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

Overview
Works: 342 works in 469 publications in 1 language and 12,091 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Filmed plays  History  Documentary television programs  Television plays  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs 
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Planet earth( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 350 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
Heart of the dragon( Visual )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series deals with how the oldest continuous civilization on earth is coming to terms with the modern world. Each episode has a special guest scholar-expert commenting on parallels between Chinese and American society
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Othello
The Ascent of man( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the architectural expressions of man throughout history
The Living planet( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host David Attenborough explains the adaptations that trees make to enable them to survive long, cold winters. He shows how animals depend upon the trees for leaves, cones, and bark
The Twenties( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Usually seen as an age of speakeasies, flappers and high living, the 1920's also saw millions of workers struggling for better wages. This program explores this decade when old America was vanishing and a new urban nation was being formed. Includes reminiscences of Americans who lived during this period
The Living planet by David Attenborough( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host David Attenborough describes the atmosphere as a covering to the earth that is constantly on the move with currents of air manufacturing the world's weather. He shows that in order to drift and fly, plants and animals must overcome gravity, but at the same time, the world would be a chaotic, weightless place without gravity
The Democrat and the Dictator( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 171 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 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers and tradesmen-actors. Plots intertwine as entangled love affairs, the comical performance of a "play within a play" by the tradesmen of Athens, and the antics in fairyland among King Oberon and his queen Titania produce a bizarre series of entanglements, but all ends happily
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play 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 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the media and presidential elections - advertising approaches to election campaigns and their effect on perceptions of the candidate. 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 155 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 )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 150 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
The Constitution : that delicate balance( Visual )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hundred representatives of government, law, journalism, education and media meet in a series of seminar focusing on constitutional rights and public policy. The panelists respond to hypothetical situations in spontaneous debate on specific constitutional issues
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending tragedy and comedy, this play presents contrasts and ambiguities, the complexities of which lie in the character Shylock, its captivating villain. Is he a villain, a buffoon, or tragic hero?
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 134 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
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."
Post-war hopes, cold war fears( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes life in America after World War II
America on the road( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of the automobile and the ways it changed American society. Begins with Henry Ford and ends with the oil crisis in the 1970s
The Living planet( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 123 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
 
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