The Resource The plow that broke the plains : The river, Pare Lorentz, (videorecording ;)

The plow that broke the plains : The river, Pare Lorentz, (videorecording ;)

Label
The plow that broke the plains : The river
Title
The plow that broke the plains
Title remainder
The river
Statement of responsibility
Pare Lorentz
Contributor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The plow that broke the plains" depicts the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to drought and depression. "The river" traces life in the Mississippi River Valley during the previous 150 years, showing the consequences of sharecropping, soil exhaustion, unchecked erosion and floods, and concludes with scenes of regional planning, TVA development and federal efforts. Virgil Thomson's scores for both films are among the most famous ever composed for the movies
Related
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Writer/director, Pare Lorentz ; music, Virgil Thompson
Dewey number
978
LC call number
E179
LC item number
.P686 2007
PerformerNote
Narrator, Floyd King; soundtracks recreated by Post-Classical Ensemble, Angel Gil-Ordóñez, music director, Joseph Horowitz, artistic director.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1896-1989
  • 1948-
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  • Lorentz, Pare
  • Thomson, Virgil
  • Stoney, George C
  • Fussell, Charles
  • King, Floyd
  • Post-Classical Ensemble
  • Gil Ordóñez, Angel
  • Horowitz, Joseph
  • Naxos Digital Services
Runtime
113
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Plains
  • Great Plains
  • Great Plains
  • Water resources development
  • Mississippi River
  • Land use
  • Documentary films
  • Historical films
Technique
live action
Label
The plow that broke the plains : The river, Pare Lorentz, (videorecording ;)
Instantiates
Publication
Accompanying material
1 guide (7 p. ; 18 cm.)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
The plow that broke the plains (27 min.) -- The river (32 min.) -- Special features: George Stoney on The plow and The river (15 min.) ; Stoney on the New Deal, The river, and Race (6 min.) ; Charles Fussell on Virgil Thomson (18 min.) ; Virgil Thomson on Virgil Thomson (audio only) (8 min.) ; the original ending of The plow that broke the plains (4 min.) ; the original beginning of The plow that broke the plains (3 min.) ; booklet (container insert)
Control code
ocm81004337
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Aspect ratio 4:3 full screen
Extent
1 videodisc (113 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
747313552153
Other physical details
sd., b&w with col. sequences
Publisher number
2.110521
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)81004337
System details
DVD; [full screen](4x3 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby digital, DTS surround; no region encoding, NTSC; dual-layer format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The plow that broke the plains : The river, Pare Lorentz, (videorecording ;)
Publication
Accompanying material
1 guide (7 p. ; 18 cm.)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
The plow that broke the plains (27 min.) -- The river (32 min.) -- Special features: George Stoney on The plow and The river (15 min.) ; Stoney on the New Deal, The river, and Race (6 min.) ; Charles Fussell on Virgil Thomson (18 min.) ; Virgil Thomson on Virgil Thomson (audio only) (8 min.) ; the original ending of The plow that broke the plains (4 min.) ; the original beginning of The plow that broke the plains (3 min.) ; booklet (container insert)
Control code
ocm81004337
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Aspect ratio 4:3 full screen
Extent
1 videodisc (113 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
747313552153
Other physical details
sd., b&w with col. sequences
Publisher number
2.110521
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)81004337
System details
DVD; [full screen](4x3 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby digital, DTS surround; no region encoding, NTSC; dual-layer format
Video recording format
DVD

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