An interview with Nevada Barr; "The Boss"; disc 5: "The national parks: this is America" mini-documentary; disc 6: "Contemporary stories from America's national parks" series of five short films: San Antonio Missions: Keeping History Alive, Yosemite's Buffalo Soldiers, Mount Rushmore: Telling America's Stories, Manzanar: "Never Again", City Kids in National Parks
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Episode five.
  • Great nature (1933-1945)
  • Episode six.
  • The morning of creation (1946-1980)
  • Episode one.
  • The scripture of nature (1851-1890)
  • Episode two.
  • The last refuge (1890-1915)
  • Episode three.
  • The empire of grandeur (1915-1919)
  • Episode four.
  • Going home (1920-1933)
  • Episode one: The scripture of nature (1851-1890), ca. 116 min. -- Episode two: The last refuge (1890-1915), ca. 131 min. -- Episode three: The empire of grandeur (1915-1919), ca. 114 min. -- Episode four: Going home (1920-1933), ca. 117 min. -- Episode five: Great nature (1933-1945), ca. 116 min. -- Episode six: The morning of creation (1946-1980), ca. 116 min
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (750 min.)
Isbn
9780793694877
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097368944442
  • 841887009881
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
  • 89444
  • NPAB600
  • NPAB600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocn439018699
System details
DVD, Region 1, NTSC, widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The national parks : America's best idea, a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns ; WETA
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally broadcast as episodes of the television documentary on PBS in 2009
  • Special features: disc 1: "The making of The national parks: America's best idea" behind-the-scenes tour; disc 2. "Capturing the parks" Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and crew on location; disc 3: Musical journeys through the national parks; disc 4: An interview with Nevada Barr; "The Boss"; disc 5: "The national parks: this is America" mini-documentary; disc 6: "Contemporary stories from America's national parks" series of five short films: San Antonio Missions: Keeping History Alive, Yosemite's Buffalo Soldiers, Mount Rushmore: Telling America's Stories, Manzanar: "Never Again", City Kids in National Parks
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Episode five.
  • Great nature (1933-1945)
  • Episode six.
  • The morning of creation (1946-1980)
  • Episode one.
  • The scripture of nature (1851-1890)
  • Episode two.
  • The last refuge (1890-1915)
  • Episode three.
  • The empire of grandeur (1915-1919)
  • Episode four.
  • Going home (1920-1933)
  • Episode one: The scripture of nature (1851-1890), ca. 116 min. -- Episode two: The last refuge (1890-1915), ca. 131 min. -- Episode three: The empire of grandeur (1915-1919), ca. 114 min. -- Episode four: Going home (1920-1933), ca. 117 min. -- Episode five: Great nature (1933-1945), ca. 116 min. -- Episode six: The morning of creation (1946-1980), ca. 116 min
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (750 min.)
Isbn
9780793694877
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097368944442
  • 841887009881
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
  • 89444
  • NPAB600
  • NPAB600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocn439018699
System details
DVD, Region 1, NTSC, widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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