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Hercombe, Peter

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The Stanislavsky Century( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and work of Stanislavsky are shown in film footage from his early years in Russia, his tours of France, and his years in the United States. Includes scenes from his productions of the Chekhov plays, Ibsen, Gogol, Hamlet, and other works. Describes his development of the acting system now known as "method acting."
Zek : the gulag international( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little-known story of hundreds of thousands of foreign citizens plunged into the torment of the gulag system
Death of a populist : Pim Fortuyn and the Dutch consensus( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pim Fortuyn was a political outsider and was poised to become the Netherlands' next prime minister, when on May 6, 2002 he was gunned down in the street. The film examines the events leading up to Fortuyn's assassination and considers whether it was the work of a lone gunman or if it could have been orchestrated by the Dutch establishment
The Stanislavsky century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konstantin Stanislavski has been named alongside Freud and Einstein as one of the three greatest visionaries of the 20th Century. Stanislavski was the greatest actor of his age - founder of the celebrated Moscow Art Theater. He introduced the plays of Chekhov and Gorki to the world. He invented stage direction, laid the foundations of modern opera, and created the world's first acting 'System'. This definitive film document tells Stanislavski's story using unique personal archives never before seen outside Russia. The Stanislavski Century, is more than a gripping story ... it is the turbulent history of Russia itself. During the dangerous build up to the first revolution of 1905, Stanislavski courageously reflected social issues on stage. His theatre was under constant surveillance by the Star's secret police. After 1917, only Lenin's personal protection saved Stanislavski from revolutionary zealots who wished to liquidate him along with the bourgeoise culture of the past. In the propaganda war of 1930's, Stalin personally orchestrated a world-wide Stanislavski Cult in order to prove soviet supremacy of world theatre. Stanislavski was a man of his time - an actor who became a lead player on the stage of history
The Stanislavsky century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konstantin Stanislavski has been named alongside Freud and Einstein as one of the three greatest visionaries of the 20th Century. Stanislavski was the greatest actor of his age - founder of the celebrated Moscow Art Theater. He introduced the plays of Chekhov and Gorki to the world. He invented stage direction, laid the foundations of modern opera, and created the world's first acting 'System'. This definitive film document tells Stanislavski's story using unique personal archives never before seen outside Russia. The Stanislavski Century, is more than a gripping story ... it is the turbulent history of Russia itself. During the dangerous build up to the first revolution of 1905, Stanislavski courageously reflected social issues on stage. His theatre was under constant surveillance by the Star's secret police. After 1917, only Lenin's personal protection saved Stanislavski from revolutionary zealots who wished to liquidate him along with the bourgeoise culture of the past. In the propaganda war of 1930's, Stalin personally orchestrated a world-wide Stanislavski Cult in order to prove soviet supremacy of world theatre. Stanislavski was a man of his time - an actor who became a lead player on the stage of history
The Stanislavsky century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konstantin Stanislavski has been named alongside Freud and Einstein as one of the three greatest visionaries of the 20th Century. Stanislavski was the greatest actor of his age - founder of the celebrated Moscow Art Theater. He introduced the plays of Chekhov and Gorki to the world. He invented stage direction, laid the foundations of modern opera, and created the world's first acting 'System'. This definitive film document tells Stanislavski's story using unique personal archives never before seen outside Russia. The Stanislavski Century, is more than a gripping story ... it is the turbulent history of Russia itself. During the dangerous build up to the first revolution of 1905, Stanislavski courageously reflected social issues on stage. His theatre was under constant surveillance by the Star's secret police. After 1917, only Lenin's personal protection saved Stanislavski from revolutionary zealots who wished to liquidate him along with the bourgeoise culture of the past. In the propaganda war of 1930's, Stalin personally orchestrated a world-wide Stanislavski Cult in order to prove soviet supremacy of world theatre. Stanislavski was a man of his time - an actor who became a lead player on the stage of history
Revolutions. the Rose Revolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

October 2003, Georgia: in this post-soviet Republic weakened by civil war and the succession of several territories in the early 1990's, a democratic opposition movement protests the outcome of the election, claiming fraud. Under the leadership of the charismatic Mikheil Saakashvili, also known as "Micha", the establishment is swept away in a mere few weeks. An inside glance at a successful revolution, one that remained non-violent and served as an inspiration for the events leading other former soviet republics, like Ukraine towards democracy. A context, however, that remains fragile, as can be seen in the death on February 3, 2005 of Prime Minister Zourab Zhvania, close collaborator of the new President
Revolutions. seven months of chaos( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

December 16, 2001: Madagascar, one of the world's poorest countries falls into chaos. The roots of this crisis are two men fighting to control disputed election results: Didier Ratsiraka, the incumbent president, and his foe, Marc Ravalomanana, the presidential candidate. For seven months, Madagascar is asphyxiated by this turmoil: barricades are set up, tortures take place and the crisis escalates into a true civil war. The political calamity ends in 2002 with the official recognition of Marc Ravalomanana by the United States. Ratsitraka flees the country, leaving behind an unimaginable humanitarian, political and economic catastrophe, whose consequences for the Malagasy people are still immeasurable
Haiti : an endless revolution( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Bertrand Aristide is a Roman Catholic priest turned politician who served two non-consecutive terms as the democratically elected president of Haiti. On the morning of February 29, 2004, Aristide fled the country for the second time. Aristide served in 1991, from '94 to '96, and from 2001 to '04, and in two out of three cases, he was unseated by coup. In 2000, Aristide won reelection by a staggering 91.8 percent of the vote. The Clinton administration denounced the elections and worked with the European Union to block a $440 million loan, as a result, conditions in Haiti quickly worsened. Aristide--whose demands for debt relief and other compensations rankled leaders from Washington to Paris--was deposed. United States officials claim that Aristide resigned; he claims that he was forcefully abducted by U.S. and French soldiers. This film gives a sober account of governmental misadventures largely ignored by the mainstream media, and of how Jean-Bertrand Aristide watches from exile as the world allows the country he loves so much to rot
Hong Kong, five years later : reversal of fortune( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On July 1, 1997, as China's flag was raised over Hong Kong, the world wondered: would the former British crown colony be swallowed up by Beijing, or would it be business as usual in Asia's financial crown jewel? This program, filmed five years after the handover, takes a close look at Hong Kong's declining fortunes, due in part to sociopolitical changes and to the bursting of the Asian economic bubble. Issues deeply impacting immigration, human rights, employment, health and welfare, and freedom of the press are addressed through the opinions of influential figures and the stories of ordinary people struggling to cope with life in Chinese Hong Kong. (54 minutes)
Georgia : The Rose Revolution( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

October 2003, Georgia. Under the leadership of the charismatic Mikhail Saakachvili, also known as "Micha", the establishment is swept away in a mere few weeks. The film shows an inside glance at a successful revolution, one that remained non-violent and served as an inspiration for events which led other former soviet republics, like Ukraine towards democracy
Soviet disunion : ten years which shook the world( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive ten-year history of contemporary Russia since glasnost and perestroika presents a dismal picture of a nation in disarray, battling with seemingly insurmountable economic, social, and political problems ... Interviews with Gorbachev and with Russian officials Edvard Shevardnadze, Nikolai Ryzhkov, and former KGB chief General Oleg Kalougine provide insights into the causes and severity of the problems"--Container
Qusaír-ʻAmra : a structural manifesto( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film features Qusayr ʻAmrah, an archeological desert residence built during the Umayyid dynasty in Jordan. Inside the dwelling, the walls displays frecoes from the time of the dynasty. Using a computer generated reconstruction of the paintings, the program reconstructs frescoes to their original colors
Madagascar : Seven Month Chaos( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"December 16, 2001: Madagascar, one of the world's poorest countries falls into chaos. The roots of this crisis are two men fighting to control disputed election results: Didier Ratsiraka, the incumbent president, and his foe, Marc Ravalomanana, the presidential candidate. For seven months, Madagascar is asphyxiated by this turmoil: barricades are set up, tortures take place and the crisis escalates into a true civil war. The political calamity ends in 2002 with the official recognition of Marc Ravalomanana by the United States. Ratsiraka flees the country, leaving behind an unimaginable humanitarian, political and economic catastrophe, whose consequences for the Malagasy people are still immeasurable."--Distributor's website
Living stones in the eastern Mediterranean( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combination of actual archeological film footage and computer-generated animation reconstruct ancient life in Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon
Teotihuacán : the birthplace of the fifth sun( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reputedly the first great city of the Western hemisphere, Teotihuacán, the City of the Gods, is also one of the most mysterious. Who lived there? What were its inhabitants like? Why did their culture collapse? Archaeologist Rubén Cabrera Castro, site co-director, leads the way down the Avenue of the Dead - and inside both the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon, normally closed to the public. The city's political, religious, commercial, and artistic influences on subsequent societies are considered. A virtual fly-over reveals Teotihuacán's carefully planned layout
Fratricide in Burkina Faso : Thomas Sankara and French Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Sankara came to office as a result of a coup in 1983. While many of his compatriots were in it for their private gain, Thomas Sankara tried to share power and economic development with the people of his country. He and many in his government were assassinated on October 15, 1987. Was it an internal power struggle or did France have any involvement?
Palmyra by Denis Baly( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the socioeconomic history of Palmyra as a transport link to surrounding area as well as archaeological footage and 3-D computer-generated images to reconstruct the temples and tombs of the time
Hong Kong : the countdown( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English synopsis: A documentary covering the final year of the countdown period to the Hong-Kong hand-over. These films watch events unfold through the eyes of local people. They represent the different communities and the different social strata of Hong Kong - from street people to tycoons, from expatriates to the new Chinese administrators. In so doing we make this a personalised story instead of a political one. By getting to know these we understand the impact of the transition on a human scale. French synopsis: Ce documentaire couvre la dernière année de la colonie britannique avant sa rétrocession à la Chine. Ces films proposent le regard que porte la population locale sur les événements. Ils représentent les différentes communautés et les différentes couches sociales de Hong Kong, des gens de la rue aux milliardaires, des expatriés aux nouveaux administrateurs chinois. Une façon de suivre une histoire personnalisée au lieu d'une histoire politique. En cherchant à connaître ces gens, nous comprenons l'impact de cette transition à l'échelle humaine
Hong Kong : the countdown( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English synopsis: A documentary covering the final year of the countdown period to the Hong-Kong hand-over. These films watch events unfold through the eyes of local people. They represent the different communities and the different social strata of Hong Kong - from street people to tycoons, from expatriates to the new Chinese administrators. In so doing we make this a personalised story instead of a political one. By getting to know these we understand the impact of the transition on a human scale. French synopsis: Ce documentaire couvre la dernière année de la colonie britannique avant sa rétrocession à la Chine. Ces films proposent le regard que porte la population locale sur les événements. Ils représentent les différentes communautés et les différentes couches sociales de Hong Kong, des gens de la rue aux milliardaires, des expatriés aux nouveaux administrateurs chinois. Une façon de suivre une histoire personnalisée au lieu d'une histoire politique. En cherchant à connaître ces gens, nous comprenons l'impact de cette transition à l'échelle humaine
 
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