Carson, John 1927-
Most widely held works by John Carson
Emma ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,174 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about Emma Woodhouse, a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her relationship with Mr. Knightly.
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.
Oppenheimer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
This miniseries opens in Berkeley, California in 1938, where pampered, tenured professors, safe on the shores of peaceful America, dabble in radical politics as the world heads inevitably towards war. J. Robert Oppenheimer is such a one. Two events--one personal, one scientific--combine to change Oppy's life forever and catapult him from a moderately successful theoretician to a world famous figure. First, news of successful fission experiments in Europe spurs him to pursue a role in the government's efforts to develop an atomic bomb. Second, new wife Kitty is pushing him to advance his career during the coming war years. Oppenheimer wanted to be both a radical and a member of the establishment; was paradoxically both a tortured socialist and a hardened realist. He appreciated the opportunity the military gave him to develop a project he would never have realized in his university career, despite believing that scientists aren't the only ones to pass moral judgments on the results of their experiments. Moreover, although some of the more unsavory aspects of Oppenheimer's career seem to have been deliberately elided, on balance, the portrayal of Oppenheimer is dramatically inclusive, and avoids the pitfalls of portraying him as a tragically heroic figure. After being shown in Britain in 1980, Oppenheimer aired in the US on PBS's American Playhouse in 1982.
The Jane Austen collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Sense and sensibility: The story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 18th century England.
Taste the blood of Dracula ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
"It's the boys' night out, time for bawdy fun. Yet revelry alone can't satisfy these community leaders out on a lark. There's still an adventure they can be duped into trying, one that will transform a certain Count from moldering dust into blood-lusting flesh"--Container.
Captain Kronos, vampire hunter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Famed vampire hunter Captain Kronos, aided by his expert assistant Professor Grost, sets out to end a reign of terror in a remote English village brought on by a vampire that drains its victims of their youth.
Thriller. The complete season one ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 libraries worldwide
The international cult phenomenon that is positively Hitchcockian, with a liberal dose of the supernatural. Witches, serial killers, ghosts, con-artists, Satanists, and terrorists are just some of the villains involved in the outlandish plots, the unexpected twists, and the even more surprising endings.
Tale of two cities by Charles Dickens ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Recounts the author's famous tale set against the background of the French Revolution, which focuses on a doctor, his devoted daughter, and a young French aristocrat whom the daughter loves. When the aristocrat is condemned to die, a family friend offers his own life out of love for the daughter and her father.
The plague of the zombies ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Two doctors try to make sense of a strange desease invading the English countryside.
The light in the jungle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
A story about the life and work of Albert Schweitzer.
The Hammer collection double feature ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
In the mummy's shroud, a small archeological party discovers the hidden tomb of Kah-to-Bey. The mystical hieroglyphic shroud that covers Kah-to-Bey's body is read aloud, restoring the mummy to life. In The plague of the zombies, two doctors try to make sense of a strange disease invading the English countryside.
The deal ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
A down-and-out film producer agrees to make his nephew's film about the 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli. They can only get financing if he can cast a well-known action star. However, production is halted when the lead actor is kidnapped from the European film set. The producer hatches a scheme with a struggling creative executive to save the star and the movie.
Strangers & brothers. Disc 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"Set amid the politically turbulent times surrounding World War II, Strangers & brothers chronicles the impassioned life of young Englishman Lewis Eliot. In a world where truth and justice test the personal philosophies of even the strongest men, Eliot is the ambitious lawyer fighting the temptations that could ruin his personal and professional life. Eliot's decisions lead his career on a tempestuous journey of success, tragedy, and rekindled love. Throughout it all, Eliot realizes his true 'brothers' masquerade as 'strangers.'"--Container.
The deal Entente et mésentente ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A smooth-talking movie producer agrees to make his nephew's film, but can only get financing if he casts a well-known star. When the lead is kidnapped from the film set, he teams up with a struggling executive to save the star and the movie.
Thriller ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A collection of the British television series in which each self-contained episode is some variety of a thriller.
La plaga de los zombies The plague of the zombies ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
En una aldea del sur de Inglaterra un rico terrateniente ha creado un culto vudú por medio del cual devuelve la vida a los cuerpos de los convecinos, los cuales utiliza para trabajar en sus minas de aluminio.
El cazador de vampiros Captain Kronos, vampire hunter ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in Spanish and French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
El pueblo de Duward está aterrorizado por el asesinato de varias jóvenes. Sus cuerpos envejecen antes de morir. Se trata de un caso de vampirismo, pero este vampiro no está inetresado en la sangre, sino en la juventud de sus víctimas. Kronos y su compañero Grost desentrañarán el misterio.
The light in the jungle the story of Dr. Albert Schweitzer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The filmed story of the life and work of Albert Schweitzer.
Capitán Kronos : cazador de vampiros = Captain Kronos : vampire hunter ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
The restless eye Eugène Delacroix : a film based on his paintings ans his journals ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
Atomic bomb Austen, Jane,--1775-1817 Biographical television programs Biography Civic leaders Delacroix, Eugène,--1798-1863 Dracula, Count (Fictitious character) Drama England Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction television programs Film adaptations Film and video adaptations France Great Britain Historical television programs History Horror films Horror films Horror television programs Manhattan Project (U.S.) Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Murder New Mexico--Los Alamos Occultism Oppenheimer, J. Robert,--1904-1967 Painters Parapsychology Parricide Physicists Revenge Revolution (France : 1789-1799) Romance television programs Science--Experiments Stoker, Bram,--1847-1912 Supernatural Swordplay Television adaptations Television mini-series Television programs Television programs--for the hearing impaired United States Vampire films Vampires Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Villages Young women