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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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • 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
Member of
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
Dewey number
791.45/75
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
  • In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
  • PN1992.77
  • PN1992.77
LC item number
  • .R6687 2007
  • .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
573
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
  • DVD release of the original ABC television broadcast, January, 1977
  • 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 memebers including LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, and Ed Asner
  • Some copies may not include all language and subtitle options
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm81146919
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
Extent
4 videodiscs (573 min.)
Isbn
9781419850219
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
jp 11/16
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 ; full screen (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
  • DVD release of the original ABC television broadcast, January, 1977
  • 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 memebers including LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, and Ed Asner
  • Some copies may not include all language and subtitle options
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm81146919
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
Extent
4 videodiscs (573 min.)
Isbn
9781419850219
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
jp 11/16
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 ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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