Mark Twain - A Film By Ken Burns DVD

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Considered the funniest man of his time, Mark Twain was a critic of human nature who used his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed, and racism. As America's best-loved author, he created some of its most memorable characters and quoted sayings. Director Ken Burns digs beneath the legend to discover the true Twain and reveals his extraordinary life, filled with adventure ... More
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Considered the funniest man of his time, Mark Twain was a critic of human nature who used his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed, and racism. As America's best-loved author, he created some of its most memorable characters and quoted sayings. Director Ken Burns digs beneath the legend to discover the true Twain and reveals his extraordinary life, filled with adventure and literary pursuit, incredible success and defeat, comedy, and tragedy.

Executive Producer: Ken Burns
Production Company: Florentine Films
Production Year: 2001
Copyright Year: 2001
Rating: TV-PG
Narrator: Keith David
Writers: Dayton Duncan, Geoffrey C. Ward
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 210 minutes
Audio Format: Stereo

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Joseph
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5.0 star rating
06/07/22
The Mark Twain You Did Not Know
Review by Joseph on 06/07/22 review stating The Mark Twain You Did Not Know
Another great history lesson from Ken Burns. As a fan of Mark Twain, I didnt realize what I didnt know about him and his life until I viewed this excellent overview by Ken Burns. Highly recommend this work if you want to know more about the man behind the legend.
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R E.
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4.0 star rating
07/30/21
Sam was a good guy
Review by R E. on 07/30/21 review stating Sam was a good guy
Whats not to like about Mark Twain
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Figitygibit
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
mark twain
Review by Figitygibit on 07/17/20 review stating mark twain
Pure delight, Ken Burns has done it again.!
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Barbara
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great overview of his life
Review by Barbara on 07/17/20 review stating Great overview of his life
Im so glad I ordered this for my grandson. Hes enjoying learning about Mark Twains life and times. It is a history of what was going on around him during his lifetime, and how he influenced that time with his new style of writing and the topics he chose to write about.
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Lauranyro
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
American icon
Review by Lauranyro on 07/17/20 review stating American icon
Ken Burns a genius in telling a story based on facts has put his talents to describing this brilliant author of true Americana. Mark Twain is so well known and yet Burns is able to wind a revealing story about this truly important American.
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Dave
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A masterpiece about a master peace man
Review by Dave on 07/17/20 review stating A masterpiece about a master peace man
Lotta fun
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Jimmy J.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
perfect
Review by Jimmy J. on 07/17/20 review stating perfect
another enlightening and entertaining Burns addition, I wish history in high school could have been this good
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The P.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The best Humorist youll ever read.
Review by The P. on 07/17/20 review stating The best Humorist youll ever read.
One of the first books I read as a child was Huckleberry Finn. After that I was hooked and eagerly read anything I could find by Twain. As a child I related to the things Twains young characters did, and as an Adult I thoroughly love his humor and Social Commentary. I have probably hundreds, if not thousands, of books on my shelves, but therell always be room for Twain.
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Child
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Trilling!
Review by Child on 07/17/20 review stating Trilling!
Enjoyed every minute of the program.
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Sparky
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
AN AMerican Treasure
Review by Sparky on 07/17/20 review stating AN AMerican Treasure
A wonderful account of Mark Twain, an American treasure! I absolutely loved it and will enjoy it again again.
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Documentary L.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
absolutely wonderful!
Review by Documentary L. on 07/17/20 review stating absolutely wonderful!
Ken Burns wins again!
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Harrier
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Wonderful Portrayal
Review by Harrier on 07/17/20 review stating Wonderful Portrayal
Ken Burns has succeeded again in bringing an important figure in American history and literature to life. The work inspires the audience to read (or reread Twains great works. This is an outstanding work of art in its own right.
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Library T.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Public Library Cataloging Info?
Review by Library T. on 07/17/20 review stating Public Library Cataloging Info?
Library Tech Questions and Concerns I am having a difficult time trying to catalog this video set of two discs. I am getting conflicting info on this video using OCLC WorldCat, Amazon and also your site. None of all three show that it is a two disc set and length of play is not correct to piece in hand. Item No.: MKTW600 indicates that it is a single disc but the cover shown definitely indicates on the spine of case that it is a two disc version. So there is conflicting info on your site in regards to the video set. How do I get feedback from you on my review and or concerns from this Library Tech on proper cataloging info?
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The P.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Before his time.
Review by The P. on 07/17/20 review stating Before his time.
I watch this fine film by Ken Burns and the thought keeps running through my mind is Mark Twain was a genius born too soon I say this after I catch myself thinking what he would have said about some of todays happenings. forinstance, Nixon, Agnew, LBJ, Jimmy Carter and on and on. The trouble with Sam Clements, if there is one, is how does one classify him? Humorist? Certainly. Political Observer and commentator? Certainly. Writer? ABSOLUTELY. I guess the best I can do is A GENIUS BEFORE HIS TIME!
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Karen
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07/17/20
Mark Twain
Review by Karen on 07/17/20 review stating Mark Twain
I first viewed at the Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal and was hooked---couldnt continue the tour---wanted to see the whole video , then realized how long it was---had to have it for my library---very pleased.
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Della
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Mark Twain, American Hero
Review by Della on 07/17/20 review stating Mark Twain, American Hero
A remarkable documentary which I throughly enjoyed. Ken Burns is doing us such a favor by producing this for our enjoyment
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Susie
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A Man I Wish I Knew!
Review by Susie on 07/17/20 review stating A Man I Wish I Knew!
As always, Ken Burns tells a story of a man in a way that makes me wish I knew him!
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Gladeslady
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Mark Twain / Ken Burns: A Winning Combo!
Review by Gladeslady on 07/17/20 review stating Mark Twain / Ken Burns: A Winning Combo!
Mark Twain had such a long, colorful and often difficult life - who better to tell his story than Ken Burns, the master documentarian? Ive watched this all the way through several times and I still see more and learn more. Its a wonderful, interesting, tightly woven biography of Americas greatest writer!
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Bill P.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Ken Burns Mark Twain
Review by Bill P. on 07/17/20 review stating Ken Burns Mark Twain
Not just entertaining, but the story of a most remarkable person in an excellent presentation.
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Safe W.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Comprehensive biography
Review by Safe W. on 07/17/20 review stating Comprehensive biography
After watching the two part series on PBS, I had to own it.


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