The American Collection

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The American Collection was a spinoff series of Masterpiece Theater, which ran from 2000 to 2003, for the former series' 30th anniversary. It was funded originally by Exxon Mobil (later Mobil); however, funding for both series was withdrawn in 2005. It aired on PBS. This was a widely acclaimed limited run program.

History[edit]

This program featured film adaptations by renowned works by American literary giants, and debuted in October 2000. The films are produced by WGBH and ALT films.

Theme Music[edit]

The theme for this series was created by John Williams, and featured cellist Yo-Yo Ma. It can be listened to here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/americancollection/music.html

Title Design[edit]

Karin Fong, Dana Yee and Grant Lau won a 2001 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Design for their work on this series.[1]

Programs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0284580/awards. Retrieved January 27, 2014

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