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American Film Theatre

Overview
Works: 46 works in 156 publications in 1 language and 8,808 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  History  Biographical films  Historical films  Interviews  Prison films  Film adaptations  Drama 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by American Film Theatre
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screen version of Bertolt Brecht's play about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him into conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the center of the Universe
Harold Pinter's The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with an all-bachelor family in North London disrupted by the return of the eldest son and his wife from America
Jean Genet's The maids by Jean Genet( Visual )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Parisian sisters, Solange and Claire, serve as maids to a cruel socialite, but whenever she leaves, the two act out a bizarre, complex role-playing psychodrama of domination and control that feeds their powerful lust for revenge upon the mistress they serve
Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris by Eric Blau( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plotless four-person musical revue based on the songs of Belgian balladeer Jacques Brel, the show opens on a dark and rainy Parisian night. Three strangers -- a cab driver, a soldier, and a meek woman -- find themselves in a theater. After watching a puppet show, they venture backstage and then onto a beach, where they sing songs during increasingly surreal events
Lost in the stars( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Kumalo, a black South African minister, searches the unfamiliar back alleys and shanty towns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom. But Kumalo's unwavering faith is put to the test when he finds Absalom in jail facing a capital murder charge. Courage, dignity, and sacrifice fall prey to the whirlwind of racist hypocrisy and hollow justice in Absalom's trial. Absalom's reunion and reconciliation with this father, his jailhouse marriage to his pregnant sweetheart, and his heroic determination to tell the truth set the stage for a tragic climax
Philadelphia, here I come by Brian Friel( Visual )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerns the emotional struggle of a young Irishman preparing to emigrate to America, with one actor portraying his public self and another his private thoughts
In celebration by David Storey( Visual )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore
American film theatre( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of four film adaptations from a series of contemporary 20th century plays produced as the brainchild of producer Ely Landau, 1974 and 1975
The American Film Theatre : the complete 14 film collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of film adaptations of contemporary 20th century plays produced by the American Film Theatre from 1970-1975
The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tensions mount and sexual relations abound in the house of a retired London butcher
Edward Albee's A delicate balance( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agnes, as domineering and sarcastic as her husband Tobias is equivocating and guarded, finds her empty nest invaded. First, Claire, Agnes' alcoholic sister arrives to bitterly spar with her more stable sibling. Then Agnes and Tobias' luckless in love daughter Julia returns home on the heels of another failed marriage. But the fuse on this upper middle class powder keg comes in the form of friends Harry and Edna, who appear on the doorstep seeking shelter from an ephemeral emotional cave-in that has left them terrified, for reasons' they cannot name, of being alone
Cinebill( )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Film Theatre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of motion pictures based on popular plays of the 20th century
 
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Alternative Names
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Languages
English (78)