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

Overview
Works: 360 works in 450 publications in 1 language and 13,768 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Television plays  Fiction  Biography  Television programs  Film and video adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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 302 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 213 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 206 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 206 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 200 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 197 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 173 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 163 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 157 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
Planet earth ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 155 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )
2 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet
Vietnam a television history ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a multi-part series on the Vietnam conflict, covering the history of Indochina, the French wars, and United States involvement, using actual film footage from news and government archives
Post-war hopes, cold war fears ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 146 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 145 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 142 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 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play A midsummer night's dream
Life on the Mississippi ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatizes Mark Twain's own experiences as an apprentice riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the Civil War
Private contentment ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 129 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
The Arming of the earth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 128 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
The Cafeteria by Amram Nowak( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 114 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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