The Vietnam War
(DVD) 

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Burns, Ken, 1953- television director,
Novick, Lynn, television director,
Ward, Geoffrey C., screenwriter.
Botstein, Sarah, 1972- television producer.
Coyote, Peter narrator.
Published
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2017].
Format
DVD
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Published
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2017].
Physical Desc
10 videodiscs (approximately 18 hr.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
UPC
841887033398

Notes

General Note
"There is no single truth in war"--Container.
General Note
Issued in two containers with 5 DVDs in each container; container "volume one (episodes 1-5)" and container "volume two (episodes 6-10)".
General Note
Bonus features included on disc with episode one are: The making of "The Vietnam War" (ca. 40 min.) and six shorts (The march down the Ho Chi Minh Trail (2:28) ; An American woman in a war zone (2:49) ; Delivering bad news (4:36) ; Hero pilot of North Vietnam (5:11) ; Tigers, Elephants and Helicopters (3:12) ; For no reason at all (1:42). Bonus features included on disc with episode ten are: Fellow warriors - Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan (20:35) ; A Vietnam War deserter in a West Point classroom (6:53) ; Facing the draft board (3:32) ; Behind the lines at long Binh (5:03) ; Captured spy and an America interrogator (11:06).
Creation/Production Credits
Cinematography, Buddy Squires ; editors, Tricia Reidy, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers, Craig Mellish ; original music, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, The Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma, David Cieri.
Participants/Performers
Narrated by Peter Coyote.
Description
"The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick : Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, The Vietnam War, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides -- Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. The Vietnam War features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era, and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma"--Publisher.
Description
"In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Ten years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, produced by Sarah Botstein, Novick and Burns, it includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations and more than 100 iconic musical recordings by many of the greatest artists of the era. The film will be accompanied by an unprecedented outreach and public engagement program, providing opportunities for communities to participate in a national conversation about what happened during the Vietnam War, what went wrong and what lessons are to be learned. In addition, there will be a robust interactive website and an educational initiative designed to engage teachers and students in multiple platforms."--kenburns.com
Target Audience
Rating: Mature - unsuitable for children under 17 (TV-MA), Course or crude language (L), Violence (V).
System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen, 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo.
Language
Closed-captioned; English (5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo) or Spanish (2.0 stereo) dialogue; optional English or Spanish subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); optional described video in English.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Burns, K., Novick, L., Ward, G. C., Botstein, S., Coyote, P., Squires, B., Reidy, T., Barnes, P., Ewers, E., Mellish, C., Reznor, T., Ross, A., Cieri, D., & Ma, Y. (2017). The Vietnam War . PBS Distribution.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ken Burns et al.. 2017. The Vietnam War. PBS Distribution.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ken Burns et al.. The Vietnam War PBS Distribution, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Burns, Ken, et al. The Vietnam War PBS Distribution, 2017.

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