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

Overview
Works: 336 works in 470 publications in 1 language and 11,261 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television plays  History  Comedy films  Tragedies (Drama)  Historical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
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 222 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 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conventional wisdom enshrines the 1920s as the decade that roared-a time in which Americans kicked up their heels to the Charleston and went for one long joyride before the Wall Street crash of 1929. As this Bill Moyers program illustrates, those things did happen, but so did many others-not all of them fondly remembered. Nineteen Americans who lived through those years talk about their lives in the 1920s. From labor strikes to the Scopes trial to the executions of Sacco and Vanzetti. from poverty to racial segregation to political scandals. Moyers and his guests reveal the complex realities behind the glitter of the times
The Democrat and the Dictator( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 155 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 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 146 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 142 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 139 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
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 133 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?
America by Alistair Cooke( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 127 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
To be young, gifted and black( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 121 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."
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 119 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
Civilisation by Kenneth Clark( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The manifestations of the Counter-Reformation in art are examined
Planet earth by Juan Romay( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 115 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
America on the Road( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 111 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
Post-war hopes, cold war fears( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 111 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
Private contentment( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 110 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
Life on the Mississippi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a young man's apprenticeship as a river pilot on the Mississippi River
The Cafeteria by Amram Nowak( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 98 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
Working by Studs Terkel( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from the Studs Terkel 1974 book, this musical adaptation explores the world of work, as seen in actual interview responses which reveal the attitudes, aspirations, and aggravations of people on the job
The Arming of the Earth( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 20th century began with enormous hopes for a future made safe and humane by technology. Although it realized some of these hopes, the century neared its end under the shadow of superweapons that still threaten the earth with annihilation. In this program, Bill Moyers traces the evolution of three instruments that enabled combatants to mass-produce death-the machine gun, the submarine, and the bomber plane. Each weapon helped to close the gap between soldier and target, regardless of whether that target was another soldier or an innocent civilian. And each was introduced with the promise that it would end war by making it too terrible to endure
 
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