History Creator / KenBurns

9th Oct '17 11:00:56 AM jamespolk
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His documentaries are known for their unique style. He uses the technique known as TheKenBurnsEffect, made famous in ''The Civil War''. Burns also uses distinct musical scores, such as the upbeat string arrangements of ''The War'' or the song "Ashokan Farewell", which was played over twenty times for ''The Civil War''. His films are able to attract some ''very'' esteemed actors to do voice over work, usually reading contemporary diaries and letters (''The Civil War'' featured Creator/MorganFreeman, Creator/LaurenceFishburne, and Creator/JeremyIrons, among others). Another trademark is that a character will usually say their name and the year they wrote their thoughts. Burns has become well-known in the documentary world as a result, and many other filmmakers have emulated his style.

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His documentaries are known for their unique style. He uses the technique known as TheKenBurnsEffect, made famous in ''The Civil War''. (Burns has gone on the record stating that he didn't invent The Ken Burns Effect, crediting Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada documentary ''City of Gold'' as his inspiration). Burns also uses distinct musical scores, such as the upbeat string arrangements of ''The War'' or the song "Ashokan Farewell", which was played over twenty times for ''The Civil War''. His films are able to attract some ''very'' esteemed actors to do voice over work, usually reading contemporary diaries and letters (''The Civil War'' featured Creator/MorganFreeman, Creator/LaurenceFishburne, and Creator/JeremyIrons, among others). Another trademark is that a character will usually say their name and the year they wrote their thoughts. Burns has become well-known in the documentary world as a result, and many other filmmakers have emulated his style.



* ''The Civil War'' (1990): Burns' first miniseries-style doc, covering the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar in exhausting, often gruesome detail.

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* ''The Civil War'' (1990): Burns' first miniseries-style doc, covering the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar in exhausting, often gruesome detail. A huge success that earned was was then the highest Nielsen ratings in PBS history.
3rd Oct '17 11:30:28 AM fauxtoast
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* ''Series/TheVietnamWar'' (2017): DarkerAndEdgier, not to mention BloodierAndGorier, than his other wartime documentaries, this miniseries chronicles UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar in detail even more excruciating than that shown in ''The Civil War'' and ''The War''.

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* ''Series/TheVietnamWar'' (2017): DarkerAndEdgier, not to mention BloodierAndGorier, than his other wartime documentaries, this miniseries chronicles UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar in detail than in even more excruciating than that shown in ''The Civil War'' and ''The War''.
3rd Oct '17 11:29:41 AM fauxtoast
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'''Ken Burns''' (born July 29, 1953) is an influential {{documentary}} filmmaker known for his explorations of American history. Since the 1980s, he has made over a dozen documentary miniseries for Creator/{{PBS}}, including ''The Civil War'' (1990), ''Baseball'' (1994), ''Frank Lloyd Wright'' (1998), ''Jazz'' (2001), ''The War'' (2007), ''The National Parks'' (2009), ''Prohibition'' (2011), ''The Dust Bowl'' (2012), and ''The Roosevelts'' (2014).

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'''Ken Burns''' (born July 29, 1953) is an influential {{documentary}} filmmaker known for his explorations of American history. Since the 1980s, he has made over a dozen documentary miniseries for Creator/{{PBS}}, including ''The Civil War'' (1990), ''Baseball'' (1994), ''Frank Lloyd Wright'' (1998), ''Jazz'' (2001), ''The War'' (2007), ''The National Parks'' (2009), ''Prohibition'' (2011), ''The Dust Bowl'' (2012), and ''The Roosevelts'' (2014).
(2014), and ''The Vietnam War'' (2017).
19th Sep '17 10:20:10 PM jamespolk
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* ''Vietnam'' (2017): DarkerAndEdgier, not to mention BloodierAndGorier, than his other wartime documentaries, this miniseries chronicles UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar in detail even more excruciating than that shown in ''The Civil War'' and ''The War''.

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* ''Vietnam'' ''Series/TheVietnamWar'' (2017): DarkerAndEdgier, not to mention BloodierAndGorier, than his other wartime documentaries, this miniseries chronicles UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar in detail even more excruciating than that shown in ''The Civil War'' and ''The War''.
16th Sep '17 8:30:58 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* ''Jackie Robinson'' (2015)
* ''Vietnam'' (2017)

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* ''Jackie Robinson'' (2015)
(2015): A two-part spinoff of ''Baseball'', focusing on the life and career or Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947.
* ''Vietnam'' (2017)(2017): DarkerAndEdgier, not to mention BloodierAndGorier, than his other wartime documentaries, this miniseries chronicles UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar in detail even more excruciating than that shown in ''The Civil War'' and ''The War''.


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* ''Untitled 11th Inning Project'' (TBA): Ken Burns teased the possibility of making a new follow-up to ''Baseball'' if the Cubs were to win the World Series[[note]]which they did in 2016[[/note]].
24th Jul '17 7:06:08 PM danlansdowne
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* ''Vietnam'' (2016)

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* ''Vietnam'' (2016)(2017)
25th Jun '17 11:45:14 PM bt8257
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Burn's documentaries are known for their unique style. He uses the technique known as TheKenBurnsEffect, made famous in ''The Civil War''. Burns also uses distinct musical scores, such as the upbeat string arrangements of ''The War'' or the song "Ashokan Farewell", which was played over twenty times for ''The Civil War''. His films are able to attract some ''very'' esteemed actors to do voice over work, usually reading contemporary diaries and letters (''The Civil War'' featured Creator/MorganFreeman, Creator/LaurenceFishburne, and Creator/JeremyIrons, among others). Another trademark is that a character will usually say their name and the year they wrote their thoughts. Burns has become well-known in the documentary world as a result, and many other filmmakers have emulated his style.

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Burn's His documentaries are known for their unique style. He uses the technique known as TheKenBurnsEffect, made famous in ''The Civil War''. Burns also uses distinct musical scores, such as the upbeat string arrangements of ''The War'' or the song "Ashokan Farewell", which was played over twenty times for ''The Civil War''. His films are able to attract some ''very'' esteemed actors to do voice over work, usually reading contemporary diaries and letters (''The Civil War'' featured Creator/MorganFreeman, Creator/LaurenceFishburne, and Creator/JeremyIrons, among others). Another trademark is that a character will usually say their name and the year they wrote their thoughts. Burns has become well-known in the documentary world as a result, and many other filmmakers have emulated his style.



* ''The Tenth Inning'' (2010): A follow-up to ''Baseball,'' covering the years since that documentary's release.

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* ''The Tenth Inning'' (2010): A follow-up to ''Baseball,'' ''Baseball'' covering the years since that documentary's release.
25th Jun '17 11:44:33 PM bt8257
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Burn's documentaries are known for their unique style. He uses the technique known as TheKenBurnsEffect, made famous in ''The Civil War''. Burns also uses distinct musical scores, such as the upbeat string arrangements of ''The War'' or the song "Ashokan Farewell", which was played over twenty times for ''The Civil War''. His films are able to attract some ''very'' esteemed actors to do voice over work, usually reading contemporary diaries and letters (''The Civil War'' featured Creator/MorganFreeman, Creator/LaurenceFishburne, and Creator/JeremyIrons among others). Another trademark is that a character will usually say their name and the year they wrote their thoughts. Burns has become well-known in the documentary world as a result, and many other filmmakers have emulated his style.

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Burn's documentaries are known for their unique style. He uses the technique known as TheKenBurnsEffect, made famous in ''The Civil War''. Burns also uses distinct musical scores, such as the upbeat string arrangements of ''The War'' or the song "Ashokan Farewell", which was played over twenty times for ''The Civil War''. His films are able to attract some ''very'' esteemed actors to do voice over work, usually reading contemporary diaries and letters (''The Civil War'' featured Creator/MorganFreeman, Creator/LaurenceFishburne, and Creator/JeremyIrons Creator/JeremyIrons, among others). Another trademark is that a character will usually say their name and the year they wrote their thoughts. Burns has become well-known in the documentary world as a result, and many other filmmakers have emulated his style.



* ''Ernest Hemingway'' (2019)

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* ''Ernest Hemingway'' (2019)(2019)
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1st Apr '17 9:03:21 PM HotelCalifornia
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* ''Jazz'' (2001): A ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment limited]]) history of Jazz music.

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* ''Jazz'' (2001): A ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment limited]]) (limited) history of Jazz music.
29th Nov '15 6:44:10 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''TheWar'' (2007): A history of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII that was criticized for its intentionally limited scope (focusing on the American role in the war, and more specifically on four small-to-midsize American towns/cities).

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* ''TheWar'' ''The War'' (2007): A history of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII that was criticized for its intentionally limited scope (focusing on the American role in the war, and more specifically on four small-to-midsize American towns/cities).
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