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 It was funded originally by Exxon Mobil (later Mobil); however, funding for both series was withdrawn in 2005.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

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

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

Title design

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

References

  1. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0284580/awards. Retrieved January 27, 2014
  2. ^ "Our Town (TV Movie 2003)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Almost a Woman (TV Movie 2002)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  4. ^ "A Death in the Family (TV Movie 2002)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  5. ^ "The Ponder Heart (TV Movie 2001)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  6. ^ "The Song of the Lark (TV Movie 2001)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  7. ^ "The American (TV Movie 1998)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Cora Unashamed (TV Movie 2000)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 8 June 2021.