Films by Subject Literature

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Famous Authors - A 36 Part Series

These video biographies reveal the lives, careers, times, and literature of twenty five major American and British authors. Illustrations, diary extracts, letters, conversations, music of the time and narration recreate the aura of each, with works carefully placed in biographical context. check individual tittles for times.
Release
Minutes
36x30
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Four Girls And Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison was winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in literature. Her life and work have meant a lot to a whole generation of young African American women. This video reveals a personal portrait of Professor Morrison while analyzing her intentions and techniques of composition. Interwoven are scenes of four students discussing her as a role model.
Release
1994
Minutes
29
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Hairy Guy, The

Steven Holl is one of America's most renowned and innovative architects, and the winner of many outstanding awards. The Building, opened by Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit in August 2009, the Hamsun Center, off Norway's northwest coast, is one of his most prestigious international achievements and a worthy runner-up to the Oslo Opera House.
Release
2010
Minutes
19
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Hollow Place, A

A contemporary adaptation of THE TELL-TALE HEART by Edgar Allan Poe.
Release
1999
Minutes
18
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Maps of the Great Explorers Part 1: Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan

Part 1 - Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan - The earliest maps didn't represent the actual land content of the world. Maps were updated as more of New World was explored. The maps of the Middle Ages, were mostly based on conjecture rather than actual discovery. With the expansion of the spice trade between Asian and Portugal and Spain, the maps began to change once again.
Release
2009
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Maps of the Great Explorers Part 2: Cook, LaPerouse

The earlier explores provided mapmakers with an understanding of the major continents. Part two of this series highlights the voyages of British Explorer James Cook and French explorer Jean Francois de la Perouse. James Cook, an exceptional navigator and cartographer, circumnavigated New Zealand, explored the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, and crossed the Polar Circle being the first to understand the icy nature of Antarctica.
Release
2009
Minutes
25
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Maps of the Great Explorers: 2-Part Series

This two-part series gives viewers insight into how maps were drawn and revised based on the voyages of the great explorers. Interviews with historians and cartographers are interspersed with reenactments and the voyages and discoveries.
Release
2009
Minutes
25 each
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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My School in Australia

Boys and girls attend separate classes in this Aborigines school where English is the official language. Today begins with group reading exercises and a composition test.
Release
1998
Minutes
13
Grade Level
E,I
Format
DVD and VHS

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Paul Robeson

By 1940 Paul Robeson was the most recognized African-American in the world. Key events of his life, politics and career are presented. Robeson used his international acclaim to focus world-wide attention on racial injustices suffered by African-Americans in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. <br><br> By 1950, Robeson's battle for freedom cost him his career. Footage of the legendary entertainer discussing his views, along with clips of his memorable Hollywood movie career are presented. A Morehouse College historian analyses Robeson's impact, and the turbulent times he lived in.
Release
1995
Minutes
29
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Shadow of Mary Poppins, The

Pamela Travers was the creator of the universally-loved fictional character, Mary Poppins. Yet the whimsical fantasies of the sugar and spice nanny bore no resemblance to her real life childhood.
Release
2005
Minutes
55
Grade Level
s,c
Format
DVD and VHS

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The Raven

Edgar Allen Poe's classic poem in a dramatic setting
Release
1997
Minutes
13
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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