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

Overview
Works: 341 works in 469 publications in 1 language and 12,242 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Filmed plays  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Television plays 
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 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Othello
Planet earth( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 237 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
The Ascent of man( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the architectural expressions of man, from the Greek temples of Paestum and the cathedrals of medieval France to modern Los Angeles
The Living planet( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 201 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
The Twenties( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 184 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 Living planet by David Attenborough( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host David Attenborough follows the Amazon River, the world's largest river system, from its source in the Peruvian Andes to its hugh coastal delta in Brazil. Great waterfalls such as the Angel Falls in Venezuela and Iguassu in Brazil demonstrate the power of rivers to shape the landscape
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity & magic confounding Titania, Oberon, Puck, Bottom & two young mortal couples
The Democrat and the Dictator( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 173 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
Planet earth. Gifts from the earth ; Fate of the earth( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examining the earth's mineral and energy resources, scientists analyze how the theory of plate tectonics has revolutionized the search for the earth's finite supply of riches"--Container
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William 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 165 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 Heart of the dragon( Visual )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compares the markets in China's culinary capital of Canton with the more frugal and ancient agricultural technology of the hundred million people of Sichuan. Asks how long China can support a population that, despite birth control, continues to grow at an alarming rate
The Heart of the dragon( Visual )

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

Explains the basis of the Chinese legal system as a desire to restore social harmony, rather than to punish the criminal or to protect society. Shows how the system works, and explores the social pressures in the new consumer society, including what makes a crime a crime
The ascent of man : a personal view by Jacob Bronowski( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 158 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 156 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 )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 147 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 147 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 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet
To be young, gifted and black( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 129 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 128 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
 
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