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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 215889498
UPC: 841887012560
UPC 14: 00841887012560
Category Keywords: Documentary  Nature
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Editor's Note
Actor Willem Dafoe (THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST) narrates this feature-length documentary examination of America's 400+year infatuation with the science and industry of whaling, which originally aired as an episode of PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE series. As written and directed by Ric Burns, the film posits the idea that whaling is as traditionally integrated into "Classic Americana" as virtually anything else. The program approaches its subject chronologically, beginning with a look at whaling's role in the early 17th century, and tracing the pursuit through mid-19th Century, Civil War-era America, when close to 80% of the whaling ships in the world originated in American ports. The film also touches on issues economic and environmental. Special features include a panoply of deleted scenes that take a closer look at whales, the whaling industry and the history of Nantucket Island, and a wealth of bonus reenactment footage that features sea shanties sung aboard a whaling ship christened The Charles W. Morgan.
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: PBS
Video Release Date Release Date: 7/6/2010
Video Play Time Running Time: 120 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2010
Video UPC UPC: 00841887012560
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Ric Burns - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Paul Goldsmith - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Brian Keane - Composer
Video Cast Info Buddy Squires - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Philip Bosco - Voice
Video Cast Info Willem Dafoe - Narrator
Video Cast Info Josh Hamilton - Voice
Video Cast Info Robert Sean Leonard - Voice
Video Cast Info Vincent Kartheiser - Voice
Video Cast Info Callie Thorne - Voice
Video Cast Info Ric Burns - Director
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