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Director:
Writers:
Dayton Duncan (written by) &
Geoffrey C. Ward (written by)
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Release Date:
14 January 2002 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A biographical film about the acclaimed American humourist and author. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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(31 articles)
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He was a great and inspiring man. See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Keith David ... Narrator (voice)

Kevin Conway ... Mark Twain (voice)

Philip Bosco ... Other Voices (voice)

Blythe Danner ... Olivia 'Livy' Langdon Clemens (voice)
Tim Clark ... Other Voices (voice)

Carolyn McCormick ... Other Voices (voice)

Amy Madigan ... Other Voices (voice)

Cynthia Nixon ... Other Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Boyer ... Himself (uncredited)
Jocelyn Chadwick ... Herself (uncredited)
Shelly Fisher Fishkin ... Herself (uncredited)

Dick Gregory ... Himself (uncredited)

Hal Holbrook ... Himself (uncredited)

Chuck Jones ... Himself (uncredited)

Arthur Miller ... Himself (uncredited)

Ron Powers ... Himself (uncredited)
Laura Skandera-Trombley ... Herself (uncredited)

William Styron ... Himself (uncredited)

Mark Twain ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ken Burns 
 
Writing credits
Dayton Duncan (written by) &
Geoffrey C. Ward (written by)

Produced by
Pam Tubridy Baucom .... supervising producer
Ken Burns .... producer
Dayton Duncan .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Ken Burns 
Allen Moore 
Buddy Squires 
 
Film Editing by
Erik Ewers  (as Erik W. Ewers)
Craig Mellish 
 
Sound Department
Paul Barnes .... dialog editor
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Erik Ewers .... sound effects editor (as Erik W. Ewers)
Erik Ewers .... sound recordist (as Erik W. Ewers)
Chuck Fitzpatrick .... sound recordist
Jeffrey Kenton .... sound recordist (as Jeff Kenton)
Christine Rose Lyon .... assistant sound editor
Craig Mellish .... dialog editor
Craig Mellish .... sound recordist
Dean Sarjeant .... sound recordist
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
Lou Verrico .... voiceover recordist
 
Special Effects by
Dalton Delan .... executive in charge of production: WETA
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gordon Daigle .... grip
Robert Sargent Fay .... still photographer
Marcus Hamilton .... grip
Roger Haydock .... additional cinematographer
Roger Haydock .... assistant camera
Stephen Lighthill .... additional cinematographer
Paul Marbury .... assistant camera
Stephen Petegorsky .... still photographer
Anthony Savini .... assistant camera
Forrest Thurman .... assistant camera
 
Animation Department
Ed Joyce .... animation stand photographer (as Edward Joyce)
Ed Searles .... animation stand photographer (as Edward Searles)
 
Editorial Department
Brannen Bergeron .... post-production intern
Rodrigo Brandao .... post-production intern
George Bunce .... on-line editor
Desdemona Burgin .... post-production intern
Stacey Cheeney .... post-production intern
Dwight Cody .... film editing equipment supplier
Tim Dunbar .... post-production intern
Jeremy Fraizer .... post-production intern
Melinda Garrett .... post-production intern
Brian Grandison .... post-production intern
Louisa Hunker .... post-production intern
Lisa Jason .... post-production intern
Maureen McDougall Keleher .... post-production intern
Daniel Letiza .... post-production intern
Dave Liebowitz .... post-production intern
Christine Rose Lyon .... associate editor
Jeremy Morrissette .... post-production intern
Thor Neuritter .... post-production assistant
Brandon Norman .... post-production intern
Brandy Pavlovsky .... post-production intern
Noëlle Penraat .... negative matcher
Andrea Ryan .... post-production intern
Margaret Shepardson-Legere .... post-production associate
Gregory J. Smith .... on-line editor (as Greg Smith)
Micah Tenney .... post-production intern
Forrest Thurman .... post-production assistant
Betsy Timbers .... post-production intern
Lindsey Warren .... post-production intern
Jennifer Waryas .... post-production assistant
Alex Webb .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Matthias Gohl .... musician: additional traditional music (as Teese Gohl)
Bobby Horton .... music arranger
Bobby Horton .... musician
Molly Mason .... musician: additional traditional music
Craig Mellish .... music editor
Jacqueline Schwab .... musician: piano, traditional music
Billy Shaw .... music engineer
Alan Stockwell .... music engineer
Jacqueline Ungar .... musician: piano
Jay Ungar .... musician: additional traditional music
 
Other crew
Arthur Atwood .... source: archival material
Paul Barnes .... program consultant
Dewey Blanton .... publicist: WETA
John Boyer .... program consultant
Susan Yeaton Butler .... administrative assistant
Lori Cagwin-Leavy .... source: archival material
Jocelyn Chadwick .... program consultant
Geoff Chester .... source: archival material
Tim Clark .... program consultant
Dorothy De Mare .... source: archival material
John Dowdell .... film transfer: Spirit Data Cine (as John J. Dowdell III)
Julie Dunfey .... program consultant
Lincoln Farr .... research intern
Shelly Fisher Fishkin .... program consultant
Greg French .... source: archival material
Robert N. Gold .... legal services
Brenda Heath .... chief financial officer
Robert Hirst .... program consultant
Rhoda Barney Jenkins .... source: archival material
Nick Karanovich .... source: archival material
Debra Keller .... administrative assistant
Patty Lawlor .... administrative assistant
James Madden .... title designer
Lynn Novick .... program consultant
Peter Palmquist .... source: archival material
Ron Powers .... program consultant
Marchesa Salvago Ragi .... source: archival material
Sharon Rockefeller .... president and ceo: WETA
Meg Anne Schindler .... administrative assistant
Gretchen Sharlow .... program consultant
Laura Skandera-Trombley .... program consultant
Robert Slotta .... source: archival material
Henry H. Sweets III .... program consultant
David Thompson .... project director: WETA (as David S. Thompson)
Tim Thrasher .... digital imaging
Geoffrey C. Ward .... senior creative consultant
Lindsey Warren .... intern
Jim Zwick .... program consultant
 
Thanks
Anne Ames .... special thanks
Robert Bain .... special thanks
Fay Bleigh .... special thanks
Roy Blount Jr. .... special thanks
Dennis Bolen .... extra special thanks
Sarah Botstein .... special thanks
Mrs. William Brady .... special thanks
William Brady .... special thanks (as Dr. William Brady)
George Briggs .... special thanks
DeSota Brown .... special thanks
Lee Philip Brumbaugh .... special thanks
Louis Budd .... special thanks
Ahn Bui .... special thanks
Carol Butler .... special thanks
Brenda Coker .... special thanks
Mike Conner .... special thanks
James Cox .... special thanks
Philip Cronenwell .... special thanks
John Crowley .... special thanks
Marianne Curling .... special thanks
Diane Curry .... special thanks
Debra Dearborn .... special thanks
Jeanne Dickerman .... special thanks
William Esicar .... special thanks (as Dr. William Esicar)
Robin Espinola .... special thanks
Kricket Fellows .... special thanks
Nancy Finlay .... special thanks
John Froats .... special thanks
Wayne Gallup .... special thanks
Les Gardner .... special thanks
Victoria Gohl .... special thanks
Jan Grenci .... special thanks
Joanna Gröning .... special thanks
Susan Haas .... special thanks
Michael Hager .... special thanks
George Hansen .... special thanks
Ellen Harding .... special thanks
Jon Haug .... special thanks
Karen Hibbitt .... special thanks
Doug Hollelly .... special thanks (as Doug Hollelley)
Peg Holmes .... extra special thanks
Judy Hu .... extra special thanks
Sean Huff .... extra special thanks
John Huffman .... special thanks
Vernon James .... special thanks
Chris Jennings .... special thanks
Claudia Jew .... special thanks
Justin Kaplan .... special thanks
Nick Karanovich .... special thanks
Jan Kather .... special thanks
Jervis Langdon .... special thanks
Milford Lawrence .... special thanks
Erin Lester .... special thanks
Janice Madhu .... special thanks
Patrick Martin .... special thanks
Ronald W. May .... special thanks
Jacqueline McKiernan .... special thanks
Dave McMahon .... special thanks
Lois Merry .... special thanks
Peter Miller .... special thanks
Jon Minard .... special thanks
Eileen K. Morales .... special thanks
Carol Murray .... special thanks
Milton J. Nieuwsma .... special thanks
Charles Orcutt .... special thanks
Lili Ott .... special thanks
Will Perez .... special thanks
William P. Perry .... special thanks (as William Perry)
Debra Petke .... special thanks
George Plimpton .... special thanks
Marilyn Reppun .... special thanks
Allen Reuben .... special thanks
Stephen Rice .... special thanks
Rich Riesenbeck .... special thanks
Phil Risinger .... extra special thanks
Linda Ritter .... special thanks
Skip Roberts .... extra special thanks
Duane Robinson .... special thanks
Neda Salem .... special thanks
Ken Sanderson .... special thanks
Tracy Sayles .... special thanks
Claire Schlesser .... special thanks
Rob Schoeberlin .... special thanks
Robbi Siegel .... special thanks
James Skofield .... special thanks
David Lionel Smith .... special thanks
Susan Snyder .... special thanks
Kurt Steelman .... special thanks
Nancy Stiner .... special thanks
Thomas Tenney .... special thanks
Steve Terry .... special thanks
Chase Twichell .... special thanks
Robin Weekes .... special thanks
Charles Wehrenberg .... special thanks
Nicole Wells .... special thanks
Morgan Wesson .... special thanks
Roger Whitehouse .... special thanks
Amy Wilson .... special thanks
Mark Woodhouse .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"American Lives: Mark Twain" - USA (long title)
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Runtime:
212 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Mark Twain:I was made merely in the image of God, but not resembling Him enough to be mistaken for Him by anyone except a very near-sighted person. I believe our Heavenly Father created man because he was disappointed in the monkey.See more »
Soundtrack:
Ricketts's HornpipeSee more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
He was a great and inspiring man., 31 October 2002
Author: Tom Murray (tamurray@acn.net) from Belleville, Ontario, Canada

The life of Mark Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens, is a totally fascinating and moving story. He hated and spoke out against slavery and was a supporter of full adult suffrage. He was the first American to write in the vernacular and to write a sympathetic and well-developed portrait of a black person: Jim in Huckleberry Finn. He sponsored a struggling black man through law school, who later became the mentor of Thurgood Marshall, who was the first black American Supreme Court justice. Clemens struggled with depression; he was a man of constant sorrow; humour was what kept him from killing himself. He was born into modest circumstances, became wealthy and even became obsessive about it, to the point that it interfered with his writing. His dabbling in investments was a complete disaster; it ruined him financially. He moved in the circle of the elite but was a powerful and outspoken opponent of all that was wrong with society. Since he included himself in that group of wrongdoers, he was accepted by them as a sort of group conscience.

As usual, Ken Burns has made another great documentary. The pace is moderate, the narration is excellent and often very moving, the talking heads are brief and concise and the mood is sincere. After two viewings, it is still on my list of films to see.

The story is amazing! Samuel Clemens was the epitome of "The American Dream": rising from poverty and a wild lifestyle to great wealth and respect; forging a marriage, based on strong and abiding love; loving his family above all else; gambling on investments and the subsequent financial ruin; recovering by hard work (although legally bankrupt, he still paid off all of his debts); bouncing back after each one of more tragedies than any man could expect and, most of all, honesty, integrity, charity and the deepest understanding of what is means to be human. In all this, he was unique in the world. He was a great and inspiring man.

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