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Monterey Home Video (Firm)

Works: 412 works in 1,076 publications in 1 language and 34,259 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Short films  Television adaptations  History  Fiction  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by Monterey Home Video (Firm)
Go tell it on the mountain by Jessye Norman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This acclaimed motion picture adaptation of James Baldwin's celebrated novel is a gripping story of violence and desire, of tenderness and compassion, that lays bare the sufferings and aspirations of three generations of an African-American family. Traveling from the rural South to "big city" Harlem, they seek both salvation and understanding as a young boy, John, struggles to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather
Paul's case by Willa Cather( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost in a world of fantasy, young working-class Paul dreams of escaping his dreary existence in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. As fate would have it Paul gets his chance by stealing some money and subsequently running off to glamorous New York City. Once there, Paul experiences everything he ever dreamed of, from a luxurious hotel suite to his first taste of champagne. However, when reality finally comes crashing down around him, Paul realizes the desperate course he must now take. In a powerful and intense performance, Eric Roberts (Star 80) plays the title role in this dramatization of Willa Cather's "Paul's Case." As the tortured and tragic young man, Roberts brings to life this classic American story of a sensitive soul pitted against an uncaring materialistic society
The Incas remembered( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the ancient Incan civilization from its beginnings to its demise at the hands of the invading Spanish conquistadors, focusing on its scientific and architectural achievements
William Faulkner's Barn burning( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abe Snopes (Tommy Lee Jones) is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing in William Faulkner⁰́₉s Barn Burning. Snopes sets his employer⁰́₉s barn on fire when he thinks he⁰́₉s been treated unfairly, and his son, Sarty, is horrified. Snope 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 father⁰́₉s acceptance and his aversion to what his father will do, Sarty must make a decision and act quickly. Adapted by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Horton Foote, Faulkner⁰́₉s complex world of class divisions and hostile family relationships comes to life through a boy⁰́₉s attempt to liberate himself from hatred and poverty. Also starring Diane Kagan
The world of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed Claire Bloom portrays the reclusive Emily Dickinson in this touching and dramatic presentation of her "letters to the world."
Robert Frost : New England in Autumn by Robert Frost( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of Frost's poems chosen to suit a perfect New England autumn day. Filmed in the beautiful farm country of Massachusetts
Shirley Jackson's Come Along with Me( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mabel Lederer has spent her life denying her talent for the supernatural - and her stodgy husband Hughie wouldn{u2019}t even acknowledge it. But when Hughie dies, even his continued complaining from the grave cannot stop Mabel{u2019}s determination to break away and rediscover her life. Estelle Parsons plays this whimsical character who makes up her life as she goes along. Also starring Barbara Baxley, Sylvia Sidney, and the voice of Paul Newman as Hughie
William Shakespeare : a Poet for All Time( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location in Stratford-on-Avon, celebrated Shakespearean actor Alan Howard presents some of the Bard's best-known works. Poems include... "All the world's a stage" "To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow" "Hark, hark! the lark" "O, for a Muse of fire" St. Crispin's Day speech "Wilt thou be gone? it is not yet near day" Queen Mab speech "What mean you, Caesar? Think you for walk forth?" "Fear no more the heat o' th' sun" "Let's talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs" "Now, at the latest minute of the hour" Sonnet CXVI ("Let me not to the marriage of true minds") Sonnet XXX ("When to the sessions of sweet silent thought") Sonnet XVIII ("Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?")
Women First & Foremost( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers shining examples of how generations of women have achieved their deserved place at the forefront of history. Volume 1: Remember the Ladies. Volume 2: Touching the Clouds with Pen and Plane. Volume 3: A Lady in the Spotlight
Spoon River Anthology : a Poetic Portrait Gallery by Edgar Lee Masters( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shatner stars in this celebration of poetic portraits featuring excerpts from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology. Poems include ... "Gone," by Carl Sandburg "Samuel Sewall," by Anthony Hecht "Miss Helen Lang," by Robert Hillyer "Volunteer Fireman," by Phyllis McGinley "The Librarian," by Richard Armour "The Mannequins," by Louis Simpson "True Love," by Judith Viorst "Tomorrow Is My Birthday," by Edgar Lee Masters "Spoon River Anthology," by Edgar Lee Masters "Aunt Emma, Uncle Al," by Marion Montgomery "To My Dear and Loving Husband," by Anne Bradstreet
Emily Dickinson : a Certain Slant of Light( Visual )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Harris takes viewers into Emily Dickinson's everyday world in a small New England town to compare and contrast facts about the poet with her extraordinary, original insights. Dickinson's reclusive life in her father's mansion on Main Street in Amherst, Massachusetts, meant that she wrote almost all of her surviving work in this house. From cellar to cupola, we invoke her "certain slant of light" (her real and imagined perspectives) Other locations are Amherst College, Mount Holyoke Seminary (now College), the town cemetery next door to her childhood home, and commanding views on or near the shores of the Connecticut River. The paradox of the poet at home with limitless imagination is announced early in her stunning poem "The Brain Is Wider than the Sky."
Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hadleyburg has a reputation for unshakable honesty. The smug townspeople are proud of this virtue and keep themselves honest by simply avoiding temptation. That is until ⁰́the man that corrupted Hadleyburg⁰́₊ arrives in town. Robert Preston stars as the stranger who plots a revenge on the hypocritical residents by promising a fortune to the citizens who once showed him charity many years before. One by one the stranger tempts the leading citizens to scheme for the money - until Hadleyburg⁰́₉s honest reputation is mud before the world. Based on one of Twain⁰́₉s best-known short stories, Mark Twain⁰́₉s The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg is a cynical yet humorous view of life in America⁰́₉s small towns - a life that the acerbic Mr. Twain knew only too well. Also starring Fred Gwynne
Ring Lardner's The Golden Honeymoon( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly couple takes a winter vacation in St. Petersburg, Florida, in the 1920s and discovers that 50 years of marriage have not prevented the arousal of old jealousies nor diminished the chances of an even deeper love
The tell-tale heart by Edgar Allan Poe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murderer recounts the bizarre details of his crimes against "the old man with the evil eye."
Ernest Hemingway's Soldier's Home( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Krebs (Richard Backus) went off to fight World War I, "the war to end all wars." Then he came home ... and found himself wishing it had never ended. To Ernest Hemingway (Pulitzer Prize Winner), the hardest part of the war was coming home. This is the essence of "Soldier's Home"--A story with many similarities to the recent experience of our veterans. Harold finds he doesn't fit in anymore. He's outgrown his old life and now needs peace and quiet to work things out for himself. Yet he's pressured by his loving but misunderstanding mother (Nancy Marchand: "The Sopranos") to rejoin a community in which he feels alien. An intense a personal character study from the giant of American Literature, Harold discovers going home is never easy-and maybe it isn't even possible
James Thurber's The Greatest Man in the World( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only the off-beat humor of writing great James Thurber could bring to life a "hero" like Jack Smurch, played by Brad Davis (Midnight Express) Fortified only with a gallon of gin and a salami, Smurch bests even Lindbergh with the first non-stop around-the-world flight. During the four days he's airborne, this unknown kid becomes a world hero. But on the ground a young reporter, anxious to tell the world about their new idol, learns Smurch is bad news. An arrogant, illiterate lout with a police record, Smurch's only interests are "parties, broads, and dough." The reporter is silenced and Smurch is locked up until the press and politicos can make him into their kind of American hero - at any cost. Also starring Carol Kane
Katherine Anne Porter's The jilting of Granny Weatherall( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Granny Weatherall (Geraldine Fitzgerald) is a spunky old lady of 80 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. Adapted from the short story by acclaimed writer Katherine Anne Porter (Ship of Fools), "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" reminds us of the plight of many women who wait for life to claim them, rather than seek life out for themselves
A Matter of Principle( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scrooge may be alive and well and living in West Virginia in the person of Flagg Purdy. He won't pay the county phone tax, and he won't allow his wife and 11 children to celebrate any holiday. He rules his life, and theirs, by his "principles." But something has just happened to his well-ordered universe. Flagg's favorite daughter has decided to get married and to celebrate a certain winter holiday, complete with a tree and presents. Christmas is coming to the Purdy household. The serious, and often hilarious, family confrontations that follow sow the seed of women's liberation and confront Purdy with the question of whether love is more important than pride
Mark Twain : a Musical Biography( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical based on the life of Mark Twain
Stephen Crane's The blue hotel( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nebraska in the 1880s: bleak, lonely, and far from what you'd expect the Wild West to be. But for a naïve Swedish immigrant (David Warner), the frontier parlor of The Blue Hotel represents the quintessential Western fantasy. No one can convince The Swede that his dime-store notions about the West are foolish. He sees murderous intentions all around him, and in his terror he turns everybody against him. Inevitably the Swede attracts tragedy. However, who is responsible? The negative Swede? Or the cliquish hotel guests? Academy Award-winner Jan Kadar (The Shop on Main Street) directs this timely story of how society punishes outsiders for being different
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