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Title James A. Michener's Centennial [videorecording] / [Universal City Studios, Inc.] ; executive producer, John Wilder.

Publication Info. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
2008

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Description 6 videodiscs (approximately 20 hr, 52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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video v rdamedia
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System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0 mono., dual layer, NTSC.
Cast Robert Conrad, Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Burr, Sally Kellerman, Barbara Carrera, Gregory Harrison, Stephanie Zimbalist, Cristina Raines, Richard Crenna, Alex Karras, Cliff De Young, Dennis Weaver, Glynn Turman, Rafael Campos, Robby Weaver, Timothy Dalton, Lynn Redgrave, Brian Keith, Clive Revill, Anthony Zerbe, Lois Nettleton, Doug McKeon, William Atherton, Jesse Vint, David Janssen, Robert Vaughn, Andy Griffith, Sharon Gless, Merle Haggard.
Note Based on the novel by James Michener.
Originally broadcast on television as a 12-episode mini-series in 1978.
Audience Not rated.
Summary Relives the grand hopes, dreams, loves, and adventures of generations of residents in Centennial, Colorado-- from their risky attempts to establish a settlement in 1795 through the politics and power plays of the 20th century. Begins with French and Scottish trappers interacting with Native Americans and follows the increasing conflicts as more permanent settlers arrive. Shows how the town of Centennial is founded by the young Mennonite Levi Zendt and his bride-to-be. Looks at the effects of the American Civil War on the settlement and the disputes between cattle ranchers and farmers. Shows the plight of Mexican residents who find their rights threatened by a real estate tycoon from back East. Examines more recent dirty politics as two contestants face off over the future of the town and its dwindling natural resources.
Contents disc 1. Only the rocks live forever / directed by Virgil W. Vogel ; written for television by John Wilder ; producer, Howard Alston -- The yellow apron / directed by Virgil W. Vogel ; written for television by John Wilder ; producer, Howard Alston.
disc 2. The wagon and the elephant / directed by Paul Krasny ; teleplay by Jerry Ziegman ; producer, Malcolm R. Harding -- For as long as the waters flow / directed by Paul Krasny ; teleplay by Jerry Ziegman ; producer, Malcolm R. Harding.
disc 3. The massacre / directed by Paul Krasny ; teleplay by Charles Larson ; producer, Malcolm R. Harding -- The Longhorns / directed by Virgil W. Vogel ; written for television by John Wilder ; producer, Alex Beaton.
disc 4. The shepherds / directed by Virgil W. Vogel ; teleplay by Charles Larson ; producer, Malcolm R. Harding -- The storm / directed by Harry Falk ; teleplay by Charles Larson ; producer, Malcolm R. Harding.
disc 5. The crime / directed by Harry Falk ; teleplay by Charles Larson ; producer, Malcolm R. Harding -- The winds of fortune / directed by Harry Falk ; teleplay by Charles Larson ; producer, Malcolm R. Harding.
disc 6. The winds of death / directed by Bernard McEveety ; teleplay by Jerry Ziegman ; producer, Malcolm R. Harding -- The scream of eagles / directed by Virgil W. Vogel ; written for television by John Wilder ; producer, George E. Crosby.
Note Special feature: Memories of Centennial (retrospective look by cast and crew).
Credits Executive producer, John Wilder ; writer/teleplay, John Wilder (Only the rocks live forever, The yellow apron, The longhorns, The scream of eagles); Jerry Ziegman (The wagon and the elephant, For as long as the waters flow, The winds of death); Charles Larson (The massacre, The shepherds, The storm, The crime, The winds of fortune) ; directors, Virgil W. Vogel (Only the rocks live forever, The yellow apron, The longhorns, The shepherds, The scream of eagles); Paul Krasny (The wagon and the elephant, For as long as the waters flow, The massacre); Harry Falk (The storm, The crime, The winds of fortune); Bernard McEveety (The winds of death).
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Subject Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997 -- Adaptations -- Drama.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Colorado -- Drama.
Colorado -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Colorado -- History -- To 1876 -- Drama.
Colorado -- History -- 1951- -- Drama.
Colorado -- Politics and government -- To 1876 -- Drama.
Colorado -- Politics and government -- 1951- -- Drama.
Genre/Form Historical television programs.
Western television programs.
Action and adventure television programs.
Epic television programs.
Television adaptations.
Television mini-series.
Fiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Historical -- Television mini-series.
Western -- Television mini-series.
Adventure -- Television mini-series.
Adaptation -- Television mini-series.
Television series.
Historical drama.
Added Author Wilder, John, producer, author of screenplay.
Conrad, Robert, 1935- actor.
Chamberlain, Richard, 1935- actor.
Burr, Raymond, 1917-1993, actor.
Kellerman, Sally, actor.
Carrera, Barbara, actor.
Harrison, Gregory, 1950- actor.
Zimbalist, Stephanie, actor.
Raines, Cristina, 1952- actor.
Crenna, Richard, 1927-2003, actor.
Karras, Alex, actor.
De Young, Cliff, actor.
Weaver, Dennis, actor.
Turman, Glynn, actor.
Campos, Rafael, 1936-1985, actor.
Weaver, Robby, actor.
Dalton, Timothy, 1944- actor.
Redgrave, Lynn, 1943-2010, actor.
Keith, Brian, 1921-1997, actor.
Revill, Clive, actor.
Zerbe, Anthony, 1936- actor.
Nettleton, Lois, actor.
McKeon, Doug, 1966- actor.
Atherton, William, actor.
Vint, Jesse, actor.
Janssen, David, actor.
Vaughn, Robert, 1932- actor.
Griffith, Andy, 1926-2012 actor.
Gless, Sharon, actor.
Haggard, Merle, actor.
Vogel, Virgil W., 1919-1996, director.
Krasny, Paul, 1935-2001, director.
Ziegman, Jerry, author of screenplay.
Larson, Charles, author of screenplay.
Falk, Harry, Jr, director.
McEveety, Bernard, director.
Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997. Centennial, bibliographic antecedent.
Universal City Studios.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Centennial
Centennial (Television program)
Standard No. 025195031776
Music No. 61103921 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

 
    
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