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The Resource Roots, developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses ; a David L. Wolper production, (videorecording)

Roots, developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses ; a David L. Wolper production, (videorecording)

Label
Roots
Title
Roots
Statement of responsibility
developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses ; a David L. Wolper production
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • 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 ; Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series ; Outstanding Limited Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
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
791.45/75
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.H24
LC item number
R66 2007
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 ; written for television by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses ; a David L. Wolper production, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley
  • Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977
  • Special features (discs 1 & 2): optional audio commentary for each episode by Wolper & various cast members; video highlights from the audio commentary recording sessions
  • Special features (disc 3): optional audio commentary for each episode by Wolper & various cast members; video highlights from the audio commentary recording sessions; "Roots" family tree; "Remembering 'Roots'" featurette (c2002, 19 min.)
  • Special features (disc 4): "The phenomenon of 'Roots'" (aka: "'Roots' : one year later") television documentary (c1978, 48 min.) ; "Crossing over : how 'Roots' captivated an entire nation" featurette (c2007, 20 min.)
  • "Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Disc 1: episodes 1 & 2 ; Disc 2: episodes 3 &4 ; Disc 3: episodes 5 & 6 ; Disc 4: Crossing over : how Roots captivated an entire nation -- Roots : on year later
Control code
4222982
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
Extent
4 videodiscs (573 min.)
Isbn
9781419850219
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391144854
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
114485
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm81146919
  • (OCoLC)81146919
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Roots, developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses ; a David L. Wolper production, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley
  • Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977
  • Special features (discs 1 & 2): optional audio commentary for each episode by Wolper & various cast members; video highlights from the audio commentary recording sessions
  • Special features (disc 3): optional audio commentary for each episode by Wolper & various cast members; video highlights from the audio commentary recording sessions; "Roots" family tree; "Remembering 'Roots'" featurette (c2002, 19 min.)
  • Special features (disc 4): "The phenomenon of 'Roots'" (aka: "'Roots' : one year later") television documentary (c1978, 48 min.) ; "Crossing over : how 'Roots' captivated an entire nation" featurette (c2007, 20 min.)
  • "Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Disc 1: episodes 1 & 2 ; Disc 2: episodes 3 &4 ; Disc 3: episodes 5 & 6 ; Disc 4: Crossing over : how Roots captivated an entire nation -- Roots : on year later
Control code
4222982
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
Extent
4 videodiscs (573 min.)
Isbn
9781419850219
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391144854
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
114485
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm81146919
  • (OCoLC)81146919
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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