Centennial

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Centennial is an epic production based on the bestselling novel by James Michener. Set in the fictional town of Centennial, Colorado, it chronicles the settlement and history of the town from 1795 to the 1970's. Based on the novel of the same name ====================== Production Companies * Universal TV Distributors * National Broadcasting Company (NBC) * Studios USA Television * Universal Pictures (video) ====================== Awards Emmy Awards -- 1979 Nominated -- Outstanding Art Direction for a Limited Series or a Special -- Jack Senter (production designer), John W. Corso (art director), Sherman Loudermilk (art director), Joseph J. Stone (set decorator), John M. Dwyer (set decorator), Robert George Freer (set decorator) [For chapter seven: "The Shepherds"] Nominated -- Outstanding Film Editing for a Limited Series or a Special -- Robert Watts [For chapter one: "Only the Rocks Live Forever"] Golden Globes -- 1980 Nominated -- Best TV Actor - Drama -- Richard Chamberlain Nominated -- Best TV-Series - Drama ========================== Goofs: * Continuity: The cover of the wagon as Poteet drives during the ambush disappears and reappears between shots. * Anachronisms: As Potatoes Brumbaugh walks from his field to talk to Jim Loyd, you can see a truck going down the road in the far background. * Continuity: Towards the beginning of the final episode of the miniseries, Louis Verner and Sidney Enderman are walking through the streets of the town of Centennial. When they first start their journey, it is a nice sunny day. A few seconds later as they walk past Zendt's old store and behind the hotel to meet Cisco Calendar, it is suddenly a drab, overcast day and there is a bit of a dusting of snow and ice on the ground. ===================== Alternate Versions: * This was originally shown on the NBC network in twelve separate episodes, with the first and last each running three hours and the ten in between at two hours each (this is with commercials). Some basic cable channels have rerun it in thirteen two-hour segments, with all but the opening and closing episodes consisting of the last hour of one segment and the first hour of the next. ======================= Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated) ======================== Release dates: USA -- 1 October 1978 Belgium -- 19 January 1979 Netherlands -- 9 February 1979 France -- 9 March 1980 Sweden -- 4 October 1980 West Germany -- 7 July 1984 ========================== Filming Locations: Alamo Village - Highway 674, Brackettville, Texas, USA Bent's Old Fort National Monument - 35110 Highway 194 East, La Junta, Colorado, USA Bracken County, Kentucky, USA (exterior shots representing St. Louis, MO) Brackettville, Texas, USA Denver, Colorado, USA Grand Teton National Park, Moose, Wyoming, USA Orchard, Colorado, USA Port Washington, Ohio, USA Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado, USA Roscoe Village, Ohio, USA White Hall State Historic Site - 500 White Hall Shrine Road, Richmond, Kentucky, USA (Bockweiss-Pasquinel home in St. Louis) Winfield, Ohio, USA ========================== Technical Specifications: Laboratory Technicolor Film negative format (mm/video inches) 35 mm Cinematographic process Spherical Printed film format 35 mm Aspect ratio 1.33 : 1 =========================

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