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John Adams [videorecording] / HBO Films presents a Playtone production ; produced by David Coatsworth, Steven Shareshian ; directed by Tom Hooper.

Coatsworth, David (Producer). Shareshian, Steven (Producer). Ellis, Kirk (Screenwriter). Ashford, Michelle (Screenwriter). Hooper, Tom (Director). Fujimoto, Tak. (Director). Cohen, Danny (Director). Oliver, Melanie (Editor). Lane, Rob (Composer). Vitarelli, Joseph (Composer). Zakowska, Donna, 1954- (Costume designer). Jackson, Gemma, 1951- (Production personnel). Giamatti, Paul (Actor). Linney, Laura (Actor). Dillane, Stephen, 1956- (Actor). Huston, Danny, 1962- (Actor). Morse, David, 1953- (Actor). Polley, Sarah. (Actor). Wilkinson, Tom, 1948- (Actor). O'Connor, Clancy (Actor). Sewell, Rufus, 1967- (Actor). Theroux, Justin. (Actor). McCullough, David G. Television adaptation of (work): John Adams. (Added Author). HBO Films (Added Author). Playtone (Firm) (Added Author). HBO Video (Firm) (Added Author). Home Box Office (Firm) (Added Author). Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, Danny Huston, David Morse, Sarah Polley, Tom Wilkinson, Clancy O'Connor, Rufus Sewell, Justin Theroux. (Cast).

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  • 20 of 21 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Adams Public Library.

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Summary:

While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history.
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Adams Public Library AV DVD John Adams (Text) 37810000062991 Video DVD Branch_Only_3months 11/26/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419868772
  • ISBN: 9781419868771
  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 501 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : HBO Video, [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
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; 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.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc one: Part I: Join or die / written by Kirk Ellis ; pt. II: Independence / written by Kirk Ellis -- disc two: pt. III: Don't tread on me / written by Kirk Ellis ; pt. IV: Reunion / written by Kirk Ellis & Michelle Ashford; pt. V: Unite or die / written by Kirk Ellis -- disc three: pt. VI: Unnecessary war / written by Kirk Ellis ; pt. VII: Peacefield / written by Kirk Ellis.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directors of photography, Tak Fujimoto, Danny Cohen ; editor, Melanie Oliver ; composers, Rob Lane, Joseph Vitarelli ; costume designer, Donna Zakowska ; production designer, Gemma Jackson.
Participant or Performer Note:
Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, Danny Huston, David Morse, Sarah Polley, Tom Wilkinson, Clancy O'Connor, Rufus Sewell, Justin Theroux.
Summary, etc.:
While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV-14.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC; region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
These DVDs are copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Language Note:
English (5.1) or dubbed Spanish (2.0) dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: McCullough, David G. > Film adaptations.
Adams, John, 1735-1826 > Drama.
Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818 > 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

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