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Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc

Overview
Works: 3,285 works in 4,061 publications in 1 language and 11,046 library holdings
Genres: Short films  Drama  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Educational films  Science films  Biographical films  Documentary films  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PS3519.A392, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
The lottery( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shirley Jackson's short story, The Lottery, set in a small American town, where the townspeople gather on a June morning to perform the annual lottery ritual
Work of the kidneys( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the functions and relationships of the major parts of the kidneys, and describes the physiological mechanisms by which the kidneys control the volume and composition of the body fluids. Emphasizes the importance of the kidneys as regulators of the internal environment of the body
Plato's Apology : the life and teachings of Socrates( Visual )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lecturer Mortimer J. Adler uses dramatized scenes from the dialogs of Plato in presenting a character study of Socrates. Mr. Adler introduces Socrates first as a man who perplexed, inspired, and enraged his fellow citizens; then as a teacher who revolutionized the concept of the teacher's role; and finally, as a philosopher who disturbed the complacency of men's minds for all times to come
Chaucer's England : with a special presentation of The pardoner's tale( Visual )

6 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes Chaucer's The pardoner's tale, using the locations trod by Chaucer's pilgrims, with scenes of Canterbury and the Tabard Inn in London
Rocks that originate underground( Visual )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1994 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the physical structure of rocks thrust to the earth's surface from geological cataclysms such as volcanoes and earthquakes
World War I : a documentary on the role of the U.S.A.( Visual )

5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through documentary scenes of the period and actual words of historical figures describes events leading up to the entry of the United States into World War I; the course of the war, and Wilson's role at the peace conference
Rocks that form on the Earth's surface( Visual )

6 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses demonstrations and examples in discussing the origin and composition of sedimentary rocks. Explains methods by which students can learn about the ways in which sediments are produced, transported, accumulated, and hardened into sedimentary rocks
The Humanities, what they are and what they do( Visual )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clifton Fadiman discusses what the humanities are and why they are studied, using examples of literature, photography, and music. Points out the dissimilarities and complimentary features of the humanities and the sciences
Loon's necklace( Visual )

4 editions published between 1948 and 1995 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the Indian legend of how the loon, a water bird, received its distinguishing neckband. Ceremonial masks carved by the Indians of British Columbia established the characters of the story and portray the Indian's sensitivity to the moods of nature
The Beach, a river of sand( Visual )

10 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the flow of a beach, and explains methods of measuring the movement of the sand
The night before Christmas( Visual )

4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While scurrying about for a midnight snack, Gregory the mouse sees a mischievous Christmas fairy casting an evil spell to stop Santa. It is now up to him to break the spell before time runs out
Art of the Middle Ages( Visual )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Canaday documents various aspects of the six major medieval cathedrals of France, explaining the symbolism of the architectural and sculptural styles, and pointing out that the cathedral stands as a visible summary of the philosophical and intellectual world of the Middle Ages. Animation sequences highlight the basic structural differences between the Gothic and Romanesque architectural styles
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Visual )

6 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clifton Fadiman discusses the novel as a work of literary art with excerpts performed to illustrate his points. He identifies three unifying threads in the novel: the idea of a central point of view, the theme of the book, and the development of two major symbols -- the river and the shore. The use and importance of the vernacular by Mark Twain is discussed
Leonardo da Vinci, giant of the Renaissance( Visual )

4 editions published between 1957 and 1983 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci as a painter, sculptor, inventor, and scientist of the Renaissance
The Odyssey( Visual )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Highet presents the basic framework of the Odyssey, providing the general background of the Trojan War and the events in Odysseus' home while he was away. Dramatizes highlights of the travels of Odysseus
Angiosperms : the flowering plants( Visual )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at flowering plants
The Spirit of Rome( Visual )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses dramatic scenes from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and George Bernard Shaw's Ceaesar and Cleopatra to depict the tremendous spectacle of ancient Rome. Filmed in Rome and London
The Medieval manor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 13th century castle in Frnace is the setting for this film that deals with the relations between master and serf in feudal Europe. Explains the origin of the feudal system and the benefits which it offered to both lord and serf. Recreates phases of life on a representative manor. Discusses the duties of the lord and his seneschal, the work of the artisans, the three-field system of agriculture, the operation of the manor court, and the function of the abbey. Includes scenes of festivities accompanying the marriage of the lord's son. Animation and live action
The Odyssey( Visual )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Highet points out that the Odyssey is an epic poem and a tale of heroic conflict, that the story has three different themes skillfully interwoven, and that all three are based on one central moral truth
The poisoned kingdom( Visual )

8 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third lesson on Hamlet. Maynard Mack discusses characterization to bring out the deeper implications in this story of a ruined kingdom, pointing out that there is a type of poison that permeates both the characters and kingdom in the play as illustrated in the scenes between Polonius and Laertes, between Hamlet and the Queen in the bedroom, between Claudius and Laertes and between Hamlet and Claudius in the praying scene
 
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