Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Most widely held works about Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Most widely held works by Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Medea ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 909 libraries worldwide
Euripides' classic tragedy about a proud woman betrayed by the man she loves.
Oedipus the King ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 785 libraries worldwide
This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs.
Antigone ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 784 libraries worldwide
A unique adaptation of the play by Sophocles.
The Addicted brain ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 615 libraries worldwide
(Producer) This documentary takes viewers on a tour of the world's most prolific manufacturer and biggest user of drugs--the human brain. The biochemistry of the brain is responsible for joggers' highs, for the compulsion of some people to seek thrills, for certain kinds of obsessive-compulsive behavior, even for the drive to achieve power and dominance. This program explores the cutting edge of developments in the biochemistry of addiction and addictive behavior.
The five pillars of Islam ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Describes the five essential principles of Islam (declaration of faith, prayer, pilgrimage, fasting and almsgiving) and places them in historical context. Introduces the vast international mosaic of Moslem believers and the conflict between traditional teaching and the effects of industrialization.
King Lear ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play about a foolish king who divides his realm between his two ungrateful daughters.
Sexual stereotypes in media superman and the bride ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Depicts the pervasive male and female stereotypes on film and TV, and shows how women as well as men commonly accept these stereotypes.
Why the hate? America, from a Muslim point of view ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
"This timely ABC News program explores the mixed emotions felt by many Muslins toward the U.S. Topics on the agenda include American culture, often perceived as offensive, and U.S. foreign policy, frequently viewed as threatening."--Container.
Oedipus at Colonus ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 507 libraries worldwide
This play recounts the blind, exiled Oedipus' final days. The primary action involves a fight over where Oedipus is to die (as that place is to become hallowed ground). Familial interactions also play a key role in the drama.
Dante, the Inferno ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Radical, new visual techniques are used to bring the first eight cantos of Dante's Inferno to the screen. The film illustrates and complements Dante's text, re-creating a 600 year-old work as a late twentieth century post-modern masterpiece. Eminent scholars in visual sidebars interpret Dante's metaphors and symbolism.
Twelfth night or what you will ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of Shakespeare's comedy where order is restored, evil punished, and all who deserve it, live happily ever after.
August Wilson ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers interviews playwright August Wilson on the importance of the blues in Wilson's life and his writing. Also talks about finding an African-American cultural identity and what Wilson sees as the false portrayal of black Americans on television.
The art of Kabuki ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Provides an introduction to the 400-year-old tradition of Kabuki, explaining its origins and purposes, its literary sources, and the meaning of its symbolism.
Five stories of an hour ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
Four dramatic renditions of Kate Chopin's "Story of an hour", first her original story, then other writers variations on her theme. Followed by some history and biographical information on Kate Chopin.
Islamic art ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
"Discusses the architecture and sculpture of mosques and Koranic schools, the illumination and calligraphy of sacred texts, music, the art of the garden, and the influence of the abstract arabesque on Western art."--Container.
A room of one's own ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Eileen Atkins' one-woman stage performance recreates Virginia Woolf's talk to the women of Girton College, Cambridge. A call to women to declare their independence, talent and freedom to write, think, love and labor, and to control their own destinies, yet realize necessary communion on all levels between men and women.
Christians, Jews, and Moslems in Medieval Spain ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Describes the history of Spain from 711 to 1492, a period of Arab domination and intellectual ferment.
Speaking Shakespearean verse ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company present a workshop before a television studio audience in which they interpret the rhythms and pronunication of Shakespeare's English.
Bauhaus the face of the 20th century ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
Looks at the development of the Bauhaus and the key figures involved in it. It also sets the history of the Bauhaus in the context of the political unrest and economic chaos of the Weimar Republic in Germany.
Othello ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
"This Othello is a controversial and powerful interpretation of William Shakespeare's tragedy ... ".
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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
No Linguistic content (213)
Multiple languages (6)
English, Middle (4)
English, Old (2)
Greek, Modern (1)