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From James Joyce to VS Naipaul

Joyce, James

1. Anthony Burgess: Lots of Fun at Finnegan's Wake

 

 

In a loose, sometimes irreverent manner, author and critic Anthony Burgess examines James Joyce's groundbreaking historical novel, Finnegan's Wake. Burgess uses the setting of an Irish pub for his attempt to address the book's idiosyncratic language, complicated structure, and profound thematic concerns. The host even sings "The Ballad of Persse O'Reilly." 1973, 27 mins.     #S50370 VHS 

 

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5. The Dead (1987)
This swan song of the great American director is a faithful and artful adaptation of James Joyce's poignant story from The Dubliners
, set in turn-of-the-century Dublin. During the revelry of a Christmas dinner party, a man rediscovers his wife's heart when a song reminds her of a lost love of her youth. With an exquisite preformance by Anjelica Huston. Also with Dan O'Herlihy, Donal McCann, Cathleen Delany, Marie Kern and Donal Donnelly.    #S07921  VHS

 John Huston

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6. The Dubliners

Lillian Sievernich

1987

 

A very moving and uniquely privileged look at the making of the last film of the late, great John Huston--the making of The Dead in Ireland. Few filmmakers have had an opportunity to close their illustrious career as well as Huston, and Lillian Sievernich's film captures Huston, already ill, working to complete his dream project of adapting a story from James Joyce's The Dubliners as his film, The Dead.  #S08947 VHS

 

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9. James Joyce's Women, 1985
Fionnula Flanagan stars in episodes of the six women in the literary and personal life of James Joyce. Set at the turn of the century.

 Fionnula Flanagan

 

 

 

 

10. James Joyce: So This Is Dyoublong?

 

 

 

Filmed on location in Ireland, this insightful program takes a serious look at the life and works of James Joyce, focusing on the author's relationship with the city of Dublin. Learn how the city shaped some of his greatest writing, including A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses. 50 mins.    #S50755 VHS

 

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11. Mary Ellen Bute

 

 

 

Clips from Passages from James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake with commentary by Bute and Columbia University English professor William York Tindall. 28 mins, 1965.     #S31592   VHS

 

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12. The Modern World: Ten Great Writers:Modern World: Ten Great Writers, Vol. 07: James Joyce, The

 

 

 

A ground-breaking series of profiles of ten great 20th-century writers who helped shape literature.

 

 

 

 

 

13. Nora

Pat Murphy

2000

 

Ewan McGregor stars as James Joyce in this film about his volatile relationship with Nora Barnacle (Susan Lynch), who would become his wife and who was the major inspiration for his masterpiece, Ulysses. Based on a biography by Brenda Maddox, this handsomely produced film was surprisingly overlooked considering the growing star power of McGregor. "...a must-see for Joyce fans, feminist historians great and small and admirers of the Emerald Isle" (Bill Gallo, New Times Los Angeles).  #S53270  VHS     #DV63491  DVD

 

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15. Takahiko Iimura: John Cage Performs James Joyce

Takahiko Iimura

 

 

A private performance by composer John Cage is captured on this tape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. Ulysses

Joseph Strick

1967

 

Joseph Strick directed this daring stream-of-consciousness adaptation of James Joyce's great novel which follows Leopold Bloom through the streets and brothels of turn-of-the-century Dublin. The film culminates in the torrentially earthy monologue of his wife Molly. The intimacy of Joyce's language was without precedent in literature, and its flashbacks, dream episodes, sounds and visual montages translate freely into the language of the cinema. "Joyce's great novel becomes a movie masterpiece," said Life Magazine.     #S09552 VHS        #DV65772 DVD  

 

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Kafka, Franz

2. Castle

Maximilian Schell

1973

 

Maximilian Schell directed this very accomplished adaptation of the famous novel by Franz Kafka--one of the landmarks of modern literature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Kafka

Steven Soderbergh

1991

 

Steven Soderbergh's follow-up to sex, lies and videotape is set in a baroque, sinister Prague. Jeremy Irons plays an insurance underwriter who, following a friend's disappearance, gets entangled with a shadowy anarchist group and an unbalanced doctor performing perverse scientific experiments. The cast includes Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm, Jeroen Krabbe, Armin Mueller-Stahl and Alec Guinness.    #S17789 VHS

 

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9. Kafka: Nabokov on Kafka

 

 

 

Vladimir Nabokov, widely considered one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, was also a remarkable and legendary professor of literature at Cornell University for many years. Here Christopher Plummer portrays a witty Nabokov providing entertaining insights into Franz Kafka's perplexing novella The Metamorphosis. 30 mins. #S14263  VHS

 

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10. The Modern World: Ten Great Writers:Modern World: Ten Great Writers, Vol. 10: Franz Kafka, The

 

 

 

A ground-breaking series of profiles of ten great 20th-century writers who helped shape literature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. The Trial

Orson Welles

1963

 

Orson Welles considered this masterful adaptation of Franz Kafka's novel the best film of his brilliant career. Anthony Perkins stars as the young clerk Josef K., who is arrested and put on trial without ever knowing his crime. The cast includes Jeanne Moreau and Welles himself. Filmed in a deserted railway station in Paris, the movie captures the nightmarish world of Kafka's mythical police state. Underrated to this day, The Trial is a must see for anyone interested in Welles or great cinema in general.#S08696 VHS          #DV61180 DVD

 

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17. The Trial

David Jones

1993

 

Kyle MacLachlan stars as K, the man who unexpectedly finds himself on trial for unnamed crimes. Though confused and unnerved, he resolves to fight an arbitrary and incompetent legal system, resulting in even more troubles, until his life seems hopelessly and irrevocably destroyed. Adapted from Kafka's original book, with Anthony Hopkins and Jason Robards. Screenplay by Harold Pinter.  #S21116 VHS

 

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Kipling

1. Captains Courageous

Victor Fleming

1937

 

Spencer Tracy won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Manuel, the Portuguese fisherman who teaches a millionaire's spoiled son human values in this adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's popular story. With Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas and Mickey Rooney.  #S01788 VHS

 

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2. Captains Courageous

Michael Anderson

1995

 

Robert Urich (Lonesome Dove) stars in this high-seas adventure based on the Rudyard Kipling classic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Elephant's Child

Mark Sottnick

1986

 

From Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, the story of how the elephant got his trunk. Narrated by Jack Nicholson, music by Bobby McFerrin.   #S02843 VHS

 

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4. A Fool There Was

Frank Powell

1915

 

Theda Bara's first starring role (and one of the only surviving examples of her work) tells the story of a good man brought down by an irresistible femme fatale. Bara, perhaps the screen's first true sex symbol, is "The Vampire," who seduces and abandons a series of influential men before her latest conquest. Based on the play by Porter Emerson Browne, inspired Rudyard Kipling's poem, The Vampire. "It's a story as old as theater and one that never seems to lose its appeal. The fact that Fox did not pin a happy ending onto A Fool There Was drew critical acclaim at the time, and it still packs a wallop today" (Eve Golden, The Silents Majority). Silent with piano score. #S05983 VHS #DV61554 DVD

 

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5. Ganapati/A Spirit in the Bush

 

 

 

The artist Daniel Reeves creates a haun and impressionistic song about the relationship of men and animals, using the poetry of Lorca, Rilke, Kipling and Reeves and location footage of India, Kenya and Thailand matched with archival footage. Reeves's "procession of charged mages involves and implicates the viewer through its silently scrolling text." 45 mins.  #S16736 VHS

 

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6. Gunga Din

George Stevens

1939

 

The Rudyard Kipling story of the Indian boy who helps the British put down a colonial revolt stars Cary Grant and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. The Jungle Book (1967)

Wolfgang Reitherman

1967

 

Digitally remastered 30th-anniversary edition. The classic animated musical based on Kipling's story of Mowgli, an Indian boy who is raised as a wolf cub and later returned to his people. Voices of Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders and others. Includes a "making of" program.  #DV63114 DVD

 

 

 

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8. The Jungle Book (1994)

Stephen Sommers

1994

 

Jason Scott Lee, Sam Neill, Cary Elwes and John Cleese are featured in this Disney live-action remake of Rudyard Kipling's adventure. A youngster lives in the jungle with wild animals as his best friends until the presence of civilization and his own human nature challenge this idyllic life. #S24773 VHS        #DV68875 DVD

 

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9. The Jungle Book (Sabu)

Zoltan Korda

1942

 

Sabu stars as the boy who grew up among the animals and learned to speak their languages in this film based on Rudyard Kipling's tales.  #S01900 VHS

 

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10. The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story

Nick Marck

1998

 

The childhood adventures of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book hero come to the screen, complete with talking animals voiced by Eartha Kittt, Wallace Shawn, Kathy Najimy and others. This is Disney's third live-action Jungle Book feature; a series inspired as much by their 1967 animated film as by Kipling. Narrated by Fred Savage. #S35732 VHS

 

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11. Just So Stories, Part 1

 

 

 

Based on Rudyard Kipling's beloved tales of the natural world and its origins, this witty children's series offers fanciful explanations for How the Elephant Got His Trunk, How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin and The Beginning of Armadillos. 1982, 30 mins. #S40217 VHS

 

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12. Just So Stories, Part 2

 

 

 

"Children will love the fanciful stories and parents will enjoy remembering the classic Kipling tales" (VCR News). This volume includes How the Whale Got His Throat, How the Leopard Got His Spots and How the Camel Got His Hump. 1982, 30 mins. #S40218 VHS

 

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13. Just So Stories, Part 3

 

 

 

Why the Cat Is Walking by Himself and How the Crab Played with the Sea are the entertaining tales for children included in this volume of the series drawn from the writing of Rudyard Kipling. 1982, 25 mins.  #S40219 VHS

 

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14. Just So Stories, Set I

 

 

 

Kipling's tales have been entertaining children since the turn of the century. This valuable and imaginative edition is no exception. Includes four tales: How the Whale Got His Throat, How the Camel Got His Hump, How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin and The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo. Grades P-3. #S14209 VHS

 

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15. Kim

Victor Saville

1950

 

Rousing action and a terrific performance by Errol Flynn distinguish this adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's tale of 1880s colonialist India, with British soldiers battling the rebelling Indians. #S00675 VHS

 

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16. Kim

John Davies

1984

 

Peter O'Toole and Bryan Brown star in this recent adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's adventure novel. An orphan living on his wits in India is befriended by two radically different men. One is a Buddhist monk, while the other is a spy. The only thing these two can agree on is that they both want the boy to follow in their footsteps. John Rhys-Davies is also featured. #S27621 VHS

 

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17. The Man Who Would Be King

John Huston

1975

 

Grand telling of the Rudyard Kipling classic adventure story of two soldiers of fortune in 19th century India, who set out to conquer lands and make themselves king. Sean Connery and Michael Caine are brilliantly cast. #S00819 VHS             #DV60182 DVD

 

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18. The Master Poets Collection II Boxed Set

 

 

 

Performed by celebrity guests and a wonderful ensemble, the Master Poets Collection brings some of history's best verse to life in a manner equally suitable for classroom or home viewing. Each volume is 30 minutes unless noted otherwise. Four-tape boxed set includes The Brontes of Haworth,Robert & Elizabeth Browning, Wordsworth & Coleridge: The Lake Poets and Scott, Tennyson & Kipling: The Heroic Traditions. Performed by distinguished actor Jack Gwillim and The First Poetry Quartet. 120 mins. #S34892 VHS

 

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19. The Master Poets Collection II: Scott, Tennyson & Kipling--The Heroic Traditions

 

 

 

Performed by celebrity guests and a wonderful ensemble, the Master Poets Collection brings some of history's best verse to life in a manner equally suitable for classroom or home viewing. Each volume is 30 minutes unless noted otherwise. #S49758 VHS

 

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21. The Rabbit Ears Collection:Rabbit Ears Collection, How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin and How t

 

 

 

The universal traditions of storytelling and music are charmingly celebrated in the animated programs of the Rabbit Ears We All Have Tales series. Each narrated by famous actors like Kathleen Turner and Denzel Washington, these entertaining programs showcase the folklores of peoples around the world and are set to the sounds of various musicians. Grammy and Parents' Choice awards have been given to Rabbit Ears. Jack Nicholson narrates, Bobby McFerrin performs and Tim Raglin draws in this animated video showing the moral sources of the rhino's skin and the camel's hump according to Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories. 30 mins.  #S04943  VHS

 

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22. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

Chuck Jones

1975

 

This outstanding TV special from Chuck Jones about a brave mongoose is a wonderful adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the mongoose adopted by a British family in India, fights to protect the people who've been so kind to him. Narrated by Orson Welles. EP Speed. #S03017 VHS

 

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23. The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli and Baloo

Duncan McLachlan

1997

 

In this sequel to Disney's 1994, live-action treatment of the Rudyard Kipling classic, Mowgli gets help from Baloo and Bagheera as he tr

 

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24. They Watch

John Korty

1993

 

Vanessa Redgrave and Patrick Bergin star in this unusual supernatural drama about a father who has to come to terms with his emotional distance after the death of his daughter. He finds a possible breakthrough in the home of a blind seer who seems to be able to communicate with the souls of dead children. Based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling. This made-for-television feature was also shown under the titles They and Children of the Mist.  #S41024 VHS

 

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25. Wee Willie Winkie

John Ford

1937

 

Shirley Temple becomes a little soldier in this blend of comedy and adventure based on a story by Rudyard Kipling and directed by John Ford as she earns her stripes when she averts a bloody uprising. With Cesar Romero and Victor McLaglen.  #S09991 VHS

 

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Koestler

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Le Carre

2. The Looking Glass War

Frank Pierson

1970

 

There may be allusions to Lewis Carroll, but this film is based on John Le Carre's best selling novel of cold war espionage, where Christopher Jones risks all to photograph a rocket in East Berlin. With Ralph Richardson, Anthony Hopkins, Susan George and Pia Degermark.  #S03883 VHS

 

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3. A Murder of Quality

Gavin Millar

1990

 

Denholm Elliott stars as George Smiley, the retired spy of John Le Carre's best-selling novels, in this taut thriller. The all-star supporting cast includes Glenda Jackson, Christian Bale, Joss Ackland and Billie Whitelaw in the intriguing tale of a schoolmaster's wife who predicts her own death and names her husband as the killer. When the prediction comes true, it's up to Smiley to crack the husband's air-tight alibi.  #S38087 VHS

 

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5. A Perfect Spy
From the author of The Russia House, John Le Carre's intricate espionage work is an imaginative thriller about the response of
British intelligence when a top member of British Secret Service inexplicably disappears. Peter Egan stars as master spy Magnus Pym, who is enlisted to track down the missing diplomat. "Gripping, sardonic and haunted, the film has the piercing chill of a cloudy autumn day" (The Washington Post). With Dame Peggy Ashcroft. A three-tape set. 376 mins.  #S19913 VHS

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6. The Russia House

Fred Schepisi

1990

 

Sean Connery plays a cynical and lonely book publisher living in London, who is coerced by the CIA to aid them in a plot to smuggle out of the Soviet Union a book written by a Russian scientist (Klaus Maria Brandauer), which reveals numerous secrets about the Soviet Defense Program. Along the way he meets and falls in love with the book's Russian editor (Michelle Pfeiffer), who unwittingly becomes a pawn in the dangerous game. Intelligently scripted by Tom Stoppard, from the John Le Carre novel.  #S14243 VHS   #DV67433 DVD

 

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7. Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Martin Ritt

1966

 

Richard Burton is a disillusioned and weary secret agent in this serious espionage drama taken from the novel by John Le Carre. A fine cast under the direction of Martin Ritt includes Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, Sam Wanamaker, Cyril Cusack, Peter Van Eyck and Michael Hordern. A gripping and realistic thriller. B&W.  #S07520 VHS

 

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8. The Tailor of Panama

John Boorman

2001

 

John Le Carre collaborated on the screenplay for John Boorman's adaptation of his offbeat espionage caper. A witty, cleverly plotted film about a British spy (Brosnan), on the outs with superiors because of his affairs with the wives of powerful officials, and banished to Panama on a last chance assignment. He turns to a tailor (Geoffrey Rush) with a criminal past and political connections to be his main source. Trying to protect himself and others, the tailor concocts a conspiracy that the corrupt spy is more than happy to accept. With Jamie Lee Curtis and Brendan Gleeson.  #S52093 VHS       #DV67251 DVD

 

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Lawrence, D. H.

5. Women in Love

Ken Russell

1970

 

Two sisters, sexually mature and intellectually active, struggle against the confines of a rural English mining town and its rigidly cla

 

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Lessing, Doris

1. Memoirs of a Survivor

David Gladwell

1981

 

Julie Christie stars in this film adaptation of Doris Lessing's novel about a woman who retreats further and further into a fantasy world as she witnesses the post-nuclear collapse of society around her, connecting to visions of a young girl and her family in the Victorian age. The supporting cast includes Nigel Hawthorne (The Madness of King George).  #S38500 VHS     #DV62679  DVD

 

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Lewis, C.S.

13. The Life of C.S. Lewis: Through Joy and Beyond

 

 

 

Perhaps best known for his series of fantasy books, The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis brought issues of faith to all his work, becoming one of the most influential literary spokesmen for Christianity and one of its greatest defenders in the intellectual world. Lewis' former private secretary, Rev. Walter Hooper, hosts this intimate documentary portrait of the man and the legacy he left behind. Narrated by Peter Ustinov. 60 mins. #S37231 VHS

 

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14. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

 

 

 

The first tale in C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia--one of the best loved works of children's literature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



17. Shadowlands, 1993
This adaptation of an episode from C.S. Lewis' life stars Anthony Hopkins as the writer, who becomes infatuated with an American woman,
Debra Winger. When this author and notorious loner discovers a hitherto unknown quality within himself, the capacity for love, it alters him forever. #S21137 VHS       #DV61265  DVD

 
Richard Attenborough

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Malory, Thomas

1. Great Books: Le Morte d'Arthur: The Legend of the King

 

 

 

This program suggests a possible location of Camelot and explores the connection between Sir Thomas Malory's 15th-century masterpiece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Merlin and the Sword

Clive Donner

1985

 

Dyan Cannon falls down a rabbit hole and lands in the kingdom of Camelot. Malcolm McDowell is Arthur.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maugham, Somerset

1. Adorable Julia

Alfred Weidenmann

1962

 

A middle-aged actress decides to take on a younger lover in this humorous sex comedy based on the novel by Somerset Maugham. With Lilli Palmer and Charles Boyer. French with English subtitles.  #S14653 VHS

 

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2. Beachcomber

Erich Pommer

1938

Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester in this adaptation of a Somerset Maugham story about an intelligent but drunken Englishman living in the Dutch East Indies. #S01878 VHS

 

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4. The Circle, 1925
Eleanor Boardman, Malcolm McGregor and Alec B. Francis star in this silent drama based on the play by W. Somerset Maugham.  #S34733 VHS

 
Frank Borzage

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7. The Letter 1940
A masterpiece of suspense and sexual repression, largely due to the muted tension between Bette Davis and James Stephenson. When a woman
is accused of murder, her husband and lawyer try to get her off on a self-defense plea, but was it really? Based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham. Excellent film noir.  #S01757 VHS

 William Wyler

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9. The Moon and Sixpence

Albert Lewin

1943

 

An adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's fictional biography of post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin shows him as he moves to Tahiti. Largely in black and white, with the paintings in color. With George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Doris Dudley and Eric Blore. #S18029 VHS

 

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10. Of Human Bondage

John Cromwell

1934

 

Based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham, this is a poignant story of self-destructive love, starring Leslie Howard as a young clubfoot medical student, and Bette Davis as the low-class waitress with whom he falls disastrously in love. This is the film that really put Davis on the map, establishing her for future superstardom.
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11. Painted Veil

Richard Boleslawski

1934

 

Greta Garbo has difficulties remaining faithful to her husband in this adaptation of the Somerset Maugham novel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Pre-Code Hollywood: The Risque Years #1

 

 

 

A collection of three films considered "salacious" by the Hays Production Code that helped bring on enforcement of the code by the censorship board. Of Human Bondage (John Cromwell, USA, 1934, 83 mins.) is the classic, melodramatic Ho llywood version of the W. Somerset Maugham novel, with Bette Davis in her star-making performance. Kept Husbands (Lloyd Bacon, USA, 1931, 76 mins.) stars Joel McCrea in a tale of the material aspects of marriage. Finally, Millie (John Francis Dillon, USA, 1931, 85 mins.), with Joan Blondel, concerns a mother who goes to deadly extremes to keep an unwanted man away from her daughter.  #DV61933 DVD

 

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14. Rain

Lewis Milestone

1932

 

Joan Crawford and Walter Huston star in one of the underrated treasures of the early sound era, Lewis Milestone's impressive 1932 filming of W. Somerset Maugham's Miss Sadie Thompson. Crawford is sensational as Thompson, the vibrant yet cynical prostitute, and Huston is the repressed minister who tries to reform her but only manages to inflict damage on himself. Milestone's camera movements and composition are often even more dramatic than the story. Digitally mastered from a 35mm negative.
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15. The Razor's Edge

Edmund Goulding

1946

 

W. Somerset Maugham's powerful novel about a flyer who returns from WWI seeking spiritual peace is given a great rendition with Tyrone Power as the flyer, Gene Tierney as his fiancee, and Anne Baxter.  #S03557 VHS

 

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16. The Razor's Edge

John Byrum

1984

 

Bill Murray makes his dramatic debut in this adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's stirring novel.

 

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17. Sadie Thompson

Raoul Walsh

1928

 

The first film version of W. Somerset Maugham's classic novella, with the creative talents of Raoul Walsh, Gloria Swanson, Lionel Barrymore and art director William Cameron Menzies. A landmark of the silent era, the film's great achievement is the uncompromising translation of Maugham's controversial story of a San Francisco prostitute and a South Pacific reformer. The tragedy of the film is that, for many years, the last scenes were missing because the final reel of the only existing print had decomposed. In this version, the final minutes have been carefully reconstructed using existing footage, title cards from the original script, and still photos from Swanson's own collection. Restored by Dennis Doros. Silent with music score. #S08944 VHS     #DV65228 DVD

 

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20. Up at the Villa, 2000
Kristin Scott Thomas, Sean Penn, James Fox, Jeremy Davies, Derek Jacobi and Anne Bancroft star in this adaptation of W. Somerset
Maugham's novella from director Philip Haas (Angels and Insects, The Music of Chance). Set among a group of British expatriates in Florence just before the start of World War II, the story focuses on a widow, deeply in debt, who is torn between a proposed marriage of convenience and a passionate affair with an American. The strong cast thrives as they engage in "...sparkling duets of seduction" (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune).#S44586 VHS        #DV64812 DVD

 

Philip Haas

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More, Thomas

1. A Man for All Seasons

Charlton Heston

1988

 

Charlton Heston directs and stars in this remake of Robert Bolt's historical play about the moral battle between Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII over the formation of the Church of England. A sweeping epic with Vanessa Redgrave and Sir John Gielgud as Cardinal Wolsey.  #S08228 VHS

 

VHS

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2. A Man for All Seasons

Fred Zinnemann

1966

 

Literate, penetrating treatment of the conflict between Thomas More (Paul Scofield) and King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw). Director Zinneman concentrates on characterization rather than spectacle with superior results. With Orson Welles, Susannah York and Vanessa Redgrave. #DV60845 DVD

 

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Naipaul, VS

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