The Resource Cancer : the emperor of all maladies, Ken Burns presents ; a film by Barak Goodman ; written by Geoffrey Ward and Ken Burns, Barak Goodman & David Blistein ; a production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures and WETA Washington, D.C. in association with Ark Media

Cancer : the emperor of all maladies, Ken Burns presents ; a film by Barak Goodman ; written by Geoffrey Ward and Ken Burns, Barak Goodman & David Blistein ; a production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures and WETA Washington, D.C. in association with Ark Media

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Cancer : the emperor of all maladies
Title
Cancer
Title remainder
the emperor of all maladies
Statement of responsibility
Ken Burns presents ; a film by Barak Goodman ; written by Geoffrey Ward and Ken Burns, Barak Goodman & David Blistein ; a production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures and WETA Washington, D.C. in association with Ark Media
Title variation
  • Emperor of all maladies
  • Ken Burns presents
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of the war on cancer spans centuries and continents. It is a scientific story, but also a deeply human one: of doctors, researchers, and especially patients whothrough courage, suffering, and occasional hubrispushed the boundaries of knowledge. These people helped define cancer as the scourge of the modern age, and then mobilized the federal government and private industry to wage an all-out campaign against ita campaign we are still fighting. Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, tells the complete story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. At six hours, the film interweaves a sweeping historical narrative; with intimate stories about contemporary patients; and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, to the brink of lasting cures. This DVD is the full six hour series of an edited version that was broadcast on SBS TV
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AU@
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videorecording
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Cancer: the emperor of all maladies (Television program)
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Credits note
Executive producer, Ken Burns ; editors, Peter R. Livingston, Karen K.H. Sim, Nancy Novack ; series producer, Barak Goodman ; composers, David Cieri, Ed Bilous, Greg Kalember ; directors of photography, Robert Hanna, Stephen McCarthy, Sam Russell
Date time place
Originally produced as a television program for PBS in 2015
Intended audience
Rating: M
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Narrator, Edward Herrmann ; commentator, Siddhartha Mukherjee
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  • 1953-
  • 1943-2014
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  • Goodman, Barak
  • Burns, Ken
  • Ward, Geoffrey C
  • Blistein, David
  • Youngelson, Jack
  • Durrance, Chris
  • Dickson, Deborah
  • Herrmann, Edward
  • Cieri, David
  • Mukherjee, Siddhartha
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • Florentine Films
  • Laura Ziskin Productions
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • Ark Media (Firm)
Runtime
360
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  • Mukherjee, Siddhartha
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Leukemia
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Cancer : the emperor of all maladies, Ken Burns presents ; a film by Barak Goodman ; written by Geoffrey Ward and Ken Burns, Barak Goodman & David Blistein ; a production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures and WETA Washington, D.C. in association with Ark Media
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Note
"Based on the book The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee."
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • episode 4.
  • The four-minute mile
  • episode 5.
  • Finding an Achilles heel
  • directed by Chris Durrance and Barak Goodman
  • episode 6.
  • Tempered optimism
  • Episode 1.
  • Magic bullets
  • directed by Jack Youngelson and Barak Goodman
  • episode 2.
  • The 50-year cure
  • episode 3.
  • The blind men and the elephant
  • directed by Deborah Dickson and Barak Goodman
Control code
ocn951788034
Dimensions
12 cm
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version
Extent
2 DVD-videos (approximately 360 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9322225214644
Other physical details
sound, colour with black and white sequences
Publisher number
SBS1712
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)951788034
System details
DVD; PAL, Region 4; widescreen presentation; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Cancer : the emperor of all maladies, Ken Burns presents ; a film by Barak Goodman ; written by Geoffrey Ward and Ken Burns, Barak Goodman & David Blistein ; a production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures and WETA Washington, D.C. in association with Ark Media
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
"Based on the book The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee."
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • episode 4.
  • The four-minute mile
  • episode 5.
  • Finding an Achilles heel
  • directed by Chris Durrance and Barak Goodman
  • episode 6.
  • Tempered optimism
  • Episode 1.
  • Magic bullets
  • directed by Jack Youngelson and Barak Goodman
  • episode 2.
  • The 50-year cure
  • episode 3.
  • The blind men and the elephant
  • directed by Deborah Dickson and Barak Goodman
Control code
ocn951788034
Dimensions
12 cm
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version
Extent
2 DVD-videos (approximately 360 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9322225214644
Other physical details
sound, colour with black and white sequences
Publisher number
SBS1712
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)951788034
System details
DVD; PAL, Region 4; widescreen presentation; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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