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Timeline - 1945


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Editorial Reviews

The biggest news stories of that fateful year are covered in original newsreels: the atomic bombing of Japan, the death of FDR and Truman's swearing in, the suicide of Hitler, establishment of the U.N., Nuremberg trials and much more are covered. 2001/b&w/3 hrs., 5 min/NR.

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Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Whirlwind Media
  • DVD Release Date: October 30, 2001
  • Run Time: 182 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005NFXZ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #290,889 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

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Pretty close to CD quality I'd say.
David Von Pein
Good videos even though some were dark due to the age of the original material.
fisherman
I like mine a lot, so bought one for my brother, who was born in 1941.
Carol Crawford

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By David Von Pein on January 23, 2004
Format: DVD
The "Timeline" series of programs from "Whirlwind DVD" are like have a portal back into the time featured. Via archived "Newsreels" of the day, you can view a glimpse of the past. The picture quality on these Newsreel segments can vary, but generally I'd say they were in very good shape. Sound is good and clear too.
Boasting 44 individual Newsreels in the "Video Chapter" portion of the DVD, this "1962" volume takes us on a fairly comprehensive trip around the world, circa 1962, a year that had John F. Kennedy in the White House, John Glenn becoming the first American to orbit the Earth, the introduction of the ground-breaking "Telstar" communications satellite, President Kennedy's battle with U.S. Steel, the deaths of Eleanor Roosevelt and Marilyn Monroe, and the biggest story of the year: the Cuban Missile Crisis in October, when the United States and the Soviet Union stood on the edge of nuclear catastrophe.
There is also a "Bonus" video chapter, which has Marilyn Monroe, less than three months before her sudden death, singing "Happy Birthday" to JFK, just prior to the President's 45th birthday in May '62. This bonus video clip runs for 3 minutes and 50 seconds and is a longer version of the Marilyn/JFK event than the normally very short snippet that is usually seen.
All the "Timeline" DVDs also feature an "Audio" section, with many top pop hits of that year presented. Here we get 10 of the top hits from '62, including "Twist And Shout", "Town Without Pity", "Let's Dance", and "Palisades Park". Audio quality is quite good for the musical section of the DVD. Pretty close to CD quality I'd say.
Also included in the "Audio" chapter of the disc, there's a "News" section, featuring radio accounts of major news stories of the year.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Michael F. Ferguson on April 4, 2003
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First off, let me say that I'm a firm believer in not buying DVD's issued by "no name" publishers...Whirlwind Media/Ryoko, in this case. However, everyone gets it "right" once in awhile, and this set proves it. Most of the video archives are pleasantly sharp in focus, and the few that aren't can be forgiven due to the age of the source material. This chronical of the War Years was extremely interesting, as the video is not dry textbook stuff, but the very same newsreels that Americans at Home watched in movie theatres during the war. In addition, each of the discs contain hours of material (more, I think, than is advertised)...there's the video, then a whole section devoted to the music of each year (focusing on a few artists each time), and finally radio recordings, including news broadcasts, speeches from Churchill, Roosevelt, and others, and even movie trailers of the day.
I can't believe no one else has ever reviewed this DVD set here, and I'm sorry to see it's apparently out of print, but if you ever get the chance to get this set again...don't miss it!
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By Roger Long on September 19, 2011
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This DVD is divided into 4 wonderous sections: (1) Newsreels of the year. (2) Music (Benny Goodman jazz), which you can listen to while you are on the Internet. (3) News. (4) The Lux Radio Theater presnts "Captain Blood." All in all, this gives you a relatively varied and in depth introduction to 1937. I highly recommend this to anyone with an interest in the era pf the Great Depression.
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we were surprised at the quality of the DVD. It appeared that each storie's title card was replaced via video and the switchpoint at the bottom of the screen said the original tape was either 3/4 or some 1/2" format, but overall the quality is recommended.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Warriner on February 5, 2009
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Having so far bought two discs in the "Timeline" series, I'm now scarfing up each of the remaining DVDs in the series.

The newsreels are more than a record of the events that took place each year. If you are a history buff, they provide a foretaste of what's to come as events are about to unfold in each succeeding year.

Because we already know the outcome of such seminal events as the Munich agreement, the Nazi-Soviet nonaggression pact and the invasion of Poland, we're in the position of constantly second-guessing the actors on the world stage and wondering "what if?"

Each DVD provides a generous helping of musical selections from the period, and what a joy it is to hear Frank Sinatra singing with Tommy Dorsey's band (Timeline 1940), and Paul Whiteman playing "The Streets of Singapore" (Timeline 1939).

Then there is the Lux Radio Theater, which presents re-creations of film classics with top stars. You don't get that kind of entertainment today (imagine such stars as Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt re-creating their film roles on TV).

So put in a disc, relax and take an adventure in a time machine.
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By Carol Crawford on October 16, 2014
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This brings back lots of memories of newsreels at Saturday matinees back in the 40's. I like mine a lot, so bought one for my brother, who was born in 1941. I think he'll really like it.
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