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Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Overview
Works: 14,471 works in 26,435 publications in 3 languages and 383,455 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  History  Educational films  Made-for-TV movies  Internet videos  Comedy films  Interviews  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, pre, Producer, fds
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Films for the Humanities (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Antigone by Sophocles( Visual )

59 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of Sophocles' Oedipus the King, performed in the fifth-century B.C. Greek theater at Amphiaraion, with masks made after ancient models. Shows how this drama developed from primeval sacrificial ceremonies to Dionysius
Medea by Euripides( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides' classic tragedy about a proud woman betrayed by the man she loves. Freely adapted by Robinson Jeffers after Euripedes
The addicted brain( Visual )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member 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
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Shakespeare's comedy where order is restored, evil punished, and all who deserve it live happily ever after
The joy that kills( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the widely heralded adaptation of the short story by Kate Chopin, the late-19th-century writer whose work is only now receiving the major recognition it deserves. The setting is Kate Chopin's own world-the world of the upper-class Creole society that dominated New Orleans in the 1870s, a world with a strict code of behavior, one of whose strongest tenets required a wife to subordinate her will and her very being to her husband
The art of Kabuki( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member 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
Virginia Woolf A Concise Biography by Virginia Woolf( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents William Shakespeare's play about a foolish king who divides his realm between two ungrateful daughters
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson returns home to the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1990 to review his life and career. Archival footage and interviews with Wilson, former New York Times theater critic Frank Rich, Rob Penny, fellow writers, and others provide insights into the African American experience, from the Great Black Migration to more recent times. Scenes from his plays "Jitney," "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," "Fences," "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," and "Two Trains Running" reveal the impact of the oral tradition and the blues on Wilson's poetic prose
Why the hate? : America, from a Muslim point of view( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member 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
Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The German poet, playwright, and theatrical reformer who developed the drama as a social and ideological forum is the subject of this program, in which those who knew him discuss his life and many works. Excerpts from plays such as Mother Courage and her children, The life of Galileo, The good woman of Setzuan, and Antigone highlight the development of Brecht's austere form of irregular verse. A later work, A little Orgnum for the theater, is the embodiment of Brecht's idea of true Marxist drama."--Container
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play opens as the Watchman at King Agamemnon's palace sees the beacon that announces the fall of Troy. The chorus of Old Men tell the background to the story of the Trojan War. When Agamemnon returns home after a 10-year absence, his Queen Clytemnestra welcomes him, but Cassandra foretells his murder
Becoming American : the Chinese experience( Visual )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents intimate portraits of the new Chinese Americans who face a struggle common to so many immigrants: to reconcile some losses of their old culture in order to embrace their adopted American one. A follow-on interview with artist and architect Maya Lin supplements the program."--Container
Fetal alcohol syndrome( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the cause and effect of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Profiles an eight-year-old Apache boy with FAS. Shows that it can cause a severe form of retardation. Also shows how other drugs can injure the fetus
Autism by Jamie Guth( Visual )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built around several case studies, this program discusses high- and low-functioning autism; illustrates structural and functional differences between autistic and non-autistic brains; considers genetics, neurological diseases, and immune system anomalies as possible contributory factors; and discusses associated conditions, such as mental retardation, epilepsy, and echolalia
Speaking Shakespearean verse by Trevor Nunn( Visual )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member 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
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's comedy of magic, mistaken identity, reconciliation, and self-discovery
Hemingway, grace under pressure by Anthony Burgess( Visual )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film biography of the man who single-handedly forged the modern novel. Shows the relationship between Hemingway's life and works, and evaluates both. Contains old photographs, newsreel footage, and clips from the big Hemingway features. takes the viewer to the neighborhood where Hemingway was born and grew up, to his home, school, and church, to Chicago, Kansas City, Paris, Pamplona, Venice, East Africa, London, Key West, Cuba, and finally, Idaho
Gabriel García Márquez by Yves Billon( Visual )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This in-depth interview with Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez is presented in the form of a conversation with an old friend he has not seen in a long while ... The program is structured to suggest an apparent disorder of time ... Assisted by readings and dramatizations of his works, the master of "magic realism" focuses on the supernatural aspects of his spellbinding narrative style, in an effort to convey his particular vision of the world"--Container
Islamic art( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member 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
 
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