John Adams

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: Blu-Ray 2009
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Northland Public Library Audio Video Drama JOHN ADAMS (BLU-RAY)
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Call Number  Drama JOHN ADAMS (BLU-RAY)
Emmy Award-winning director Tom Hopper takes the helm for this epic, seven-part miniseries produced by Playtone's Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and presenting American history as seen from the perspective of fiercely independent founding father John Adams (Paul Giamatti). Based on author David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, the film tells the tale of a leader whose remarkable vision helped to guide a burgeoning republic through an especially tumultuous period. Thanks to the tireless support of his loving wife Abigail (Laura Linney), and lifelong friendship with political rivalry Thomas Jefferson (Stephen Dillane), John Adams rose to prominence as the spokesman for the American independence movement before moving on to become America's first ambassador to Holland and England, the first American Vice President, the second American President, and the father of the sixth American President. As with McCullough's best-selling biography, the film draws on a comprehensive collection of letters, diaries, and family papers in order to create the most accurate representation of Adams' life and achievements ever captured on film. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Disc one. Join or die / director of photography, Tak Fujimoto ; written by Kirk Ellis ; Independence / director of photography, Tak Fujimoto ; written by Kirk Ellis
Disc two. Don't tread on me / directors of photography, Danny Cohen, Tak Fujimoto ; written by Kirk Ellis ; Reunion / directors of photography, Danny Cohen, Tak Fujimoto ; written by Kirk Ellis & Michelle Ashford ; Unite or die / directors of photography, Tak Fujimoto, Danny Cohen ; written by Kirk Ellis
Disc three. Unnecessary war / directors of photography, Tak Fujimoto, Danny Cohen ; written by Kirk Ellis ; Peacefield / director of photography, Danny Cohen ; written by Kirk Ellis.

Additional Information
Subjects Adams, John, -- 1735-1826 -- Drama.
Adams, Abigail, -- 1744-1818 -- Drama.
McCullough, David G. -- Adaptations -- Drama.
Founding Fathers of the United States -- Drama.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography -- Drama.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783 -- Drama.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809 -- Drama.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Drama.
Television mini-series.
Historical television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Political television programs.
Television adaptations.
Television programs for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [New York, N.Y.] : Burbank, CA :HBO Video ;2009
Distributed by Warner Home Video,
Edition [Blu-ray version].
Other Titles John Adams.
Contributors Coatsworth, David, producer.
Shareshian, Steven, producer.
Hanks, Tom, producer.
Goetzman, Gary, 1952- producer.
Hooper, Tom, 1972- director.
Giamatti, Paul, actor.
Linney, Laura, actor.
Huston, Danny, 1962- actor.
Lloyd, John Bedford, actor.
Theroux, Justin, actor.
Coster, Ritchie, actor.
Henry, Guy, 1960- actor.
Dillane, Stephen, 1956- actor.
Morse, David, 1953- actor.
Ivanek, Zeljko, 1957- actor.
Dossett, John, actor.
Anglade, Jean-Hugues, actor.
Magre, Judith, actor.
Hinkle, Steven, 1994- actor.
Taylor, Madeline, 1996- actor.
Huff, Neal, actor.
Wilkinson, Tom, 1948- actor.
Hollander, Tom, 1967- actor.
Polley, Sarah, actor.
Moss-Bachrach, Ebon, actor.
Sewell, Rufus, 1967- actor.
Barnett, Samuel, 1980- actor.
Scott, Andrew, 1976 October 21- actor.
Lane, Rob (Composer), composer.
Vitarelli, Joseph, composer.
Oliver, Melanie, editor of moving image work.
Jackson, Gemma, 1951- production designer.
Fujimoto, Tak, director.
Cohen, Danny, director.
Ellis, Kirk, screenwriter.
Ashford, Michelle, screenwriter.
McCullough, David G. John Adams.
HBO Films.
Playtone (Firm)
HBO Video (Firm)
Home Box Office (Firm)
Participants/Performers Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Danny Huston, John Bedford Lloyd, Justin Theroux, Ritchie Coster, Guy Henry, Stephen Dillane, David Morse, ZŐĆeljko Ivanek, John Dossett, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Judith Magre, Steven Hinkle, Madeline Taylor, Neal Huff, Tom Wilkinson, Tom Hollander, Sarah Polley, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Rufus Sewell, Samuel Barnett, Andrew Scott.
Other Contributors Casting, Kathleen Chipin, Nina Gold ; music, Rob Lane, Joseph Vitarelli ; editor, Melanie Oliver ; production designer, Gemma Jackson ; consulting producer, Graham Yost ; executive producers, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman ; co-executive producers, Kirk Ellis, Frank Doelger.
Audience Rating: TV-14.
Language English
In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
Based on the book written by David McCullough.
Originally broadcast on HBO as a seven-part mini-series in 2008.
Special features: Discs 1-3: Facts are stubborn things: an exclusive onscreen historical guide; Who's who in history, character biographies ; disc 3: Documentary: David McCullough: painting with words (a rare and personal glimpse at the life and works of author David McCullough); "The making of 'John Adams'" featurette.
System Details Enhanced Blu-ray disc, region A, widescreen (16:9) presentation, 1080p high definition; DTS-HD master audio, DTS English 5.1 (English); Digital 2.0 surround (French. Spanish).
Description 3 videodiscs (approximately 501 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1419878689
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