Mark Twain
2002
Explore the life, work and history of celebrated writer and humorist Mark Twain with this fascinating documentary that draws from a massive amount of material, including thousands of archival photographs. Nearly 20 well-known writers and scholars discuss Twain, shedding light on his extraordinary life and enduring legacy. This exhaustive profile from master documentarian Ken Burns took almost three years to complete.

Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”

If there were some colorful new superlative that had not yet been employed to praise the documentaries of Ken Burns, Mark Twain might be able to think of it, but I can't. This is one of Burns's best films, painstakingly crafted and ceaselessly riveting.

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