Ken Burns From the ECW Archives

BurnsWardCivlWar-coverAs we continue this week to explore the legacy of Ken Burns’ The Civil War as it airs on PBS for its 25th anniversary, consider taking a dip into ECW’s archives for a look at what we’ve written about it in the past.

In 2012, Chris Mackowski did a multi-part series called “Telling History vs. Making Art,” and two of his installments covered Ken Burns’ film.

In the first, Chris summarized some of the criticism against the film.

In the second, he looked at the flip side of some of the controversy.

Later this week, Chris will offer his own updated look at Burns’ now-classic work. In the meantime, other ECW historians will offer their own thoughts, as well.

1 Response to Ken Burns From the ECW Archives

  1. Is it just my television, or is everyone else seeing the same thing? I naively assumed that when “ultra-high definition” was mentioned, that it would include the images from the the 1800s. I have been interested in watching those images evolve as technology has evolved, and really appreciate the results. All I saw during the broadcast was grainy, partially destroyed blurred images that, in several places, were inaccurate as portrayals of the words being spoken.

    Anyone else?

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