Stephen Fry - In America details
|Formats:||Ex DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||George Bush, Bill Gates, Stephen King, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Aretha Franklin, Steven Speilberg, Stephen Fry|
|Genres:||Documentary - History, Television - Factual|
Stephen Fry - In America - Disc 1
|Ex Disc 1|
Stephen Fry - In America - Disc 2
|Ex Disc 2|
|Run time:||6 hours 18 minutes|
|Rental release:||17 Nov 2008|
Most helpful review
superb............................................By williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 10 Oct 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]This dvd series is superb. Stephen Fry turns his attention, wit and insight in to unearthing the real America as he travels across the continent in his black taxicab.
Stephen's account of his adventures is filled with his unique humour, insight and warmth in this fabulous tv series.
Stephen Fry has always loved America, in fact he came very close to being born there. Here, his fascination for the country and its people sees him embarking on an epic journey across America, visiting each of its 50 states to discover how such a huge diversity of people, cultures, languages, beliefs and landscapes combine to create such a remarkable nation.
Starting on the eastern seaboard, Stephen zig-zags across the country in his London taxicab, talking to its hospitable citizens, listening to its music, visiting its landmarks, viewing small-town life and America's breath-taking landscapes - following wherever his curiosity leads him.
Stephen meets a collection of remarkable individuals - American icons and unsung local heroes alike.
He starts his epic journey on the east coast stopping in every state from Maine to Hawaii. En route he discovers the South Side of Chicago with blues legend Buddy Guy, catches up with Morgan Freeman in Mississippi, strides around with Ted Turner on his Montana ranch, marches with Zulus in New Orleans' Mardi Gras, and drums with the Sioux Nation in South Dakota.
Stephen also joins a Georgia family for thanksgiving, 'picks' with Bluegrass hillbillies, and finds himself in a Tennessee garden full of dead bodies.
Whether in a club for failed gangsters (the bullet holes are real) or celebrating Halloween in Salem (is there anywhere better?), Stephen is welcomed by the people of America - mayors, sheriffs, newspaper editors, park rangers, teachers and hobos, bringing to life the oddities and splendours of each locale.
A celebration of the magnificent and the eccentric, the beautiful and the strange, Stephen Fry in America is our travel guide to this extraordinary country.
Well worth watching.
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Enjoyable series but misleading descriptionBy a customer , 11 May 2012I thoroughly enjoyed the series, however my main reason for renting it was the description of all the celebrities Stephen meets. As it turns out he doesn't meet any of the people listed as starring in the series, but he does meet Sting, Morgan Freeman and Ted Turner. I feel it's necessary to point this out to people thinking of renting it for the same reason.
It is still a very good series and well worth renting if you are a fan of Stephen Fry and or America.
Stephen Fry in the America I now want to visitBy Rozella (4 reviews) , 23 Aug 2011I'm a massive fan of Stephen Fry and this does not disappoint in any way.
For once we see the vulnerable side of Mr Fry - witness his genuine wariness when he meets the buffalo, or was it Turner who intimidated him! - and his commentary shows his range of emotional involvement in the travels.
This is the first 'travelogue' that has truly made me want to visit the USA.
Thank for you for this great introduction.
good old usaBy superb (6 reviews) from Bellshill , 06 Jul 2011a great documentry about the united states a must see am not a big fan of stephen fry but i really enjoyed this docunmentry i also liked the way he interacted with people sharing the the insite into some of the way people live there lives in certain parts of the us also keep an eye out for the extras in disc 1 were the guy on a pirate ship thinks hes back in time made me really laugh all in all great stuff thumbs up from me
Stephen fry rulesBy a customer , 25 Apr 2011I like Stephen Fry he is one of only a handfull of people I can tolerate to watch on tv. This documentary is very good and well worth a watch....
I love the FryBy a customer from Bournemouth , 08 Feb 2011You can't fault him. Stephen Fry is a poppet. Thoroughly enjoyed this series. Only thing is that he did pick some rather strange things to do in America and I would have perhaps liked to see more of the history and heritage of the cities.