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Insignia Films

Overview
Works: 64 works in 212 publications in 1 language and 12,262 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Drama  Action and adventure films  Biography  Documentary films  Biographical television programs  Film adaptations 
Classifications: F591, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Insignia Films
 
Most widely held works by Insignia Films
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the American West beginning before the European settlers and continuing into the 20th century. Includes the peoples, the wagon trains, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad and the destruction of the buffalo, wars against the Indians, settlers in the West, the Wounded Knee massacre, and beginnings of the new West
The geography of hope( Visual )

59 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,570 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 Mormon 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 campaigns in American history
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,323 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 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breathing new life into the traditional civics lesson, Peter Sagal travels across the country on a Harley Davidson to find out where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn't, how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart
Panama Canal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 626 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
New Orleans( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of the city of New Orleans, focusing especially on its pre-Katrina history
1964( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 596 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 574 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 )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 516 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
Reporting America at war a film( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century--and beyond. From San Juan Hill to the beaches of Normandy, from the jungles of Vietnam to the Persian Gulf, tells the stories of the reporters who witnessed and wrote the news from the battlefield. Features profiles of such distinguished historical figures as Richard Harding Davis, Edward R. Murrow, Ernie Pyle, Robert Capa, Martha Gellhorn and Homer Bigart as well as conversations with some of the most influential correspondents of our time
Grand Coulee Dam by Artist Not Provided( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 415 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 401 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 389 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
Kit Carson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 352 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
The big burn( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 261 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 178 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
Empire upon the trails by Stephen Ives( Visual )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 121 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 by Stephen Ives( Visual )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 112 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 by Stephen Ives( Visual )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1850s, as more American pioneers poured west, they brought with them the nation's oldest most divisive issue--slavery--and the rough frontier would supply the sparks the would ignite the Civil War. Indians would be dragged into "the white man's war," while the besieged Mormons would commit the worst massacre of innocent pioneers in American history. And as the bitter Civil War drew to a close, celebrated Union heros such as George Armstrong Custer and William Tecumseh Sherman would use the tactics which had defeated the South against the Native Americans of the West
The people by Stephen Ives( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 110 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
 
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American experience
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The geography of hopeNew OrleansAmerican experienceEmpire upon the trailsOne sky above usThe people