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The Resource Roots, producer, Stan Marguiles ; Wolper Pictures ; a David L. Wolper production, (videorecording)

Roots, producer, Stan Marguiles ; Wolper Pictures ; a David L. Wolper production, (videorecording)

Label
Roots
Title
Roots
Statement of responsibility
producer, Stan Marguiles ; Wolper Pictures ; a David L. Wolper production
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • 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 Kunta Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation
Member of
Cataloging source
KyLxBWI
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Roots (Television program)
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
Language note
Soundtrack in English or Spanish; subtitles in English, French or Spanish
PerformerNote
Edward Asner, O.J. Simpson, Ralph Waite, Maya Angelou, Ji-tu Cumbuka, Moses Gunn, Thalmus Rasulala, Harry Rhodes, William Watson, Ren Woods, LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, Louis Gossett, Jr., Lorne Greene, Robert Reed, Lynda Day George, Vic Morrow, Paul Shenar, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Sandy Duncan, George Hamilton, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Carolyn Jones, Richard Roundtree, John Schuck, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Olivia Cole, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, Macdonald Carey, Brad Davis, Hilly Hicks, Doug McClure, Ian McShane, Lynne Moody, Burl Ives
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1928-2014
  • 1929-1993
  • 1939-1991
  • 1936-
  • 1932-1992
  • 1931-1982
  • 1939-
  • 1938-2012
  • 1921-1992
  • 1946-
  • 1939-
  • 1953-
  • 1929-1983
  • 1942-
  • 1944-
  • 1942-2018
  • 1950-1992
  • 1935-1995
  • 1942-
  • 1909-1995
  • 1921-2003
  • 1935-
  • 1923-2002
  • 1929-
  • 1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Asner, Edward
  • Simpson, O. J.
  • Waite, Ralph
  • Angelou, Maya
  • Cumbuka, Ji-Tu
  • Gunn, Moses
  • Rasulala, Thalmus
  • Rhodes, Hari
  • Watson, William
  • Woods, Ren
  • Burton, LeVar
  • Tyson, Cicely
  • Gossett, Louis
  • Greene, Lorne
  • Reed, Robert
  • George, Lynda Day
  • Morrow, Vic
  • Shenar, Paul
  • Amos, John
  • Sinclair, Madge
  • Collins, Gary
  • Connors, Chuck
  • Crothers, Scat Man
  • Duncan, Sandy
  • Hamilton, George
  • Hilton-Jacobs, Lawrence
  • Jones, Carolyn
  • Roundtree, Richard
  • Schuck, John
  • Uggams, Leslie
  • Vereen, Ben
  • Cole, Olivia
  • Bridges, Lloyd
  • Brown, Georg Stanford
  • Carey, Macdonald
  • Davis, Brad
  • Hicks, Hilly
  • McClure, Doug
  • McShane, Ian
  • Moody, Lynne
  • Ives, Burl
  • Kinoy, Ernest
  • Blinn, William
  • Greene, David
  • Erman, John
  • Lee, James
  • Chomsky, Marvin J.
  • Cohen, M. Charles
  • Moses, Gilbert
  • Margulies, Stan
  • Wolper, David L
  • Larner, Stevan
  • Heckert, James T
  • Jones, Quincy
  • Fried, Gerald
  • Haley, Alex
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
  • Wolper Pictures (Firm)
Runtime
573
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American families
  • Slavery
  • Slaveholders
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Historical films
  • Television adaptations
  • Television mini-series
Technique
live action
Label
Roots, producer, Stan Marguiles ; Wolper Pictures ; a David L. Wolper production, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
  • Based on the novel by Alex Haley
  • DVD release of the original ABC television broadcast, January, 1977
  • Includes audio commentary by cast and crew with video inserts, featurette Remembering Roots (19 min.), Roots family tree, DVD-ROM features
  • 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
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
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
  • (Sirsi) bwi06024198
  • (Sirsi) bwi06024198
  • (OCoLC)81146919
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Roots, producer, Stan Marguiles ; Wolper Pictures ; a David L. Wolper production, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
  • Based on the novel by Alex Haley
  • DVD release of the original ABC television broadcast, January, 1977
  • Includes audio commentary by cast and crew with video inserts, featurette Remembering Roots (19 min.), Roots family tree, DVD-ROM features
  • 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
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
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
  • (Sirsi) bwi06024198
  • (Sirsi) bwi06024198
  • (OCoLC)81146919
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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