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Satchmo

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"Satchmo. There are few people in this country -- or around the world -- who will not recognize the name. Louis Armstrong embodied 20th century American culture... No other performer of his era had such a profound effect as a singer as well as an instrumentalist... With over a dozen of his classic film performances, ... numerous live concert and television performances [and] ... never-before-seen home movies and newly discovered 1935 Chicago nightclub footage"--Container.
DVD
2011; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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Art of the Western World

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Historian Michael Wood leads a nine-part tour through 2,500 years of Western painting, sculpture, and architecture, filmed at over 150 locations in eight countries and featuring commentary by historians and scholars.
DVD
2011; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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D.W. Griffith: Father of Film

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In this acclaimed three-part documentary, celebrated film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill tell the proud, sad story of D.W. Griffith. The man who first brought artistry and ambition to the movies, and then, having dragged a reluctant American film industry to international prominence, found it had no more use for him. Includes interviews with people who worked with him, his family and extracts of his work.
DVD
2008; 1993
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Adams Chronicles

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Television mini-series that dramatizes four generations of Adamses and 150 years of American history from the birth of the Revolution through the Gilded Age. Meet John Adams, a passionate revolutionary and second president; John Quincy Adams, proud son of a famous father and sixth president; Charles Francis Adams, skillful minister to Great Britain during the Civil War; historian Henry Adams; and railroad magnate Charles Francis Adams, Jr. Going beyond politics, this mini-series portrays these men as husbands, fathers, brothers, sons, as well as leaders.
BookDVD
2008; 1976
Clemons (Stacks)
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Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera

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Through performance and rehearsal footage of the opera as choreographed by Lucinda Childs, and through interviews with composer/librettist Philip Glass and designer/director Robert Wilson, this film examines the opera Einstein on the Beach.
DVDCD
2007; 1985; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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King Lear

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Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cornelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. Goneril and Regan's true colors emerge as they unleash a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty.
DVD
2009
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Facing the Truth

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"The years 1960 through 1994 were a time of terror in South Africa. With the destruction of the yoke of apartheid in 1994, South Africa had to come to terms with its oppressive past: recrimination or punishment, or forgiveness? This compelling program describes the efforts of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to investigate human rights violations and to help South Africa in its process of reinvention."
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bill T. Jones: Dancing to the Promised Land

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Built around rehearsal and performance of his epic masterpiece "Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land", this film takes a look at Bill T. Jones' life and work.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Truth About Lies

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Examines how deception has influenced some major events in the 20th century and how self-deception shapes our personal lives and the public mind. Investigates reasons why deception is used and recounts historical events to illustrate the consequences. Focuses on the Bay of Pigs, the war in Vietnam, Watergate, and the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.
DVD
1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Hollow Crown The Complete Series: Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, Henry V

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The Hollow crown: New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard; II King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2 and King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a story with recurring themes of power struggles, redemption, family conflict and betrayal -- IMDB.; Pt 1. Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston) defies his father, King Henry IV (Jeremy Irons) by spending his time at Mistress Quickly's (Julie Walters) tavern in the company of the dissolute Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) and his companions. The King is threatened by a rebellion led by Hal's rival, Hotspur ( [...]
DVD
2013; 2012
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Secrets of the Dead: Witches Curse

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"More than 300 years after the Salem witch trials led to the death of 19 innocent people, psychologist Linnda Caporael has been searching for a rational explanation for the symptoms of bewitchment. Her work has sparked an investigation into the wrenching convulsions, vivid deliriums, contaminated crops, hallucinogenic drugs, and a 2,3000 year-old murder victim buried in a bog. Was bread tainted with toxic fungus the real cause of the symptoms in Salem? Is this the same fungus from which LSD is derived? Can history's devastating witch hunts finally be explained?"--Container.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Money & Medicine

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Explore the promising ways to reduce health care expenditures while improving overall quality of medical care. Money and Medicine captures the difficult end-of-life treatment choices made by patients and their families, investigates the controversy surrounding diagnostic testing and screening, and finally treatment variations among patients receiving a variety of elective procedures.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Kilauea: Mountain of Fire

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Kilauea, on Hawaii's Big Island, is the world's most active volcano. Its latest eruption began in 1983 and hasn't stopped since. Cameras record some of the largest explosions experts have seen in 25 years or more.
DVD
2009; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

The Face: Jesus in Art

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Traces the different ways in which Jesus has been represented in art throughout history and around the world from the early 3rd century to the present.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Hollywood Sound

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Pays tribute to the composers who defined this distinctive musical style, with its roots planted firmly in 19th century classical music: Max Steiner, Alfred Newman, Erich Korngold, Franz Waxman, David Raksin and Dimitri Tiomkin. Features John Mauceri leading the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in a tribute to Hollywood's best loved scores, including Gone with the wind, Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood, How green was my valley, Red river and Laura. Includes film clips from films like The bride of Frankenstein, The half naked truth, The Palm Beach story, The informer, The hunchback of Notre Dame, and Johnny Belinda.
DVD
1995
Clemons (Stacks)
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Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel

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Tells the compelling story of the author's life. Through dramatic reenactments and interviews with top Mitchell scholars, Margaret Mitchell emerges as a complex and fascinating woman who had much in common with her iconic creation, Scarlett O'Hara.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tavis Smiley Reports Too Important to Fail: Investigating the Alarming Dropout Rate of African American Males

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In his primetime special, Tavis Smiley examines one of the most disturbing aspects of the education crisis facing America today - the increased dropout rate among black teenage males.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ralph Ellison: An American Journey

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"First documentary on one of the most gifted and intellectually provocative authors of modern American literature ... presents the first scenes ever filmed from Ellison's landmark novel, Invisible man"--Container.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hamlet

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This production of Shakespeare's masterpiece from Britain's renowned Royal Shakespeare Company was filmed on location rather than in the theatre. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Dynamic, exciting, and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare's greatest play.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Woody Allen: A Documentary

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Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian, and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time. With this unprecedented access, Emmy®-winning, Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Robert Weide followed the notoriously private film legend over a year and a half to create the ultimate film biography. Exploring the ultimate "independent filmmaker's" writing habits, casting, directing, and relationship with his actors, Weide traveled with Allen from the London set of You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger - a major coup "considering Woody has never allowed so much as an EPK [Electronic Press Kit] crew on his sets," claims Weide - to the Cannes premiere of Midnight in Paris this May. He also filmed Allen at home, in the editing room and touring hi [...]
DVD
2012; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)