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The National Parks

America's Best Idea, A Film
(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Title: The national parks
America's best idea, a film
[videorecording]
Published: [United States] : PBS Home Video ; Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, 2009.
Characteristics: 6 videodiscs (12.5 hrs.) :,sd., col. and b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: 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.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Contents: Episode 1: Scripture of nature (1851-1890)
Episode 2: Last Refuge (1890-1915)
Episode 3: Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919)
Episode 4: Going home (1920-1933)
Episode 5: Great nature (1933-19450
Episode 6: Morning of creation (1946-1980).
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.
Local Note: 1 2
Additional Contributors: Burns, Ken
Duncan, Dayton
Coyote, Peter
ISBN: 1415749515
9781415749517
Branch Call Number: DVD 333.783 NAT
Statement of Responsibility: by Ken Burns ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan & Ken Burns
Performers: Narrated by Peter Coyote.
System Details: DVD, widescree, Dolby digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo., NTSC, region 1.
Other Language: Closed-captioned; described video for the visually impaired.
English or Spanish dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles.
Subject Headings: Hall, Margaret, 1947- National parks Video recordings. National parks and reserves United States History Video recording. Nature conservation United States History Video recordings. United States. National Park Service History Video recordings. Video recordings for the visually impaired.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Topical Term: National parks and reserves
Nature conservation
Video recordings for the visually impaired.
Publisher No: 89444
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Saw this on PBS and it was phenomenal! Beautiful shots!

Dec 07, 2010
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An outstanding documentary

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