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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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3.0

Interesting but...

By MNreader

from MN

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

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.

 
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.

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

beautiful

By avhollie

from jackson mo

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nobody does it like ken burns

(4 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Interesting topic; boring presentation

By Al

from Los Angeles, CA

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A nice account of the development of the old west, but it needs more of a focus on human stories in order to make it more interesting. It's like reading a high school textbook.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding

By DJ

from Palmer, Alaska

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This program was both entertaining and educational.

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