Baseball : a film by Ken Burns / a production of Florentine Films and WETA-TV, Washington ; produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
DVD | PBS Home Video | 2010
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11 videodiscs (approximately 23 hours) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, John Chancellor ; voices, Adam Arkin ... [et al.].
Producers, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns, Allen Moore ; music, Jacqueline Schawb ... [et al.].
Videodisc release of a 1994 television program.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. It is a saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the transformation of popular culture, and the unfolding of the national pastime. Here is the story of a nation at work and play. Experience it in ten thrilling "innings" from master storyteller and award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns.
Inning 1: Our game, the 1840's-1900 (115 min.) -- Inning 2: Something like a war, 1900-1910 (106 min.) -- Inning 3: The faith of fifty million people, 1910-1920 (120 min.) -- Inning 4: A national heirloom, 1920-1930 (146 min.) -- Inning 5: Shadow ball, 1930-1940 (125 min.) -- Inning 6: The national pastime, 1940-1950 (151 min.) -- Inning 7: The capital of baseball, 1950-1960 (133 min.) -- Inning 8: A whole new ballgame, 1960-1970 (114 min.) -- Inning 9: Home, 1970-1992 (145 min.) -- The tenth inning, disc 1, Top of the tenth, 1992-1999 (116 min.) - The tenth inning, disc 2, Bottom of the tenth 1999-2009 (124 min.). Special features: interview with Ken burns and Lynn Novick, additional scenes, outtakes, and over 2 hours of bonus footage.
Our game, the 1840's-1900.
Something like a war, 1900-1910.
Faith of fifty million people, 1910-1920.
National heirloom, 1920-1930.
Shadow ball, 1930-1940.
National pastime, 1940-1950.
Capital of baseball, 1950-1960.
Whole new ballgame, 1960-1970.
Top of the tenth, 1992-1999.
Bottom of the tenth, 1999-2009.