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Title Superheroes [videorecording] : a never-ending battle / a Patty and Jay Baker production ; written by Michael Kantor & Laurence Maslon ; directed by Michael Kantor ; produced by Michael Kantor, Sally Rosenthal ; produced by Ghost Light Films in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Publication Info. [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    741.59 SUP    Available
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    741.59 SUP    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Description 1 videodisc (180 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 030000
Description two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical surround 5.1 rda
wide screen rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Note Documentary.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation ; 5.1 surround sound.
Language English dialogue, optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Performer Hosted and narrated by Liev Schreiber; interviewees, Gerard Jones, Jenette Kahn, Arlen Schumer, Danny Fingeroth, Joe Kubert, William M. Gaines, Jerry Robinson, Carmine, Infantino, Jim Steranko, Bradford Wright, Michael Chabon, Mark Waid, Neal Adams, Joe Simon, Jules Feiffer, Stan Lee, Adam West, Len Wein, William H. Foster III, Gary Phillips, Jeph Loeb, J. Michael Straczynski, Gerry Conway, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Chris Claremont, Christina Strain, Phil Jimenez, Ashley Miller, Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Zack Snyder.
Credits Cinematographers, Mead Hunt, Allan Palmer ; editors, Kris Liem, Pamela S. Arnold, A.C.E. ; design and animation, Alexander Cardia ; music, Christopher Rife.
Event Originally broadcast on PBS in 2013.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Examines the dawn of the comic book genre and its progenitors, as well as the evolution of the characters that leapt from the pages over the last 70 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. It chronicles how these 'disposable diversions' were subject to intense government scrutiny for their influence on American children and how they were created in large part by immigrants whose fierce loyalty to a new homeland laid the foundation of a multi-billion-dollar industry.
Contents Truth, justice, and the American way (1938-1958) -- Great power, great responsibility (1959-1977) -- A hero can be anyone (1978-Present).
Bonus features: Linda Carter on superheroes -- Jules Feiffer on Pensky's Candy Store -- Eddy Friedfeld on Superman's powers -- Stan Lee on the birth of Spiderman -- Jerry Robinson on creating the Joker -- Joe Simon on his partner Jack Kirby -- Jack Urbont : Marvel super heroes songs -- Michael Uslan on comic book conventions -- Adam West on violence in movies.
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
Superheroes -- History and criticism.
Superhero films -- History and criticism.
Superhero television programs -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Kantor, Michael, 1961- television producer, television director, screenwriter.
Maslon, Laurence, screenwriter.
Rosenthal, Sally, television producer.
Schreiber, Liev, host, narrator.
Jones, Gerard, 1957- interviewee.
Kahn, Jenette, interviewee.
Schumer, Arlen, interviewee.
Fingeroth, Danny, interviewee.
Gaines, William M., interviewee.
Kubert, Joe, 1926-2012, interviewee.
Robinson, Jerry, 1922-2011, interviewee.
Infantino, Carmine, interviewee.
Steranko, 1938- interviewee.
Wright, Bradford W., 1968- interviewee.
Chabon, Michael, interviewee.
Waid, Mark, 1962- interviewee.
Adams, Neal, 1941- interviewee.
Simon, Joe, interviewee.
Feiffer, Jules, interviewee.
Lee, Stan, 1922- interviewee.
West, Adam, 1928- interviewee.
Wein, Len, interviewee.
Foster, William H., interviewee.
Phillips, Gary, 1955- interviewee.
Loeb, Jeph, interviewee.
Straczynski, J. Michael, 1954- interviewee.
Conway, Gerry, interviewee.
Miller, Frank, 1926-1983, interviewee.
Moore, Alan, 1953- interviewee.
Claremont, Chris, 1950- interviewee.
Strain, Christina, interviewee.
Jimenez, Phil, interviewee.
Miller, Ashley Edward, interviewee.
Lee, Jim, 1964- interviewee.
McFarlane, Todd, interviewee.
Snyder, Zack, 1966- interviewee.
Carter, Lynda, 1951- interviewee.
Morrison, Grant, interviewee.
Ghost Light Films, production company.
Oregon Public Broadcasting, production company.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), broadcaster.
PBS Distribution (Firm), film distributor.
ISBN 9781608839742
Standard No. 841887019774
Music No. SUPB601 PBS

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