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The Resource Roots, developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television, (videorecording)

Roots, developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television, (videorecording)

Label
Roots
Title
Roots
Statement of responsibility
developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Director
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era
Related
Awards note
  • Golden Globes (USA), 1978: Best TV-Series - Drama.
  • Emmy Awards, 1977: Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing for a Series ; Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) ; Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (Greene, ep. 1); Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series (Gossett) ; Outstanding Limited Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series (Asner) ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series Cole) ; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (Kinoy, Blinn; ep.2).
Cataloging source
VQT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones
Dewey number
791.45/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Intended audience source
Warner Home Video
Language note
In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
E185.97.H25
LC item number
A34 2011
PerformerNote
John Amos, Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, LeVar Burton, Macdonald Carey, Olivia Cole, Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Brad Davis, Sandy Duncan, Lynda Day George, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene, Moses Gunn, George Hamilton, Hilly Hicks, Burl Ives, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Carolyn Jones, Doug McClure, Ian McShane, Lynne Moody, Vic Morrow, Thalmus Rasulala, Robert Reed, Harry Rhodes, Richard Roundtree, Raymond St. Jacques, John Schuck, Paul Shenar, O.J. Simpson, Madge Sinclair, Beverly Todd, Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Ralph Waite, William Watson, Ren Woods
Runtime
573
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Roots, developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Disc 5 menu screen erroniously states it is a double-sided disc
  • Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley
  • Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977
  • "Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container
  • Special features : cast and crew commentaries with video option; documentaries
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • written for television by James Lee and William Blinn; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
  • disc 4.
  • Episode 4
  • written for television by James Lee (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour) ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
  • disc 5.
  • Episode 5
  • written for television by James Lee and William Blinn (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour); directed by Gilbert Moses
  • disc 6.
  • Episode 6
  • written for television by M. Charles Cohen; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky;
  • disc 1.
  • Remembering Roots
  • (2002 ; ca. 19 min.)
  • disc 7.
  • Roots: one year later
  • (1978; ca. 48 min.);
  • Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation
  • (2007 ; 20 min.)
  • Episode 1
  • written for television by William Blinn and Ernest Kinoy; directed by David Greene
  • disc 2.
  • Episode 2
  • written for television by Ernest Kinoy and William Blinn; directed by David Greene (1st hour), John Erman (2nd hour)
  • disc 3.
  • Episode 3
Control code
5621910
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
Extent
7 videodiscs (573 min.)
Isbn
9780780667167
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929161867
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
3000033902
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn754823522
  • (OCoLC)754823522
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono ; standard screen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Roots, developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Disc 5 menu screen erroniously states it is a double-sided disc
  • Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley
  • Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977
  • "Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container
  • Special features : cast and crew commentaries with video option; documentaries
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • written for television by James Lee and William Blinn; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
  • disc 4.
  • Episode 4
  • written for television by James Lee (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour) ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
  • disc 5.
  • Episode 5
  • written for television by James Lee and William Blinn (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour); directed by Gilbert Moses
  • disc 6.
  • Episode 6
  • written for television by M. Charles Cohen; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky;
  • disc 1.
  • Remembering Roots
  • (2002 ; ca. 19 min.)
  • disc 7.
  • Roots: one year later
  • (1978; ca. 48 min.);
  • Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation
  • (2007 ; 20 min.)
  • Episode 1
  • written for television by William Blinn and Ernest Kinoy; directed by David Greene
  • disc 2.
  • Episode 2
  • written for television by Ernest Kinoy and William Blinn; directed by David Greene (1st hour), John Erman (2nd hour)
  • disc 3.
  • Episode 3
Control code
5621910
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
Extent
7 videodiscs (573 min.)
Isbn
9780780667167
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929161867
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
3000033902
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn754823522
  • (OCoLC)754823522
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono ; standard screen
Video recording format
DVD

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