American Experience: Ansel Adams DVD

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Few American artists have enjoyed more widespread popularity while alive than Ansel Adams. A visionary photographer, pioneer in technique, and environmental crusader, Adams took part in a revolution in photography, and in the ways he saw "the continuous beauty of the things that are." Ric Burns' film biography of Adams is an intimate portrait of a man for whom life ... More
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Few American artists have enjoyed more widespread popularity while alive than Ansel Adams. A visionary photographer, pioneer in technique, and environmental crusader, Adams took part in a revolution in photography, and in the ways he saw "the continuous beauty of the things that are." Ric Burns' film biography of Adams is an intimate portrait of a man for whom life and art were inextricably connected with photography and wilderness.

Producer: Ric Burns
Production Year: 2002
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 90 minutes

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Jocelyn
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5.0 star rating
03/17/22
Great Documentary trapped on DVD
Review by Jocelyn on 03/17/22 review stating Great Documentary trapped on DVD
This incredible documentary should be available on Blu-ray, digital download, and streaming (other than PBS Paport), but it is only available to buy on DVD. Given how outmoded DVD has become, why isn't this available on other platforms?
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Gerry L.
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5.0 star rating
02/16/22
learned a lot and found
Review by Gerry L. on 02/16/22 review stating learned a lot and found
learned a lot and found his pictures stunning
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HERBERT
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5.0 star rating
12/29/21
ANSEL ADAMS: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - DVD HERB T. GAINESVILLE, VA
Review by HERBERT on 12/29/21 review stating ANSEL ADAMS: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - DVD HERB T. GAINESVILLE, VA
This DVD is essentially a biography of Ansel Adams. All the scenes of Yosemite are videos taken from a helicopter. Not sure where the still photos he took that are in the book are. But regardless, the scenes are beautiful. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Pony
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
SAY RAY!
Review by Pony on 07/17/20 review stating SAY RAY!
It was exciting to see this offering in the catalogue soon after (H L) Mencken Day at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. Mencken was my fathers first cousin so it was great to watch the story from a PBSs perspective and then give one copy to my niece who is an actress and wants to do a theater piece on Mencken. Maybe that one will be available in the PBS store some day. Thank you for the brilliant and diverse offerings, both onscreen and in DVD.
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Same O.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Video
Review by Same O. on 07/17/20 review stating Video
The movie helped to explain some historical facts.
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Brown
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great documentary
Review by Brown on 07/17/20 review stating Great documentary
Typical American Experience, good balance of history and reviewing the highlights and personal details, would recommend.
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Mackie
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
See america thru the eyes of Ansel Adams
Review by Mackie on 07/17/20 review stating See america thru the eyes of Ansel Adams
Brilliant film about the life of the great Ansel Adams. Were taken down the same path as Adams took to reveal the hidden natural beauty of the United States during the early days. The film also reveals the hardships faced without all the modern electronic devices we have access to today. Adams experimented with his slides and could manually improve upon them. The America that was can be found through Adams photographs, never lost to the ages. Totally enjoyable as well as informative.
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Wam
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Part of our History
Review by Wam on 07/17/20 review stating Part of our History
Good research evident. Historical changes most interesting,unknown to most. Fair treatment and I would suggestion purchase. WAM 1/20/14
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L L.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Authentic American artist
Review by L L. on 07/17/20 review stating Authentic American artist
Excellent presentation of this artist of the photography medium, with all his faults failings besides, his gift/genius for depicting the beauty of American landscapes.
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Black W.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
just watching beauty
Review by Black W. on 07/17/20 review stating just watching beauty
On a long winters night--a whole new world is opened by watching Ansel Adams and his work
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Pritchard
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great, Great and more!
Review by Pritchard on 07/17/20 review stating Great, Great and more!
This video on Ansel Adams was everything I hoped for and much more. From start to finish it covered everything about his life and his photography. He truly was the greatest photographer of the last century.
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Just A.
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1.0 star rating
07/17/20
Wilson:Racist Post-Slavery President
Review by Just A. on 07/17/20 review stating Wilson:Racist Post-Slavery President
A President who 1] sends U.S. Military into more countries-- Caribbean countries and Mexico and the new experiment with freedom in the nascent Soviet Union 2] praises the The Birth of a Nation as sad but true history, a position that assists in the re-birth of the Ku KLux Klan K 3] re-segregates Federal buildings in Washington D.C. 4] with utmost determination wants to engage the U.S. Military in World War I and is assisted by the Morgans and the stink of the corporate elites 5] conceives a world in which the .05 of white male murderous thugs will democratically rule their small populations while maintaining their colonial, murderous empires ---- perhaps in an ironic, paradoxical sense to the real America, as the White Rulers see it, Wilson was one of the greatist imperialist, racist, elitist, anti-democratic Thugs!! So long live PBS -- a partial pawn of the plutocracy
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Westcoastrick
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The American Experience - Miss America
Review by Westcoastrick on 07/17/20 review stating The American Experience - Miss America
great dvd, reasonalbly priced, prompt delivery and service. I will definitely be shopping with PBS in the future.
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Tom
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
American Experience, Ansel Adams
Review by Tom on 07/17/20 review stating American Experience, Ansel Adams
An awesome biography of the man and enigma! Dont pass it by! Get it today.
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Lefty
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
fascinating
Review by Lefty on 07/17/20 review stating fascinating
moveis have been based on Nashs life and they are good but it was fascinating to hear Nash himself speak, to hear him describe his own mind and thoughts and to hear directly from people who knew him. If you have any interst in Nash it is worth seeing
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Me M.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
awesome dvd
Review by Me M. on 07/17/20 review stating awesome dvd
Thank you so much for the ansel adams dvd. It was a gift for my son,he really liked it. It came just in time for his birthday.
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Downeast D.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Picture Geek Who Made Good
Review by Downeast D. on 07/17/20 review stating Picture Geek Who Made Good
Ive known about his extraordinary work for years, but gaining insight into his life made the experience all the better.
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With H.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
War hits home in words and pictures.
Review by With H. on 07/17/20 review stating War hits home in words and pictures.
Covering so many wars from the point of view of those hit hardest...this production really hits home. Its hard to imagine what soldiers have gone through. With the words of the soldiers and the pictures captured on film we get a real sense of what it was like living among it all and through it all. Whats more we are left with a sense of what it may have been like to receive one of those letters - wondering what it was like to live with a loved one battling such circumstances let alone battling an enemy. Very well done.
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Kent
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A Unique Take On Wars Emotions
Review by Kent on 07/17/20 review stating A Unique Take On Wars Emotions
I loved this very unique slant on wars emotions that transcends all wars through our history.
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Army 6.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
American Experience: War Letters
Review by Army 6. on 07/17/20 review stating American Experience: War Letters
I missed this show the first time it was on, and I have been waiting for it to be on again. While I was watching it this time I got a phone call I had to take and I missed about 20 minutes, so I decided to order a copy to be able to watch whenever I wanted to see it. It was as insightful and touching as I had anticipated.


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