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Into the deep [videorecording] : America, whaling & the world / American Experience Films presents, A Steeplechase Films Production for American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; Series producer, Susan Bellows ; senior producer, Sharon Grimberg ; executive producer, Mark Samels ; producers, Bonnie Lafave, Mary Recine, Robin Espinola, Ric Burns ; written and directed by Ric Burns.

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Language:
English. Optional English SDH for the hearing impaired ; closed-captioned.
Publication date:
2010
Imprint:
Arlington, Va. : PBS Distribution, c2010.
Format:
  • Video
  • 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. w/ b&w seq. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title Variation:
America, whaling & the world
America, whaling and the world
Note:
Originally produced in 2010.
Contents:
  • Special features: Deleted scenes that take a closer look at whales, the history of Nantucket, and the whaling industry (ca. 23 min.) ; bonus reenactment footage, featuring whaling sea shanties being sung aboard the Charles W. Morgan (ca. 15 min.).
Production Credits:
Editor, Li-Shin Yu ; music, Brian Keane ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Paul Goldsmith.
Participant:
Narrator, Willem Dafoe ; voices, Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Hamilton, Vincent Kartheiser, Callie Thorne, Philip Bosco.
Summary:
The history of the American whaling industry, from its 17th-century origins in drift and shore whaling off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age of deep ocean whaling, and on to its demise in the decades following the American Civil War.
Audience:
Not rated.
Format:
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; 5.1 surround.
Contributor:
Burns, Ric.
Recine, Mary.
Lafave, Bonnie.
Espinola, Robin.
Dafoe, Willem.
Leonard, Robert Sean, 1969-
Hamilton, Josh.
Kartheiser, Vincent, 1979-
Thorne, Callie.
Bosco, Philip.
Keane, Brian.
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Steeplechase Films Inc.
WGBH Educational Foundation.
American Experience Films (Firm)
Related Work:
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Moby Dick.
American experience (Television program)
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781608832521
160883252X
Publisher No.:
AMX62208 PBS Distribution

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