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The Resource Prohibition, 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, 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
Title
Prohibition
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
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
Cataloging source
lbi
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Buddy Squires with Allen Moore and Stephen McCarthy ; edited by Tricia Reidy, Erick Ewers and Ryan Gifford
Dewey number
363.41097309042
Intended audience
E
Language note
  • English or Spanish dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles
  • Described video for the visually impaired
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
  • Liquor laws
  • Documentary television programs
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Alcoholism
  • United States
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Prohibition, 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
Note
  • Title from container
  • Special features: additional scenes ; interviews ; outtakes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
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
Extent
3 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.)
Isbn
9781608834303
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887014335
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
PROH 600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00104580
  • 697125
System details
DVD; NTSC; Region 1; widescreen (aspect ratio 2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Prohibition, 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
Note
  • Title from container
  • Special features: additional scenes ; interviews ; outtakes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
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
Extent
3 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.)
Isbn
9781608834303
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887014335
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
PROH 600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00104580
  • 697125
System details
DVD; NTSC; Region 1; widescreen (aspect ratio 2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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