The Resource Prohibition (DVD), a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, (videorecording)

Prohibition (DVD), a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, (videorecording)

Label
Prohibition (DVD)
Title
Prohibition (DVD)
Statement of responsibility
a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Narrator
Performer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Buddy Squires with Allen Moore and Stephen McCarthy ; edited by Tricia Reidy, Erick Ewers and Ryan Gifford
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English or Spanish dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles. Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
PerformerNote
Narrated by Peter Coyote with Patricia Clarkson, Blythe Danner, Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks, John Lithgow and Oliver Platt
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1945-
  • 1972-
  • 1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Coyote, Peter
  • Clarkson, Patricia
  • Danner, Blythe
  • Giamatti, Paul
  • Hanks, Tom
  • Lithgow, John
  • Platt, Oliver
  • Ward, Geoffrey C
  • Botstein, Sarah
  • Novick, Lynn
  • Burns, Ken
  • Florentine Films
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
360
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prohibition
  • United States
  • Liquor laws
Technique
live action
Label
Prohibition (DVD), a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Disc 1:
  • A nation of drunkards , special features
  • Disc 2:
  • A nation of scofflaws
  • Disc 3:
  • A nation of hypocrites
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
3 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; NTSC; Region 1; widescreen (aspect ratio 2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Prohibition (DVD), a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Disc 1:
  • A nation of drunkards , special features
  • Disc 2:
  • A nation of scofflaws
  • Disc 3:
  • A nation of hypocrites
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
3 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; NTSC; Region 1; widescreen (aspect ratio 2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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