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Monterey Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 392 works in 1,061 publications in 1 language and 35,607 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Drama  Educational films  Film adaptations  Short films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Television adaptations  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by Monterey Home Video (Firm)
Go tell it on the mountain by Five Blind Boys of Alabama( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 720 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
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Bernice bobs her hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Visual )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It{u2019}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{u2019}s interest - including Marjorie{u2019}s boyfriend, Warren (Bud Cort) The now worldly Bernice has the last laugh{u2026}a clever and ironic twist. One of the best screen translations of F. Scott Fitzgerald{u2019}s literary work, Bernice also includes the delightful supporting role performances of Dennis Christopher (Breaking Away) and Polly Holliday (Alice)
Nathaniel Hawthorne's Rappaccini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 18th-century Italy, Nathaniel Hawthorne⁰́₉s Rappaccini⁰́₉s Daughter is the tale of a young scholar named Giovanni (Kristoffer Tabori) who falls in love with a beautiful yet forbidden girl who tends her father⁰́₉s poison garden. The strange and unearthly beauty of Beatrice (Kathleen Beller) masks a terrifying curse which Giovanni must tragically discover. Her father, the mysterious Dr. Rappaccini, has made her the subject of a diabolical experiment. In Giovanni⁰́₉s attempt to free Beatrice from the control of her father and to escape the poisonous effect she begins to have on him, he unwittingly destroys her. From the short story of master American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, two quintessential Hawthornian themes are explored: the sin of interfering with another⁰́₉s soul and the futility of trying to tamper with nature
The Incas remembered( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 523 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
Paul's case by Willa Cather( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 495 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
William Faulkner's Barn burning by William Faulkner( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the son of a tenant farmer who must choose between his aversion to playing his father's accomplice in violent acts against their landowners and his desire to win his father's acceptance
The world of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire Bloom portrays Emily Dickinson in this dramatic presentation of her "Letters to the world."
Robert Frost : New England in Autumn by Robert Frost( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides biographical insight on Robert Frost through dramatic presentations of his poems and letters
Shirley Jackson's Come Along with Me( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mabel Lederer has spent her life denying her talent for the supernatural - and her stodgy husband Hughie wouldn't even acknowledge it. But when Hughie dies, even his continued complaining from the grave cannot stop Mabel'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
Women First & Foremost( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 409 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
William Shakespeare : a Concise Biography( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location in Stratford-on-Avon and other sites, Shakespearean actors recite some of the Bard's best known works
Richard Wright's Almos' a man by Richard Wright( Visual )

11 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about a Black, teenage farmworker, who, faced with the prospect of working to pay for a mule he has accidentally killed, and armed with vague notions of manhood, escapes from the farm
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spunky old lady of eighty who on her deathbed struggles to resolve tormenting memories of her past when she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life
Charlotte Forten's Mission( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a heroine - perhaps not a traditional heroine, for one would not necessarily look upon a young, frail-of-health, free black woman from a well-to-do Philadelphia family in Civil War times as someone who would implicitly inspire the word "heroine." But then Charlotte Forten was an extraordinary young woman. As a part of President Lincoln's "great experiment", she journeyed south to Sea Island, where she sought to give newly freed black children a decent education and the chance for a better life. In many ways the story is as remarkable as the lady who lived it. For Charlotte Forten's Mission is the inspiring true story of one woman's courage and determination during the time of the Civil War - a world torn apart by the fear and prejudice
The tell-tale heart by Edgar Allan Poe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murderer recounts the bizarre details of his crimes against "the old man with the evil eye". Murder, madness and betrayal from within interweave in this fascinating study into the mind of one driven by his own demons to take the life of another
Spoon River Anthology : a Poetic Portrait Gallery by Edgar Lee Masters( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shatner stars in this celebration of poetic portraits featuring excerpts from Edgar Lee Masters⁰́₉ Spoon River Anthology. Poems include⁰́Œ ⁰́Gone, ⁰́₊ by Carl Sandburg ⁰́₋Samuel Sewall, ⁰́₊ by Anthony Hecht ⁰́₋Miss Helen Lang, ⁰́₊ by Robert Hillyer ⁰́₋Volunteer Fireman, ⁰́₊ by Phyllis McGinley ⁰́₋The Librarian, ⁰́₊ by Richard Armour ⁰́₋The Mannequins, ⁰́₊ by Louis Simpson ⁰́₋True Love, ⁰́₊ by Judith Viorst ⁰́₋Tomorrow Is My Birthday, ⁰́₊ by Edgar Lee Masters ⁰́₋Spoon River Anthology, ⁰́₊ by Edgar Lee Masters ⁰́₋Aunt Emma, Uncle Al, ⁰́₊ by Marion Montgomery ⁰́₋To My Dear and Loving Husband, ⁰́₊ by Anne Bradstreet
Emily Dickinson : a Concise Biography( Visual )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the life of the 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson, with excerpts from her poems
Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 382 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 "the man that corrupted Hadleyburg" 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 Hadleyburg's honest reputation is mud before the world. Based on one of Twain's best-known short stories, Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg is a cynical yet humorous view of life in America's 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 1986 in English and held by 343 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
Ernest J. Gaines' The sky is gray( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Ernest J. Gaines, author of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, comes a deceptively simple yet emotionally complex tale of a young boy's discovery of what it's like to be black in Louisiana during the 1940s. James, the boy in question, has a raging toothache that necessitates a trip to the dentist. His mother (played by Emmy-winner Olivia Cole), accompanies James to town on an eye-opening odyssey where the boy gains valuable insights into poverty, racism, and his own sense of pride. With an exciting musical score by Webster Lewis, this multi-award winning film explores a child's discovery that the world is a complicated place where things are never truly black or white-only shades of gray
 
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