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Title The plow that broke the plains ; The river [(DVD) videorecording].

Publication Info. [United States] : Naxos, [2007]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  978 PLO    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, all-region; Dolby Digital, DTS Surround.
Performer Narrator, Floyd King; soundtracks recreated by Post-Classical Ensemble, Angel Gil-Ordoñez, music director, Joseph Horowitz, artistic director..
Credits Writer/director, Pare Lorentz ; music, Virgil Thompson.
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.
Contents The Plow that Broke the Plains (27 min.) -- The River (32 min.) -- 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.)
Subject Great Plains -- Economic conditions -- Videodiscs.
Great Plains -- Social conditions -- Videodiscs.
Great Plains -- History -- Videodiscs.
Water resources development -- Mississippi River Valley -- Videodiscs.
Mississippi River -- History -- Videodiscs.
Land use -- Mississippi River Valley -- Videodiscs.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Lorentz, Pare, screenwriter, director.
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989, composer.
Stoney, George C.
Fussell, Charles.
King, Floyd, narrator.
Gil-Ordóñez, Angel.
Horowitz, Joseph, 1948-
Post-Classical Ensemble.
Naxos Digital Services.
Added Title River.
Standard No. 747313552153
Music No. 2110521 Naxos of America
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