The Resource The Botany of Desire, (videorecordingDVD)

The Botany of Desire, (videorecordingDVD)

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The Botany of Desire
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The Botany of Desire
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Summary
Shows how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history. The program will explore the natural history of four plants -the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato - and the corresponding human desires - sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control. This two-hour documentary begins in Michael Pollan's garden, and roams the world, from the fields of Iowa to the apple forests of Kazakhstan, from a medical marijuana hot house to the tulip markets of Amsterdam
Credits note
Directors of photography, John Chater, Vicente Franco; edited by Don Bernier and Gail Huddleson; original score, Martin Bresnick ; produced and directed by Michael Schwarz
Intended audience
Rating: TV-PG
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Michael Pollan, host ; narrated by Frances McDormand
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1955-
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  • Pollan, Michael
  • McDormand, Frances
  • Schwarz, Michael
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
  • Kikim Media (Firm)
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  • Human-plant relationships
  • Nature
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The Botany of Desire, (videorecordingDVD)
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  • Region 1, NTSC, widescreen; Dolby 2.0 stereo
  • Title from container
  • Based on the book by Michael Pollan
  • Originally produced for television in 2008
  • Bonus features: deleted scenes; panel discussion on the interdisciplinary importance of The Botany of desire (19 min.); additional interview with Michael Pollan (29 min.)
Contents
Introduction -- Apples: the desire for sweetness -- Apples as a commodity -- Tulips: the desire for beauty -- Breeding tulips -- Marijuana: the desire for intoxication -- The science behind marijuana -- Potatoes: the desire for control -- Today's potato monoculture -- The web of life
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videorecording (120 min.)
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sd., col.
System details
DVD format
Label
The Botany of Desire, (videorecordingDVD)
Publication
Note
  • Region 1, NTSC, widescreen; Dolby 2.0 stereo
  • Title from container
  • Based on the book by Michael Pollan
  • Originally produced for television in 2008
  • Bonus features: deleted scenes; panel discussion on the interdisciplinary importance of The Botany of desire (19 min.); additional interview with Michael Pollan (29 min.)
Contents
Introduction -- Apples: the desire for sweetness -- Apples as a commodity -- Tulips: the desire for beauty -- Breeding tulips -- Marijuana: the desire for intoxication -- The science behind marijuana -- Potatoes: the desire for control -- Today's potato monoculture -- The web of life
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videorecording (120 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
System details
DVD format

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