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The Resource Roots, 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, 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

Label
Roots
Title
Roots
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Related
Member of
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 (Lou Gossett, Jr.; Outstanding Limited Series; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series (Edward Asner); Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series (Olivia Cole); Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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
Dewey number
791.45/75
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
  • Closed-captioned
  • Language tracks in English or dubbed Spanish, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1992.77
LC item number
.R6687 2007
PerformerNote
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
Runtime
563
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Roots, 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
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by Alex Haley
  • Originally broadcast on ABC in January, 1977
  • Special features include: 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
4222982
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
Extent
4 videodiscs (645 min.)
Isbn
9781419850219
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391144854
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
114485
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm81146919
  • (OCoLC)81146919
System details
DVD; Region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Roots, 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
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by Alex Haley
  • Originally broadcast on ABC in January, 1977
  • Special features include: 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
4222982
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
Extent
4 videodiscs (645 min.)
Isbn
9781419850219
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391144854
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
114485
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm81146919
  • (OCoLC)81146919
System details
DVD; Region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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