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Monterey Home Video (Firm)

Works: 410 works in 1,074 publications in 1 language and 35,621 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  History  Short films  Television adaptations  Fiction  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, 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 James Baldwin( 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
Paul's case by Willa Cather( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 502 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 Cather⁰́₉s ⁰́Paul⁰́₉s Case.⁰́₊ 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 )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 493 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 480 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's Barn Burning. Snopes sets his employer's barn on fire when he thinks he'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'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's complex world of class divisions and hostile family relationships comes to life through a boy's attempt to liberate himself from hatred and poverty. Also starring Diane Kagan
The world of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed Claire Bloom portrays Emily Dickinson in this dramatic presentation of her "letters to the world." Poems include ... "This is my letter to the World" "I'll tell you how the Sun rose" "Safe in their Alabaster Chambers" "Surgeons must be very careful" "Dear March - Come in" "A Bird came down the Walk" "A narrow Fellow in the Grass" "Further in Summer than the Birds" "There's a certain Slant of light" "The Sky is low - the Clouds are mean" "A Route of Evanescence" "Faith is a fine invention" "A word is dead" "Presentiment - is that long Shadow - on the Lawn" "To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee" "Before I got my eye put out" "I never saw a Moor - " "I reckon-when I count at all - " "Success is counted sweetest" "I know some lonely Houses off the Road" "We do not know the time we lose - " "Heart! We will forget him!" "I got so I could hear his name - " "Wild Nights - Wild Nights!" "Because I could not stop for Death - " "My life closed twice before its close" "I heard a Fly buzz - when I died - " "The Bustle in a House" "What is - Paradise" "I dwell in Possibility" "Hope is the thing with feathers - " As seen on PBS
Robert Frost : New England in Autumn by Robert Frost( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 443 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 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recently widowed woman with a talent for prophecy and reading minds leaves town to begin a new life
William Shakespeare : a Poet for All Time( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 423 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 )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 422 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 417 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 South Carolina, 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 )

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

Includes excerpts from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River anthology, along with works of other poets
Emily Dickinson : a Certain Slant of Light( Visual )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 410 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 402 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 383 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 tell-tale heart by Edgar Allan Poe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murderer recounts the bizarre details of his crimes against "the old man with the evil eye."
James Thurber's The Greatest Man in the World( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 353 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
Ernest Hemingway's Soldier's Home( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American soldier returning from World War I is unable to re-adjust to civilian life and his loving mother pressures him to rejoin the community
A Matter of Principle( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flagg and Ada Purdy are a poor West Virginia couple with eleven children. Flagg runs his life and family on strict "principles." But when Flagg's favorite daughter decides to get married and to make Christmas happen for the first time at the Purdy house, Flagg's principles go a step too far. Ada learns a lesson in liberation and Flagg learns that love is more than pride
Stephen Crane's The blue hotel( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 330 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
Mark Twain : a Musical Biography( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Clemens was a printer, a Mississippi River pilot, a Confederate soldier, a miner, a reporter, a lecturer, an editor, a humorist, a businessman, a publisher, a devoted husband and father, quite possibly in his time the most recognizable man in the world, and, of course, one of the greatest American writers who ever lived: Mark Twain. From novel to short story, from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," his works became world-renowned, and perhaps more that any other writer Twain became synonymous with the zest for life, the wit, the humor, and the colorful human portraits that are the embodiment of the American spirit. Mark Twain: A Musical Biography presents his fascinating life story, beautifully realized in this entertaining evening hailed by the critics
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