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The Civil War: A Conversation with Ken Burns


Former Scout Ken Burns is one of America’s most talented filmmakers. In BL’s September 2009 issue, he shared tips for making movie magic. This summer, one of his most celebrated films, “The Civil War,” is being rereleased, just in time for the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States. (Click here to purchase this commemorative box set.)

We recently spoke to him about history, his documentaries and how to get started in the film business. Click the audio players below to listen:

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Ken Burns on the importance of history:


Ken Burns on the lessons of the Civil War:


Ken Burns on making still photos come alive:


Ken Burns on who he would want to interview from the Civil War era:


Ken Burns on how to become a documentary filmmaker:


Comments about “The Civil War: A Conversation with Ken Burns”

  1. tj says:

    yeah, it does sound funny when you do that. kindov
    like the a bunch of people from different spaceships radioing down to earth
    at the same time.

  2. supersayian4freak says:

    yeah everybody look at this it is hilarious if you play them all at once

  3. xman says:

    play all of them at the same time its weird

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