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New York [videorecording] : a documentary film / a Steeplechase Films production for the American Experience ; in association with WGBH Boston, Thirteen/WNET in New York, and the New-York Historical Society ; produced by Lisa Ades & Ric Burns ; directed by Ric Burns ; co-director, Lisa Ades ; written by Ric Burns & James Sanders.

Burns, Ric. (Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer). Sanders, James, 1955- (Screenwriter). Ades, Lisa. (Film director, Film producer). Rivo, Steve. (Film producer). Ness, Marilyn. (Film producer). Stiers, David Ogden. (Narrator). Squires, Buddy. (Cinematographer). Moore, Allen, 1952- (Cinematographer). Keane, Brian. (Composer). Rose, Charlie. (Interviewer). Steeplechase Films Inc. (Production company). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) (Production company). WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Production company). New-York Historical Society. (Production company). PBS Home Video. (Publisher). PBS Distribution (Firm) (Film distributor).

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 8 total copies.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 1415702462
  • ISBN: 9781415702468
  • Physical Description: 8 videodiscs (approximately 1050 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS Home Video ; [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Faculty reserve.
Material for LSOC-355 (Reich).
"Additional DVD material and packaging copyrighted 2010"--Container insert.
DVD release of a 1999-2003 television production with additional DVD material created in 2010.
Ep. 1-5 aired in 1999, ep. 6-7 in 2001, and ep. 8 in 2003.
Special features: Disc 1: Charlie Rose interview with Ric Burns; archival motion pictures including turn-of-the-century films by Thomas Edison, Manhatta (1921), Over the East River (1919), and Empires of steel (1930-31); original trailer. Disc 7: additional interviews with Donald Trump and others; deleted scenes. Disc 8: outtakes; interview with Ric Burns on making of ep. 8.
Formatted Contents Note:
[Disc 1] Ep. 1. 1609-1825. The country and the city -- [Disc 2] ep. 2. 1825-1865. Order and disorder -- [Disc 3] ep. 3. 1865-1898. Sunshine and shadow -- [Disc 4] ep. 4. 1898-1918. The power and the people -- [Disc 5] ep. 5. 1919-1931. Cosmopolis -- [Disc 6] ep. 6. 1929-1941. City of tomorrow -- [Disc 7] ep. 7. 1945-2000. The city and the world -- [Disc 8] ep. 8. 1946-2003. The center of the world.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; music, Brian Keane; editor, Li-Shin Yu; co-producers, Steve Rivo (ep. 6 & 7) and Marilyn Ness (ep. 8).
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, David Ogden Stiers.
Featured interviews with: Martin Scorsese, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Fran Lebowitz, Mayor Rudolph Guiliani, Former Mayor Ed Koch, and others.
Summary, etc.:
This series chronicles the history of New York City from its beginnings in 1609 as a Dutch trading post, through the depression, onto the turbulent years of change in the following decades after WWII, to its present day status as one of the most important and influencial cities in the world. The final episode was created in response to the destruction of the World Trade Center.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; Region 1 encoding; Dolby digital; ep. 1-7 full screen version; ep. 8 widescreen version.
Language Note:
Closed captioned.
Subject: New York (N.Y.) > History.
New York (N.Y.) > Social life and customs.
New York (N.Y.) > Commerce > History.
DVD; NTSC; Region 1 encoding; Dolby digital; ep. 1-7 full screen version; ep. 8 widescreen version.
Closed captioned.
Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; music, Brian Keane; editor, Li-Shin Yu; co-producers, Steve Rivo (ep. 6 & 7) and Marilyn Ness (ep. 8).
Faculty reserve.
Material for LSOC-355 (Reich).
"Additional DVD material and packaging copyrighted 2010"--Container insert.
DVD release of a 1999-2003 television production with additional DVD material created in 2010.
Ep. 1-5 aired in 1999, ep. 6-7 in 2001, and ep. 8 in 2003.
Special features: Disc 1: Charlie Rose interview with Ric Burns; archival motion pictures including turn-of-the-century films by Thomas Edison, Manhatta (1921), Over the East River (1919), and Empires of steel (1930-31); original trailer. Disc 7: additional interviews with Donald Trump and others; deleted scenes. Disc 8: outtakes; interview with Ric Burns on making of ep. 8.
This series chronicles the history of New York City from its beginnings in 1609 as a Dutch trading post, through the depression, onto the turbulent years of change in the following decades after WWII, to its present day status as one of the most important and influencial cities in the world. The final episode was created in response to the destruction of the World Trade Center.
MPAA rating: Not rated.

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