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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

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

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
Title variation
  • Roots: the complete collection
  • Remembering Roots
Contributor
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
Cataloging source
HLS
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
Language note
  • In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles
  • Closed-captioned
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1923-2002
  • 1929-
  • 1935-2021
  • 1921-2003
  • 1939-
  • 1942-2018
  • 1938-2012
  • 1921-1992
  • 1949-1991
  • 1946-
  • 1936-
  • 1929-1993
  • 1939-
  • 1950-
  • 1909-1995
  • 1953-
  • 1930-1983
  • 1935-1995
  • 1942-
  • 1950-
  • 1931-1982
  • 1939-1991
  • 1932-1992
  • 1942-
  • 1930-1990
  • 1940-
  • 1947-
  • 1946-
  • 1928-2014
  • 1938-1997
  • 1958-
  • 1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Blinn, William
  • Wolper, David L
  • Margulies, Stan
  • Cohen, M. Charles
  • Kinoy, Ernest
  • Lee, James
  • Chomsky, Marvin J.
  • Erman, John
  • Greene, David
  • Moses, Gilbert
  • Amos, John
  • Angelou, Maya
  • Asner, Edward
  • Bridges, Lloyd
  • Brown, Georg Stanford
  • Burton, LeVar
  • Carey, Macdonald
  • Cole, Olivia
  • Collins, Gary
  • Connors, Chuck
  • Crothers, Scat Man
  • Cumbuka, Ji-Tu
  • Davis, Brad
  • Duncan, Sandy
  • George, Lynda Day
  • Gossett, Louis
  • Greene, Lorne
  • Gunn, Moses
  • Hamilton, George
  • Hicks, Hilly
  • Ives, Burl
  • Hilton-Jacobs, Lawrence
  • Jones, Carolyn
  • McClure, Doug
  • McShane, Ian
  • Moody, Lynne
  • Morrow, Vic
  • Rasulala, Thalmus
  • Reed, Robert
  • Rhodes, Hari
  • Roundtree, Richard
  • St. Jacques, Raymond
  • Schuck, John
  • Shenar, Paul
  • Simpson, O. J.
  • Sinclair, Madge
  • Todd, Beverly
  • Tyson, Cicely
  • Uggams, Leslie
  • Vereen, Ben
  • Waite, Ralph
  • Watson, William
  • Woods, Renn
  • Fried, Gerald
  • Jones, Quincy
  • Haley, Alex
  • Wolper Productions
Runtime
563
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television programs
  • Television series
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
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley
  • Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977
  • Released in 2007 as part of the 10 DVD set Roots, the complete collection
  • 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.)
  • Warner Home Video: 114485
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1: Episodes 1 & 2 -- Disc 2: Episodes 3 &4 -- Disc 3: Episodes 5 & 6
Control code
430656472
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 16 x 27 cm)
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen
Extent
3 videodiscs (573 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
114485
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format
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
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley
  • Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977
  • Released in 2007 as part of the 10 DVD set Roots, the complete collection
  • 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.)
  • Warner Home Video: 114485
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1: Episodes 1 & 2 -- Disc 2: Episodes 3 &4 -- Disc 3: Episodes 5 & 6
Control code
430656472
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 16 x 27 cm)
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen
Extent
3 videodiscs (573 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
114485
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format
Video recording format
DVD

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