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LITERARY STUDIES ON VIDEO CASSETTE.

AMERICAN LITERATURE ON VIDEO CASSETTE.

From Paul Theroux to Richard Wright

A - Theroux, Paul

1. The Mosquito Coast

Peter Weir

1986

Director Peter Weir re-teams with Harrison Ford as they tackle Paul Theroux's novel of an obsessive American inventor who transplants his family to a fictional Central American country which he hopes will welcome a jungle based ice factory. With River Phoenix as the long suffering son and Helen Mirren as the even longer suffering wife. #S03436 VHS
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3. Saint Jack (1979)
Ben Gazzara portrays a small-time pimp with big dreams working the pleasure palaces of Singapore in this drama of desire, corruption and intrigue. After three expensive commercial flops for major studios, director Peter Bogdanovich received backing from old boss Roger Corman and Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner for this adaptation of Paul Theroux's novel. Despite the potential for titillation, this is no cheap sex comedy. Rather, it's a subtle, effective and very human story, and one of Bogdanovich's most underrated features. Cinematography by Robby Muller.

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Peter Bogdanovich

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A - Thoreau, Henry

1. Cape Cod: The Sands of Time

 

 

Tells about the formation of Cape Cod by ice, wind and waves, accounts for the forces of erosion, and looks at the wooden ships, the men of iron, the story of Henry David Thoreau and his writings of Cape Cod, and a fascinating look at why the Italian inventor Marconi chose Cape Cod to be the site of the first wireless radio station to transmit a message between the U.S. and Europe. 43 mins. #S10923 VHS

 

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2. Thoreau's Walden

 

 

This visual ode to Henry David Thoreau's beloved Walden Pond combines magnificent nature photography with readings from Thoreau's timeless writings on the beauty and serenity of this New England retreat. "A breathtaking work of artistic photography" (Video Rating Guide). 1999, 27 mins.

 

 

 

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A - Thurber, James

1. Battle of the Sexes

Charles Crichton

1959

Mild-mannered Mr. Martin (Peter Sellers) tries to prevent a business takeover when British businessman Robert MacPherson (Robert Morley) enlists the aid of man-eating American businesswoman Angela Barrows (Constance Cummings) to bring his company into the 20th century in this sophisticated British comedy based on a short story by James Thurber. #S33714 VHS

 

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2. Greatest Man in the World

Ralph Rosenblum

1980

From the American Short Story Collection, an adaptation of James Thurber's story about a flyer who bests Lindbergh's non-stop flying record only to have the glory withheld until he can be transformed into the right kind of hero. With Brad Davis and Carol Kane. #S00528 VHS

 

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4. The Male Animal

Elliott Nugent

1942

Henry Fonda is a distracted college professor at risk of losing his wife (Olivia de Havilland) to her old college flame (Jack Carson). This trio brings fine comic performances to an intelligent comedy that pits a seemingly weak liberal against a backdrop of overbearing right wing virility. Elliot Nugent and James Thurber wrote the screenplay. #S28053 VHS

 

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5. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Norman Z. McLeod

1947  

The irrepressible Danny Kaye stars as a mild-mannered mouse who imagines himself as a number of daredevil heroes, including a gunslinger in the Old West and a Mississippi riverboat gambler. It's the ultimate daydreamer's film based on a story by James Thurber. Cut from the final film was one of Walter's fantasies in which he's a gunman involved with the Irish Republican Army! Also starring Virginia Mayo, Ann Rutherford and Boris Karloff. "Danny Kaye's funniest" (Time). #S02179 VHS

 

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6. The War Between Men & Women

Melville Shavelson

1972

Inspired by the cartoons and commentary of James Thurber, this romantic comedy stars Jack Lemmon and Barbara Harris as a mismatched pair who try to survive living together. Also starring Jason Robards and Herb Edelman. Thurber's take on the eternal battle of the sexes previously was the basis of the TV series My World--And Welcome to It.

 

 

 

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A - Twain, Mark

3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Hodges/Moore)

Michael Curtiz

1960

A good screen version of the Mark Twain classic, with an engaging Huck Finn (Eddie Hodges) and an excellent Jim (Archie Moore). Other assorted characters are played by Buster Keaton, Tony Randall, John Carradine, and Sterling Holloway. #S13639 VHS

 

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4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Rooney)

Richard Thorpe

1939

Mickey Rooney stars as Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, with William Frawley and Walter Connolly. #S03532 VHS

 

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5. Adventures of Mark Twain

Will Vinton

1985

Mark Twain's world brought into life through claymation, narrated by James Whitmore. The claymation effects bring Twain's characters into a vivid three dimensional state. Watch Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn sail in a fantastic riverboat balloon for a close encounter with Halley's Comet, as well as excerpts from other works of Twain.

 

 

 

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6. The Adventures of Mark Twain: Fredric March

Irving Rapper

1944

An eccentric biography of the life and art of the American writer and humorist. Fredric March imbues Twain with wit and invention, perfectly appropriating Twain's gestures and rhythms. With Alexis Smith, Donald Crisp, George Barbier and Binnie Barnes. #S19466 VHS

 

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7. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Ebsen/Wyatt)

James Neilson

1973

Mark Twain's classic tale of the Adventures of Tom Sawyer comes to life in this production, starring Buddy Ebsen, Jane Wyatt and Vic Morrow as Injun Joe. A delightful treat for the entire family.  

 

 

 

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8. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Kelly/Brennan)

Norman Taurog

1938

Tommy Kelly stars as Tom Sawyer in this excellent David O. Selznick production of the classic Mark Twain story. Co-starring Walter Brennan and May Robson; photographed by James Wong Howe. #S14224 VHS

 

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9. American Lifestyle Series: Writers, Mark Twain's Hartford Home

 

   

This series offers a view of truly great Americans. These lives stand as testament to the virtues and values of individuality, creativity, and leadership. This collection of four videos profiles some of the greatest U.S. writers.
E.G. Marshall narrates this tour through Twain's Victorian home in Hartford, where he lived for 20 happy and productive years. 24 mins. #S23548 VHS

 

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10. A Connecticut Yankee (Will Rogers)

David Butler

1931

Will Rogers is a radio expert who travels back in time to the court of King Arthur and changes medieval life by introducing telephones, automobiles, hotdogs and advertising. Maureen O'Sullivan and Myrna Loy co-star in this adaptation of Mark Twain's classic. For a scene in which the queen expresses her affection, Will's face was hand-tinted, frame by frame, to show him "blushing." #S13493 VHS

 

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11. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Bing Crosby)

Tay Garnett

1949

Bing Crosby is a modern American chap, circa 1949, who loses consciousness and awakes in the Sixth Century with a lot of explaining to do. This third screen version of the Samuel Clemens cautionary tale is an elaborate musical which features the talents of William Bendix, Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Rhonda Fleming in living color.

 

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12. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Westinghouse Studio One)

 

 

Boris Karloff plays King Arthur in this live tv adaptation of the Mark Twain classic about a modern New Englander who finds himself back in the days of Camelot. Also in the cast are Thomas Mitchell and Berry Kroeger. Program opening and commercials deleted. USA, 1952, 51 mins. #S05442 VHS

 

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15. Huckleberry Finn (1974/Musical)

J. Lee Thompson

1972

 

A colorful musical interpretation of Mark Twain's classic text. Jeff East plays Huck, with Paul Winfield as runaway slave Jim. #S19031 VHS

 

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16. Huckleberry Finn (1975/Howard)

Robert Totten

1975

Ron Howard is Huckleberry Finn in this folksy, homespun version of Mark Twain's eternal tale about Huck and Jim's misadventures on the mighty Mississippi. An enjoyable treatment which nonetheless sacrifices the social criticism and darker elements of the classic novel for simple, straightforward storytelling. #S03556 VHS

 

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17. Innocents Abroad

Luciano Salce

1983

Mark Twain (Craig Wasson) on his grand tour of the continents, joined by Brooke Adams and David Ogden Stiers. #S06393 VHS

 

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19. Life on the Mississippi

Peter Hunt

1980

A film commissioned for public television, another adaptation of an episode from Mark Twain's boyhood collections of growing up in pre-Civil War Missouri. Robert Lansing is a river boat pilot named Horace Bixby who allows young Sam (David Knell) a chance to test his manhood as an apprentice on an arduous journey up the Mississippi River. #S02544 VHS

 

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20. Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

Ralph Rosenblum

 

Based on the short story by Mark Twain, and starring Robert Preston, Fred Gwynne and Tom Aldredge. From American Short Story series. #S01716 VHS

 

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21. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (Globalstage)

 

 

Mark Twain's enduring satire of social mores is presented in a theatrical production suitable for ages 7 and up. The Perskey Ridge Players of Montana perform this entertaining fable for this Globalstage release. 42 mins.
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22. Mark Twain

Ken Burns

2002

Having tackled such epic documentary projects as The Civil War, Baseball, and Jazz, Ken Burns narrows his focus to just one man...Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain. The life and times of the literary genius is told in detail never before provided in a screen biography, told largely through the words of the writer himself. Interviews with top writers and Twain scholars complement a wealth of photos and archival material. As broadcast on PBS. #S42859 VHS
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23. Mark Twain Tonight!

 

 

The original, 1967 television broadcast of Hal Holbrook's acclaimed one-man show. Recreating Twain's biting humor and cynical commentary regarding politics, religion, slavery, patriotism and man's inability to be truthful, Holbrook helped to reawaken America's appreciation for one of its true geniuses. The program was one of the most popular television specials of its time, making Holbrook's show a popular theatrical draw for many years after it aired. 90 mins. #S37297 VHS
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24. Mark Twain's America

 

 

This documentary examines the cultural, artistic, political and social transformation in American society captured through the work and art of Mark Twain. Twain's metamorphosis from droll, regional writer to revolutionary literary figure is paralleled by America's rise from frontier society to world power. Narrated by Howard Lindsay. 60 mins. #S19248 VHS

 

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26. Mark Twain: A Musical Biography

 

 

A biography of Mark Twain framed by the tenets of the roadway musical. "An original biographical tribute to Twain, an extravaganza of singing, dancing and acting" (The New York Times). 87 mins.
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29. Mysterious Stranger

 

 

 

Mark Twain's irreverent fantasy focuses on a printer's apprentice from Missouri who daydreams himself into a medieval European castle and meets a mysterious, magical youth with formidable powers. 89 mins. #S06154 VHS

 

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30. The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Robert Chenault

 

Based on the classic story by Mark Twain, this amusing kids' film follows school scoundrel Jim Smiley as he learns a lesson about cheating when he finds himself transported into Twain's colorful fiction. Made for television. #S30727 VHS

 

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34. The Prince and the Pauper (1937)

William Keighley

1937

An all-star cast including Errol Flynn, Claude Rains and Barton MacLane was assembled for this story of the young Prince of England who trades places with his look-alike, a street beggar. Based on the story by Mark Twain.  

 

 

 

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35. The Prince and the Pauper (1978)

Richard Fleischer

1978

An all-star cast brings Mark Twain's classic novel of mistaken identity to life. Tom Canty (Mark Lester) is a poor English boy whose appearance is remarkably similar to Edward, the Prince of Wales and son of King Henry VII (Charlton Heston). When the two boys meet and realize their close resemblance, they decide to play a joke on the court by dressing in each other's clothes. However, their plan gives them more than they bargained for when they are separated and forced to live the other's life. Even with the aid of a swashbuckling soldier-of-fortune (Oliver Reed), the young prince encounters loads of trouble in his new identity. Raquel Welch, Ernest Borgnine, George C. Scott and Rex Harrison also star. Also known as Crossed Swords.  
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36. The Prince and the Pauper (2000)

Giles Foster

2000

Aidan Quinn and Alan Bates star in this television adaptation of the timeless Mark Twain story about a poor boy and a prince who exchange identities. Twin brothers Robert and Jonathan Timmins play the title roles. #S52557 VHS

 

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37. Private History of a Campaign That Failed

 

 

Mark Twain's fictionalized reminiscences of his brief, inglorious career in the Confederate militia. Pat Hingle stars as the leader of a troop of rangers who panic and react disgracefully when confronted with the realities of battle. 89 mins. #S10058 VHS

 

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38. Pudd'nhead Wilson

Alan Bridges

1983

Ken Howard stars as Pudd'nhead Wilson, a lawyer whose humor no one understands, in this adaptation of Mark Twain's classic story that explores the issues of slavery, justice, and mother/son relationships. Filmed in historic Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.

 

 

 

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41. Tom Sawyer (1973)
The Mark Twain novel in a musical adaptation features Johnnie Whitaker, Celeste Holmes, Warren Oates and Jodie Foster, set in real Mississippi locations, and with musical direction by John Williams.
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 Don Taylor

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42. Tom Sawyer

William Desmond Taylor

1917

Jack Pickford, younger brother of screen legend Mary Pickford, stars as Mark Twain's timeless character in this early film adaptation of the novel. The murder subplot involving Injun Joe was left out of the film, but was included in a sequel, Huck and Tom (1918), also directed by William Desmond Taylor. This film concentrates on Tom's more lighthearted adventures, including his courtship of Becky Thatcher, his running away and "return from the dead." Robert Gordon plays Huck Finn and Clara Horton is Becky Thatcher. Director Taylor, a prolific silent filmmaker now best remembered for his unsolved murder, would tackle Twain again in 1920's Huckleberry Finn. Silent with English titles. 
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43. Tom Sawyer

Paul Sabella

1999

Mark Twain's enduring characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn come to life as animated cats in this children's feature film. Country music stars Charlie Daniels, Waylon Jennings, Marty Stuart and Hank Williams, Jr., along with character actors Don Knotts and Betty White, lend their voices to these colorful critters. The singing stars provide some tunes for this 'toon as well. #S40286 VHS
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44. Tom and Huck

Peter Hewitt

1995

Disney is behind this updated film version of Mark Twain's classic novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. After witnessing a murder Tom and Huck must leave town to evade the perpetrator. Fortunately, there is a map for buried treasure in this tale, giving the boys a perfect entree to adventure. 
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A - Updike, John

1. The Music School

John Korty

1974

John Updike narrates this adaptation of his short story about a music student, which is an allegory about the perfection that people strive for but never achieve in their own lives. Part of the PBS series, The American Short Story Collection. #S53659 VHS

 

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2. Pigeon Feathers

 

 

From the pen of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike comes the story of a young man's search through the questions of life and death, and the discovery of living. Christopher Collet and Carole McWilliams star as the mother and son returning to life on a farm and finding some answers to the paradox of living. From the American Short Story Collection. 55 mins. #S07539 VHS

 

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3. Too Far to Go

Fielder Cook

1979

Michael Moriarty, Blythe Danner and Glenn Close star in this eccentric comedy about a couple who can't resist being cruel to one another. It has all the insight and wit one would expect from a film based on the stories of Pulitzer Prize-winner John Updike. #S27500 VHS

 

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4. The Witches of Eastwick

George Miller

1987

Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer and Cher star in this loose adaptation of the John Updike novel about three New England women who summon the Devil to spice up their drab small-town lives. Nicholson has the time of his life as the horny Prince of Darkness. With Veronica Cartwright and lots of cherry pits and balloons. #S06548 VHS
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A - Vidal, Gore

1. The Best Man

Franklin J. Schaffner

1964

Based on Gore Vidal's play and screenplay; an incisive look at the American political process in the story of several presidential candidates who will do virtually anything to get endorsement; a sharp satire on political conventions with dynamite performances from Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, and others.

 

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3. Caligula

Tinto Brass

1979

 

Producer and Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione's entry into filmmaking was a disaster, but nevertheless, Caligula has achieved cult status of sorts. This epic of debauchery in Caligula's Rome stars Peter O'Toole, Malcolm McDowell, John Gielgud, and Helen Mirren. Screenplay by Gore Vidal. English dialogue. Unrated version. ADULTS ONLY.
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4. Catered Affair

Richard Brooks

1956

Gore Vidal's adaptation of a Paddy Chayefsky comedy about the daughter of a New York taxicab driver whose mother insists on a bigger wedding than the family can afford. Bette Davis stars with Ernest Borgnine and Debbie Reynolds. #S13394 VHS

 

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7. Gore Vidal

 

 

 

Politician, novelist, playwright, moviemaker, society's observer. Vidal talks about his relatives-in-law, the Kennedys, his fellow writers, Hemingway, Capote, Mailer, in Vidal's usual, acerbic candidness, as well as excerpts from his movies, The Best Man and Myra Breckenridge. 58 mins.
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8. Gore Vidal's Billy The Kid

William A. Graham

1989

Another cinematic look at the most notorious and probably most filmed life of an American western outlaw. Said to be taking a hard look at the truth behind the legend. Val Kilmer has the title role and author Gore Vidal has a cameo part. Also in the cast are Julie Carmen, Duncan Regehr, Rene Auberjonais and Wilford Brimley. A feature presentation from the Turner Network Television.
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9. Gore Vidal: American Presidency--Heroes or Villains?

 

 

The acclaimed author and political commentator offers his wry perspective on the country's top political office, with uncompromising and mercilessly funny interpretations of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, the Roosevelts, Kennedy and Nixon. In his inimitable sardonic style, Vidal reassesses the highs and lows of American history, from the Declaration of Independence to "the last gasp of the American empire," the Gulf War. 1996, 70 mins. #S38182 VHS

 

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10. Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said No

Gary Conklin

1982

Gore Vidal, one of America's greatest writers, challenges the American political establishment in his California campaign for the U.S. Senate. A revealing portrait, sprinkled with Vidal's witticisms, in which Vidal says he is running for office out of "rage."

 

 

 

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11. Is Paris Burning?

Rene Clement

1968

The gripping heroism of the Allied Resistance during the Paris liberation of 1944 is depicted in this multi-storied war epic scripted by Francis Ford Coppola and Gore Vidal. The illustrious international cast includes: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Kirk Douglas, Yves Montand, and Orson Welles. #S13707 VHS

 

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15. Lincoln

Peter W. Kunhardt

1992

 

Based on the famous historical novel by Gore Vidal, this film stars Sam Waterston as Lincoln and Mary Tyler Moore as his wife. The nation was divided by Lincoln's policies, but his dogged commitment to principle ultimately held the union together. Two-tape set.

 

 

 

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17. Vidal in Venice, Part One

Gore Vidal, the celebrated American writer, takes the viewer along the routes of Venice's glorious, mysterious, twisted history. In this beautifully filmed, very personal tour of Venice past and present, Vidal tells about the Venetian people, their Empire, including visits to Crete and Maxos, Venetian strongholds of the past. 55 mins.

 

 

 

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18. Vidal in Venice, Part Two

 

 

The art treasures, the sumptuous palaces, the literary past, the scandals of yesterday and the touristy Venice of today are all revealed in Vidal's chronicle as he wanders from the canals to the Doge's Palace. 55 mins.

 

 

 

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A - Vonnegut, Kurt

1. Back to School

Alan Metter

1986

Rodney Dangerfield gets plenty of respect in this raucous comedy about a self-made millionaire who enrolls in his son's college so that the kid won't drop out. Son Keith Gordon objects to Rodney buying an education. With Sally Kellerman, Sam Kinison and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. as himself.
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2. Breakfast of Champions

Alan Rudolph

1999

Alan Rudolph's film treatment of Kurt Vonnegut's classic satire has been hailed as a quirky comic treasure and derided as an absolute, incoherent disaster. Barely released in the U.S. despite its all-star cast (Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte, Albert Finney and Barbara Hershey), the film is nothing if not daring. "Watching it is a little like taking a ride through a giant fun house. As you lurch furiously around the corners, you are continually assaulted by visual and literary jokes that pop out you like faces wearing maniacal grins, then disappear into the blackness a moment later" (Stephen Holden, New York Times). #DV67603 DVD

 

 

 

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3. D.P.

 

 

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s short story is magically transformed in this Emmy Award-winning production starring Stan Shaw, Rosemary Leach and Julius Gordon. In the barren wasteland of post WW II Germany, a lonely black orphan discovers the only other black he has ever seen--the soldier--and dubs him "Papa." 60 mins. #S05321 VHS

 

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4. Kurt Vonnegut's Monkey House

 

 

Seven short stories from Kurt Vonnegut's classic, Welcome to the Monkey House, were adapted for this dramatic series that captures the writer's ironic yet deeply humanistic style. Volume 1: All the King's Horses, The Euphio Question and Next Door. Volume 2: Epicac and Fortitude. Volume 3: More Stately Mansions and The Foster Portfolio. Produced by Toronto's Atlantis Films and broadcast on Showtime between 1991 and 1992. Each episode is approximately 30 mins. Three-volume set. #S36716 VHS

 

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6. Mother Night

Keith Gordon

1996

Adapted from the novel by Kurt Vonnegut. American playwright Howard W. Campbell Jr. (Nick Nolte) and his beautiful German wife (Sheryl Lee) are living in pre-World War II Berlin. A mysterious American (John Goodman) seduces him into becoming an allied spy within the Nazi Party. Campbell becomes a notorious spokesman for the Nazis' anti-American and anti-Semitic agenda, gaining celebrity in Germany and infamy in the U.S. With Alan Arkin and Kirsten Dunst. "Stylish and witty...perfectly captures Vonnegut's tone" (LA Weekly). 
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7. Slaughterhouse Five

George Roy Hill

1972

Adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's bizarre fantasy novel follows the story of Billy Pilgrim, who becomes unstuck in time and jumps back and forth in his life with no control. With Michael Sacks and Valerie Perrine. And so it goes. #S01903 VHS

 

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8. Who Am I This Time?

Jonathan Demme

1982

A shorter work from the director of Melvin and Howard and Silence of the Lambs. Christopher Walken and Susan Sarandon portray the relationship of two actors in a local theater company. Based on a story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. with music by John Cale. #S01455 VHS

 

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A - Warren, Robert Penn

1. All the King's Men

Robert Rossen

1949

Broderick Crawford gives a legendary performance as a brawling, bull-headed southern politician closely modeled on Huey Long. This riveting drama of corruption in the political arena is based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren. "Rossen retains his grip throughout, and the performances are superb" (Tom Milne, Time Out). Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Actor (Crawford), and Supporting Actress (Mercedes McCambridge). With John Ireland, Joanne Dru and John Derek.
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2. Band of Angels

Raoul Walsh

1957

Based on the best seller by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Penn Warren, this Civil War era film portrays the romance between a rich plantation owner and a half-caste woman. Clark Gable stars with Sydney Poitier. #S20686 VHS

 

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4. Long Shadows: The Legacy of the American Civil War

Ross Spears

1987  

This documentary explores the ways in which the echoes of the Civil War still resonate in American society: from politics to economics, from civil rights to foreign policy, from individual to collective memory, and from South to North to West. Features Robert Penn Warren, Studs Terkel, Jimmy Carter, Robert Coles, Tom Wicker, Albert Murray, John Hope Franklin, James Reston, Jr. and C. Vann Woodward, as well as weekend soldiers, blues singers, battlefield guides, relic collectors, West Pointers, Vietnam veterans, old movie stars and civil rights activists. "A profound vision of the war's meaning for America's regions, races and national identity" (Cineaste). "A brilliant film!" (Chicago Historical Society). #30147 VHS

 

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A - Welty, Eudora

1. Eudora Welty

 

 

The celebrated writer is seen in a rare television interview with James MacAndrew, discussing her career, her writing techniques, her influences, her macabre sense of humor, her distrust of success and other matters. 1963, 26 mins. #S50369 VHS

 

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2. The Hitchhikers

Alan Bergmann

1989

An low-key adaptation of Eudora Welty's tale of the strange happenings in a gothic Southern town when the body of a hitchhiker is discovered brutally murdered on an isolated country road. "A gem of a film" (Los Angeles Times). With Richard Hatch and Patty Duke. #S20386 VHS

 

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3. Katherine Anne Porter: The Eye of Memory
Joanne Woodward hosts this episode from the PBS series American Masters. Porter was one of America's most intriguing authors. Now the unique perspective of this Pulitzer Prize winner is revealed through an in-depth show highlighted by memories from authors Eudora Welty and Robert Penn Warren. 60 mins. 
#S23607 VHS

 

 

 

A - Wharton, Edith

1. The Age of Innocence

Martin Scorsese

1993

Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, set in 1870's New York, is brought to the screen with lavish sets, costumes, and the star power of Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Winona Ryder. It is a tale from a time ruled by rigid conventions and moral standards, but love cannot and should not be denied. 

 

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2. The Buccaneers

 

 

Edith Wharton's book of the same name was adapted for this enthralling BBC mini-series. A group of rich American women find love, romance and marriage amidst English high society. New World charms delight the English at first, but a clash of cultures leads to a variety of troubles. This is a heartrending, beautifully staged and costumed production. 288 mins. #S27064 VHS

 

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3. The Children

Tony Palmer

1990

Ben Kingsley stars as a middle-aged man whose plans to marry recent widow Kim Novak are disturbed by the arrival of seven problematic children that belong to an old college friend. Adding to the drama is the fact that he finds himself growing attached to the eldest teenage daughter. With Geraldine Chaplin, Joe Don Baker and Karen Black. Based on the story by Edith Wharton.
Great Britain/Germany      1990      90 mins

 

 

 

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4. Eminent Scholars Series, Introduction to Edith Wharton's Fiction 

 

   

Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Wharton's biographer, R.W.B. Lewis, surveys her major works of fiction and her chief theme--the oppression of the individual by society. #S08181 VHS

 

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5. Eminent Scholars Series, Understanding Wharton's House of Mirth

 

 

Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Yale Professor R.W.B. Lewis examines the composition and themes of Wharton's devastating critique of shallow, hypocritical and materialistic high society of New York during the Gilded Age. #S08190 VHS

 

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6. Ethan Frome

John Madden

1992

This adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1911 novel is set in the wintry landscapes of New England. Liam Neeson plays the simple farmer trapped in an emotionless marriage with a hypochondriac (Joan Allen). With Patricia Arquette, Tate Donovan as a sympathetic minister, and Katharine Houghton.

 

 

 

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7. The House of Mirth

Terence Davies

2000

Terence Davies' exceptional adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel stars Gillian Anderson as a turn-of-the-century New York socialite trapped between her own need for independence and the economic and social pressures for her to find a husband. "...passionate, scrupulous, and personal" (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader). The exceptional supporting cast includes Eric Stoltz, Laura Linney, Anthony LaPaglia, Dan Aykroyd, Terry Kinney and Elizabeth McGovern
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A - Wideman, John Edgar

1. John Edgar Wideman

 

 

The evolving role of the black man in today's society is one of the themes John Edgar Wideman incorporates in his writing. Wideman read from The Stories of John Edgar Wideman and work in progress in Los Angeles on April 6, 1993. In addition, he discussed his work with Michael Silverblatt. From the Lannan Literary Videos series. 60 mins. #S27141 VHS

 

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A - Wolfe, Tom

3. Bonfire of the Vanities

Brian De Palma

1990

When a Wall Street tycoon takes the wrong exit in a bad neighborhood in the Bronx he becomes the target for scandal and receives a mandatory invitation to appear in court. Tom Hanks stars in this Brian De Palma adaptation of the bestselling Tom Wolfe satire on life in the Big Apple during the 1980's. The all-star cast includes Melanie Griffith, Morgan Freeman, Kim Cattrall, Alan King, F. Murray Abraham, and Bruce Willis as the reporter responsible for the whole mess. #S13721 VHS
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16. The Right Stuff (1983)

Long but exhilarating adaptation of Tom Wolfe's account of the U.S. manned space program, with emphasis on test pilot Chuck Yeager, played by Sam Shepard. A contemplation of male mystique, and wonderful observations of the role of the press. With Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid. #S01116 VHS
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A - Wolfe, Thomas

6. Eminent Scholars Series, Introduction to Thomas Wolfe's Fiction

 

 

Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
University of North Carolina Professor Louis D. Rubin Jr. discusses how Thomas Wolfe's personality dominates his art of recreated memory.
#S08182 VHS

 

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7. Eminent Scholars Series, Understanding Wolfe's Look Homeward Ange

 

 

 

Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Professor Louis D. Rubin Jr. describes Wolfe's first novel as autobiographical, not merely told, but imbued with the emotional fervor of a rhetorical high style.
#S08191 VHS

 

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A - Wright, Richard

1. African-American Film Heritage Series II, Native Son (1950)

 

 

Six films which continue to represent the largely unknown, early African-American film tradition.
Richard Wright's landmark novel stars the author himself as Bigger Thomas, the black chauffeur who unintentionally kills a white woman. With Jean Wallace and Gloria Madison. Directed by Pierre Chenal, USA, 1950, 91 mins.
#S03682 VHS

 

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2. Almos' a Man

Stan Lathan

   

Based on the short story by Richard Wright, and starring LeVar Burton, Madge Sinclair, Robert Dogui. From American Short Story Series. #S01956 VHS

 

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3. Eminent Scholars Series, Introduction to Richard Wright's Fiction

 

   

Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Prof. Valerie Smith describes Wright's childhood experiences of poverty and oppression which he transmuted into art, particularly his landmark novel, Native Son. #S08183 VHS

 

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4. Native Son (1986)

Jerold Freeman

1986

Co-production of the PBS American Playhouse features Victor Love as Bigger Thomas in this adaptation of the Richard Wright landmark novel. With Matt Dillon, Elizabeth McGovern and Oprah Winfrey. #S05330 VHS

 

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5. Richard Wright: Writing Is His Weapon

 

   

Born in poverty, Richard Wright rose to become one of the United States' most respected authors. His prolific output was just one of many things that helped him become successful. 30 mins. #S26768 VHS

 

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