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Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film
Ansel Adams A Documentary Film
Actors: Josh Hamilton, Barbara Feldon, Eli Wallach, Ansel Adams, David Ogden Stiers
Director: Ric Burns
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
NR     2004     1hr 40min

Ric Burns's documentary for the American Experience series winningly persuades one to think of Ansel Adams as not only the greatest American photographer of the 20th century, but also one of its most treasured artists. Usi...  more »


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Actors: Josh Hamilton, Barbara Feldon, Eli Wallach, Ansel Adams, David Ogden Stiers
Director: Ric Burns
Creators: Buddy Squires, Jon Else, Michael Chin, Ric Burns, Li-Shin Yu, Adrienne Bramhall, Annette Handley, Inness Wei, Kate Roth Knull, Margaret Drain, Marilyn Ness, Mark Samels, Steve Rivo
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Television, Educational, Biography, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
Studio: Pbs Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 09/28/2004
Original Release Date: 04/21/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 04/21/2002
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Ansel Adams - American Treasure
S. LAMONTAGNE | Eastern Pennsylvania | 02/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this program on PBS .. it was breath taking; this documentary reveals an interesting chronology of the life of the man along with the growth and development of his genius. It is not a technical critique of his works. Rather, it takes the viewer on a beautiful photographic journey through his life and gives one a appreciation of our American heritage and the precious beauty of our country."
A very beautiful bio
Meph Jones | Los Angeles, CA USA | 04/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was in a hotel in Berkeley one night and just happened to watch this before going to bed. I've heard of Ansel Adams, and seen some of his work on people's walls, but never really knew anything about him. This documentary really draws you in-- a very fine cinematic work in and of itself. Beautiful is a word that describes it best for me. I'm glad it's available on DVD."
Another Ric Burns classic
kkrome25 | California, USA | 10/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary is typical of Ric Burns. It's inspirational both visually and mentally; a very humanistic look into who Ansel Adams was as a child, a man, a husband, pianist, and photographer. This is something that should be watched at least once, by photography students and photographers as a whole. I'm sure it won't be viewed just once. The wonderful accounts, spectacular cinematography, and of course, a look at some of the Grand Master's classic photographs round out this finely crafted documentary worthy of Ansel Adams."
Beautiful Documentary
doc enthusiast | NY | 05/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A beautiful documentary telling the story of Ansel Adams life, while also illuminating the history and meaning of photography and the importance of art in our lives"