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In this panoramic documentary, Stephen Ives reveals the American West stripped of its Hollywood mythology, yet with intense drama and larger-than-life heroes and villains. The series portrays the impact the onrushing white settlers, adventurers, and exploiters had on Native Americans and the land. Packed with vivid imagery and personalities, The West reveals the triumph and tragedy of America's drive to become a continental nation.
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Ken Burns Wins with The West

Of all the works of Ken Burns that I have in my library, "The West" in my opinion is his masterpiece to america. Gripping and heartbreaking all in one, Burns is...Read complete review

Of all the works of Ken Burns that I have in my library, "The West" in my opinion is his masterpiece to america. Gripping and heartbreaking all in one, Burns is a masterful film-maker with excellent use of still photos and interviews to weave a compelling story.

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Interesting but...

Interesting documentary but someone want to call Ken Burns and let him know that sunsets/sunrises comprise only a fraction of daylight hours. If some interplanetary visitors were to see this series they'd have...Read complete review

Interesting documentary but someone want to call Ken Burns and let him know that sunsets/sunrises comprise only a fraction of daylight hours. If some interplanetary visitors were to see this series they'd have to come to the conclusion that the planet existed in some strange half-light. A dramatic device only remains dramatic if used occasionally. Mad dogs and Englishmen may venture out in the mid-day sun but never Ken Burns.

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4.0

Clash of Cultures

By History buff

from Buffalo, NY

Comments about PBS Ken Burns: The West DVD 5PK:

When the Europeans landed and turned their backs to the Atlantic, the conflict began. Native Americans could not understand the idea of "owning" land. Did native Americans think they were getting the best of the deal when they brought the pelt of a dead animal and received valuable European trade goods in return. What might have happened if native Americans had fought to stop the white man instead of constantly battling each other. Eventually, the massive influx of whites coupled with native Americans low birth rates and high death rates became the native Americans downfall and defeat.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incrediable account

By Mellie

from Toronto Canada

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I loved this documentary. I am a BIG Fan of the work Ken Burns does and have enormous respect for him and his team. This series is truly their best work. Their research is impeccable and the old photos, captivating. Its hard to best the wonderful docs Civil War and Lewis and Clark, but this series was spectacular.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Interesting but...

By MNreader

from MN

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Interesting documentary but someone want to call Ken Burns and let him know that sunsets/sunrises comprise only a fraction of daylight hours. If some interplanetary visitors were to see this series they'd have to come to the conclusion that the planet existed in some strange half-light. A dramatic device only remains dramatic if used occasionally. Mad dogs and Englishmen may venture out in the mid-day sun but never Ken Burns.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best since his Civil War

By Caprock

from Fort Worth Texas

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No one can tell a story like Ken Burns. Television at its finest.

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

beautiful

By avhollie

from jackson mo

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nobody does it like ken burns

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