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

Overview
Works: 338 works in 470 publications in 1 language and 11,663 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Made-for-TV movies  Nonfiction television programs  Filmed plays  Documentary television programs  Comedy films  Television programs 
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 822.33
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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 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Othello
The Twenties by Project 7 Productions( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 173 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 168 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
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the village of Monte Athena in Italy at the turn of the 19th century, necklines are high, parents are rigid, and marriage is seldom a matter of love. Thus, Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander, while her father wants only Demetrius for his son-in-law. Poor Helena burns hot for Demetrius, who avoids her like the plague. Meanwhile, fairy king Oberon is engaged in a battle of wits with his queen, Titania, and has commanded a trick of Puck, which naturally goes horribly wrong. They are all in the enchanted wood on a midsummer's eve, coming out in the end charged with a gift from the fairies--an enchanted eroticism--that sweeps them away to bed chambers and weddings. The film celebrates love's ability to alter reality while quietly acknowledging that any attempt to portray the feeling of love ultimately falls short
The 30-Second President( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 156 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
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
The ascent of man : a personal view by Jacob Bronowski( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 148 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 142 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 Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending tragedy and comedy, the Merchant of Venice presents contrasts and ambiguities, the complexities of which lie in the character Shylock, it's captivating villain
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet
The Living planet( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host David Attenborough reveals how huge forces formed the earth, how continents move, and how the planet earth has become so amazingly varied. He visits an erupting volcano in Iceland, finds giant plants on Mount Kenya, and investigates the recolonization of Krakatoa and Mount St. Helens by wildlife
To be young, gifted and black( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 125 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."
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
Planet earth by Discovery Channel (Firm)( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 123 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 120 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
America on the Road( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 120 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
Life on the Mississippi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 111 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 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Investigates the physical and chemical makeup of the last unexplored frontier--the earth's oceans. New revelations in oceanography are presented by scientists as they consider such topics as the circulation of the seas and rare life forms of the "middle ocean"--Container
The Cafeteria by Amram Nowak( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer that deals with a young Jewish woman who frequents a cafeteria in the upper Broadway section of New York City. At the cafeteria, she meets a Jewish writer and they become romantically involved. She reveals that she has survived the Holocaust and, later, that she has seen Hitler and his lieutenants in the cafeteria
 
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