Most widely held works by Transatlantic Films
Greek fire ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
"A series of ten half-hour video essays that explore the pervasive effect of ancient Greece on our lives today"--Publisher's brochure.
History's turning points ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Thirteen events which affected world history. Includes dramatized reconstructions and photographs.
Three Gorges the biggest dam in the world ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Using interviews and computer simulation, this video provides insight into the complex issues surrounding the Three Gorges project which will dam the Yangtse River.
History's turning points II ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Fly with the Wright Brothers, storm the Bastille, learn how television was created and what it meant to the war in Vietnam. All these things and more, in this series.
John Cage a music circus ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Insights into the music and ideas of American composer John Cage, incorporating performance and conversations with and about the artist, who finds environmental sounds and noises more interesting than those produced by the world's musical cultures.
Placido a year in the life of Placido Domingo ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Plácido Domingo about his life and art, and excerpts of his performances in: Manon Lescaut, Tosca, La Fanciulla del West, La Traviata, The Tales of Hoffman, Otello, Carmen, and Ernani.
Meredith Monk ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Incorporates performance and conversations with Meredith Monk, an artist of many media, who has transcended the accepted boundaries of vocal song. She is her own composer, choreographer, and filmmaker who blends all of these into a unique style and content of performance. Here she performs with her vocal group.
China's mega dam ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China is the largest public works project in the history of mankind. Its size, scale and potential are unprecedented in engineering history. Join Discovery Channel cameras - granted exclusive access to the site - as they document the dramatic effect this massive construction project will have on the surrounding countryside.
The Black Death ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Examines the bubonic plague which reduced Europe's population by a third, wiped out many hundreds of villages, and destroyed a whole way of life.
4 American composers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Performances of works by four modern American composers at a london festival in 1983. Interviews with the Composers and performers discribe some of the motivations behide these multimedia performances.
The Russian Revolution ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Looks at Lenin and Kerensky, men from the same town who had important but different roles in the Russian revolution. Shows how their differing ideals came into conflict, and the shape of the Soviet Union resulted.
The Great Wall of China ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Describes Chin, China's first Emperor and name-sake, who created a nation whose boundaries have remained almost unchanged for almost two thousand years. He built the Great Wall of China during his reign.
The atomic bomb ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Beginning with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, shows the sentiments generated by the war in the Pacific and how the Japanese were perceived as fighting to the last man. This perception plus General MacArthur's recommendation influenced Truman's decision to use this new secret weapon to bring an end to the war.
Glass ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Insights into the music and ideas of American composer Philip Glass, incorporating performance and conversations with and about the artist, whose "systems music" has been described as a "high mass on Mars." Combining the Western disciplines of the classical music tradition with Eastern influences and visceral rock, Glass' music has a hypnotic, rhythmic sound appreciated by rock, jazz, and classical audiences alike.
The siege of Constantinople ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
In 1453 Sultan Mehmet conquered the Balkans, and his first step was to sack Constantinople, the world's most impregnable fortress. This marked the end of the Byzantine Empire.
The science of love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Falling in love: biologist Robert Friar; anthropologist Helen Fisher; social psychologist Arthur Aron; neurobiologists Semir Zeki and Andreas Bartels; Charles Wysocki, of the Monell Chemical Senses Center; and Louis Monti, of Pherin Pharmaceuticals, talk on topics including the neurochemistry of love, subconscious "love mapping," the vomero-nasal organ, "romance junkies," the stimulating power of dance, and the dynamics of kissing. Experiments that analyze the effects of pheromones, correlate fear with passion, induce bonding through shared confidences, and plot the activation of brain centers in response to visual images of loved ones are featured.
The Spanish Armada ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Describes the conflict between Catholic Philip II of Spain and the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I of England. In May 1588 Philip launches the Spanish Armada, an invincible fleet of 130 ships to conquer English shores. The English overcome the far larger Spanish fleet by using fireships. The broken Armada is forced to flee and Philip's dream of a Europe united under Catholic rule is shattered.
The shot that started the Great War ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Examines the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire and his wife Sophie. Their assassination set in motion a chain of events which led rapidly to the outbreak of World War I.
Revolution in Paris ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
The plot to kill Hitler ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Examines the plot of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg and other German military commanders to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Aeronautics Aleatory music Armada (1588) Assassination attempt Britain, Battle of (Great Britain : 1940) Cage, John China China--Great Wall of China China--Yangtze River Gorges Civilization Civilization, Modern--Greek influences Civilization, Western--Greek influences Composers Dams--Economic aspects Dams--Environmental aspects Dams--Social aspects Domingo, Plácido,--1941- Electronic music Evacuation of civilians France Great Britain Greece History Hitler, Adolf,--1889-1945 Instrumental ensembles Interviews Korean War (1950-1953) Long March (China : 1934-1935) Mafia Mao, Zedong,--1893-1976 Middle East--Troy (Extinct city) Military campaigns Monk, Meredith Monologues with music Musicians Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815) Persian Wars (Greece : 500-449 B.C.) Revolution (France : 1789-1799) Russia Salamis, Battle of (Greece : 480 B.C.) San Xia shui li shu niu (China) Television United States Video recordings Vietnam War (1961-1975) War--Causes World history World War (1914-1918) Wright, Orville,--1871-1948 Wright, Wilbur,--1867-1912
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