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The Adventure of English

2002 Rated NR 6hr 46m

Author Melvyn Bragg delves into the colorful history of the English language, explaining how through historical conquests English has become the world's premier language, used as a communication bridge between peoples of different tongues. Poet Seamus Heaney, theater director John Barton and scholar Katherine Duncan-Jones give insights into this living language that continually molds to a range of influences, from the Bible to American slang.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1


English SDH

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; a viewer's guide that includes key points, discussion questions, avenues for further learning, "The Evolution of the English Alphabet" essay; "Architects of the Language" biographies; exclusive web extras.