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The Resource American Experience, War of the Worlds, American Experience Films presents ; a Desert Penguin Pictures, LLC production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; Produced and directed by Cathleen O'Connell ; story by Michelle Ferrari & A. Brad Schwartz ; telescript by Michelle Ferrari

American Experience, War of the Worlds, American Experience Films presents ; a Desert Penguin Pictures, LLC production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; Produced and directed by Cathleen O'Connell ; story by Michelle Ferrari & A. Brad Schwartz ; telescript by Michelle Ferrari

Label
American Experience, War of the Worlds
Title
American Experience
Title part
War of the Worlds
Statement of responsibility
American Experience Films presents ; a Desert Penguin Pictures, LLC production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; Produced and directed by Cathleen O'Connell ; story by Michelle Ferrari & A. Brad Schwartz ; telescript by Michelle Ferrari
Title variation
War of the Worlds
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Contributor
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Director of photography
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
What began as a broadcast performance of H.G. Welles' fantasy, The War of the Worlds, turned into one of the biggest mass hysteria events in U.S. history. American Experience examines the elements that together created this frenzy, including our longtime fascination with life on Mars; the emergence of radio as a powerful new medium; and the creative wunderkind Orson Welles, the twenty-three-year-old director of the drama and mischief-maker supreme. The film contains reanactments of reactions to the hoax from people all over the United States
Member of
NLngAtvqSUE
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • American experience (Television program)
  • American experience (Television program)
Credits note
Edited by Brian Funck ; story by Michelle Ferrari & A. Brad Schwartz ; telescript by Michelle Ferrari ; directors of photography, Stephen McCarthy & Jason Longo ; original music by John Kusiak ; recreations directed by Josh Seftel ; a production of WGBH Boston
Date time place
Originally produced as an episode of the PBS television program American Experience on October 29, 2013
Dewey number
823/.912
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
Language note
In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PR5777
LC item number
.A44 2013
PerformerNote
  • Narrated by Oliver Platt
  • Actors: Charissa Allen, Brady Coleman, Sonny Davis, Lucien Douglas, Bart Fletcher, Babs George, Jennifer Griffin, Brenda Isaacs-Booth, Annalee Jefferies, Betsy Lindley, Tim Mateer, Chris Olson, Tony Sears, Ashley Spillers, Mj Vandivier, Irene White
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  • O'Connell, Cathleen
  • Ferrari, Michelle
  • Schwartz, A. Brad
  • Platt, Oliver
  • Allen, Charissa
  • Coleman, Brady
  • Davis, Sonny
  • Douglas, Lucien
  • Fletcher, Bart
  • George, Babs
  • Griffin, Jennifer
  • Isaacs-Booth, Brenda
  • Jefferies, Annalee
  • Lindley, Betsy
  • Mateer, Tim
  • Olson, Chris
  • Sears, Tony
  • Spillers, Ashley
  • Vandiver, Mj
  • White, Irene
  • Funck, Brian
  • McCarthy, Stephen
  • Longo, Jason
  • Kusiak, John
  • Seftel, Joshua
  • American Experience Films
  • Desert Penguin Pictures (Firm)
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Runtime
60
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  • Wells, H. G.
  • Wells, H. G.
  • Welles, Orson
  • Koch, Howard
  • Welles, Orson
  • Wells, H. G.
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Literature
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Mars (Planet)
  • United States
  • Mars (Planet)
  • United States
  • Mars (Planet)
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
American Experience, War of the Worlds, American Experience Films presents ; a Desert Penguin Pictures, LLC production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; Produced and directed by Cathleen O'Connell ; story by Michelle Ferrari & A. Brad Schwartz ; telescript by Michelle Ferrari
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/013/000000000011013356.gif
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Documentary
  • Title from container
  • "The radio play War of the Worlds was written by Howard Koch."--End credits
  • Special features: On set: the making of War of the worlds ; Dear Mr. Welles: letters that inspired the film ; outtakes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858459509
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.)
Isbn
9781608839643
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887019675
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
WWAE601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
11013356
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o858459509
  • (OCoLC)858459509
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American Experience, War of the Worlds, American Experience Films presents ; a Desert Penguin Pictures, LLC production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; Produced and directed by Cathleen O'Connell ; story by Michelle Ferrari & A. Brad Schwartz ; telescript by Michelle Ferrari
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/013/000000000011013356.gif
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Documentary
  • Title from container
  • "The radio play War of the Worlds was written by Howard Koch."--End credits
  • Special features: On set: the making of War of the worlds ; Dear Mr. Welles: letters that inspired the film ; outtakes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858459509
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.)
Isbn
9781608839643
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887019675
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
WWAE601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
11013356
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o858459509
  • (OCoLC)858459509
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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