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Hemingway / a Florentine Films production ; directed by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick, Ken Burns.

Burns, Ken, 1953- (television director,, television producer.). Novick, Lynn, (television director,, television producer.). Ward, Geoffrey C., (screenwriter.). Botstein, Sarah, 1972- (television producer.). Coyote, Peter, (narrator.). Daniels, Jeff, 1955- (voice actor.). Russell, Keri, 1976- (voice actor.). Clarkson, Patricia, (voice actor.). Quay, Dave, (voice actor.). Gilliatt, Olivia, (voice actor.). Parker, Mary-Louise, (voice actor.). Streep, Meryl, (voice actor.). Morton, Joe, 1947- (voice actor.). Lucas, Josh, (voice actor.). Hill, Arlo, (voice actor.). Florentine Films, (production company.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (broadcaster,, publisher.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (film distributor.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531713218
  • ISBN: 1531713211
  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 6 hr.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2021]
  • Distributor: [Arlington, Virginia]: Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally broadcast as a three-part PBS documentary series in 2021.
"The man. The myth. The writer revealed"--Container.
Wide screen (16x9).
"SDH subtitles (subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed-captions" --container.
Formatted Contents Note:
A writer (1899-1929) -- The avatar (1929-1944) -- The blank page (1944-1961).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematographers, Christopher Loren Ewers, Buddy Squires ; editors, Erik Ewers, Ryan Gifford, Margaret Shepardson-Legere, Cat Harris ; music, Johnny Gandelsman, David Cieri.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Peter Coyote; voice of Ernest Hemingway, Jeff Daniels; other voices, Keri Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Dave Quay, Olivia Gilliatt, Mary-Louise Parker, Meryl Streep, Joe Morton, Josh Lucas, Arlo Hill.
Summary, etc.:
Examine the visionary work and turbulent life of one of the greatest and most influential American writers: Ernest Hemingway. Intimate and insightful, the series weaves together Hemingway's biography with excerpts from his work. The film penetrates the myth of Hemingway to reveal a deeply troubled and ultimately tragic figure.
Target Audience Note:
TV Parental Guidelines rating: TV-14.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround (English) and 2.0 stereo (English and Spanish).
Language Note:
English and Spanish language tracks; optional Spanish subtitles; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Subject: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
Biographical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Television mini-series.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.