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Florentine Films

Overview
Works: 753 works in 2,016 publications in 3 languages and 81,809 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Historical television programs  Documentary films  Television mini-series  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: prn, Originator
Classifications: E468, 973
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Most widely held works by Florentine Films
The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

65 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Bert Cunnington( Visual )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 8. Between 1945 and 1955, jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis, find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
The war by Ken Burns( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and French and held by 2,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six years in the making, this epic 15 hour film focuses on the stories of citizens from four geographically distributed American towns -- Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota. These four communities stand in for -- and could represent -- any town in the United States that went through the war's four devastating years. Individuals from each community take the viewer through their own personal and quite often harrowing journey into war, painting vivid portraits of how the war dramatically altered their lives and those of their neighbors, as well as the country that helped to save for generations to come"--Container
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up to the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868. Part 2 spans the period from 1868 to the passage in 1919 of the 19th amendment to the Constitution which gave women the vote
Mark Twain by Howard F Decker( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, Russell Banks and others
The national parks : America's best idea by Ken Burns( Visual )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns documents the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features
Frank Lloyd Wright by Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright, perhaps the greatest of all American architects. Uses live cinematography, fascinating interviews and rare archival footage to present a detailed account of Wright's long and turbulent life and career
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight
The West by Geoffrey C Ward( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 4. Looks at the continuing settlement of the West while the Civil War ravages the East. Episode 5. Examines the development of the railroad, its part in bringing landless Europeans into the West and linking the coasts, and its role in the near extinction of the buffalo
Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America
Statue of Liberty by Ken Burns( Visual )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmmaker Ken Burns presents the definitive portrait of this great lady of the American imagination, in a program that won nominations for both an Academy Award and an Emmy. Follow her life, from her creation by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, through her painstaking construction and accident-prone dedication in 1886. Interviews with ordinary Americans reveal a deep understanding of the unique place the statue holds in our hearts"--Publisher's website
Empire of the air : the men who made radio( Visual )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of radio from 1906-1955 and the three men who made it happen: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff. Combines archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews, and radio soundtrack
The Roosevelts : An Intimate History( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire portant sur Théodore, Franklin et Eleanor Roosevelt, trois membres d'une des familles les plus importantes et influentes de la politique américaine
The Central Park five by Nytva (Russia)( Visual )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the Central Park 5-a group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted of brutally raping a white woman in New York
The Shakers : hands to work, hearts to God by Doris Humphrey( Visual )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revealing and poignant film by Ken Burns portrays 200 years of Shaker life in America, guided by the recollections of the three surviving members of the faith, along with a wealth of archival material from over 40 collections. Explore every aspect of this strange and noble sect that produced some of the greatest architecture and furniture in American history
Baseball by Don Kessinger( Visual )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine-part program on the history of baseball
Horatio's drive : America's first road trip by Ken Burns( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, drove from San Francisco to New York City, in 1903 to became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent, a feat never before accomplished. It would mark the beginning of a new era in America and the end of another. It took Lewis & Clark over two years to go from the Atlantic to the Pacific - Horatio went the opposite direction, by means of the "Horseless carriage", in less than 3 months
 
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