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Voices & Visions

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The lives and works of 13 renowned American poets are interpreted through dramatic readings, archival photographs, dance, performances, and interviews in this inspiring series. Illustrative poems in each program are accompanied by insights into their historical and cultural connections.The series covers the terminology of poetry and the larger role of poets in American and world literature studies.
DVD
1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Langston Hughes

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Situations from the life of Langston Hughes, with recitations from his poetry.
VHS
1999; 1988
Clemons (Vault--Ask at circulation desk)
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Miriam's Daughters Celebrate

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Discusses the changing roles of Jewish women and their demand for equal rights and participation in Jewish rituals and ceremonies.
VHS
1986
Ivy (By Request)
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The Film School Generation [electronic resource]

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Chronicles the rise of a generation of directors who emerged from film school in the 1960s, including Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, and Brian De Palma. These directors discuss their careers, influences and films which rejuvenated Hollywood.
Online
1994
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Film Noir [electronic resource]

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Explores the genre of Film Noir, which reflected the pessimism and paranoia characteristic of the 1950s. Identifies the characteristics of the genre, including psychological storylines, strong, dangerous female characters, dark scenes and visual effects. Also discusses the censorship code that dictated the films.
Online
1994
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Film in the Television Age [electronic resource]

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Chronicles the development of television, and its impact on the motion picture industry. Examines how a new era of motion picture entertainment grew out of the arrival of television as well as how television was influenced by the movies. Includes interviews with directors Robert Altman and Sidney Lumet and actors Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk.
Online
1994
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The Combat Film [electronic resource]

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Explores how war films have both reflected and influenced America's ideas of war, form the anti-war films that followed World War I to the morale-boosting films of World War II. World War II veterans, Vietnam veterans and Marine officer candidates discuss war films and how these motion pictures have impacted their lives. Directors Sam Fuller and Oliver Stone share some of their experiences in war, and describe how they captured their perspectives of war in their films.
Online
1994
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The Western [electronic resource]

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Discusses the uniquely American genre of Western films. Identifies the elements of westerns, including the portrayal of the open frontier, the lawless edge of civilization, legendary outlaws, reluctant heroes, and idealistic storylines. Traces the development of westerns and looks at the role of the western in the future. Features interviews with directors John Sturges, Clint Eastwood, and others.
Online
1994
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Romantic Comedy [electronic resource]

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Explores how romantic comedies indirectly reveal truths about the nature of male-female relationships in each generation. Discusses the development of screwball comedies in the 1930s, which were largely shaped by the motion picture censorship code. Examines the empowered roles of women and the portrayal of sexuality in romantic comedies. Directors James L. Brooks, Amy Heckerling, and Nora Ephron take a close look at some of the best-loved romantic comedies and discuss how their own films keep the genre alive.
Online
1994
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The Star [electronic resource]

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Reveals how actors and actresses in the studio era achieved and maintained star status, often adjusting their own personalities to the largely fictitious images studio publicists contrived for them. Describes how the collapse of the studio system impacted the publicity generated about the stars and gave them the power to choose their roles. Identifies the characteristics that great movie stars possess, as well as the pressures of their lifestyles. Features interviews with Jack Lemmon, Eva Marie Saint, Julia Roberts, and Ray Liotta.
Online
1994
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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
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Film Language [electronic resource]

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Part eleven demonstrates how a movie scene is orchestrated. A Columbia University professor directs a three-minute scene, providing an intimate view of the elements that go into directorial decision making, including camera positions, set design, tracking shots and zooms, script analysis, and editing.
Online
1994
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The Hollywood Style [electronic resource]

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Uses archival footage to trace the history of American cinema, the development of stylistic techniques and motion picture studios. With excerpts from both classic and modern films, the program reveals the filmmaking techniques used to draw viewers into the stories. Describes the process of film production in the Hollywood studios, including the roles of directors, cinematographers, writers, editors and production designers. Includes interviews with Hollywood directors Sydney Pollack, Martin Scorsese and Joseph Mankiewicz.
Online
1994
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The Edge of Hollywood [electronic resource]

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Profiles independent filmmakers Spike Lee, Jim Jarmusch, Joel and Ethan Coen, Steven Soderbergh, Nancy Savoca, Quentin Tarantino, Carl Franklin, Julie Dash, Nick Gomez, Tom Kalin, and Greg Araki. They discuss the challenges of funding their films and the freedom of working without the constraint of film studios.
Online
1994
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Writing and Thinking About Film [electronic resource]

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Part twelve demonstrates practical film criticism in an analysis of "Scarlet Street" directed by Fritz Lang. It provides a formal and cultural analysis of a classical film sequence that can serve as a how-to-guide for those new to film critique.
Online
1994
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Classical Hollywood Today [electronic resource]

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Offers interviews with contemporary directors, European filmmakers, scholars, and critics, as well as studio-era veterans who probe Hollywood's influence on both American and world culture.
Online
1994
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Elizabeth Bishop [electronic resource]

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From childhood in Nova Scotia to travels in Brazil, illustrates the geographical soul of Bishop's life and works with scenes from her poems. Mark Strand, James Merrill, Octavio Paz and Mary McCarthy offer personal memories and commentary.
Online
1988
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Hart Crane [electronic resource]

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Diverse locations and dramatizations of his life illustrate Crane's poetry and his greatest work, "The Bridge". Contemporaries Derek Walcott, Richard Howard, and Malcolm Cowley explore Crane's brief life and rich literary legacy.
Online
1988
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T.S. Eliot [electronic resource]

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Eliot's life, influence, and poetry from the bold originality of "Prufrock" to the probing, meditative style of "Four Quartets" are explored with photos, archival footage and discussion with friends, critics, and scholars.
Online
1988
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Robert Frost [electronic resource]

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Contrasts Frost's image as elder statesman with his exploration of the darker forces of nature and the human condition. Interweaves interviews with the poet, dramatizations of his work, and commentaries by Seamus Heaney, Alfred Edwards and Richard Wilbur.
Online
1988