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Planet Earth : the complete series by Alastair Fothergill( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, [the program] takes you to places you've never been to experience sights and sounds never before captured on film. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of 'Planet Earth'"--Container
The Mission by Roland Joffe( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic about a man of the sword and a man of the cloth who unite to shield the Guarani South American Indian tribe from brutal subjugation by 18th-century colonial empires
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

45 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage of two strong-minded people provides the spark for a comic confrontation between the sexes: The "shrew," Katharina, is so ill-tempered she seems unlikely to find a husband. Her father refuses to let her younger sister marry until Katherina is off his hands. Petruchio appears, marries Katharina, and "tames" her so well that he wins a bet with two other men on a test of their wives' obedience
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Visual )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch is set in early nineteenth century England and charts the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the town as it divides its population into two opposing factions: the conservatives and the liberals
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Auschwitz: inside the Nazi state' is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key ... moments, and their ... testimony"--Container label
The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( Visual )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers and two sisters cross through an enchanted wardrobe closet into the magical world of Narnia, the land of talking animals and mythical creatures. They discover that Narnia is under the evil power of the White Witch, who brings eternal winter to the land. It is up to the children to join the noble Aslan to bring springtime and happiness back to Narnia
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called "the greatest Hamlet of his generation" by Guardian reviewer Robert McCrum, Scottish actor David Tennant headlines this edgy film version of the acclaimed 2008 Royal Shakespeare Company stage production. Tennant is supported by a host of gifted players--including the impeccable Patrick Stewart as Claudius and Oliver Ford Davies in an astonishing performance as a doddering yet strangely leonine Polonius. Modern costumes, shrewd textual abridgements, and a recurring motif of high-tech video surveillance all connect the play to 21st-century anxieties, but these attributes in no way eclipse Tennant's forceful mixture of rage, sorrow, and manic humor
Sense & sensibility by Jane Austen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the lives of the two Dashwood sisters who attempt to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 19th-century England. Sensible Elinor and passionate Marianne's chances at marriage seem doomed by their family's sudden loss of fortune. Through their experiences with men and their relationship with each other, they learn that neither sense or sensibility alone is enough, but that one must strive for a balance of the two
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

67 editions published between 1978 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about power, assassination and revenge. Presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and themselves
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

58 editions published between 1981 and 2021 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play about the tragic consequences of jealousy. Othello appoints Cassio as his chief lieutenant, arousing the jealosy of Iago, who conspires to undo them both. Iago tells Othello that his wife, the beautiful Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. Othello strangles Desdemona before learning of Iago's evil, and then kills himself in remorse
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Mma Ramotste, a recently bereaved woman, as she sets up the only woman-run Private Detective Agency in Botswana and her attempts to get it off the ground. She gets help from Mma Makutsi, her new secretary, and Mr. JLB Matekoni, the owner and super mechanic of the wonderful Speedy Motors. Mma Ramotste takes on cases, meets many new people who need her help - from a woman who thinks the man who has turned up at her door is not her father, to another lady who has a boyfriend who may or may not be faithful to her
No direction home : Bob Dylan by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Bob Dylan's journey from his roots in Minnesota, to his early days in Greenwich Village, to his tumultuous ascent to pop stardom in 1966
Macbeth by Mark Brozel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of the stage production which relocates the action to a nameless 20th-century underground facility, offering a parable of the quest for power in the modern world
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Deronda, a sensitive young Englishman of indistinct parentage, is forced to choose between the love of two very different women
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interminable court case has three young people each searching for the place in the world. They become involved with passionate young lovers, ruthless lawyers, an ice-cold aristocratic beauty, and a shrewd, relentless detective
How art made the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production of the Gershwins' classic musical drama Porgy and Bess, which portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. The television production was shot using the recording made of the 1989 production for its soundtrack
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the court of Chancery, the Jarndyce and Jarndyce case grinds on for years with no end in sight. Entangled in the lawsuit are a growing number of innocent victims: Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a child with mysterious parentage; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. As the case staggers onward, yet more people become embroiled in the furious legal battle, including the proud Lady Dedlock, who finds herself persecuted by the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, then hunted by the determined Inspector Bucket, one of the first detectives to appear in English literature. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core ..."--Container
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

65 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents William Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers, and tradesmen-actors
North & south by John Jakes( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the privileged Margaret Hale's father uproots the family to take work in the northern mill town of Milton, she is shocked by the dirt and gruffness of the people. But she reserves her highest contempt for the charismatic mill-owner, John Thornton
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