The plow that broke the plains [videorecording] ; and, The river
- Uniform Title
- Plow that broke the Plains (Motion picture)
- [Hong Kong] : Naxos Rights International Ltd., c2007.
- Physical description
- 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (7 p. ; 18 cm.)
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- The plow that broke the plains (1937, 27 min.)
- The River (1938, 32 min.).
- "The plow that broke the plains" depicts the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to drought and depression. "The river" traces life in the Mississippi River Valley during the previous 150 years, showing the consequences of sharecropping, soil exhaustion, unchecked erosion and floods, and concludes with scenes of regional planning, TVA development and federal efforts.
- Publication date
- Special features:George Stoney on The Plow and The River (15 min.); Stoney on the New Deal, The River, and race (6 min.) -- Charles Fussell on Virgil Thomson (18 min.) -- Virgil Thomson on Virgil Thomson (audio only) (8 min.) --The original ending of The Plow that Broke the Plains (4 min.) --The original beginning of The Plow that Broke the Plains (3 min.)
- Production Credits
- Writer/director, Pare Lorentz; music, Virgil Thompson; soundtracks recreated by Post-Classical Ensemble; Angel Gil-Ordóñez, music director; Joseph Horowitz, artistic director.
- Narrator, Floyd King.
- DVD, all-region; Dolby Digital, DTS Surround.
- Related Work
- River (Motion picture : 1938)
- Publisher Number
- 2110521 Naxos of America
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