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The Resource Why we fight, Sony Pictures Classics presents a Charlotte Street Film ; produced for BBC Storyville in association with Arte and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, (videorecording)

Why we fight, Sony Pictures Classics presents a Charlotte Street Film ; produced for BBC Storyville in association with Arte and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, (videorecording)

Label
Why we fight
Title
Why we fight
Statement of responsibility
Sony Pictures Classics presents a Charlotte Street Film ; produced for BBC Storyville in association with Arte and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and uncertain future
  • Why We Fight is an unflinching look at the anatomy of American war-making. Granted unparelleled Pentagon access, the film launches a nonpartisan inquiry into the forces, political, economic, and ideological that drive America to fight. Inspired by President Dwight Eisenhower's 1961 Farewell Address in which he warned Americans about the dangers of the "military-industrial complex, " filmmaker Jarecki weaves unforgettable stories of everyday Americans touched by war. Featuring John McCain, Gore Vidal, Richard Perle and others, Why We Fight explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War -- Container
Member of
Awards note
Sundance Film Festival, 2005: Grand Jury Prize - Documentary (Eugene Jarecki).
Cataloging source
COCUF
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Storyville (Television program)
Credits note
Camera, Etienne Sauret, May Ying Welsh, Brett Wiley ; music, Robert Miller ; editor, Nancy Kennedy ; field correspondents, Mary Jane Robinson, May Ying Welsh; produced by Eugene Jarecki, Susannah Shipman; written and directed by Eugene Jarecki
Dewey number
956.7044/3
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for disturbing war images and brief language
Language note
English dialogue with optional French, Spanish or Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.W49 2006
PerformerNote
Interviews with Senator John McCain, Gore Vidal, John S.D. Eisenhower, Dan Rather
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1936-2018
  • 1925-2012
  • 1922-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jarecki, Eugene
  • Shipman, Susannah
  • McCain, John
  • Vidal, Gore
  • Eisenhower, John S. D.
  • Charlotte Street Films (Firm)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
99
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Military-industrial complex
  • Economic conversion
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Iraq
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Why we fight, Sony Pictures Classics presents a Charlotte Street Film ; produced for BBC Storyville in association with Arte and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released in 2005
  • Documentary
  • Special features: Extra scenes; extended character featurettes; filmmaker TV appearances : The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Charlie Rose; audience Q&A with filmmaker; filmmaker audio commentary with Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson; theatrical trailer
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
ocn993608109
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.)
Isbn
9781424803569
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396138940
Other physical details
anamorphic, sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
13894
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o993608109
  • (OCoLC)993608109
System details
  • Anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
  • DVD, region 1
Terms governing use
Media Commons copy: Educational public performance rights from May 8, 2007 to May 2, 2009.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Why we fight, Sony Pictures Classics presents a Charlotte Street Film ; produced for BBC Storyville in association with Arte and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released in 2005
  • Documentary
  • Special features: Extra scenes; extended character featurettes; filmmaker TV appearances : The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Charlie Rose; audience Q&A with filmmaker; filmmaker audio commentary with Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson; theatrical trailer
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
ocn993608109
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.)
Isbn
9781424803569
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396138940
Other physical details
anamorphic, sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
13894
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o993608109
  • (OCoLC)993608109
System details
  • Anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
  • DVD, region 1
Terms governing use
Media Commons copy: Educational public performance rights from May 8, 2007 to May 2, 2009.
Video recording format
DVD

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