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Insignia Films

Works: 87 works in 211 publications in 1 language and 12,339 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Drama  Action and adventure films  Biography  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Film adaptations 
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 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... the definitive account of the hope, heartbreak and mythic adventureof Americas's move west through the unforgettable personal stories ofthose who lived it."--Box for each container
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,331 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 631 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
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 616 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
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 598 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 campaign for the presidency; the year that Americans learned smoking was bad for their health and Cassius Clay became Mohammad Ali; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the assassination of their president. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, the film will follow some of the most prominent figures of the time
Custer's last stand( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 569 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 563 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 2010 in English and held by 506 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 427 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
Las Vegas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 419 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
Reporting America at war a film( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 401 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 365 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
Edison( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 347 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
The big burn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 229 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 184 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 People( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the original Native American inhabitants, the West has been a land of myth. To the European settlers, 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
One sky above us( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 147 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 grandest enterprise under God( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 147 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
Empire upon the trails( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 146 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
The speck of the future( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 146 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
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American experience
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New OrleansAmerican experienceThe PeopleOne sky above usThe grandest enterprise under GodEmpire upon the trailsThe speck of the future