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The Resource Roots, David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; produced by Stan Margulies ; written by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses, (videorecording)

Roots, David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; produced by Stan Margulies ; written by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses, (videorecording)

Label
Roots
Title
Roots
Statement of responsibility
David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; produced by Stan Margulies ; written by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation
Awards note
  • Golden Globes (USA), 1978: Best TV-Series - Drama.
  • Emmy Awards, 1977: Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing for a Series ; Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) ; Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series ; Outstanding Limited Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Roots (Television program : 1977)
Credits note
Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; original music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones ; costume designer, Jack Martell
Date time place
DVD release of the original ABC television broadcast, January, 1977
Dewey number
  • 791.45/75
  • 791.45/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1992.77
LC item number
.R6687 2007
PerformerNote
Maya Angelou, LeVar Burton, Edward Asner, O.J. Simpson, Ralph Waite, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Reed, Lorne Green, Lynda Day George, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, George Hamilton, Richard Roundtree, Ben Vereen, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, Cicely Tyson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1923-2002
  • 1929-
  • 1935-
  • 1921-2003
  • 1947-
  • 1928-2014
  • 1936-
  • 1932-1992
  • 1931-1982
  • 1939-
  • 1946-
  • 1939-
  • 1942-
  • 1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Margulies, Stan
  • Blinn, William
  • Cohen, M. Charles
  • Kinoy, Ernest
  • Lee, James
  • Chomsky, Marvin J.
  • Erman, John
  • Greene, David
  • Moses, Gilbert
  • Angelou, Maya
  • Burton, LeVar
  • Asner, Edward
  • Simpson, O. J.
  • Waite, Ralph
  • Gossett, Louis
  • Reed, Robert
  • Green, Lorne
  • George, Lynda Day
  • Morrow, Vic
  • Amos, John
  • Duncan, Sandy
  • Uggams, Leslie
  • Hamilton, George
  • Roundtree, Richard
  • Vereen, Ben
  • Bridges, Lloyd
  • Brown, Georg Stanford
  • Tyson, Cicely
  • Fried, Gerald
  • Jones, Quincy
  • Haley, Alex
  • Wolper Productions
  • Warner Bros. Television
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
563
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American families
  • Slavery
  • Slaveholders
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Confederate States of America
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Roots, David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; produced by Stan Margulies ; written by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Alex Haley
  • Special features: Disc 4: "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" newly created featurette ; "Roots: one year later" documentary ; audio commentary from key cast members including LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, and Ed Asner
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm81146919
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary ed. ; 1977 version
Extent
4 videodiscs (573 min.)
Isbn
9781419850219
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391144854
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
114485
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)81146919
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Roots, David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; produced by Stan Margulies ; written by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Alex Haley
  • Special features: Disc 4: "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" newly created featurette ; "Roots: one year later" documentary ; audio commentary from key cast members including LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, and Ed Asner
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm81146919
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary ed. ; 1977 version
Extent
4 videodiscs (573 min.)
Isbn
9781419850219
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391144854
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
114485
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)81146919
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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