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Mark Twain Tonight


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  • Actors: Hal Holbrook
  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Kultur
  • Release Date: Nov. 30 1999
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00003M5G9
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #39,344 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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If you love Mark Twain--not just what he wrote, but his personality, his voice, his playful banter, his charm and his sense of humour--then this DVD is something you must have. Hal Holbrook brings Mark Twain to life "on stage before a live studio audience" with a faithful rendering of Twain, himself. He tells stories, makes jokes, preaches (kinda') and presents a portion of the novel, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," during which, Hal Holbrook does Mark Twain does Huckleberry Finn does Pap, the Widow Douglas and Aunt Polly. Sheer, unadulterated brilliance, and I promise you . . . you'll forget that it's not Mark Twain on that TV of yours. You owe it to yourself to own this DVD. Tell'm A. J. sent you.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Oct. 4 2002
Format: DVD
my only regret about MARK TWAIN TONIGHT is that it's only 90 minutes. holbrook apparently has about 12 hours worth of material that his life shows alternate among. these 90 minutes include his views on man (the only animal that blushes), his mississippi adventures as seen through tom's eyes, and jim blaine's story of the ram and old man wheeler. the ram story alone is enough to be twice worth the cost of the dvd. buy the disk. holbrook is now at just the age where his twain would be even more sublime. let's hope the sales of this dvd inspire him to do another all these years after this 1967 performance. the sound and video are good (for broadcast tv) -- mainly though, holbrook is outstanding and twain is -- twain IS twain. buy it. watch it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lloyd davidson on Dec 15 2001
Format: VHS Tape
if you have not heard the recordings or saw the television special 'mark twain tonight' starring hal holbrook, you are in for a real treat. my aunt took me to see the one man show many years ago in toronto. when he came a second time, years later, i took her.
i have listened to the two recordings of mark twain and mark twain tonight at least once a week for over twenty years. hal holbrook is not talente, he is gifted. listening to 'jim and huck on a raft' is so touching to me it defies description. if hou have ever trusted anyone on anything trust me. this is not to be missed. i have never heard or seen anything quite like it.
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Format: DVD
I was introduced to Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain Tonight in a high school English class in 1962 and have been fascinated with Holbrook and his Twain presentation ever since. As the story goes, Holbrook took up cigar smoking to get the timber in his voice, spends three hours in make-up preparing, and has even listened to Edison recording tubes of Twain to get the voice and inflection just right. Sit back and enjoy tales from a hundred years ago that are just as germaine today. You'll soon be convinced that the man in front of you is actually Mark Twain!
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Having seen Hal Holbrook live, in Mark Twain Tonight on two occasions, most recently this past January, I must say I was delighted to aquire the DVD of his 1967 television broadcast performance. My aquaintence with Mr. Holbrooks' Twain goes back to two LPs, recorded in performance in the early 60's, lost, but not forgotten. I have long believed, and this DVD confirms that Mark Twain Tonight is easily one of the greatest treasures of the stage in the last half of the 20th Century. That Mr. Holbrook has performed Mark Twain every year since 1954, in close to 2000 shows, is nothing short of miraculous. But there are twelve hours of material that he draws from. Hopefully, all twelve hours will one day, be available in this format. This 90 minute show brings the wisdom, humor and humanity of one of the most morally brave men of the 19th century to life; and his words are as funny, poignant and relevent going into the 21st century as they were then. I am simply in awe!
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Format: DVD
This DVD welcomes us into Mark Twain's parlor for an evening of stories and anecdotes that the viewer is not likely to soon forget. Hal Holbrook researched this role by looking up old newspaper accounts, letters and film of Twain to get his characterization of Twain as accurate as possible. The illusion is complete. We don't credit Holbrook because he's not there- but Mark Twain is and we are thankful. Holbrook so masterfully weaves Twain's tales together that we don't want him to stop and we want to return to his parlor as often as possible. This DVD is a tribute to two national treasures- Mark Twain and Hal Holbrook. A must for any lover of literature or the stage.
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By A Customer on Dec 6 1999
Format: VHS Tape
If there has ever been a polished performance, this is it! I've been fortunate to see Holbrook do this show live on three occasions. He really catches the essence of Twain's marvellous story- telling, which sets the tone for later artists such as Gene Shepard and Garrison Keillor. Hal Holbrook changed his show at every performance, and this video features him at the peak of his craft. From ghost stories to humorous anecdotes to shaggy dog yarns and tall tales, this video has them all. You'll want to watch it many times.
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