Ken Burns' America

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Ken Burns' America

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 288 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780312236465
  • DDC分類 791.450232092

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This is the first book-length study to critically examine the work of Ken Burns, the innovative producer-director as a television auteur, a pivotal programming influence within the industry, and a popular historian who portrays a uniquely personal and compelling version of the country's past for tens of millions of viewers nationwide. Ken Burns's America has a three-fold agenda: First it looks at the ideas and individuals that have influenced Burns in the creation of his easily-recognized style, as well as in the development and maturation of his ideological outlook. Second, the book gives readers a window on the Ken Burns production machine. Gary Edgerton shows us the inner working of Florentine Films. Finally, he looks at Burns as a popular historian who reevaluates the nation's historical legacy from a new generational perspective and, in the process, becomes one of the major cultural commentators of our era. The volume finally takes the full measure of the man and the industry he has helped to create.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments                        v
Rebirth of a Nation: Reframing The Civil War 1 (26)
(1990) on Prime-Time Television
Life Lessons: Learning the Basics on Brooklyn 27 (24)
Bridge (1982)
Variations on a Theme: American Originals, 51 (34)
Symbols, and Institutions
The Creative Team as Historian: Inside the 85 (24)
Production Process on Empire of the Air: The
Men Who Made Radio (1992)
A Whole New Ball Game: Baseball (1994) and 109(42)
The West (1996) as Event TV
American Lives: Thomas Jefferson (1997) and 151(30)
the Television Biography as Popular History
Ken Burns's America Reconsidered: 181(38)
Mainstreaming Jazz (2001) for a National
Audience
Notes 219(30)
Videography 249(4)
Selected Bibliography: Primary and Secondary 253(9)
Sources
General Index 262(5)
Film / TV Index 267