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Monterey Home Video (Firm)

Works: 410 works in 1,043 publications in 1 language and 35,761 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Short films  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 )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 727 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
The Incas remembered( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 519 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 494 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( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 472 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 Faulkner{u2019}s Barn Burning. Snopes sets his employer{u2019}s barn on fire when he thinks he{u2019}s 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 father{u2019}s 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, Faulkner{u2019}s complex world of class divisions and hostile family relationships comes to life through a boy{u2019}s 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 439 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 )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 435 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 420 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 )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic presentation of some of William Shakespeare's best known works
Women First & Foremost( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 412 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
Charlotte Forten's Mission( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama based on the true story of Charlotte Forten, a young black woman who proposed a unique experiment to President Lincoln. During the Civil War, Southern troops were forced off the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia, which left 8,000 slaves as free. Miss Forten's mission was to lead those slaves in the transition from slavery to freedom, and prove to the nation that they were equal
Spoon River Anthology : a Poetic Portrait Gallery by Edgar Lee Masters( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 401 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 )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 399 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 )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 391 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
The tell-tale heart by Edgar Allan Poe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murderer recounts the bizarre details of his crimes against "the old man with the evil eye."
Ring Lardner's The Golden Honeymoon( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charley Tate (James Whitmore) is an old windbag, often a braggart, but somehow always lovable. Married more than 50 years to his ever-patient wife Lucy (Teresa Wright), the two of them are on their golden honeymoon in Florida. Everything goes perfectly until Lucy meets her former fiancée who's also vacationing with his wife. Suddenly there's a comic competition between Charley and the old boyfriend for Lucy's attention. After 50 years, cantankerous Charley has to win his girl all over again!
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 348 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
Rappaccini's daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 18th-century Italy, Giovanni falls in love with a beautiful, yet forbidden, girl who tends her father's poison garden
Ernest Hemingway's Soldier's Home( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 343 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 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only the off-beat humor of writing great James Thurber could bring to life a ⁰́hero⁰́₊ 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 he⁰́₉s 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, Smurch⁰́₉s only interests are ⁰́₋parties, broads, and dough.⁰́₊ 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
Bernice bobs her hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Visual )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ironic tale of two cousins' competition for popularity
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The Incas remembered
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