The Ken Burns America Collection (DVD)
Collection of U.S. history documentaries by Oscar-winning filmmaker Ken Burns. Includes Statue of Liberty, Empire of the Air, The Congress, Thomas Hart Benton, Huey Long, The Shakers and the Oscar Brooklyn Bridge.
The New York Times described him as 'the most accomplished documentary filmmaker of his generation'. This box set contains seven American history documentaries: Oscar-winning Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Empire of the Air, The Congress, Thomas Hart Benton, Huey Long and The Shakers.
Together, they provides a sweeping portrait of the rich and vast variety of life in the United States.
More About Ken Burns
The New York Times described him as “the most accomplished documentary filmmaker of his generation”. There can be no question of the staggering impact of Ken Burn’s work on our modern understanding of the USA and its history.
Burns won an Academy Award for Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, and went on to direct some of the most heralded historical documentaries ever made. These included The Civil War, Jazz and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.
His films told stories of American lives from diverse perspectives; Burns’ body of work provides a sweeping portrait of the rich and vast variety of life in the United States. To watch Ken Burns’ American documentaries is to appreciate this multifaceted nation through both a historical and artistic lens, simply unparalleled in the world of documentary filmmaking.
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