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LITERARY STUDIES ON VIDEO CASSETTE.

AMERICAN LITERATURE ON VIDEO CASSETTE.

From Henry James to Malcolm Lowry


James, Henry

1. The Bostonians

James Ivory

1984

A Merchant/Ivory literary adaptation of Henry James' novel. The plot concerns an intriguing sexual triangle. A beautiful though innocent orator (Madeleine Potter) is caught between a stern suffragette (Vanessa Redgrave) and a repressed, upper class lawyer (Christopher Reeve). With Jessica Tandy, Linda Hunt and Wallace Shawn. Adaptation by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

 

 

 

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2. Daisy Miller

Peter Bogdanovich

1974

Cybill Shepherd is over her head in this screen version of the classic short story by Henry James about an American girl who finds love and tragedy as a tourist in Europe in the 19th century.
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3. The Europeans

James Ivory

1979

An European aristocrat and her brash younger brother upset the lives of their Boston cousins upon their arrival, in Merchant/Ivory's adaptation of Henry James' novel. Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. With Lee Remick, Robin Ellis, Tim Woodward, Wesley Addy and Lisa Eichhorn.
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4. The Golden Bowl

James Cellan Jones

1972

This acclaimed mini-series from the second season of Masterpiece Theatre stars Cyril Cusack and Daniel Massey in a skillful adaptation of Henry James' 1904 novel. The daughter of a wealthy American widower falls in love with an Italian aristocrat only to be betrayed by him. Six one-hour episodes are contained in this three-volume boxed set.

 

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5. The Green Room

Francois Truffaut

1978

Based on Henry James' The Altar of the Dead, Truffaut's The Green Room stars the director himself as a journalist obsessed with death. Living and working next to shrines dedicated to his late wife and fallen comrades, he cannot emerge from his living death, even after the promise of new love comes his way. "...a devastating portrait of a man consumed by such profound grief that he is incapable of experiencing the beauty and joy of life" (Strictly Film School). Also starring Nathalie Baye. In French with English subtitles.
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6. The Heiress

William Wyler

1949

William Wyler directed Olivia de Havilland and an all-star cast in this Oscar-winning classic. De Havilland is the homely, awkward girl who falls in love with the dashing fortune hunter. With brilliant performances by Montgomery Clift and Ralph Richardson, musical score by Aaron Copeland. Based on Washington Square by Henry James.
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7. In the Shadows

Meg Richman

1998

Joely Richardson received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her excellent performance in this contemporary variation of Henry James' The Wings of a Dove. Richardson plays the wealthy but terminally ill woman who is targeted by a young couple (Aden Young and Molly Parker) for a bogus romance aimed at winning her fortune when she dies. The scheme goes awry when true love blossoms from the charade. An "...eloquently low-key, emotionally direct film" (Movie Magazine International). Originally released as Under Heaven.
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8. The Innocents

Jack Clayton

1961

Deborah Kerr stars as a governess who comes to suspect something is terribly wrong with her seemingly innocent charges. Based on Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, this cinematic adaptation manages to enliven the original story with sinister film effects. It's a successful suspense-filled thriller.
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9. Jolly Corner

Arthur Barron

1977

From the American Short Story collection: Henry James-based story concerns a haunted house where a man obsessed by his past is able to see what he might have been like had circumstances been different. With Salome Jens and Fritz Weaver.
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10. The Lost Moment

Martin Gabel

1947

Robert Cummings is an ambitious publisher in Europe trying to locate the lost love letters of a famous writer. Susan Hayward claims she has access to them, and Bob believes her. With Agnes Moorehead, Eduardo Cianelli. Based on Henry James' Aspern Papers. B&W.
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11. Portrait of a Lady

James Cellan Jones

1968

The story of a spirited young American woman searching for truth. Determined to choose her own destiny, she is brought to England by her Aunt and given every chance to better herself. While seeking freedom, however, she makes some disastrous choices. Richard Chamberlain, Edward Fox and Suzanne Neve star in this classic BBC mini-series based on the Henry James novel.
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12. Portrait of a Lady

Jane Campion

1996

Jane Campion's strong and sensual version of Henry James' great novel of freedom and seduction in Edwardian England. Exquisitely photographed, the film sparkles with interesting performances by Nicole Kidman as the anachronistic American heroine, Isabel Archer; Richard E. Grant as her husband, the good-natured Lord Warburton; John Malkovich as the layabout snake, Osmond; Barbara Hershey as Osmond's most useful patron; and Martin Donovan as Isabel's consumptive cousin. "Ponderous, pretentious and altogether lovely" (New City).
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14. The Turn of the Screw

 

 

Benjamin Britten's 1954 chamber opera based on the Henry James novel is realized in this film by Petr Weigl. In Hi-Fi stereo, 115 mins.

 

 

 

 

 

15. The Turn of the Screw (1989)

Graeme Clifford

1989

Amy Irving stars in this adaptation of Henry James' classic tale of dark desires and supernatural Gothic horror. Irving plays the young English governess on her first assignment at the remote Bly Manor estate, where she becomes obsessed with saving the children in her care from what she sees is a mortal threat to their souls.

 

 

 

 

 

16. The Turn of the Screw (Masterpiece Theatre)

Ben Bolt

1999

Henry James' chilling tale of a naive young governess in a haunted mansion was brought to the screen again in this superbly acted Masterpiece Theatre presentation. Jodhi May, Pam Ferris and Colin Firth star in this timeless story of the supernatural.
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17. Washington Square

Agnieszka Holland

1997

The meticulous adaptation of Henry James' novel from director Agnieszka Holland. Catherine Sloper (Jennifer Jason Leigh) wants to marry Morris Townsend (Ben Chaplin), but her plans are strongly opposed by her father (Albert Finney), who believes Townsend is only interested in his daughter for her money. But Catherine is determined to follow her heart, even if she loses her inheritance in the process. With Maggie Smith and Judith Ivey.

 

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18. The Wings of the Dove

 

 

By Robin Wood. One of America's most significant critics and film scholars looks at how the writing of Henry James relates to life in the 1990s in this intelligent study of Ian Softley's 1997 adaptation of James' novel. Paperback, 96 pp.
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19. The Wings of the Dove

Iain Softley

1997

In this story based on the novel by Henry James, Helena Bonham Carter stars as Kate Croy, an impoverished British woman who is trapped by and dependent upon her wealthy Aunt Maude (Charlotte Rampling), who wants to marry Kate off to Lord Mark (Alex Jennings), even though Kate loves journalist Merton Densher (Linus Roache). When Kate befriends Millie Theale (Alison Elliott), a rich, but gravely ill young American woman who falls in love with Merton, Kate hatches a plan to be together with Merton while breaking free of her aunt and poverty.
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Jones, James

3. Some Came Running

Vincente Minnelli

1958

Frank Sinatra is a writer returning from the Army to his small town in Indiana. Wherever he goes, trouble seems to follow. Along for the ride are Shirley MacLaine and Dean Martin. Based on the novel by James Jones. With Arthur Kennedy and Martha Hyer.
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4. The Thin Red Line

Andrew Marton

1964

A 1964 adaptation of the James Jones novel that would later serve as the inspiration for Terrence Malick's return to filmmaking. In this version, filmed on location in Spain, Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey) plays a soldier increasingly at odds with his commanding officer (Jack Warden) during the invasion of Guadalcanal in World War II. This independent production was overseen by Philip Yordan, screenwriter of Johnny Guitar and other seminal films. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. The Thin Red Line

Terrence Malick

1998

Terrence Malick's poetic ode to men in battle, a haunting vision of mortality and nature, based on the novel by James Jones. With Sean PPenn, Nick Nolte, John Cusack, Elias Koteas, Woody Harrelson, Ben Chaplin, Jim Caviezel and, in cameo appearances, John Travolta and George Clooney. This was the reclusive Malick's first film since 1978's Days of Heaven, and he was named Best Director by the New York Film Critics Circle and the Chicago Film Critics Association for his work here. "...more feeling for terrain than in any other World War II movie that comes to mind...in contrast to Saving Private Ryan, it's the work of a grown-up with something to say about the meaning and consequences of war" (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader).
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Jong, Erica

1. A Century of Women: Complete Set

 

 

 

Jane Fonda narrates this series, which documents and celebrates the women of the 20th century. An incredible group of performers have been collected for this task, including Sally Field, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Erica Jong, Gloria Steinem, Joan Baez, Twyla Tharp, Chris Evert and Maya Angelou.   3 Videocassettes.   
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2. A Century of Women:Century of Women: Image and Popular Culture, A

 

 

Jane Fonda narrates this series, which documents and celebrates the women of the 20th century. An incredible group of performers have been collected for this task, including Sally Field, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Erica Jong, Gloria Steinem, Joan Baez, Twyla Tharp, Chris Evert and Maya Angelou.

A fascinating exploration of the changing concepts of "ideal beauty" illuminates the discrepancy between the way women are supposed to appear and their own self image. Clips of fashions reveal how this ideal repeatedly denied the physical reality of a woman's body.
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3. A Century of Women:Century of Women: Sexuality and Social Justice, A

 

 

Jane Fonda narrates this series, which documents and celebrates the women of the 20th century. An incredible group of performers have been collected for this task, including Sally Field, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Erica Jong, Gloria Steinem, Joan Baez, Twyla Tharp, Chris Evert and Maya Angelou.

A fascinating exploration of the changing concepts of "ideal beauty" illuminates the discrepancy between the way women are supposed to appear and their own self image. Clips of fashions reveal how this ideal repeatedly denied the physical reality of a woman's body.
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4. A Century of Women:Century of Women: Work and Family, A

 

 

Jane Fonda narrates this series, which documents and celebrates the women of the 20th century. An incredible group of performers have collected for this task, including Sally Field, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Erica Jong, Gloria Steinem, Joan Baez, Twyla Tharp, Chris Evert and Maya Angelou.

The balancing act of labor and family love is not an invention of the 1990's. For many women in the early years of the century, it was a matter of life or death.
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Kerouac, Jack

3. Films of Alfred Leslie: Pull My Daisy/The Last Clean Shirt (Museum of Modern Art)

Alfred Leslie/Robert Frank

1959/1964

Based on the third act of Jack Kerouac's play The Beat Generation, Alfred Leslie's Pull My Daisy (1959) is a ground breaking work, combining documentary and experimental techniques, that captures some of the giants of the Beat era during an evening together in Greenwich Village. Co-directed by Robert Frank, the film features narration by Kerouac and appearances by Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers and others. Selected for the National Film Archives in 1996. This Museum of Modern Art program also includes a look at Leslie's The Last Clean Shirt (1964), another important, formally daring work.
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4. Fried Shoes, Cooked Diamonds

Costanzo Allione

1978

A joyous reunion of the Beat poets at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute in Boulder. With a special narration by Allen Ginsberg, the film shows the warmth and ease of interchange between the poets, as they read their poetry to each other and discuss their thoughts on writing, politics, religion, and the adventure of consciousness. With William Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Diane di Prima, Peter Orlovsky, Meredith Monk, Amiri Baraka, Anne Waldman, Miguel Pinero, Miguel Algarin and Chogyam Trungpa Rinopche
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5. Heart Beat

John Byrum

1980

John Heard is Jack Kerouac, the acclaimed author and icon of the Beat Generation, in this narrative film based on Carolyn Cassady's memoirs. Sissy Spacek and Nick Nolte star as Kerouac's California companions Carolyn and Neal Cassady. Together they took chances and struck out toward new frontiers. With Steve Allen and John Larroquette.
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8. Jack Kerouac's Road

Harmenegilde Chiasson

1987

Through photographs, archival film footage, interviews and skillful reconstructions of events, Jack Kerouac's Road traces the life of this gifted American writer, with special attention to his many experiences travelling from one end of the U.S. to the other by car--experiences which he wrote down and turned into a romantic epic. "The only ones for me are the mad ones...who burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles" (J. Kerouac). French with English subtitles.
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9. Kerouac

John Antonelli

1985

An award winning docu-drama about the King of the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac. Rare footage featuring Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, William Burroughs with music by Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Zoot Sims.

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. The Poetable Jack Kerouac

 

 

 

The legend of Jack Kerouac is brought back to life in this two-hour celebratory performance hosted by Allen Ginsberg, David Amram and Kerouac biographer Ann Charters. A lively musical and spoken word tribute, with readings of Kerouac's work and on-the-road correspondence. Other participants include Dave Van Ronk, Ed Sanders, Graham Parker, Maggie Estep, Lee Ranaldo and Clark Coolidge. 120 mins.
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15. Pull My Daisy (The Beat Generation)

Alfred Leslie/Robert Frank

1959/1964/1965

Inducted in 1996 into the National Film Archives, this 1959 historic beat happening based on the third act of Jack Kerouac's The Beat Generation is the documentary comedy of an evening with a young man who is visited by some poet friends at his Greenwich Village pad. Co-directed by Robert Frank, written and narrated by Kerouac, and featuring Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers, Peter Orlovsky, Delphine Seyrig and David Amram, with original music by Amram. With The Last Clean Shirt (1964, 45 mins.), which, "in premise and design, and its concentration on issues of language and speech, repetition and duration beyond the threshold of boredom, anticipates later influential films in the international avant-garde" (Blaine Allen, The New American Cinema); and Birth of a Nation, 1965 (1965, 29 mins.), "a tantalizing, juicy, provocative fragment not only of a legendary lost work but of the '60s themselves: goofy, funny, challenging and unruly in the best sense" (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader).
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20. What Happened to Kerouac? (1985)

Lewis MacAdams/Richard Lerner

1985

 

 

A lively homage to and biography of a difficult and vulnerable individual who happened to be one of the most influential writers of recent history, Jack Kerouac. Contains footage of Kerouac as well as Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

 

 

 

 

 

21. What Happened to Kerouac? (1996)

 

 

A lively and revealing investigation into the personal history and creative process of Jack Kerouac, father of the Beat Generation. Features Beat luminaries Steve Allen, William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg and many more. "Brings us closer to Jack Kerouac than any other film" (Los Angeles Times). 96 mins.
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Knowles, John

8. Separate Peace

Larry Peerce

1973

Adaptation of John Knowles novel about two school chums during World War II facing adult emotions and motivations. 
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Kosinski

1. Being There

Hal Ashby

1979

One of Peter Sellers' last films, Being There is also considered by many to be his very best. A sublime satire of media saturation, based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski, with Sellers delivering a perfect, nuanced performance as a simple-minded gardener who knows only what he sees on television. His hypnotized demeanor is mistaken for brilliance as he becomes a major political player in Washington. Shirley MacLaine and Melvyn Douglas offer fine supporting performances.
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4. Who Was Jerzy Kosinski?

Jack Kuper

1996

This video examines the life of the celebrated author of Being There and The Painted Bird. In the '60s, Kosinski, darling of the New York literary scene and Hollywood gadfly, and filmmaker and author Jack Kuper both published accounts of their orphaned childhoods in wartime Poland. Kuper's film recounts his meeting with Kosinki in New York in the late '60s, which led to a relationship layered with falsehoods, deceptions, traps, and tricks of memory. Shifting from Toronto to New York to Poland, where it retraces Kosinki's wartime steps, the film exposes the reality behind the fabrications Kosinski wove around himself and his work.
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Lederer,

11. The Ugly American

George H. Englund

1962

Marlon Brando plays Harrison Carter MacWhite, the U.S. Ambassador to Sarkhan, a mythical Southeast Asian country fraught with factional disputes and growing Communist menace. His good intentions only increase the turmoil. Based on the book by Lederer and Burdick.
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Lee, Harper Mockingbird

1. To Kill a Mockingbird

Robert Mulligan

1962

Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his role of Atticus Finch, the defense lawyer of a black man accused of rape in the American South. Script Script by Horton Foote from the novel by Harper Lee. A sensitive and powerful drama. Robert Duvall's film debut. Also Brock Peters, and Mary Badham as Scout. B&W.
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Lewis, Sinclair

1. Ann Vickers

John Cromwell

1939

Sinclair Lewis' classic novel features Irene Dunne as the man-hating head of a detention home for women, with Walter Huston as the army officer who's also the reason why she hates men.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Arrowsmith

John Ford

1931

Ronald Coleman stars as Martin Arrowsmith, a small town doctor and research scientist who goes to work in the West Indies with a serum to halt the plague. Tragedy forces a reevaluation of his career and personal life. Based on Sinclair Lewis' novel.
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3. Cass Timberlane

George Sidney

1947

Sinclair Lewis' story of social and political regionalism deals with the marriage of a lonely judge (Spencer Tracy) and a younger woman (Lana Turner) with a troubling past that threatens the social fabric of a Minnesota town. With Zachary Scott, Tom Drake and Mary Astor.
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4. Elmer Gantry

Richard Brooks

1960

Writer/director Richard Brooks' skillful adaptation of the Sinclair Lewis novel is an unsparing attack on a corrupt but charismatic evangelist named Elmer Gantry (Burt Lancaster), whose perverse pursuit of wealth and power tears apart the social and economic fabric of a small, midwestern town. Lancaster won an Oscar; Shirley Jones is brilliantly cast against type as a prostitute.
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London, Jack

1. Burning Daylight

Richard A. Rowland

1928

Milton Sills, Doris Kenyon, Arthur Stone and "Big Boy" Williams are just some of the silent stars featured in this gripping melodrama. It's based on Jack London's story of an Alaskan real estate mogul who loses everything to a group of San Francisco investment sharks. Silent, with orchestra score.
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2. Call of the Wild (1972)

Ken Annakin

1972

Shot in the striking scenery of Finland, and featuring a cast including Charlton Heston and Michele Mercier, this is an epic adaptation of the Jack London adventure classic. 
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3. Call of the Wild

Alan Smithee

1993

Rick Schroeder and Mia Sara star in Jack London's classic tale of a young man's adventure in Alaska during the Yukon Goldrush in 1897.

 

 

 

  

 

4. Call of the Wild (1997)

Peter Svatek

1997

Richard Dreyfuss narrates and Rutger Hauer stars in Jack London's classic tale of love, loyalty and survival of the fittest. When a sled  dog named Buck is sold to a miner, they travel the Great North together in search of gold. When Buck gets older, he must decide whether to stay with the master he loves or follow his instincts and join a pack of wolves.

 

 

 

 

 

5. Great Writers: Jack London

 

 

A fascinating series of informative and entertaining programs about the lives and works of some of the most celebrated authors of all time. These revealing profiles contain insightful commentary as well as rare interviews, documents and other historical materials. Each volume is 45 minutes.
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6. Jack London

Alfred Santell

1943

An episodic biography of the famed writer produced during World War II. Susan Hayward and Michael O'Shea star. 
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7. Jack London's Wilderness Tales: Gambling on Paradise.

 

 

The adventures of Smoke Bellew come to life in these dramatic adaptations of Jack London's tales of the 1880 Yukon Gold Rush in the wild, northern Canadian territories. A young newsman covering the Gold Rush finds himself caught up in the excitement, drama, danger and romance of frontier life. Each installment runs 90 minutes.
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8. Jack London's Wilderness Tales: Golden Egg.

 

 

The adventures of Smoke Bellew come to life in these dramatic adaptations of Jack London's tales of the 1880 Yukon Gold Rush in the wild, northern Canadian territories. A young newsman covering the Gold Rush finds himself caught up in the excitement, drama, danger and romance of frontier life. Each installment runs 90 minutes.
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9. Jack London's Wilderness Tales: Mother Lode of the Yukon.

 

 

The adventures of Smoke Bellew come to life in these dramatic adaptations of Jack London's tales of the 1880 Yukon Gold Rush in the wild, northern Canadian territories. A young newsman covering the Gold Rush finds himself caught up in the excitement, drama, danger and romance of frontier life. Each installment runs 90 minutes.
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10. Jack London's Wilderness Tales: Stake Your Claim.

 

 

The adventures of Smoke Bellew come to life in these dramatic adaptations of Jack London's tales of the 1880 Yukon Gold Rush in the wild,  northern Canadian territories. A young newsman covering the Gold Rush finds himself caught up in the excitement, drama, danger and romance of frontier life. Each installment runs 90 minutes.
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11. Legend of Sea Wolf

Joseph Green

1975

Adaptation of the Jack London tale starring Chuck Connors as Captain Wol Larson, with Barbara Bach and Joseph Palmer.

 

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12. Legends of the North

Rene Manzor

1994

Based on a Jack London classic, this story is set in the frozen north at the end of the 19th century. Randy Quaid stars a deceptive guide who teams up with a man he believes knows the site of a secret lake filled with gold. Tragedy intervenes and the search for Lake Esperanza must continue blindly.
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13. The Sea Wolf

Michael Curtiz

1941

An adaptation of Jack London's work about a fugitive couple (Ida Lupino and John Garfield) on a ship caught in the vice grip between a hardened though gifted sea captain (Edward G. Robinson) and a writer (Alexander Knox) trying to assert intellectual dominance and superiority.
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14. Sea Wolf

Gary McDonald

1997

Jack London's classic. Thrown overboard while unsuccessfully investigating a smuggling ring, Humphrey Van Weyden (Jason Simmons) is saved from a watery grave by the crew of The Ghost. The ship's formidable captain, Wolf Larsen (Stacy Keach), sees a challenge in Humphrey to turn this overeducated idealist into a man. He puts Humphrey through a series of violent tests, but nothing can prepare Van Weyden for the final confrontation with Larsen himself.
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15. To Build a Fire

David Cobham

1969

Jack London's short story is brought to life as narrated by Orson Welles. A lone man travels through the wilderness in bitter temperatures of 75 degrees below zero and colder. The stark realism of the images combines with the power of Welles' reading. Ian Hogg stars.
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16. Unexpected

Peter Pearson

1986

John Candy stars in this film based on a short story by Jack London about a group of five prospectors who strike it rich in the Canadian

 

 

 

 

 

17. White Fang (1972)

Lucio Fulci

1972

Jack London's classic story of a wolf who befriends a boy in the Alaska wilderness is brought to the screen in a beautifully filmed version shot in Austria. The violence is quite a bit stronger in this film than in other adaptations of the story, perhaps not surprising considering the director is Lucio Fulci, best known for his many gory horror films. With Franco Nero, Virna Lisi and Fernando Rey. Dubbed in English.
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18. White Fang and the Hunter

Alfonso Brescia

1985

Another screen version of the Jack London novel about a boy and his dog in the great white north. Starring Robert Wood and Pedro Sanchez and featuring lots of snow and scenic vistas.

 

 

 

 

 

19. Wolf Call

George Waggner

1939

A pleasing, diverting adventure yarn adapted from the Jack London novel. It stars suave John Carroll as a frivolous and wealthy playboy who arrives in Radium City with his trusty, heroic dog Smoky to determine the value of his father's pitchblende mine. Things become complicated as he must contend with a conniving mine manager and his cronies--who represent those who are aware of the property's true value.
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Lowry, Malcolm

7. Under the Volcano

John Huston

1984

Malcolm Lowry's cult classic brought to life by the legendary director John Huston, starring Albert Finney and Jacqueline Bisset. Filmed on location in Mexico, this film has all the beauty and foreboding of the novel, which paints a vivid picture of alcoholism.

 

 

 

 

 

8. Volcano

Donald Brittain

1977

An acclaimed portrait of writer Malcolm Lowry, the self-destructive author of Under the Volcano. Richard Burton speaks as Lowry, as the documentary follows his life from his early years through the decade of alcohol and guilt following the novel's publication.

 

 

 

 

 








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