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

Overview
Works: 350 works in 472 publications in 1 language and 10,860 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television plays  History  Film adaptations  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs 
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
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Most widely held works by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping story of doubt, jealousy, deceit, and fidelity
The Twenties by Project 7 Productions( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 153 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 Democrat and the Dictator( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 143 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 )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity & magic confounding Titania, Oberon, Puck, Bottom & two young mortal couples
The 30-Second President( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 133 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 )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 122 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 120 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 117 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."
The Ascent of man by Jacob Bronowski( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 116 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
Vietnam, a television history by Judy Crichton( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thirteen part documentary series chronicles three decades of struggle in Vietnam, providing a detailed visual and oral account of the war
Planet earth by Discovery Channel (Firm)( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 109 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
Private contentment( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 109 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet
Post-war hopes, cold war fears( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 104 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
Life on the Mississippi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1908, the first Model T rolled off the assembly line, quickly asserting itself as a dream machine that would take America down the highway and into the future. Bill Moyers shows how that future represented not only a new landscape bustling with high-speed transport and travel, but a new vision of ourselves. He uses film clips, photographs, music, and poetry to trace America's transformation into a mobile culture, complete with shopping malls, fast food, suburbia, carhops, drag strips, pollution, traffic jams, and-at the time this high-energy visual document was produced-a manufacturing-based economy
Civilisation( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The later Middle Ages are discussed in terms of achievements and aspirations, including courtly love and gothic art
The Constitution, that delicate balance( Visual )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 98 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 Cafeteria by Amram Nowak( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 92 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. At the cafeteria, she meets a man 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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