The Resource The plow that broke the plains : The river, written and directed by Pare Lorentz, (videorecording ;)

The plow that broke the plains : The river, written and directed by Pare Lorentz, (videorecording ;)

Label
The plow that broke the plains : The river
Title
The plow that broke the plains
Title remainder
The river
Statement of responsibility
written and directed by Pare Lorentz
Title variation
Plow that broke the plains ;
Title variation remainder
and, The river
Contributor
Artistic director
Screenwriter
Conductor
Director
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The plow that broke the plains" depicts the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to drought and depression. "The river" traces life in the Mississippi River Valley during the previous 150 years, showing the consequences of sharecropping, soil exhaustion, unchecked erosion and floods, and concludes with scenes of regional planning, TVA development and federal efforts
Related
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • The plow that broke the Plains: photography, Ralph Steiner, Paul Ivano, Paul Strand, Leo T. Hurwitz ; music composed by Virgil Thompson ; film editor, Leo Zochling
  • The river: photography, Floyd Crosby, Stacy Woodard, Williard Van Dyke ; music composed by Virgil Thomson ; film editors, Leo Zochling, Lloyd Nosler
Date time place
Soundtracks re-created June 11-12, 2005, at Omega Recording Studios, Rockville, MD
LC call number
E179
LC item number
.P686 2007
PerformerNote
Narrator, Floyd King; soundtracks recreated by Post-Classical Ensemble, conductor, Angel Gil-Ordóñez; Joseph Horowitz, artistic director
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1896-1989
  • 1948-
  • 1896-1989
  • 1896-1989
  • 1889-1972
  • 1884-1966
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lorentz, Pare
  • Stoney, George C
  • Fussell, Charles
  • Thomson, Virgil
  • King, Floyd
  • Gil-Ordóñez, Angel
  • Horowitz, Joseph
  • Thomson, Virgil
  • Thomson, Virgil
  • Smallens, Alexander
  • Chalmers, Thomas
  • Post-Classical Ensemble
  • Naxos Digital Services
Runtime
113
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water resources development
  • Land use
  • Motion picture music
  • Great Plains
  • Great Plains
  • Great Plains
  • Mississippi River
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The plow that broke the plains : The river, written and directed by Pare Lorentz, (videorecording ;)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "The original Pare Lorentz films with newly recorded soundtracks of the classic scores by Virgil Thomson."
  • Program and biographical notes (7 p.) inserted in container
  • Original sountrack option enables the original orchestration and narration for both films. Conductor, Alexander Smallens ; narrator, Thomas Chalmers
  • Special features: George Stoney on The Plow and The River (15 min.) -- Stoney on the New Deal, The River, and race (6 min.) -- Charles Fussell on Virgil Thomson (18 min.) -- Virgil Thomson on Virgil Thomson (audio only) (8 min.) --The original ending of The Plow that Broke the Plains (4 min.) --The original beginning of The Plow that Broke the Plains (3 min.)
Accompanying material
1 guide (7 p. ; 18 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
The plow that broke the Plains : a U.S. documentary film (1936) (27 min.) -- The river : a U.S. documentary film (1938) (32 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (113 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
747313552153
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
2.110521
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1298175
  • (OCoLC)81004337
  • (OCoLC)ocm81004337
  • 1298175
System details
DVD, all-region; Dolby Digital stereo or surround, DTS Surround; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The plow that broke the plains : The river, written and directed by Pare Lorentz, (videorecording ;)
Publication
Note
  • "The original Pare Lorentz films with newly recorded soundtracks of the classic scores by Virgil Thomson."
  • Program and biographical notes (7 p.) inserted in container
  • Original sountrack option enables the original orchestration and narration for both films. Conductor, Alexander Smallens ; narrator, Thomas Chalmers
  • Special features: George Stoney on The Plow and The River (15 min.) -- Stoney on the New Deal, The River, and race (6 min.) -- Charles Fussell on Virgil Thomson (18 min.) -- Virgil Thomson on Virgil Thomson (audio only) (8 min.) --The original ending of The Plow that Broke the Plains (4 min.) --The original beginning of The Plow that Broke the Plains (3 min.)
Accompanying material
1 guide (7 p. ; 18 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
The plow that broke the Plains : a U.S. documentary film (1936) (27 min.) -- The river : a U.S. documentary film (1938) (32 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (113 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
747313552153
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
2.110521
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1298175
  • (OCoLC)81004337
  • (OCoLC)ocm81004337
  • 1298175
System details
DVD, all-region; Dolby Digital stereo or surround, DTS Surround; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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