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The Resource Roots, David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; writer, William Blinn ... [and others] ; director, Marvin J. Chomsky ... [et al.]

Roots, David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; writer, William Blinn ... [and others] ; director, Marvin J. Chomsky ... [et al.]

Label
Roots
Title
Roots
Statement of responsibility
David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; writer, William Blinn ... [and others] ; director, Marvin J. Chomsky ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • engspa
  • eng
  • engfrespa
  • eng
Summary
An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boys' abduction to America and continued throughout the generations that followed
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones
Dewey number
929.20973
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
English or Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
LeVar Burton, John Amos, Ben Vereen, Cicely Tyson, Thalmus Rasulala, Edward Asner, Ralph Waite, Lorne Green, Vic Morrow, Chuck Connors, John Schuck, Leslie Uggams, Robert Reed, Lou Gossett
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1929-
  • 1939-
  • 1939-1991
  • 1928-2014
  • 1931-1982
  • 1921-1992
  • 1939-
  • 1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Margulies, Stan
  • Blinn, William
  • Chomsky, Marvin J.
  • Burton, LeVar
  • Amos, John
  • Vereen, Ben
  • Tyson, Cicely
  • Rasulala, Thalmus
  • Asner, Edward
  • Waite, Ralph
  • Greene, Lorne
  • Morrow, Vic
  • Connors, Chuck
  • Larner, Stevan
  • Wilcots, Joseph M.
  • Heckert, James T
  • Kirby, Peter
  • Fried, Gerald
  • Jones, Quincy
  • Warner Bros. Television
  • Wolper Productions
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
573
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haley, Alex
  • Kinte family
  • Haley family
  • Videodiscs
  • African Americans
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Roots, David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; writer, William Blinn ... [and others] ; director, Marvin J. Chomsky ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: Jan. 15, 2002
  • Originally broadcast as a television miniseries in 1977
  • Based on the novel by Alex Haley
  • Special features: Digitally remastered image and audio from restored elements; commentary by executive producer David L. Wolper, Ed Asner, LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, John Amos, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, Stan Winston and others; behind-the-scenes documentary "Remembering Roots"; DVD-ROM features: Roots family tree and web site links
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
692041
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
25th anniversary edition
Extent
3 videodiscs (573 min.)
Isbn
9780790763958
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085393745622
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
37456
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 692041
  • (OCoLC)48615043
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Roots, David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; writer, William Blinn ... [and others] ; director, Marvin J. Chomsky ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
  • Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: Jan. 15, 2002
  • Originally broadcast as a television miniseries in 1977
  • Based on the novel by Alex Haley
  • Special features: Digitally remastered image and audio from restored elements; commentary by executive producer David L. Wolper, Ed Asner, LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, John Amos, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, Stan Winston and others; behind-the-scenes documentary "Remembering Roots"; DVD-ROM features: Roots family tree and web site links
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
692041
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
25th anniversary edition
Extent
3 videodiscs (573 min.)
Isbn
9780790763958
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085393745622
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
37456
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 692041
  • (OCoLC)48615043
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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