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NORMAN ROCKWELL: An American Portrait
NORMAN ROCKWELL An American Portrait
Actors: Emma Bombeck, Mason Adams, Norman Rockwell
Director: V.I.E.W. Video
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
NR     2002     1hr 30min

Originally produced for PBS and narrated by 3-time Emmy Award nominee Mason Adams, the documentary film Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait is a classic, featuring the art and life of Illustrator and Painter Norman Rockw...  more »

     
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Actors: Emma Bombeck, Mason Adams, Norman Rockwell
Director: V.I.E.W. Video
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Biography
Studio: V.I.E.W. Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 10/01/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
 

Movie Reviews

A solidly researched & splendidly presented DVD documentary
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 05/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait is a solidly researched and splendidly presented DVD documentary of Norman Rockwell, the American artist whose timeless caricatures became immortalized in more than 300 covers of the Saturday Evening Post -- among countless other works. The rich depths of his art (portraying all the moods and facets of humanity including success and failure alike), as well as the life and career of the man himself, are informatively and authoritatively covered in this simply outstanding presentation which originally aired as a PBS special. An excellent and very highly recommended celebration of a great artist's life and legacy, including additional features such as an art gallery and music selections from T. K. Blue and Nigel Clark, Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait is a full color, 60 minute DVD which would enhance any personal, school, or community collection."
Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait
Dr. Prudencio Mendez Jr. | Chesapeake, VA USA | 08/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Rockwell was an American institution per se. The DVD is really good and should be an addition to any library."
A Great Biography, of a great talent.
PokerBen | Colorado, USA | 08/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Norman Rockwell has always been one of my favorite artists. This PBS documentary is very well done.

From still shots of his portraits, to interviews with the people that new Rockwell best, (including his assistant, and fellow art schoolmates) you really get a feel for the wonderful artist.

Norman Rockwell wasn't just a painter, he was a very gifted story teller. Each of his painting told a story, or at least made you think of one as you viewed it.

To sum up Rockwell in just one word, it would have to be "America". He truly had his finger on the pulse of the every changing times, then skewed them into a world he wanted to live in.

There is great behind the scenes footage of Rockwell working away.

Top notch narration by Mason Adams (Think "With a name like Smuckers, it has to be good).

Erma Bombeck also gives her opinion of selected Rockwell works, as well as the man himself.

If you are a fan of Rockwell this is a must see.

Happy Watching!"