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

Overview
Works: 358 works in 449 publications in 1 language and 13,491 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Television plays  Fiction  Biography  Television comedies  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 )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping story of doubt, jealousy, deceit, and fidelity
The Twenties( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 208 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 200 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
The 30-second president( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 195 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 194 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 191 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 170 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 162 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 on the Road( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of the automobile and the ways it has changed American society, beginning with Henry Ford and production innovations that made the automobile available to ordinary Americans, and concluding with the oil crisis of the 1970s
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In what is perhaps his greatest and most popular tragedy, Shakespeare uses a tense drama of murder, conspiracy and revenge as a medium for probing the most fundamental human problems: justice, guilt, madness, death, and the difficulty of understanding oneself and others. Noted Shakespearean actors Derek Jacobi and Claire Bloom portray Hamlet and Gertrude
Planet earth( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 145 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
Vietnam a television history( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 144 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
Post-war hopes, cold war fears( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 143 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
The five forty-eight by Terrence McNally( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the John Cheever story whose protagonist is one of the well-to-do commuters in the Shady Hill stories, John Blake. He is obsessed by a brief affair with his secretary and after he dismisses her, she follows him until the final confrontation on the 5:48 train
To be young, gifted, and black( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 138 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"
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Arming of the Earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Bill Moyers considers how the machine gun, the submarine, and the airplane have revolutionized the conduct of war. Focuses on the way in which advances in the technology of war have vastly increased the civilian toll in wartime
Private contentment( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 125 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 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes Mark Twain's own experiences as an apprentice riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the Civil War
The Cafeteria by Amram Nowak( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 112 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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