James A. Michener's Centennial

James A. Michener's Centennial

DVD - 2008
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Relives the grand hopes, dreams, loves, and adventures of generations of residents in Centennial, Colorado-- from their risky attempts to establish a settlement in 1795 through the politics and power plays of the 20th century. Begins with French and Scottish trappers interacting with Native Americans and follows the increasing conflicts as more permanent settlers arrive. Shows how the town of Centennial is founded by the young Mennonite Levi Zendt and his bride-to-be. Looks at the effects of the American Civil War on the settlement and the disputes between cattle ranchers and farmers. Shows the plight of Mexican residents who find their rights threatened by a real estate tycoon from back East. Examines more recent dirty politics as two contestants face off over the fute of the town and its dwindling natural resources


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Jul 29, 2018

Fantastic miniseries, adapted very well from the book. Great casting and direction. A number of actors could have been said to have done their best work ever.

Nov 23, 2015

I found it very easy to get lost in this story. very enjoyable


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