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"American Experience" Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film (2002)

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Original Air Date:
21 April 2002 (Season 14, Episode 13)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Josh Hamilton ... Voice-overs (voice)

Barbara Feldon ... Voice-overs (voice)

Eli Wallach ... Voice-overs
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ansel Adams ... Himself (archive footage)

David Ogden Stiers ... Narrator (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Ric Burns 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ric Burns  writer

Produced by
Adrienne Bramhall .... executive producer
Ric Burns .... producer
Margaret Drain .... executive producer
Annette Handley Chandler .... executive producer
Kate Roth Knull .... senior producer
Marilyn Ness .... co-producer
Steve Rivo .... co-producer
Mark Samels .... senior producer
Inness Wei .... executive producer (as Inness Wei Shadrick)
Original Music by
Brian Keane 
Cinematography by
Michael Chin 
Jon Else 
Buddy Squires 
Film Editing by
Syndi Pilar (co-editor)
Li-Shin Yu 
Sound Department
Sara Chin .... sound
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... dialogue editor
John Haptas .... sound
Ira Spiegel .... sound effects editor
Dominick Tavella .... re-recording mixer
Janet Urban .... sound
John Zecca .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Ulli Bonnekamp .... assistant camera
Lincoln Else .... assistant camera
David A. Ford .... assistant camera
Paul Marbury .... assistant camera
Gabriel Monts .... assistant camera
Marc-Eric Nielsen .... assistant camera
Mariana Sánchez de Antuñano .... assistant camera (as Mariana Sanchez)
Animation Department
Ed Joyce .... animation stand photographer (as Edward Joyce)
Ed Searles .... animation stand photographer (as Edward Searles)
Editorial Department
Hannah Readnour .... post-production assistant
John Rehberger .... editor: video
Samara Smith .... associate editor
Jacob Steingroot .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Brian Keane .... music arranger
Other crew
Melanie Aron .... researcher
Brett Barry .... researcher
Abigail Borden .... production assistant
Daryl Gammons .... production coordinator
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... production assistant
Kris Michel .... production coordinator: Sierra Club Productions
Bill Stokes .... film-to-tape transfer
John Szarkowski .... executive consultant
Kelley A. Trotter .... production accountant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Fitzmeyer  developer
Henry Hampton  creator

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Additional Details

86 min | 90 min | USA:100 min
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Intimate, fascinating, surprising, 13 August 2012
Author: angelofvic from United States

It's almost shocking how fascinating this biographical documentary is. But when you combine the curious and variegated and pioneering story of Ansel Adams -- who led a much more unusual and surprising life than one might expect -- with his extraordinary, absolutely breathtaking photographs, presented gloriously and reverently, you get a film that is riveting from start to finish.

Whether you are a fan of Ansel Adams or not, whether you know even one whit about him or not, or even whether you are well-versed on Adams' life, I guarantee you will enjoy and be mesmerized by this intimate and fascinating film. It's like one of those novels you can't put down.

This is a heartwarming masterpiece of a film.

Note: This film is listed under various titles in various places, so if you're looking for it or for the DVD, just remember it's the 2002 film, and search under the following titles, which are all the same film:

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film

American Experience: Ansel Adams

It will be a glorious find. You won't be disappointed.

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