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

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

Label
Prohibition
Title
Prohibition
Statement of responsibility
a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; Prohibition Film Project ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns
Title variation
Prohibition : a film by Ken Burns
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This 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
Cataloging source
JTE
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographers, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore, Stephen McCarthy ; editors, Tricia Reidy, Erik Ewers, Ryan Gifford
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English or Spanish; English and Spanish subtitles; subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; described for the visually impaired
PerformerNote
Narrators, Peter Coyote, Patricia Clarkson, Blythe Danner, Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks, John Lithgow, Oliver Platt
Runtime
318
Technique
live action
Label
Prohibition, a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; Prohibition Film Project ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the television documentary
  • Special features included
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Disc 1.
  • nation of drunkards, special features
  • Disc 2.
  • nation of scofflaws
  • Disc 3.
  • nation of hypocrites
Control code
ocn756222131
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (318 min.)
Isbn
9781608834303
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 841887014335
  • 097368224742
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
  • 82247
  • PROH600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)756222131
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital, surround, stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Prohibition, a production of Florentine Films and WETA Television ; Prohibition Film Project ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the television documentary
  • Special features included
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Disc 1.
  • nation of drunkards, special features
  • Disc 2.
  • nation of scofflaws
  • Disc 3.
  • nation of hypocrites
Control code
ocn756222131
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (318 min.)
Isbn
9781608834303
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 841887014335
  • 097368224742
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
  • 82247
  • PROH600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)756222131
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital, surround, stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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