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Insignia Films

Works: 85 works in 209 publications in 1 language and 12,092 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Action and adventure films  Biography  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Interviews  Documentary films  Sports films  Biographical films 
Classifications: F591, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Insignia Films
Most widely held works by Insignia Films
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,928 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 1,337 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
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 604 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
Panama Canal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 566 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 563 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
New Orleans( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of the city of New Orleans, focusing especially on its pre-Katrina history
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the Kennedy assassination. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time - Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedan - and brings out from the shadows the actions of ordinary Americans whose frustrations, ambitions and anxieties began to turn the country onto a new and different course
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 509 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
Grand Coulee Dam( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 428 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
Reporting America at war a film( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century--and beyond
Kit Carson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 366 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
Las Vegas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 363 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
Edison( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about Thomas Edison that explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America's most famous inventor. It offers new perspectives on the man and his milieu, and illuminates not only the true nature of invention, but its role in turn-of-the-century America's rush into the future
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by Timothy Egan's best-selling book, The Big Burn is the dramatic story of an unimaginable wildfire that swept across the Northern Rockies in the summer of 1910. The fire devoured more than three million acres in 36 hours, confronting the fledgling U.S. Forest Service with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation's fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond
Lindbergh( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the complex and often controversial life of Charles Lindbergh through contemporary photographs and films, interviews with family members, and quotations from his writings
The People( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the original Native American inhabitants, the West has been a land of myth. To the Europeans, such as Cabeza de Vaca and Coronado, the West was a "wilderness" to be conquered. Nearly 100 years before the American Revolution, the Pueblo people of the Southwest rose up against their European masters and drove the Spanish from their lands. Then, with America's purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1804, Lewis and Clark set off to find the fabled Northwest Passage, as a confident young nation prepared for its own epic march across the West
The grandest enterprise under God( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 150 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
One sky above us( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 149 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
The speck of the future( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 148 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
Empire upon the trails( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 148 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
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American experience
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New OrleansAmerican experienceThe PeopleThe grandest enterprise under GodOne sky above usThe speck of the futureEmpire upon the trails