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Roots. Discs 1-2

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Sara Hightower Regional Library:
      Rockmart Branch
AV DVD-462 DRAMA ROOTS VOLUME 2
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      Johnston Lakes Library
AV DVD ROO DISC 1 & 2
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  • ISBN: 9781419850219
  • ISBN: 1419850210
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
    videodisc
    videorecording
  • Edition: 30th anniversary ed.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2007, c1977.

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General Note: Emmy Awards, 1977: Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing for a Series ; Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) ; Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series ; Outstanding Limited Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.
Golden Globes (USA), 1978: Best TV-Series - Drama.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Special features: Disc 4: "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" newly created featurette ; "Roots: one year later" documentary ; audio commentary from key cast members including LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, and Ed Asner.
DVD release of the original ABC television broadcast, January, 1977.
Based on the novel by Alex Haley.
Contents:
Disc 1. Episodes 1&2. -- Disc 2. Episodes 3&4.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; original music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones ; costume designer, Jack Martell.
Participant or Performer: Maya Angelou, LeVar Burton, Edward Asner, O.J. Simpson, Ralph Waite, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Reed, Lorne Green, Lynda Day George, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, George Hamilton, Richard Roundtree, Ben Vereen, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, Cicely Tyson.
Summary, etc.: Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation.
Target Audience:
Not rated.
System Details:
DVD ; region 1 ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital.
Language:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Awards:
Golden Globes (USA), 1978: Best TV-Series - Drama.
Emmy Awards, 1977: Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing for a Series ; Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) ; Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series ; Outstanding Limited Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.
Subject: Confederate States of America History Drama
Southern States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Drama
Southern States History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Drama
African Americans History To 1863 Drama
Slaveholders Southern States Drama
Slavery United States Drama
African American families Drama
Genre: Biographical television programs.
Historical films.
Television serials.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Biographical television programs.
Historical television programs.
Television mini-series.
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