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Roots [videorecording] / 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.

Roots

Margulies, Stan. (Added Author).
Blinn, William. (Added Author).
Cohen, M. Charles. (Added Author).
Kinoy, Ernest. (Added Author).
Lee, James, 1923- (Added Author).
Chomsky, Marvin J., 1929- (Added Author).
Erman, John, 1935- (Added Author).
Greene, David, 1921- (Added Author).
Moses, Gilbert. (Added Author).
Angelou, Maya. (Added Author).
Burton, LeVar. (Added Author).
Asner, Edward. (Added Author).
Simpson, O. J., 1947- (Added Author).
Waite, Ralph, 1928- (Added Author).
Gossett, Louis, 1936- (Added Author).
Reed, Robert, 1932-1992 (Added Author).
Green, Lorne. (Added Author).
George, Lynda Day. (Added Author).
Morrow, Vic, 1931-1982 (Added Author).
Amos, John, 1939- (Added Author).
Duncan, Sandy, 1946- (Added Author).
Uggams, Leslie. (Added Author).
Hamilton, George, 1939- (Added Author).
Roundtree, Richard, 1942- (Added Author).
Vereen, Ben. (Added Author).
Bridges, Lloyd. (Added Author).
Brown, Georg Stanford. (Added Author).
Tyson, Cicely. (Added Author).
Fried, Gerald. (Added Author).
Jones, Quincy, 1933- (Added Author).
Haley, Alex. Roots. (Added Author).
Wolper Productions. (Added Author).
Warner Bros. Television. (Added Author).
Warner Home Video (Firm) (Added Author).
Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; original music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones ; costume designer, Jack Martell. (Cast).

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    0 current holds with 3 total copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main DVD Roots 4 discs (Text) 31307018040883 Movies Available -
West Leonard DVD Roots 4 discs (Text) 31307018969099 Movies Available -
Yankee Clipper DVD Roots 4 discs (Text) 31307018968927 Movies Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419850210
  • ISBN: 9781419850219
  • Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (645 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 30th anniversary ed.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007], c1977.

Content descriptions

General 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 members including LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, and Ed Asner.
Creation/Production 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.
Participant or Performer Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD ; region 1 ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
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.
Subject: African American families > Drama.
Slavery > United States > Drama.
Slaveholders > Southern States > Drama.
African Americans > History > To 1863 > Drama.
Southern States > History > Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 > Drama.
Southern States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Drama.
Confederate States of America > History > Drama.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Television series.
Historical films.
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