The Resource The national parks : America's best idea, a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, (videorecording)

The national parks : America's best idea, a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, (videorecording)

Label
The national parks : America's best idea
Title
The national parks
Title remainder
America's best idea
Statement of responsibility
a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
Contributor
Subject
Genre
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, and what Burns believes is the most stunning cinematography in Florentine Films' history, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
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Credits note
Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore, Lincoln Else, Ken Burns ; supervising film editor, Paul Barnes ; episode editors, Paul Barnes, Craig Mellish, Erik Ewers
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
  • Closed-captioned; Described video for the visually impaired
  • English or Spanish dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
Narrator: Peter Coyote
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1953-
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  • Duncan, Dayton
  • Burns, Ken
  • Coyote, Peter
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National parks and reserves
Label
The national parks : America's best idea, a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast as episodes of the television documentary on PBS in 2009
  • Special features: Making of ; Capturing the parks: a behind-the-scenes look ; Musical journeys through the parks ; outtakes: an interview with Nevada Barr & "The Boss" ; mini-documentary: The national parks: this is america ; contemporary stories from America's national parks: series of five short films
Contents
[Disc 1] Episode one. The scripture of nature (1851-1890) -- [Disc 2] Episode two. The last refuge (1890-1915)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
2 videodiscs (247 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
System details
DVD, widescreen, Dolby digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo., NTSC, region 1
Label
The national parks : America's best idea, a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast as episodes of the television documentary on PBS in 2009
  • Special features: Making of ; Capturing the parks: a behind-the-scenes look ; Musical journeys through the parks ; outtakes: an interview with Nevada Barr & "The Boss" ; mini-documentary: The national parks: this is america ; contemporary stories from America's national parks: series of five short films
Contents
[Disc 1] Episode one. The scripture of nature (1851-1890) -- [Disc 2] Episode two. The last refuge (1890-1915)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
2 videodiscs (247 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
System details
DVD, widescreen, Dolby digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo., NTSC, region 1
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