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Title:
John Adams [videorecording (DVD)]

John Adams.
Author:
Coatsworth, David.

Shareshian, Steven.

Ellis, Kirk.

Ashford, Michelle.

Hooper, Tom, 1972-

Fujimoto, Tak.

Cohen, Danny.

Oliver, Melanie.

Lane, Rob, composer.

Vitarelli, Joseph.

Zakowska, Donna, 1954-

Jackson, Gemma.

Giamatti, Paul.

Linney, Laura.

Dillane, Stephen.

Huston, Danny, 1962-

Morse, David, 1953-

Polley, Sarah.

Wilkinson, Tom, 1948-

O'Connor, Clancy.

Sewell, Rufus, 1967-

Theroux, Justin.

McCullough, David G. John Adams.

HBO Video (Firm)

HBO Films.

Playtone (Firm)

Home Box Office (Firm)
ISBN:
9781419868771
Edition:
[Widescreen format].
Publication Information:
[New York] : HBO Video, 2008.
Physical Description:
3 videodiscs (ca. 501 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Based on the book written by David McCullough.

Originally broadcast on HBO as a seven-part mini-series in 2008.

"TV-14"--Container.

Canadian home video rating: PG.

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.
Contents:
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 .
Abstract:
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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Emmy Award-winning director Tom Hopper takes the helm for this epic, seven-part miniseries produced by Playtone's Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and presenting American history as seen from the perspective of fiercely independent founding father John Adams (Paul Giamatti). Based on author David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, the film tells the tale of a leader whose remarkable vision helped to guide a burgeoning republic through an especially tumultuous period. Thanks to the tireless support of his loving wife Abigail (Laura Linney), and lifelong friendship with political rivalry Thomas Jefferson (Stephen Dillane), John Adams rose to prominence as the spokesman for the American independence movement before moving on to become America's first ambassador to Holland and England, the first American Vice President, the second American President, and the father of the sixth American President. As with McCullough's best-selling biography, the film draws on a comprehensive collection of letters, diaries, and family papers in order to create the most accurate representation of Adams' life and achievements ever captured on film. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi