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Monterey Video (Firm)

Works: 170 works in 312 publications in 1 language and 27,620 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Short films  Film adaptations  History  Internet videos  Educational films  Documentary films  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: fds, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Monterey Video (Firm)
10 questions for the Dalai Lama by Yi Lei( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten questions are posed to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by filmmaker and explorer Rick Ray. Ray examines some of the fundamental questions of our time by weaving together observations from his own journeys throughout India and the Middle East, and the wisdom of an extraordinary spiritual leader
An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story, from 'Tales of Soldiers and Civilians' deals with a man's last moments as he faces hanging for Civil War sabotage
Eye of the dolphin by Adrian Dunbar( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of her mother, Alyssa moves to the Bahamas with her father, where she learns she can talk to the dolphins. When her father's research facility is in danger of closing, it is up to Alyssa and her gift to save it
William Faulkner's Barn burning by William Faulkner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abe Snopes is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing. Snopes sets his employer's barn on fire when he thinks he's been treated unfairly. His son, Sarty, is horrified. Snopes escapes justice for lack of proof, but he and his family are told to move on. No sooner do they move than Snopes is offended by his new rich employer. Torn between trying to win his father's acceptance and his aversion to what his father will do, Sarty must make a decision and act quickly
Pearl diver by John Buck( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two sisters, haunted by the twenty-year-old murder of their mother, and what happens when a farming accident rips away the layers of secrecy and buried trauma surrounding that night. They learn that sometimes the secrets from the past can bring hope for the future
Whaledreamers by Kim Kindersley( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the connection between whales and the cultures and ancient civilizations around the globe that have incorporated this sea creature into their story of creation and existence
Ernest J. Gaines' The sky is gray( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the short story by Ernest J. Gaines. In rural Louisiana in the 1940's, a young black boy accompanies his mother into town and absorbs valuable lessons of pride, charity and dignity
When I find the ocean( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journey of a lifetime for young Lily Strickland begins not out of her love for adventure but out of heartache. Longing for the father she lost to the ocean and having no way to say goodbye, Lily strikes out on her own. Leaving behind a safe, loving environment with her grandparents and loving mother, she faces not only her fears but the obstacles the wilderness presents
Richard Wright's Almos' a man by Richard Wright( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the short story by Richard Wright. A black teenage farm worker believes that owning a gun is a mark of maturity
Nathaniel Hawthorne's Rappaccini's daughter( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 18th Century Italy, this is the tale of a young scholar named Giovanni who falls in love with a beautiful, yet forbidden, girl. Beatrice 's strange and unearthly beauty masks a terrifying curse which Giovanni tragically discovers. Her father, the mysterious Dr. Rappaccini, has made her the subject of a diabolical experiment. In Giovanni's attempt to free Beatrice from the control of her father and to escape the effect she has on him, he unwittingly destroys her
The bracelet of Bordeaux by Casey Kelly( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Someone is dognapping the canine citizens of Chem City, Texas! Two tween girls overcome danger and conspiracies as they set out to solve the crime with the help of a magical bracelet. As they battle the mob, a punk gang, and a crooked cop, they learn about friendship, courage, and the importance of hanging with the right crowd
O. Henry's The gift of the Magi by Einojuhani Rautavaara( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A husband and wife sacrifice treasured possessions in order to buy each other Christmas presents in this adaptation of O. Henry's best known and timeless story, The gift of the Magi
Local color( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1974, in the suburb of Port Chester, New York, the teenage aspirant artist John Talia has a troubled relationship with his homophobic father who does not understand John's talent. While visiting his friend Yammi, John finds that the genius Russian painter Nicoli Seroff lives nearby. He decides to pay a visit to his idol. John finds a bitter alcoholic who is still grieving the loss of his wife Anya. Somehow, he successfully befriends the master. When Nicoli travels to the countryside in Pennsylvania, he invites John to go with him to teach him how to paint. John meets Nicoli's neighbor Carla who grieves the loss of her son, and the arrogant critic of art and Nicolai's friend Curtis Sunday. Along their vacation, the synergy of Nicoli and John improves their individual lives
Edgar Allan Poe's The tell-tale heart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poe's eerie tale of murder and revenge, as a young man is gradually driven mad by his obsession with the repulsive diseased eye of the old man he cares for. After murdering the old man, and burying the body beneath the floor of his room, he thinks he hears the heartbeat of his victim. When police come to investigate, he offers a confession, convinced that they can also hear the heartbeat
Trucker( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long-haul trucker living a carefree life is forced to take care of the son she hasn't seen since he was a baby when his father is in the hospital. Now the child and mother must learn to live together and leave their strained past behind
Katherine Anne Porter's The jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Granny Weatherall is a spunky old lady of eighty who bosses her doctor and her children. She seems so strong and in control. Yet she has never had the upper hand in her destiny. One morning, a flood of long-forgotten memories bring her to the realization that of all her accomplishments, she cannot console herself for the shame-filled day she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life
Hey hey it's Esther Blueburger( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hey, Hey It's Esther Blueburger is a hilarious coming of age comedy that explores what it's really like to be an outsider in your own world. Esther (newcomer Danielle Catanzariti) is not like other girls; she befriends a duck, talks to God through the toilet and break-dances at her bat-mitzvah. Her school is a daily torment of mind-numbing conformity and bell-ringing rituals. Home is a pressure cooker driven by her mother Grace's (Essie Davis) demand for perfection. But life changes when Esther meets uber hip Sunni, (Keisha Castle- Hughes) and her off beat single mother Mary (Toni Collette) and slips out of her oppressive all-girls private school and into a public one under the guise of a foreign exchange student. She learns that it's ok to be different and that being true to yourself is more important than fitting in
The Red Baron by Mu le si qiong( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe, 1916: Baron Manfred von Richthofen is a crack pilot of the German aerial combat forces, a legend in his own time, a hero at home, and a man both feared and respected by the enemy. Von Richthofen and his fellow officers see their duels in the sky as tactical, almost sportsmanlike, challenges. But, when he falls in love with Kate, she opens his eyes to the fact that there is more to war than dogfights and he becomes aware of his role in the propaganda machine and senseless war
The exonerated( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The undeniable power of the true stories of six exonerated survivors of death row will engage your emotion, incite your passion, and envelope you in their search for the lost pieces of dignity and the lives that were interrupted. The Exonerated began its journey over the summer of 2000, when authors Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen traveled across the United States, interviewing 40 of the (then) 89 former death row prisoners. They went as far south as Texas and Miami, as far north as Chicago and just about everywhere in between to meet the people whose stories appear in The Exonerated. The interviewees were from vastly different ethnic, religious and educational backgrounds. Their views on the world varied greatly. The only thing that they had in common was that all 40 had been sentenced to death, spent anywhere from 2 to 22 years on death row and were subsequently found innocent and freed by the state
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Bernice Bobs Her Hair( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

It's the hot summer of 1919. Visiting her cousin Marjorie (Veronica Cartwright), sweet-but-dull Bernice (Shelley Duvall) is transformed into a smooth-talking man-trap by her vampish kin. However, the makeover works too well; Bernice becomes the belle of the ball, captivating every boy's interest--including Marjorie's boyfriend, Warren (Bud Cort). The now worldly Bernice has the last laugh ...a clever and ironic twist. One of the best screen translations of F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary work, Bernice also includes the delightful supporting role performances of Dennis Christopher (Breaking Away) and Polly Holliday (Alice). As seen on PBS. (49 minutes) A streaming videorecording
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An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
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Eye of the dolphinWilliam Faulkner's Barn burningNathaniel Hawthorne's Rappaccini's daughterThe Red BaronThe exonerated