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

Contributor(s): Coatsworth, David [pro] | Shareshian, Steven [pro] | Ellis, Kirk [aus] | Ashford, Michelle [aus] | Hooper, Tom [drt] | Fujimoto, Tak [drt] | Cohen, Danny [drt] | Oliver, Melanie [edt] | Lane, Rob [cmp] | Vitarelli, Joseph [cmp] | Zakowska, Donna, 1954- [cst] | Jackson, Gemma [prd] | Giamatti, Paul [act] | Linney, Laura [act] | Dillane, Stephen [act] | Huston, Danny, 1962- [act] | Morse, David, 1953- [act] | Polley, Sarah [act] | Wilkinson, Tom, 1948- [act] | O'Connor, Clancy [act] | Sewell, Rufus, 1967- [act] | Theroux, Justin [act] | McCullough, David G. John Adams | HBO Films | Playtone (Firm) | HBO Video (Firm) | Home Box Office (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [New York] : HBO Video, [2008]Description: 3 videodiscs (ca. 501 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1419868772; 9781419868771.Uniform titles: John Adams. Spanish and English. Subject(s): McCullough, David G. -- Film and video adaptations | Adams, John, 1735-1826 -- Drama | Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818 -- Drama | McCullough, David G. -- Adaptations -- 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 -- DramaGenre/Form: Television mini-series. | Historical television programs. | Biographical television programs. | Political television programs. | Television adaptations. | Historical drama.DDC classification: 791.45/72
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 .
Production Credits: Directors of photography, Tak Fujimoto, Danny Cohen ; editor, Melanie Oliver ; composers, Rob Lane, Joseph Vitarelli ; costume designer, Donna Zakowska ; production designer, Gemma Jackson.
Cast: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, Danny Huston, David Morse, Sarah Polley, Tom Wilkinson, Clancy O'Connor, Rufus Sewell, Justin Theroux.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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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.

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 .

Directors of photography, Tak Fujimoto, Danny Cohen ; editor, Melanie Oliver ; composers, Rob Lane, Joseph Vitarelli ; costume designer, Donna Zakowska ; production designer, Gemma Jackson.

Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, Danny Huston, David Morse, Sarah Polley, Tom Wilkinson, Clancy O'Connor, Rufus Sewell, Justin Theroux.

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.

Rating: TV-14.

DVD, NTSC; region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.

These DVDs are copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.

English (5.1) or dubbed Spanish (2.0) dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

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