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Arts Council of England

Works: 766 works in 1,308 publications in 4 languages and 22,320 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Television adaptations  Educational films  Internet videos  Romance films  Romantic comedy films  Coming-of-age films  Made-for-TV movies 
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Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Billy Elliot by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old miner's son Billy Elliot is on his way to boxing lessons when he stumbles upon a ballet class. Billy secretly joins the class, knowing that his blue-collar family would never understand
The house of mirth by Terence Davies( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York high society comes to life in the heart breaking story of Lily Bart, a renowned beauty of exquisite charm who seeks a wealthy husband but winds up disgraced and discarded
An ideal husband by Oliver Parker( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs. Chieveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old, and, for him, takes the whole thing pretty seriously
Love's labour's lost : a romantic musical comedy by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The handsome young King of Navarre and his three friends--Berowne, Longaville, and Dumaine--make a pledge to retreat for three years to study literature and art, depriving themselves of all comforts, including the company of women, for the duration. The pledge survives intact for exactly as long as it takes the beautiful Princess of France and her three friends--Rosaline, Maria, and Katherine--to travel to Navarre on a diplomatic mission from her father. Shakespeare purists will probably be horrified that Branagh has juxtaposed the Bard with classics by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, in a loving homage to the great musicals of the '30s. He has also thrown in every cliché of said musicals, reviving the abandoned genre with 90 minutes of elaborately staged flossy, frothy, campy, cotton-candy fun
Mansfield Park by Iain B Macdonald( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and French and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Fanny Price is sent away to live with her rich cousins, she's meant to learn the ways of proper society but manages to enlighten them as well
Frantz Fanon : black skin, white mask by Isaac Julien( Visual )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores one the of most influential theorists of the anti-colonial movement, as it follows Fanon from his birth in 1925 on the French island of Martinique through his medical training in France, then to Algeria where he joined the liberation struggle
Carlo Scarpa by Gian Luigi Calderone( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautifully photographed program, filmed on location in Italy, pays tribute to this renowned Venetian architect, famous for combining classical and modern architectural forms. Scarpa's unique ability to successfully incorporate his own designs into historical renovation projects is shown at several locations, including the 15th-century Castelvecchio in Verona and Palazzo Abatellis in Palermo. Brion Memorial-one of the great enigmas of modern architecture-is examined as a hybrid of classical, abstract, and Japanese architectural forms. In Venice, craftsmen and fellow architects fondly remember Scarpa's endless experimentation with color and textures
The claim by Michael Winterbottom( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of regret and greed in the Gold Rush-era American West. in 1867, Daniel Dillon, the wealthy 49er who runs Kingdom Come, a Sierra Nevada boomtown, is trying to bring the railroad through town when the past comes back to haunt him. Twenty years ago, he sold his wife and daughter to another goldminer for the claim to the gold mine that brought him his fortune
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich man's daughter has a difficult choice to make: do her duty and accept an arranged marriage, or follow her heart to her one true love
Bent by Sean Mathias( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursued and captured by the Nazis because he is gay, Max is placed in a concentration camp where he meets another gay prisoner and learns a life-altering lesson about human love
Composition by Piet Mondrian( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone has the desire to arrange things in a way that is most pleasing to the eye. In painting, composition involves arranging every ingredient -- shape, color, texture, and light -- so that working together, they create artistic balance. In this program, artist Ray Richardson deliberately chooses a long, slim canvas to challenge his compositional abilities. As he confronts his quest to create a cinemascopic work, students begin to appreciate the composition techniques of painters such as Piero della Francesca, Tintoretto, Degas, and Matisse
Perspective by Art Design Unlimited( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, artists Ben Johnson and Patrick Hughes travel to Florence, where 15th-century painter Piero della Francesca first employed mathematically based perspective. Tracing the use of perspective, they discuss how artists at the beginning of the 20th century rebelled against its limitations. Johnson then uses a computer to create a perfect perspective model for a planned painting, while Hughes completely subverts the rules of perspective in creating his own work
Dance for camera( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents six short dance films from the 2002 Dance Camera West festival. Reines d'un jour features six tumbling bodies on mountain slopes of the Alps, caught between heaven and Earth, among the cows and the villagers. In Measure, a relationship emerges between a man and woman that is revealed as much through their eyes as through the expressive timing of their rhythmically intricate steps. In Rest in peace bizarre behavior and past secrets emerge as four siblings bury their parents. The Village trilogy, inspired by the displacement and destruction of World War II, returns to the physical language of early cinema to evoke the power of the spirit. Cornered is a black and white film that redefines gravity as an attractive force of right angles. Contrecoup depicts an urban environment torn by violence, disorder, and loneliness where the light is sinister, daily life is hostile, and sleep is a nightmare
Framed : interrogating disability in the media by Ann Pointon( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers an introduction to disability portrayal in film and television, raising the questions of whose images, views and voices reach the screen. --
Carnivalesque by Timothy Hyman( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of the exhibition: Carnivalesque, a National Touring Exhibition organised by the Hayward Gallery, London, for the Arts Council of England, in collaboration with Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Brushstrokes by Roy Lichtenstein( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Virtue is painting an impressionist landscape on an enormous canvas laid out in a field. While he paints, he discusses how he expresses himself artistically through creative brushstrokes rather than through realistic imagery. Through Virtue we learn how the elevated social status of artists in general, and physical changes in the composition of paints, have allowed for more artistic experimentation with a wider variety of mediums and techniques. Individualists such as Titian, Constable, Van Gogh, and Pollock are discussed
Light by inc Educational Activities( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to capture light is a major preoccupation for artists, and each has a different way of accomplishing the task. Although John Greenwood paints still lifes of imaginary objects, he is nevertheless determined to paint them as though they were sitting in natural light. On a fishing boat, Len Tabner tackles the challenge of adapting to changing light. How artists such as Masaccio, Turner, and Monet used light in their work is discussed
Portrait by Sergeĭ Loznit︠s︡a( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It seems appropriate for a portrait to be a fair representation of its subject. However, problems can arise when the sitter does not perceive himself or herself in the same way the painter does. In this program, Tai-Shan Schierenberg paints a portrait of a wealthy English gentleman in two 3-hour sittings, under the intimidating stare of portraits by Holbein, Reynolds, Rembrandt, and Van Dyck. As an artist, Schierenberg is drawn to his subject's natural awkwardness, but wonders whether the Englishman will recognize the tendency and accept the portrait
Theater in Japan : yesterday and today( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theater has a long history in Japan, ranging from traditional Kabuki to today's avant-garde performing arts. This program explores the cultural debate within Japan regarding traditional forms of theater and more contemporary variations, including the adaptation of Western texts such as Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard and street theater. Interviews with many of Japan's leading playwrights such as Tadeshi Suzuki and some of the country's most talented performers present an encompassing-and engrossing-overview of the modern Japanese theater scene
Art in question by Karen Raney( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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