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Insignia Films

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Works: 81 works in 194 publications in 1 language and 11,132 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Documentary films  Sources  Fiction 
Classifications: F591, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Insignia Films
The West by Ken Burns ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While not looking the part, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses in history. In the 1930s, when Americans longed to escape the grim realities of Depression-era life, four men turned Seabiscuit into a national hero
Panama Canal ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. This film, using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers, and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, unravels the remarkable story of one of the world's most significant technological achievements
Custer's last stand ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like everything else about General George Custer, his martyrdom was shrouded in controversy and contradictions. The final act of his larger-than-life career played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. In the end, his death would launch one of the greatest myths in American history. Part of the Wild West collection
American experience ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April of 1968. Explores the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging, and thought-provoking portrait of America in that crisis-laden year
New Orleans ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A profile of the city of New Orleans, focusing especially on its pre-Katrina history
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Episode 2]. It's a free country: "Ask Americans what the Constitution's most important feature is, and most will say it's the guarantees of liberty enshrined in the Bill of Rights. In this episode, Peter explores the history of the Bill of Rights, and also takes on several stories ripped from the headlines, involving freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and right to privacy."--PBS website
Reporting America at war a film ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century--and beyond
Las Vegas ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trace the city's development from its humble beginnings as a remote frontier way station to its mid-century florescence as the gangster metropolis known as 'Sin City' to its recent renaissance as the fastest growing city in the United States
Grand Coulee Dam ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary on the construction of the Coulee Dam, the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world when it was completed in 1941, discussing both its positive and negative effects, and focusing on its impact upon the lives and culture of Native Americans
Kit Carson ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This film draws upon rich archival materials, original recreations, and interviews with authors and historians to bring the legendary trapper, scout, and soldier to vivid life, and provide a lens on a pivotal but little-understood era in American history"--Container
Lindbergh ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lindbergh is a candid biography of an American hero whose life teemed with contradictions. He was an enormously popular public figure who struggled all his life to protect himself from a hero-worshipping society and a voracious media. Using archival footage and photos and interviews with his widow, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and two of his children, this program creates a complete portrait of this reluctant hero
The grandest enterprise under God ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the Civil War Americans set out with a new energy and optimism to finally unite the East and the West. To do this, they embarked on one of the greatest technological achievements of the age--building the first transcontinental railroad to conquer forbidding mountains, harsh deserts and awesome distances
The speck of the future ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of the California gold rush which started in 1848, when a sawmill worker named James Marshall reached down into the streambed of the American River in California and discovered gold
The geography of hope ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the 1870s the American conquest of the West was nearly complete. In one decade, with Native Americans effectively confined to reservations, some four-and-a-half million new settlers would arrive to stake their claim to the future. Pap Singleton, an ex-slave from Tennessee, became the era's "Black Moses," leading his people to the free soil of Kansas. A frail New York politician transformed himself into a rugged North Dakota rancher, and eventually, president of the United States. And as Americans tried to "tame" the West, the nation's greatest showman, Buffalo Bill Cody, instead offered adoring crowds his enthusiastic version of a "Wild West"--Heroic, glorious, romantic, and most of all, mythic
Empire upon the trails ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early 1800's, no one knew who would control the seemingly infinite spaces of the West. Hopeful Americans moved onward toward Manifest Destiny, as they determined to make the West--all of it--their own
One sky above us ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the 20th century neared, Americans celebrated with the World Columbian Exposition, where they were told that the frontier had closed, but in the real West, for every frontier story that ended, another one began. Some Native Americans waged a struggle to hold onto their traditions in the midst of rapid, overwhelming change, while others chose to learn the white man's ways, hoping to help their families and their tribe. In California, the emerging metropolis of Los Angeles waged yet another battle to control the arid region's most precious commodity--water. Much had changed in the West, but it continued to be what it had always been--a landscape of the imagination, the reservoir of our shared hopes and dreams, a place of both conflict and infinite possibility, and an enduring symbol of something unquestionably American
Death runs riot ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1850's, more American pioneers moved west, bringing with them slavery and the sparks that would ignite the Civil War. Tactics that had defeated the armies of the South would then begin to be used against the Native Americans of the West
Ghost dance ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the late 1880s, the Americans were astounded by the changes they had brought to the West. Mining towns such as Butte, Montana were now full-fledged industrial cities. Defeated militarily, Native Americans throughout the region now flocked to the call of a Paiute mystic, who offered the illusionary hope that the lost world of the buffalo could be brought back by a Ghost Dance. But its promises would be trampled in the snow and blood of Wounded Knee. In place of the great Native American cultures which once dominated the Plains was a new culture, epitomized by the Oklahoma Land Rush, in which 100,000 eager settlers lined up for a mad dash to stake out a farm and a future
Fight no more forever ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the 1870s there were only a few pockets of resistance against the nation's push to conquer the West. On the Great Plains, Sitting Bull followed his mystical visions and urged his Lakota people to fight rather than surrender their sacred Black Hills and traditional way of life. Custer's "Last stand" would also become, in effect, the last stand of the Sioux as a free people. In Utah, the Morman patriarch Brigham Young would be forced to choose between saving his church or sacrificing his spiritual son. Farther west, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce would find himself helping to lead one of the most extraordinary military compaigns in American history
 
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