The Adventure of English
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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NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
English SDHClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther 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.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it