- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: November 13, 2007
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Kultur Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
The life of Dr. Johnson--poet, essayist, and literary critic--is examined in this documentary through the use of documents and portraits.
"Famous Authors" examines the men and women behind the words that brought them literary kudos.
In "Samuel Johnson," viewers learn how the prolific wordsmith rose to fame in the latter half of he 18th century. Johnson delved into just about every aspect of the lexicon: he wrote the first English dictionary; compiled and edited the works of Shakespeare; composed poetry; and penned magazine articles, biographies and criticism -- many of which elicited controversy.