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Title Superheroes : 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, VA] : PBS Distribution, [2013]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Fl DVD Collection  741.5 Su76 2013    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (180 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
System Details DVD, NTSC, Region 1, widescreen; 5.1 surround sound.
Language In English with optional English 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, Jime 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.
Note Originally broadcast on PBS in 2013.
Audience Rating: TVPG.
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 -- Great power, great responsibility -- A hero can be anyone.
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.
Heroes -- History.
Superhero films -- History.
Superhero television programs -- History.
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst00869145
Superhero films. (OCoLC)fst01138887
Superhero television programs. (OCoLC)fst01138888
Superheroes. (OCoLC)fst01765254
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Television programs -- United States.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Kantor, Michael, 1961- television producer, television director, screenwriter.
Rosenthal, Sally, television producer.
Maslon, Laurence, screenwriter.
Schreiber, Liev, 1967- host, narrator.
Ghost Light Films, production company.
Oregon Public Broadcasting.
PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN 9781608839742
Standard No. 841887019774
Music No. SUPB601 PBS

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