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John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Library Video Classics Project

Overview
Works: 338 works in 469 publications in 1 language and 11,936 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Nonfiction television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Documentary television programs  Filmed plays  Televised plays  Internet videos 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's classic tragedy of jealousy, deceit, conspiracy, & murder. Othello's great love for Desdemona proves to be too much to bear
The Twenties by Project 7 Productions( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular legend enshrines the Twenties as the decade that roared prior to Wall Street's crash in 1929. Nineteen Americans, who lived through the Twenties, recall these events and more
The Democrat and the Dictator( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Bill Moyers compares and contrasts the careers of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler, focusing on the youth, personality, leadership style, and political goals of each
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity & magic confounding Titania, Oberon, Puck, Bottom & two young mortal couples
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
The 30-Second President( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moyers looks at the role of television advertising in presidential campaigns. He interviews Rosser Reeves and Tony Schwartz. Includes ads used by Eisenhower, Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Nixon and Reagan
The ascent of man : a personal view by Jacob Bronowski( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jacob Bronowski, a leader in the movement of scientific humanism, presents his personal view of the great creative discoveries of mankind ... Traveling to various locations, Bronowski considers the qualities of thought and imagination that compelled man to analyze the physical world and then to explore the invisible laws and structures above and beneath its surface"--Container
America by Alistair Cooke( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Alistair] Cooke traces his pursuit of the American essence over four decades, presenting his personal view of American history. His narrative begins with the arrival of the first white settlers and traces the development of the continent up to the present day."--Container
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death. His mother is all too dangerously entangled in that treachery. This film portrays Shakespeare's immortal tale of high adventure and evil deeds
The Living planet( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host David Attenborough visits icy mountain slopes in the Andes and travels to the remote Artic and Antarctic to explore how various plants and animals have adapted to these frigid, forbidding conditions
To be young, gifted and black( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This winner of the American Film Festival's "Blue Ribbon" is a dramatic portrayal of the life and works of the late playwright, Lorraine Hansberry, author of "A Raisin in the Sun."
Planet Earth by Discovery Channel (Firm)( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists focus on current theories about the formation of the earth's continents, oceans and climate, and examine the earth's relationship to the sun and other planets, as well as its prospects for the future
Post-war hopes, cold war fears( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes life in America after World War II, a time of rash optimism and neuroses. While the dollar was strong and everyday life improved, the 1950's also saw the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the loss of China to Communism, the Korean War and the Red Scare
Vietnam : a television history by Judy Crichton( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series traces the events in Vietnam from the 1945 revolution against the French to the U.S. evacuation from Saigon in April, 1975
America on the Road( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the automobile and its profound effect on American society
Life on the Mississippi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a young man's apprenticeship as a river pilot on the Mississippi River in the 1850s
Private contentment( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945 a young soldier returns to his Southern home because of the death of his mother. While there he discovers a baffling secret in his father's life and must find a way to understand and accept his father and to come to terms with his own feelings
Planet earth( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plate tectonics, one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century, is explored with world-renowned scientists on location. They are at Kilauea Volcano during a dramatic eruption, aboard the submersible craft, Alvin as it dives to the bottom of the Atlantic, and in pursuit of the cause of the worst earthquakes in American history
The Cafeteria by Amram Nowak( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer that deals with a young woman who frequents a cafeteria on the upper Broadway section of New York City
 
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