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Roots

Blinn, William, (producer,, screenwriter.). Wolper, David L. (producer.). Margulies, Stan (producer.). Cohen, M. Charles, (screenwriter.). Kinoy, Ernest, (screenwriter.). Lee, James, 1923-2002 (screenwriter.). Chomsky, Marvin J., 1929- (director.). Erman, John, 1935- (director.). Greene, David, 1921-2003 (director.). Moses, Gilbert (director.). Amos, John, 1939- (actor.). Angelou, Maya (actor.). Asner, Edward, (actor.). Bridges, Lloyd, (actor.). Brown, Georg Stanford, (actor.). Burton, LeVar, (actor.). Carey, Macdonald, (actor.). Cole, Olivia, 1942-2018 (actor.). Collins, Gary, 1938-2012 (actor.). Connors, Chuck, 1921-1992 (actor.). Crothers, Scat Man, (actor.). Cumbuka, Ji-Tu, (actor.). Davis, Brad, 1949-1991 (actor.). Duncan, Sandy, 1946- (actor.). George, Lynda Day, (actor.). Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936- (actor.). Greene, Lorne (actor.). Gunn, Moses, 1929-1993 (actor.). Hamilton, George, 1939- (actor.). Hicks, Hilly, 1950- (actor.). Ives, Burl, 1909-1995 (actor.). Hilton-Jacobs, Lawrence, 1953- (actor.). Jones, Carolyn, 1930-1983 (actor.). McClure, Doug, 1935-1995 (actor.). McShane, Ian, 1942- (actor.). Moody, Lynne, 1950- (actor.). Morrow, Vic, 1931-1982 (actor.). Rasulala, Thalmus, 1939-1991 (actor.). Reed, Robert, 1932-1992 (actor.). Rhodes, Hari, (actor.). Roundtree, Richard, 1942- (actor.). St. Jacques, Raymond, 1930-1990 (actor.). Schuck, John, 1940- (actor.). Shenar, Paul, (actor.). Simpson, O. J., 1947- (actor.). Sinclair, Madge (actor.). Todd, Beverly, 1946- (actor.). Tyson, Cicely, (actor.). Uggams, Leslie, (actor.). Vereen, Ben, (actor.). Waite, Ralph, 1928-2014 (actor.). Watson, William, 1938-1997 (actor.). Woods, Renn, 1958- (actor.). Larner, Stevan, (director of photography.). Wilcots, Joseph M., 1939- (director of photography.). Heckert, James T., (editor of moving image work.). Kirby, Peter (Peter William), (editor of moving image work.). Travis, Neil, (editor of moving image work). Fried, Gerald (composer.). Jones, Quincy, 1933- (composer.). Haley, Alex Roots. (Added Author). Wolper Productions. (Added Author). Warner Bros. Television. (Added Author). John Amos, Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, LeVar Burton, Macdonald Carey, Olivia Cole, Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Brad Davis, Sandy Duncan, Lynda Day George, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene, Moses Gunn, George Hamilton, Hilly Hicks, Burl Ives, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Carolyn Jones, Doug McClure, Ian McShane, Lynne Moody, Vic Morrow, Thalmus Rasulala, Robert Reed, Harry Rhodes, Richard Roundtree, Raymond St. Jacques, John Schuck, Paul Shenar, O.J. Simpson, Madge Sinclair, Beverly Todd, Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Ralph Waite, William Watson, Ren Woods. (Cast).

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780780667167
  • ISBN: 0780667166
  • Physical Description: 7 videodiscs (573 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
    videodisc
    videorecording
  • Edition: 30th anniversary ed.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Brothers Entertainment, c2011.
  • Badges:
    • Most Copies: 2 / 5.0
    • Top Circs: 4 / 5.0

Contents / Notes

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 (Greene, ep. 1); Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series (Gossett) ; Outstanding Limited Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series (Asner) ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series Cole) ; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (Kinoy, Blinn; ep.2).
Golden Globes (USA), 1978: Best TV-Series - Drama.
In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Special features : cast and crew commentaries with video option; documentaries.
"Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container.
Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977.
Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley.
Disc 5 menu screen erroniously states it is a double-sided disc.
Formatted Contents Note: disc 1. Episode 1 / written for television by William Blinn and Ernest Kinoy; directed by David Greene -- disc 2. Episode 2 / written for television by Ernest Kinoy and William Blinn; directed by David Greene (1st hour), John Erman (2nd hour) -- disc 3. Episode 3 / written for television by James Lee and William Blinn; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky -- disc 4. Episode 4 / written for television by James Lee (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour) ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky -- disc 5. Episode 5 / written for television by James Lee and William Blinn (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour); directed by Gilbert Moses -- disc 6. Episode 6 / written for television by M. Charles Cohen; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky; Remembering Roots (2002 ; ca. 19 min.) -- disc 7. Roots: one year later (1978; ca. 48 min.); Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation (2007 ; 20 min.)
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
Participant or Performer Note: John Amos, Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, LeVar Burton, Macdonald Carey, Olivia Cole, Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Brad Davis, Sandy Duncan, Lynda Day George, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene, Moses Gunn, George Hamilton, Hilly Hicks, Burl Ives, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Carolyn Jones, Doug McClure, Ian McShane, Lynne Moody, Vic Morrow, Thalmus Rasulala, Robert Reed, Harry Rhodes, Richard Roundtree, Raymond St. Jacques, John Schuck, Paul Shenar, O.J. Simpson, Madge Sinclair, Beverly Todd, Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Ralph Waite, William Watson, Ren Woods.
Summary, etc.: An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated Warner Home Video.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono ; standard screen.
Language Note:
In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
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 (Greene, ep. 1); Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series (Gossett) ; Outstanding Limited Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series (Asner) ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series Cole) ; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (Kinoy, Blinn; ep.2).
Subject: Haley, Alex Family Drama
Haley family Drama
Jackson family Drama
Kinte family Drama
Moore family Drama
African Americans Drama
Slaveholders Southern States Drama
African American families Drama
Slavery United States Drama
African Americans History To 1863 Drama
Southern States History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Drama
Southern States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Drama
Confederate States of America History Drama
United States History Drama
Haley, Alex Television adaptations
Haley, Alex
Haley family
Jackson family
Kinte family
Moore family
American Revolution (1775-1783)
African American families
African Americans
Families
Slaveholders
Slavery
Southern States
United States
United States Confederate States of America
Genre: Television adaptations
History.
Drama.
Television programs -- United States.
Fiction television programs.
Television adaptations
Biographical television programs.
Historical television programs
Television mini-series.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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