Most widely held works by R.M. Productions
The scarlet letter a romance ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and held by 721 libraries worldwide
The classic tale of sin and salvation in 17th century Puritan New England.
The five pillars of Islam ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Describes the five essential principles of Islam (declaration of faith, prayer, pilgrimage, fasting and almsgiving) and places them in historical context. Introduces the vast international mosaic of Moslem believers and the conflict between traditional teaching and the effects of industrialization.
The Unquiet spirit the life and art of Edgar Degas, 1834-1917 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Presents many original paintings, drawings and prints to show Degas' favorite settings--the ballet class, racecourse, railway--and to explain his innovative use of the camera.
Monsieur René Magritte ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 519 libraries worldwide
Explores the surroundings from which Magritte drew inspiration for his mysterious paintings. This documentary visits familiar scenes which Magritte managed to portray as new and strange. Includes excepts from an interview with Magritte.
Point counterpoint the life and work of Georges Seurat, 1859-1891 ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
Provides a close look at Seurat's pointillist technique and masterful craftsmanship, highlighted by conversations with modern artists Henry Moore and Bridget Riley.
Life on earth ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
"There are some four-million different kinds of animals and plants in the world; four-million different solutions to the problems of staying alive. [This video], the result of a three-year, 1.3-million-mile odyssey to all seven continents, is the story of how a few of those life forms came to be as they are, not as isolated oddities but as elements in a long and continuous story that began billions of years ago" -- Container.
The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the experiences of a young man in 19th century England.
The real world of Andrew Wyeth ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
Filmed in Maine and Pennsylvania where Wyeth has spent his working life, this documentary is a relaxed and friendly interview, intercut with sensitive footage of Wyeth's work and of the landscapes and environmental images which are its inspiration.
Islamic art ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
"Discusses the architecture and sculpture of mosques and Koranic schools, the illumination and calligraphy of sacred texts, music, the art of the garden, and the influence of the abstract arabesque on Western art."--Container.
Miró theatre of dreams ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 418 libraries worldwide
The only Surrealist whose work survived in the face of new trends, Miro is shown here at age 85, working in his studio and embarking on an entirely new venture: an original theatrical production.
Art and revolution-- Mexico ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Shows how history and art have been brought together in Mexico by such painters as Rivera and Siqueiros. Demonstrates that plastic art is the shared possession of all social and educational levels in Mexico.
The classical age ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Surveys the accomplishments of the Greek classical age from 500 B.C. to the death of Alexander in 323 B.C., including Greek art, literature, and philosophy, linking the classical age to basic elements of Western civilization.
The Greek beginning ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
An introduction to Greece and the Greeks, covering the period from the Mycenaean Age in 1300 B.C. to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. It sets out the principal historical landmarks and presents some of the work of the most important Greek writers, philosophers, historians and politicians of the period. Burstall's conversations with Greek scholar Kenneth Dover are interspersed with photographs of ancient Greek sculpture, artifacts and ruins of ancient buildings.
The Restless eye Eugéne Delacroix : a film based on his paintings and his journals ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
Uses Delacroix's journal and paintings to tell the story of his life and work.
The Minds of men ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
A detailed look at the life and teachings of Socrates and his pupil Plato, and at the world of the two founding fathers of history --Herodotus and Thucydides. Their work exemplifies the vital curiosity of the Greeks about the wellspring of human behavior, the nature of man, and his place in the world around him. Christopher Burstall's conversations with Greek scholar Kenneth Dover are interspersed with art works, scenes from modern Greece, shots of ancient ruins and dramatized scenes and monologues.
The shock of the new ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
"Robert Hughes' history of modern art from cubism to pop and the avant-garde. The sequel to the BBC's Civilization series, picks up at the threshold of the 20th century. It is written and presented by Robert Hughes, art critic and senior writer for Time. Hughes draws on a wealth of documentary materials from the archives of the BBC, including rare footage and interviews with noted artists. The range of major figures includes Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, le Corbusier, Maz Ernst, Francis Bacon and Jackson Pollock."--Container.
El Greco ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
An examination of the life and works of Domenecus Theatocopolis, known as El Greco, which analyizes his style, subject matter, and treatment of specific works, particularly his religious works.
Heroes and men ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Examines the world of the Greek gods and heroes depicted by the classical Greek poetry and tragic dramas. It is a world like ours filled with pain, laughter, hatred, love and choice.
The great Hamlets ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
In the first program, Trevor Nunn discusses the various forms of Shakespeare's character, Hamlet. In the second program, Trevor Nunn delves into the underlying dynamics of the play, the psychological aspects of Hamlet, the oedipal conflict, Hamlet's madness, and the political questions raised in the play. Includes interviews with the greatest interpreters of Hamlet from around the world including Laurence Olivier, Ben Kingsley, and Maximilian Schell. Describes their thoughts about the role, how to play it, and why it is such a great challenge.
The Islamic city ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Describes the architecture and important areas of several Islamic cities in various areas of the Moslem world.
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