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The Resource The unknown war, script adaptation, Rod McKuen and Fred Weiner ; executive producer, Isaac Kleinerman ; historical conceptualization by Harrison E. Salisbury ; produced by SOVINFILM and the Central Studio of Documentary Films for Bregin Film Corp., A.G. (Switzerland) ; a Fred Weiner production ; Air Time International

The unknown war, script adaptation, Rod McKuen and Fred Weiner ; executive producer, Isaac Kleinerman ; historical conceptualization by Harrison E. Salisbury ; produced by SOVINFILM and the Central Studio of Documentary Films for Bregin Film Corp., A.G. (Switzerland) ; a Fred Weiner production ; Air Time International

Label
The unknown war
Title
The unknown war
Statement of responsibility
script adaptation, Rod McKuen and Fred Weiner ; executive producer, Isaac Kleinerman ; historical conceptualization by Harrison E. Salisbury ; produced by SOVINFILM and the Central Studio of Documentary Films for Bregin Film Corp., A.G. (Switzerland) ; a Fred Weiner production ; Air Time International
Contributor
Adapter
Author
Host
Lyricist
Narrator
Screenwriter
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1978, the Soviet Union produced "The Unknown War" as something of a response to the 1973 U.S. series "The World At War" feeling that the latter series shortchanged the role that Russia played in WWII. While not outright propaganda, it is resolutely pro-Soviet, glorifying their soldiers and people. This includes episodes about everyday life for Russians during the war, and how the Soviet government moved their production facilities to Siberia to escape the Nazis (and ended up being the most productive country during the war). Despite plentiful, revelatory unearthed combat footage, it feels rather stodgy, which--given that it was commissioned by the Soviet government--is not all that surprising
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Artistic direction and supervision, Roman Karmen ; music composed by Vitaly Gueviksman, Lud Guidravitchus, Vladislav Kazenin, Aleksei Muravliev, Evgueni Botyarov, ; additional music and lyrics by Rod McKuen ; Russian lyrics, Evgueni Evtushenko, Bulat Okudjava ; opening title sequence by Elinor Bunin ; historical consultant, Pavel Kurotchkin
Dewey number
940.54/217
Language note
English audio
LC call number
D764
LC item number
.U54 2011
PerformerNote
Hosted and narrated by Burt Lancaster
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1913-1994
  • 1908-1993
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lancaster, Burt
  • McKuen, Rod
  • Weiner, Fred
  • Kleinerman, Isaac
  • Karmen, Roman
  • Gutman, Ilya
  • Siemenov, Thengiz
  • Grigoriev, Igor
  • Pumpianskaya, Seda
  • Kristy, Leonid
  • Fomina, Zoya
  • Katanian, Vassily
  • Kisselov, Siemen
  • Firsova, Gemma
  • Danilov, Lev
  • Guelein, Igor
  • Solovieva, Nina
  • Rybakova, Alexandra
  • Lord, John
  • Slavin, Konstantin
  • Polianovsky, Edwin
  • Drobashenko, Sergei
  • Mendjzeritsky, Ivan
  • Pumpiansky, Alexander
  • Itskov, Igor
  • Demidov, Pavel
  • Salisbury, Harrison E.
  • Sovinfilʹm (Firm)
  • Central Studio of Documentary Films
  • Bregin Film Corp., A.G
  • Fred Weiner Productions (Firm)
  • Air Time International (Firm)
  • Shout! Factory (Firm)
Runtime
990
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Berlin, Battle of, Berlin, Germany, 1945
  • Kursk, Battle of, Russia, 1943
  • Caucasus, Northern (Russia)
  • Moscow, Battle of, Moscow, Russia, 1941-1942
  • Stalingrad, Battle of, Volgograd, Russia, 1942-1943
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia)
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The unknown war, script adaptation, Rod McKuen and Fred Weiner ; executive producer, Isaac Kleinerman ; historical conceptualization by Harrison E. Salisbury ; produced by SOVINFILM and the Central Studio of Documentary Films for Bregin Film Corp., A.G. (Switzerland) ; a Fred Weiner production ; Air Time International
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as twenty forty-nine minute episodes of a Soviet-American television mini-series in 1978
  • Companion book, The Unknown War, written by New York Times reporter Harrison Salisbury, originally published 1978
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • director, Igor Grigoriev ; written by Konstantin Slavin and John Lord
  • Special features: Interview with writer & composer Rod McKuen (23 min.) -- Disc 2:
  • The defense of Stalingrad
  • director, Seda Pumpianskaya ; written by Sergei Drobashenko and John Lord
  • Survival at Stalingrad
  • director, Seda Pumpianskaya ; written by Sergei Drobashenko and John Lord
  • The world's greatest tank battle
  • director, Thengiz Siemenov ; written by Edwin Polianovsky and John Lord
  • War in the Arctic
  • director, Leonid Kristy ; written by Konstantin Slavin and John Lord
  • Disc 1:
  • Disc 3:
  • War in the air
  • director, Zoya Fomina ; written by Ivan Mendjzeritsky and John Lord
  • Partisans: The guerrilla war
  • director, Vassily Katanian ; written by Alexander Pumpiansky and John Lord
  • Battle of the Seas
  • director, Siemen Kisselov ; written by Igor Itskov and John Lord
  • Battle of the Caucasus
  • director, Gemma Firsova ; written by Gemma Firsova and John Lord
  • Disc 4:
  • June 22, 1941
  • Liberation of the Ukraine
  • director, Lev Danilov ; written by Pavel Demidov and John Lord
  • The liberation of Belorussia
  • director, Igor Guelein ; written by Konstantin Slavin and John Lord
  • From the Balkans to Vienna
  • director, Igor Guelein ; written by Igor Itskov and John Lord
  • The liberation of Poland
  • director, Ilya Gutman ; written by Sergei Drobashenko and John Lord
  • Special features: Analysis by professor Willard Sunderland-Part 1 (19 min.) -- Disc 5:
  • The Allies
  • director, Roman Karmen ; written by Roman Karmen and John Lord
  • director, Nina Solovjeva ; written by Igor Itskov and John Lord
  • The battle of Berlin
  • director, Alexandra Rybakova ; written by Alexander Pumpiansky and John Lord
  • The last battle of the unknown war
  • Igor Grigoriev ; written by Igor Itskov and John Lord
  • A soldier of the unknown war
  • director, Roman Karmen ; written by Roman Karmen and John Lord
  • Special features: Analysis by professor Willard Sunderland-Part 2 (33 min.)
  • The battle for Moscow
  • director, Ilya Gutman ; written by Konstantin Slavin and John Lord
  • The siege of Leningrad
  • director, Thengiz Siemenov ; written by Edwin Polianovsky and John Lord
  • To the east
Control code
ocn725520612
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (approximately 990 min.)
Isbn
9781603995733
Isbn Type
(5 DVD set)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
826663125603
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
  • SF 12560
  • DVD12561
  • DVD12562
  • DVD12563
  • DVD12564
  • DVD12565
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)725520612
System details
DVD-video; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The unknown war, script adaptation, Rod McKuen and Fred Weiner ; executive producer, Isaac Kleinerman ; historical conceptualization by Harrison E. Salisbury ; produced by SOVINFILM and the Central Studio of Documentary Films for Bregin Film Corp., A.G. (Switzerland) ; a Fred Weiner production ; Air Time International
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as twenty forty-nine minute episodes of a Soviet-American television mini-series in 1978
  • Companion book, The Unknown War, written by New York Times reporter Harrison Salisbury, originally published 1978
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • director, Igor Grigoriev ; written by Konstantin Slavin and John Lord
  • Special features: Interview with writer & composer Rod McKuen (23 min.) -- Disc 2:
  • The defense of Stalingrad
  • director, Seda Pumpianskaya ; written by Sergei Drobashenko and John Lord
  • Survival at Stalingrad
  • director, Seda Pumpianskaya ; written by Sergei Drobashenko and John Lord
  • The world's greatest tank battle
  • director, Thengiz Siemenov ; written by Edwin Polianovsky and John Lord
  • War in the Arctic
  • director, Leonid Kristy ; written by Konstantin Slavin and John Lord
  • Disc 1:
  • Disc 3:
  • War in the air
  • director, Zoya Fomina ; written by Ivan Mendjzeritsky and John Lord
  • Partisans: The guerrilla war
  • director, Vassily Katanian ; written by Alexander Pumpiansky and John Lord
  • Battle of the Seas
  • director, Siemen Kisselov ; written by Igor Itskov and John Lord
  • Battle of the Caucasus
  • director, Gemma Firsova ; written by Gemma Firsova and John Lord
  • Disc 4:
  • June 22, 1941
  • Liberation of the Ukraine
  • director, Lev Danilov ; written by Pavel Demidov and John Lord
  • The liberation of Belorussia
  • director, Igor Guelein ; written by Konstantin Slavin and John Lord
  • From the Balkans to Vienna
  • director, Igor Guelein ; written by Igor Itskov and John Lord
  • The liberation of Poland
  • director, Ilya Gutman ; written by Sergei Drobashenko and John Lord
  • Special features: Analysis by professor Willard Sunderland-Part 1 (19 min.) -- Disc 5:
  • The Allies
  • director, Roman Karmen ; written by Roman Karmen and John Lord
  • director, Nina Solovjeva ; written by Igor Itskov and John Lord
  • The battle of Berlin
  • director, Alexandra Rybakova ; written by Alexander Pumpiansky and John Lord
  • The last battle of the unknown war
  • Igor Grigoriev ; written by Igor Itskov and John Lord
  • A soldier of the unknown war
  • director, Roman Karmen ; written by Roman Karmen and John Lord
  • Special features: Analysis by professor Willard Sunderland-Part 2 (33 min.)
  • The battle for Moscow
  • director, Ilya Gutman ; written by Konstantin Slavin and John Lord
  • The siege of Leningrad
  • director, Thengiz Siemenov ; written by Edwin Polianovsky and John Lord
  • To the east
Control code
ocn725520612
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (approximately 990 min.)
Isbn
9781603995733
Isbn Type
(5 DVD set)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
826663125603
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
  • SF 12560
  • DVD12561
  • DVD12562
  • DVD12563
  • DVD12564
  • DVD12565
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)725520612
System details
DVD-video; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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