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Vulcan Productions

Overview
Works: 98 works in 237 publications in 2 languages and 16,149 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Nonfiction films  Biography  Popular works  Biographical television programs  Romance films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: ML3521, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vulcan Productions
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it
No direction home : Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of an artist as a young man, and of the times he lived in. Roughly chronological, using archival footage intercut with recent interviews, a story takes shape of Bob Dylan's coming of age from 1961 to 1966 as a singer, songwriter, performer, and star. He takes from others: singing styles, chord changes, and rare records. He keeps moving: on stage, around New York City and on tour, from Suze Rotolo to Joan Baez and on, from songs of topical witness to songs of raucous independence, from folk to rock. He drops the past. He refuses, usually with humour and charm, to be simplified, classified, categorized, or finalized: always becoming, we see a shapeshifter on a journey with no direction home
This emotional life( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How can we all live happier, more fulfilling lives? [This program] explores ways we can improve our social relationships, learn to cope with problems like depression and anxiety, and become more positive and resilient individuals ... Each episode weaves together scientific perspectives with the compelling personal stories of ordinary people, complemented by insight by celebrities like Chevy Chase, Larry David, Alanis Morissette, John Leguizamo, Katie Couric, and Richard Gere, among many others"--Container
Judgment day : intelligent design on trial( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judgment day: intelligent design on trial captures the turmoil that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania, in a landmark battle over the teaching of evolution in public schools. In 2004, the Dover school board ordered science teachers to read a statement to high school biology students about an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution called intelligent design--the idea that life is too complex to have evolved naturally and so must have been designed by an intelligent agent. The teachers refused to comply, and both parents and teachers filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the school board of violating the constitutional separation of church and state. ... Featuring trial reenactments based on court transcripts and interviews with key participants and expert scientists, this program presents the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover School District"--Container
Girl rising by Richard E Robbins( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary describing the education of nine girls from nine developing countries
The blues, a musical journey( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blues is a seven-part documentary film series exploring the evolution of the blues, featuring rare archival performance footage of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon ... et al., also including over 100 newly-filmed performances by contemporary artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Beck [and others] singing classic blues songs
Rx for survival : a global health challenge( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the most critical health threats facing the world today by portraying conditions in over twenty countries, examining why diseases that are curable still persist, the efforts to treat them, and the dangers of new "superbugs."
Hard candy by David Slade( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a 30-something fashion photographer agrees to a date with a precocious teenager, he gets far more than he bargained for
Racing extinction( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildlife activists go undercover to expose ways in which the illegal wildlife trade and the oil and gas industries are contributing to the extinction of increasing numbers of species
National Geographic's Strange days on planet Earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the globe, scientists are racing to solve a series of mysteries. They suspect we have entered a time of global change swifter than any human being has ever witnessed. Where are we headed? Can we alter this course of events?
How safe are we?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the past 100 years, life expectancy more than doubled in developed countries. In the last few decades, however, 40 new infectious diseases have emerged and one of them - AIDS - is becoming perhaps the most devastating epidemic in history. New diseases travel the globe with unprecedented rapidity, and older killers, such as the avian flu in the 1918 influenza epidemic, that once seemed controllable are roaring back with a vengeance ... [This film] examines the most critical threats we face today - including avian flu - and the pressing need to strengthen global public health systems."--Container
The soul of a man by Wim Wenders( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using dramatization, archival footage, and live performances explores the blues in the lives and works of Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J.B. Lenoir. Features contemporary musicians playing their works
Feel like going home by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Scorsese traces the roots of the blues from the banks of the Niger River to the cotton fields and juke joints of Mississippi. Musician Corey Harris travels through Mississippi and West Africa, exploring the roots of blues music. The film celebrates the early Delta blues musicians through original performances (including Willie King, Taj Mahal, Otha Turner, and Ali Farka Toure), archival footage (featuring Son House, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker), and interviews (including Corey Harris, Sam Carr, Toumani Diabate, Willie King, Dick Waterman, Taj Mahal, Johnny Shines, Otha Turner, Ali Farka Toure, Habib Koité, Salif Keita, and Keb' Mo')
Piano blues by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director and piano player Clint Eastwood explores his life-long passion for piano blues, using a treasure trove of rare historical footage in addition to interviews and performances
Lightning in a bottle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 50 musicians gather in New York City to celebrate 100 years of the blues in this Blues Music Foundation benefit concert
Warming by the devil's fire by Charles Burnett( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Burnett explores his own childhood being shuttled between a religious mother and a blues-loving uncle. His film combines fiction with documentary footage in the story of a young boy kidnapped to prevent his being saved by a church that viewed blues as the devil's music
Godfathers and sons by Marc Levin( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hip-hop legend Chuck D and Marshall Chess return to Chicago to explore the heyday of Chicago blues as they unite to produce music that seeks to bring veteran blues players together with contemporary hip-hop musicians such as Common and members of the Roots. Along with archival footage of Howlin' Wolf are original performances by Koko Taylor, Otis Rush, Magic Slim, Ike Turner and Sam Lay
The road to Memphis by Richard Pearce( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the musical odyssey of B.B. King to Memphis and pays homage to the great blues musicians of the Memphis tradition. Filmed on the occasion of the great reunion in which Memphis musicians returned to honor their roots
Red, white & blues by Mike Figgis( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike Figgis' film examines the embrace of the blues by British musicians and its global effect in interviews with dozens of the key players of the British blues movement. Features music from an all-star jam session at the Abbey Road studios
Pandora's promise( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five eminent environmentalists and energy experts describe their conversion from an anti- to a pro-nuclear point of view
 
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Far from Heaven
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National Geographic's Strange days on planet Earth