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110861.

Siglo XX: Escritores Españoles En el Exilio = the 20th Century : Spanish Writers in Exile

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Explores the time after the Spanish Civil War when the defeated Republicans had only two options: to stay in Spain and accept the rule of Franco's authoritarian regime or to leave their homeland and go into exile. Discusses the lives and works of Spain's dispossessed literary elite.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
110862.

Siglo XX: Literatura Española En la Posguerra = Spanish Post-War Literature

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"In this program, renowned experts explore the literature of the Franco era through the experiences of Ana María Matute and other writers who chose to stay in Spain after the Nationalist victory in 1939. Dramatic readings include excerpts from Camilo José Cela's La Colmena, Luis Martín-Santos's Tiempo de Silencio, Carmen Martín Gaite's Entre Visillos, Miguel Delibes' Cinco Horas con Mario, and Gonzalo Torrente Ballester's Don Juan, as well as from the works of Matute, Jaim Gil de Biedma, and José Angel Valente.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
110863.

Two Faces of the Seventeenth Century

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Explores two 17th-century masterpieces of painting in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Rembrandt's Self-portrait (1660) is compared with his many other self-portraits. Velazquez's Juan de Pareja (1650) is examined alone in close detail.
VHS
1984; 1976
Ivy (By Request)
110864.

Grandes Exitos En Video

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DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
110865.
BookDVD
2009
110866.

Miracolo a Milano

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DVD
2006; 1951
Clemons (Stacks)
110867.

Donate the Gift of Life: Done el Regalo de la Vida

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DVD
2009
Alderman (3rd Floor Central Reading Room)
110868.

Baxter, Vera Baxter

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"Vera Baxter (Claudine Gabay) is talking to a woman in a bar. It seems that the woman was attracted to her by hearing her name called out: "Baxter, Vera Baxter." In response to her new friend's queries, Vera recounts the story of her life, beginning with marrying her no-good husband Cayre (Gerard Depardieu), who has been using her for some time as a kind of unpaid prostitute in order to keep his failing building business afloat." -- Fandango website.
DVD
2008; 1977
Clemons (Stacks)
110869.

Gothic Undercurrents [electronic resource]

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Examines the challenges and uncertainties of the 19th century that gave rise to the gothic literary movement in the United States. Looks at the themes of belief in religion and science in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" and "Rappuccini's Daughter". Describes Herman Melville's life and explores the themes, symbolism, and characters of "Moby Dick". Discusses the exploration of truth in Emily Dickinson's poetry and discusses her poem, "I Heard a Fly Buzz."
Online
2003
110870.

The Studio System [electronic resource]

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Using Paramount Pictures as a case study, the program looks at the "factory system" perfected by major film studios in 1930s Hollywood. Explores the tensions in the industry between the artistic goals of the talent and the manufacturing goals of studio executives. Discusses how the industry was impacted by the separation of motion picture studios and motion picture theatres, television, the emergence of independent film makers, non-exclusive contracts, and conglomerate ownership. Includes commentary by motion picture producers, directors and actors, including Charlton Heston and Harrison Ford.
Online
1994
110871.

Growth and Empire [electronic resource]: 1663 - 1763

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Benjamin Franklin and Franklin's Philadelphia take center stage. As the merchant class grows in the North, the economies of southern colonies are founded on the slave trade. Professsor Miller brings the American story to 1763 with the Peace of Paris and English dominance in America.
Online
2000
110872.

The Reform Impulse [electronic resource]

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Professor Masur presents the ideas and characters behind the Second Great Awakening, the abolitionist movement, the women's movement and a powerful wave of religious fervor which marked the darker side of the Industrial Revolution in America.
Online
2000
110873.

Who Owns the Novel? [electronic resource]

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Probes the living nature of the novel by illustrating how each reader makes a novel his or her own. Illustrates how interpretation of a novel can change depending on the reader's culture, class, generation, sex and personality.
Online
2000
110874.

What's the Story? [electronic resource]

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Explores how an author spins a story and why the plot is the most important aspect of the novel. Participants examine the importance of the reasons behind events in a novel and consider various ways into difficult novels.
Online
2000
110875.

Are Novels Real? [electronic resource]

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Teachers, students and novelists explore the origins of stories and consider the question, "Must a novel's setting and characters, their motivation and stories, bear some likeness to reality?"
Online
2000
110876.

Where Do Novels Come From? [electronic resource]

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Explores the genesis of characters, plot, themes and interpretations from the novelist's point of view. Moving and insightful interviews with Katherine Paterson, Ernest Gaines, Daniel Keyes and J.K. Rowling expose the relationship between the events and feelings of the story and the real or imagined events that result in a novel being written.
Online
2000
110877.

Who Am I in This Story? [electronic resource]

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Examines the complex ways readers may identify with characters in a novel and take on a number of imaginary roles such as protagonist, narrator, author, or another character.
Online
2000
110878.

Am I Getting Through? [electronic resource]

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A summary by the teachers, who examine their effectiveness in helping students comprehend and appreciate novels and become lifelong readers. Methods of evaluation are discussed and demonstrated.
Online
2000
110879.

Holding the Hinterlands [electronic resource]

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Program 8.1 contrasts the ethnically diverse, Islamic republic of Dagestan with neighboring Chechnya where rebels fight for independence. Program 8.2 recalls the history of Communist ambitions to create the world's largest hydroelectric project and a new Russian city in the middle of Siberia. Also documents the serious air pollution problem in Bratsk.
Online
2003
110880.

What's in It for Me? [electronic resource]

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Teachers discuss ways to help students respond to novels on deeply personal levels. Explores how a novel can transport readers to other places and times, real or imaginary, allowing them to meet people and experience life in many different ways..
Online
2000